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International Day of Living Together in Peace & International Day of Light being celebrated globaly by UN Agencies
Proclaimed by the United Nations (UN), International Day of Living Together in Peace (IDLTP) & International Day of Light (IDL) get observed on May 16 each year. The UN feels that 'living together in peace is all about accepting differences and having the ability to listen to, recognize, respect and appreciate others, as well as living in a peaceful and united way.'

IDLTP aims to uphold the desire to live and act together, united in differences and diversity, in order to build a sustainable world of peace, solidarity and harmony. On this observance, the world community is urged to promote reconciliation to help to ensure peace and sustainable development, including by working with communities, faith leaders and other relevant actors, through reconciliatory measures and acts of service and by encouraging forgiveness and compassion among individuals.

In respect of IDL, the UN states that light plays a central role in our lives. "On the most fundamental level, through photosynthesis, light is at the origin of life itself. The study of light has led to promising alternative energy sources, lifesaving medical advances in diagnostics technology and treatments, light-speed internet and many other discoveries that have revolutionized society and shaped our understanding of the universe," puts forth the UN website. 

"From the birth of the universe to the creation of all kinds of new technologies, from X-rays to radio waves, in fields as diverse as medicine, agriculture, energy, optics, and countless others, light has shaped – and continues to shape – our world. By understanding light, we are able to achieve the greatest of scientific and technological progress. All its natural benefits and its scientific and technological applications make light an essential part of the daily life of our societies; these benefits and applications make light an important issue for the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda," stated in her message Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day of Light 2019.

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