A Day Dedicated to World Peace

International Day of Peace, celebrated on September 21st, emphasizes the importance of fraternity and solidarity in building a peaceful and sustainable world. Concrete acts of solidarity and fraternity express love for others and remind us of our individual and collective responsibility in promoting peace.

By promoting peace, we are also building the means for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals aim to create more just and inclusive societies, free from fear and violence, while promoting human rights.

In the spirit of respecting and adhering to universal principles of human rights and in support of building a culture of peace, the Fraternity – International Humanitarian Missions (FIHM) undertakes actions that ensure, in various circumstances, the quality of the humanitarian response to people assisted in different crises around the world.

The International Day of Peace also encourages young people to dedicate themselves to selfless service to achieve the SDGs and contribute to the building of sustainable peace. Each one of us, and all of us together, can help lead our world towards a more equitable, just, and secure future for all of humanity.

Actions for Peace

Solidarity and fraternity are at the core of all actions carried out by the Fraternity – Humanitarian Missions (FIHM). Whether it’s promoting dialogue and intercultural exchange, or encouraging education and training as factors for development and job creation.

The actions of the Roraima Humanitarian Mission focus on a commitment to the common good, the construction of a culture of peace, and respect for the value and dignity of indigenous people in refugee situations. “We work towards lasting solutions for all who participate in cultural activities and training at the Indigenous Cultural and Training Centre (CCFI),” explains the humanitarian actor Ricardo Treno, coordinator of CCFI.

These actions are carried out by various intervention sectors of the Fraternity – Humanitarian Missions (FIHM): Education in Emergency Situations and Humanitarian Responses, Livelihoods and Sustainable Solutions, Institutional Relations, Humanitarian Negotiation and Dialogue, Humanitarian Capacity Building, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), currently carried out in Brazil, Angola, Poland, Portugal, and wherever the organization’s presence is needed.

In 2023, let us be builders of a world where the care for the common good, empathy, fraternity, and solidarity surpass inequalities, violence, distrust, and hatred.