The International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21, each year. In the context of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development that took place in June this year, the UN General Assembly declared that the theme for this year’s International Day of Peace is ‘Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future’. With the Vision of WOSM clearly giving the direction for ‘Creating a Better World’, World Scouting has always thrived to contribute to peaceful coexistence. More than ever before, World Scouting is now having extensive focus on peace education and peace building through a flagship initiative of WOSM, the ‘Messengers of Peace’.
Peace Day challenge
This year, “the Messengers of Peace” has initiated an ‘International Peace Day Scout Challenge’, inviting Scouts from around the world to answer the two questions: ‘The future I want is…’ and ‘I am a Messenger of Peace because…’ Scouts and Leaders of all ages are invited to visit the Facebook page of the ‘International Peace Day Scout Challenge’ to leave their messages and inspire other Scouts to do so.