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24 April: International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

Date: 24 April 2019 Tags: Days & Dates

United Nations (UN) observed first International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace on April 24, 2019. Observance of this day aims to disseminate advantages of multilateralism and diplomacy for peace through educational and public awareness-raising activities. On this occasion, UN General Assembly (UNGA) had convened one-day high-level plenary meeting to commemorate and promote the day.

International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

It was officially proclaimed to be observed ever year on 24 April by UNGA in December 2018 by adopting resolution A/RES/73/127. This day aims at preserving values of multilateralism and international cooperation is fundamental to promote and support the three pillars of UN - Peace and Security, Development and Human Rights. These values underpin principles in UN Charter and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also acknowledges use of multilateral decision-making and diplomacy in achieving peaceful resolutions to conflicts among nations.