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World Peace Day 2018

Today, September 21, is United Nations (UN) observed International Day for Peace, or World Peace Day, for short. 

The theme for this year's observance is: "The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70", in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed at Paris, France, December 10, 1948, an admission of a standard  of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

In commemorating this day and its theme of "the Right to Peace", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has declared: "it is time all nations and all people live up to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. which recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race." The 1948 declaration observed: "Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person."

However, the 1948 declaration did not go far enough to guaranteeing all of the fundamental rights of the human race because it failed to include the right to peace, thus the UN has fittingly named such a right as this year's theme for World Peace Day.

Humanity's right to peace is current being violated via the violent execution of armed conflicts from Syria to Yemen and beyond. 

Therefore, on this fitting day - World Peace Day 2018, the international community should demand peace in Syria, peace in Yemen and peace across the globe.