There are many challenges being faced by our world – catastrophes, crises and forces of division such as human rights abuses, poverty, and violence, among many others – that destabilise amity, safety, advancement and social synchronisation among the people of the world.
To counter those predicaments and trials, their causes must be addressed by endorsing a collective of human camaraderie that takes many forms – the purest and the best of all being friendship.
Through these connections and evolving strong trust with the help of friendship, we can subsidize the basic modifications that are immediately required to attain long lasting peace, interlace a secure net that will defend us all, and produce appetite for a healthier world where everyone works together towards a better future.
The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the United Nations General Assembly with the idea that friendship between people, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. To mark the International Day of Friendship, the United Nations encourages holding events, activities and initiatives that promote solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation among different nationalities.
A gathering was organized at Pakistan’s Headquarters of Peacekeeping mission at Democratic Republic of Congo (Southern Sector) with friends from the mission area on July 30, 2019 to celebrate the International Day of Friendship. The idea behind this celebration was that cultural diplomacy can help initiate and sustain working relations among countries, and events have the power not only to bring people together, entertain and inform, but also to educate and inspire. Peacekeepers from different nations found this event very unifying and helpful in understanding the cultures of the mission comrades.
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