April 24 is International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace. The UN marks international days because they are a “powerful advocacy tool” and important occasions to educate the public, to address global issues of concern. First established in 2018, The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace is important to emphasise the three pillars of the UN: peace and security, development and human rights. To cooperate internationally is a main value that supports the UN Charter and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
According to the UN, The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace supports its Charter’s “principles of resolving disputes among countries through peaceful means. It acknowledges the use of multilateral decision-making and diplomacy in achieving peaceful resolutions to conflicts among nations. (…) Global issues such as climate change, geopolitical tensions, humanitarian and migratory crises are cross-cutting, implicating the values and interests of nations and necessitate collective attention and action.”