MINURSO celebrates the International Day of Peace
On 21 September, MINURSO celebrated the International Day of Peace under this year theme: “End Racism, Build Peace”. The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by Resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly in aim to raise public awareness on issues related to violence and urge people to live together in a united and peaceful way.
MINURSO personnel at the Mission HQ in Laayoune, Tindouf Liaison Office and the Teams Sites west and east of the berm commemorated the Day raising the UN flag.
A military parade was held at MINURSO HQ in the presence of the SRSG Alexander Ivanko alongside the senior officers as well as MINURSO civilian and military personnel. SRSG read the Secretary-General’s message on the occasion, recalling particularly that “peace is a noble and necessary pursuit, and the only practical pathway to a better, fairer world for all people.”
At Smara Team Site, Deputy Military Advisor, Major General O’Brien, who is on official visit to MINURSO, conveyed the Secretary-General’s message.