Press release

Seychelles joins in celebrating the International Day of Peace

September 22, 2014

The Government of Seychelles joins the world on the 21st of September to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The theme for 2014 is “The Right of Peoples to Peace”, marking the 30th anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, which recognizes that the promotion of peace is vital for the full enjoyment of all human rights.

Marking the day, Secretary General of the United Nations General Assembly Mr Ban Ki-moon said “We have made much progress. But much remains to be done. We must douse the fires of extremism and tackle the root causes of conflict. Peace is a long road that we must travel together – step by step, beginning today.”

The Government of Seychelles joins the global community in appealing for peace and security, regionally and globally. Seychelles continues to reiterate its strong commitment to building on the crucial issue of peace and stability, in order to enable sustainable development towards a better future. Seychelles remains resolute in its unwavering support for lasting international peace, as demonstrated through its bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.