peace dayThe theme honors the spirit of TOGETHER a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.TOGETHER unites the organizations of the United Nations System, the 193 Member States of the United Nations, the private sector, civil society, academic institutions and individual citizens in a global partnership in support of diversity, non-discrimination and acceptance of refugees and migrants. It was initiated during the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September 2016.

“In times of insecurity, communities that look different become convenient scapegoats,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. “We must resist cynical efforts to divide communities and portray neighbours as ‘the other’. Discrimination diminishes us all. It prevents people — and societies — from achieving their full potential.” He added, “Together, let us stand up against bigotry and for human rights. Together, let us build bridges. Together, let us transform fear into hope.”

This year, the International Day of Peace will focus on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants. Its messages will be shared with communities hosting refugees and migrants as well as people concerned that refugees and migrants may bring physical and economic insecurity to their lives.

The Day will highlight solidarity with refugees and migrants and showcase the shared benefits of migration to economies and nations, while also acknowledging legitimate concerns of host communities. Ultimately, it will be about bringing people together and reminding them of their common humanity.

Maxims - M. Paulines

  1. Let us imitate the meekness of Jesus, his humility, his love, his mildness, his zeal for souls and God’s honor, his spirit of penance. 1855

  2. The cross is the real test of faith, the true foundation and source of hope, the perfect refinement of love, in a word, the way to heaven. 1859




  3. It is precisely the cross which Jesus offers us which we ought to embrace with great willingness and not choose our own crosses. 1843

  4. We must pray for love of the cross. Then frequently we shall see things in an entirely different light. 1855

  5.  With a joyful heart endeavor to accept little daily annoyances out if love for God, swallowing them like water. Try it. (1877

  6. In all suffering God sends us he has his wise designs, and to those who love him everything turns out for the best. 1878

Google Translate

English French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
Go to top