World Peace Day
The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence.
In 2013, for the first time, the Day was dedicated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to peace education, the key preventive means to reduce war sustainably.
In Somalia, multiple Somali peace and reconciliation processes have produced many agreements but have never sufficiently addressed the real grievances that exist among Somali individuals and clans. At each round of talks and conferences the factions and international community members repeated the same mistakes made in previous processes and agreements.
It is a time that all that has been hindering peace in Somalia is addressed to create an environment whereby all stake holders are involved as a one collective entity in pursuit of a lasting peace for the welfare of the nation.
And to the Somali people, peace is the key to a successful nation that respects the right of all in disregard of clans, individualism and factions.
‘Centre for Community Awareness’ (CCA) which is non profit organization is committed to building peace and security in Somalia. As a result to this, the organization conducted wide range of activities, including sporting competition for young people, in an effort to foster peace and reconciliation, to mark this important day in the both Somali and global calendar.
The organizations slogan for this year is: "Be the change you wish to see in this world". We pray that next year there will be more peaceful areas in the country.