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The International Voluntary Service have asked for people to take small steps to encourage cooperation

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

Campaigners have called for support for International Peace Day.

The event took place on Thursday (September 21), with strife around the world raising concerns about potential conflict in various parts of the world.

The International Voluntary Service asked British politicians to wear peace badges to display their commitment to global cooperation.

"Peace making is not an optional extra" said Amy Blake, director of the International Voluntary Service.

"It is highlighted specifically within the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a necessary means to enable governments, civil society and communities to work together to find lasting solutions to the many forms of violence that exist in the world today.

“We urge people to make small steps to reduce violence, promote inclusion and encourage respect and understanding toward others"

International Peace Day was first celebrated in 1982, and is marked by many nations, political groups, military groups, and people.