ACT: L4P Day

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JOIN the library and information community in observing Libraries for Peace (L4P) Day as the world community celebrates International Day of Peace, on 21 September.  Libraries, librarians and friends are encouraged to devote this day to strengthen the ideals of peace in their local communities and beyond.  CLICK on the buttons below to celebrate AND pledge to take action now.


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  1. CELEBRATE: Click green button above to register how you or your library is celebrating L4P Day on 21 September. Your event will be mapped, so we can locate the celebrations taking place around the globe. For celebration events, see the map and for celebration ideas, click here.
  2. PLEDGE: Click blue button above to register your or your library’s pledge to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN 2030 Agenda) and contribute to a sustainable future. Each pledge will be mapped, so the world library community can see our global impact.

The International Day of Peace is observed around the world each year on September 21st. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The Day’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.”

“The people of the world have asked us to shine a light on a future of promise and opportunity. Member States have responded with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development… It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms. An agenda for the planet, our common home. An agenda for shared prosperity, peace and partnership,” stated UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon at the Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda (September 25, 2015.  Accessed on May 16, 2015 at http://www.un.org/sg/statements/index.asp?nid=9015).

This sentiment is echoed in the Preamble of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, which states that it is “a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom.”  Specifically, Goal 16 of the Agenda aims to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies.