Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – European External Action Service issued a statement about world Peace Day.
The statement says that on World Peace Day, “no-one is safe until everyone is safe” gains added meaning. For the past two years, COVID-19 has been our common enemy and has brought the global community closer to the hard evidence that a safe and sustainable future cannot be achieved by nations acting alone. International cooperation based on universal values and rules remains beyond doubt the most effective means to govern global relations in a way that benefits all.
It continues together with the UN, we are working hand in hand to strengthen international security and peace. We stand for the same principles and we prioritise prevention and peacebuilding by addressing the root causes of conflicts and crises.
It asserted, peace is not merely the absence of conflict. Inequalities, racism, intolerance, climate change, disinformation, to name just a few, are all forms of violence, which cost lives instead of saving them.
At the end of the statement we read, To recover from the devastation of the pandemic, we must make peace with one another and we must make peace with nature too.