Sep 22, 2016
International Day of Peace: the SDGs as Building Blocks for Peace
On 21 September, International Day of Peace is celebrated across the globe. In 2016, the day was dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), that see their one-year anniversary, and celebrated them as "building blocks for peace." UN Secretary General Ban Ki-mon said in his message: "It is about building a global society in which people live free from poverty and share the benefits of prosperity. It is about growing together and supporting each other as a universal family." In Ghana, the UN joined the celebrations organised by and in partnership with the National and Regional Peace Councils in Sunyani and Kumasi.