In honor of the UN’s International Peace Day, Ailsa from Where’s My Backpack? has asked us to go all white for our Travel Theme challenge.
The UN’s theme for 2012 is “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.” From the UN web site:
There can be no sustainable future without a sustainable peace. Sustainable peace must be built on sustainable development.
The message from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reads:
Armed conflicts attack the very pillars of sustainable development.
Natural resources must be used for the benefit of society, not to finance wars.
Children should be in school, not recruited into armies.
National budgets should focus on building human capacity, not deadly weapons.
On the International Day of Peace, I call on combatants around the world to find peaceful solutions to their conflicts.
Let us all work together for a safe, just and prosperous future for all.
A white peace sign spray painted on a rock in Lake Tiorati, NY!
I’m reminded that peace begins with me… I cannot change the world, but I can be PEACE! May peace reign our earth soon!