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International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly and since then, Sept. 21st has been designated as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.

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UN International Day of Peace 2021

When the world seems frenetic and the talk of imminent war highlights the daily news, consider how you might have a part in creating peace. Is there anything an individual can do? If you have ever considered a job that supports peace, David Smith Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace might interest you.

Peace Jobs book cover
Smith, David J. Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace. Information Age Publishing, Inc, Charlotte, NC, 2016. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number. The Library has this eBook available for an unlimited number of readers.

If you are searching for a career, check out the Careers Subject Guide, or the [Careers and Education] tab available on most academic department Subject Guides.

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Will You Be My Friend?

Peace finger symbolYou might be heartily sick of some family and friends by now, but, if you are lucky, you know they care. Imagine going through this pandemic without family and friends? Yikes!

That’s friendship on a very personal level, but there’s friendship on the global scale, and that’s what the International Day of Friendship is all about.  Celebrated on July 30, this UN initiative encourages the culture of peace as a set of values, attitudes and behaviors that reject violence, with the goal to prevent conflicts by addressing their root causes.

A big job for just one day this year, don’t you think?  To end this blog on a lighter note, take a peek at this 2017 NBC clip about two 5-year olds who understand friendship.





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