International Day of Peace 2018

International Day of Peace 2018: The Right to Peace

This year on Sept. 21, the International Day of Peace calls on world leaders to promote the right to peace around the world. We are looking toward a day when everyone everywhere has access to the fair rule of law and essential government information they need and deserve.

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This day is especially meaningful for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people whom The Carter Center serves. For more than 35 years, The Carter Center has waged peace in the most conflict-stricken and at-risk communities across the world. We impart the tools and knowledge necessary for people to sustain long-term change.

In July 2018, The Carter Center brought together nearly 70 activists, peacemakers, and religious and community leaders from around the world for the annual Human Rights Defenders Forum. Topics included economic and social rights, building faith in institutions, strengthening the social contract, and the recent backlash against human rights defenders. The forum also showcased the experiences of the courageous women and men on the front lines of the fight for human rights. Learn more about this year's event and view the slideshow »

You can take our efforts even further on this International Day of Peace. By getting involved now, you can help millions of people who have nowhere else to turn.

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