Friday, 21 September 2012

21 September, 2012 - International Day of Peace & ongoing conflicts

In occasion of the observance of the International Day of Peace, the United Nations Secretary General in its speech calls for a complete cessation of hostilities around the world.
 The theme of this year's observance is "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future". Ban ki-Moon stated "Armed conflicts attack the very pillars of sustainable development. Natural resources must be used for the benefit of society, not to finance wars. Children should be in school, not recruited into armies. National budgets should focus on building human capacity, not deadly weapons."

Official Logo for the 2012 IPD

Ongoing Conflicts in the world - source Wikipedia
  Major wars, 1,000+ deaths per year
  Minor wars and conflicts, fewer than 1000 deaths per year