International Day of Peace
Every year the International Day of Peace is acknowledged around the world on the 21st of September. The UN General Assembly has declared this day a time for strengthening the ideals of peace, within nations and among its people. In order to attain peace, the UN member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, as they recognized that it would not be possible to live in a peaceful world if we didn’t take action to achieve economic, political, social and environmental development everywhere, whilst ensuring that peoples rights were protected. The SDGs cover a range of challenges, like climate change, education and water.
Every year, the UN celebrates different international days with different themes. This year, the theme for International Day of Peace is ‘climate action for peace’. Climate change poses a major threat to international peace and security. As a result of climate change, there is an increase in major weather events and natural disasters, which displace three times as many people as conflicts do. It also impacts on the salinization of water and crops, which threatens food security, and this has escalated the impact on public health. The consequences of climate change have increased tensions over resources and prompted mass movements of people across the world.
Climate change also dramatically impacts access to clean and safe water in many countries. It increases the chance of extreme weather events, like floods and droughts. Change in water patterns can change the availability of resources which can potentially cause conflict.
The role of climate change, water and peace are all closely linked. In order to maintain peace, Drop4drop helps provide access to safe and sustainable water through the construction of bore wells. Providing communities across India and Africa with access to clean water allows more women and children access to education and other opportunities, as well as keep communities healthy by not exposing them to water-borne diseases.
Help us and become part of the solution, by either donating to a project or funding a dedicated well. A donation of £15 can provide water for an entire family, and every penny of your donation goes towards a project.
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