This day has been celebrated since 2011, after its official proclamation by the UN
Celebrating the value of friendship and its ability to show the best of the human spirit is the objective of this celebration, which lives this Thursday, July 30, its International Day. A good day to enjoy all the good that our friends offer us. To toast with those that are close to us and make us happy every day or to reconnect with others that, due to distance and time, we cannot enjoy as often as we would like. This day is the perfect excuse to connect again.
Proclaimed by the United Nations in 2011 , this party was already celebrated in many corners of the world, although on non-coincident dates. For this reason, the UN General Assembly decided on this day to unify this universal sentiment, which has the capacity to change lives. Not only personal, but also those of society as a whole, as expressed through its official website when describing the purpose of this celebration, which arises “with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and people can inspire peace initiatives and present an opportunity to build bridges between communities. ”
For the UN, to face a world full of “challenges, crises and divisive forces – poverty, violence, human rights violations – that threaten peace, security, development and social harmony among the peoples of the world and within themselves “it is necessary to tackle the causes that provoke them” by promoting and defending solidarity , which can manifest itself in many ways, such as friendship “.
For this reason, the UN encourages governments, international organizations and civil society groups to hold events, activities and initiatives that contribute to the efforts of the international community to promote dialogue between civilizations, solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation. .