One of our values at Martin Bullock Lawyers is compassion. Compassion is an essential element of making a safe, peaceful world for all.
Last Saturday, 21 September was the International Day of Peace (World Peace Day). The Day has been held by the United Nations since 1981 and is observed by nations, groups and individuals worldwide.
The aim of the day is to promote awareness and education about peace, declared by the General Assembly to be:
“a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples”
There is usually a specific theme attached to the Day. Themes includes ‘The Right to Peace’ (2018), ‘Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future’ (2012) and ‘Peace and Democracy: Make Your Voice Heard’ (2011).
This year’s theme is ‘Climate Action for Peace’, drawing on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals to explore and stress the importance of climate action in building a peaceful world.
Every single person plays a part in tackling climate change. Possible ways for individuals to get involved include:
- Turning off the lights;
- Taking public transport;
- Organising or taking part in awareness raising campaigns in your community or online (the UN recommends use of the hashtags #PeaceDay and #ClimateAction);
- Supporting renewable energy; and
- Choosing sustainable options (e.g. paper cups instead of plastic, opting against using plastic straws)
If you need legal advice or support, contact Greg Martin or Jacqueline Wainwright at Martin Bullock Lawyers on 9687 9322.