International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
24 April, 2021
The United Nations began in 1945, following the Second World War (WWII) with the central mission to maintain international peace and security. First observed in 2019, International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace is to reaffirm the three pillars of the United Nations – peace and security, development and human rights. This Day is also to rise to the challenges of protectionism and isolationism by resolving disputes through peaceful means. Climate change, geopolitical tensions, humanitarian and migratory crises and significant technology and communication advances necessitate collective attention and action. This Day acknowledges the use of multilateral decision-making and diplomacy in achieving peaceful resolutions to conflicts among nations.