On December 8, 2017, at its 72nd session, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted Resolution 72/130 by a consensus of its 193 member states establishing ►May 16 as an annual "International Day of Living Together in Peace". It stressed that the “International Day of Living Together in Peace will be a means to regularly mobilize the efforts of the international community for peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding, solidarity and an opportunity for all to express the deep desire to live and act together, united in difference and diversity, with a view to building a sustainable world based on peace, solidarity and harmony."
This idea came from Sheikh Khaled Bentounes, Honorary President of AISA International NGO, who initiated the Day.
Annually on this day the Cordoba Forum meets for leaders in the arena of promoting dialogue to share positive examples of actions taken by others which lead to understanding and acceptance. As a Founding Member of the Cordoba Forum, BARAZA will again be represented there this year, and we hope to soon be able to share success stories.
► The first Cordoba Forum will take place from May 15 to 17, 2019.