International Day of Neutrality 2022 is on Monday, 12th December 2023. The United Nations observes this day every year for the promotion of peace and challenges settlement between the nations. The day got its first recognition after Turkmenistan’s resolution on the significance of neutrality in international relations.
Theme of the day
“Promote peace and avoid violence: war is not the answer to any challenging situation.” is the day’s theme of International Day of Neutrality 2022. This theme explains that peace in countries makes a different world; everyone wants a peaceful life and promotes Neutrality. It tends to find methods to help every country become peaceful and prosperous. The theme explains that life is more important in this world than war, so spread a friendly environment through decisions, behavior, and opinions to achieve peace in life.
History of the day
On 2 February 2017, the UN General Assembly adopted, without a vote, resolution 71/275 introduced by Turkmenistan, recognized by the UN as a permanently neutral state since 12 December 1995, which noted the link between preserving peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It declared 12 December as the International Day of Neutrality.
How to celebrate the International Day of Neutrality?
Activities of the day
Discuss it with others
Neutrality is an exciting concept but can overall peace prevail between countries? Discuss it online on forums or debate this concept with your peers. During discussion, you may find solutions for the countries to adopt neutrality in their policies. People from various states can join this discussion online and may express their views over the execution of neutral policy.
Be a mediator and maintain peace in any conflict you or someone you know is facing. During this process, you can learn many things like justice, equality, and Neutrality. It will help you in the future while making big decisions in life. Involve friends in your period of meditation so that they also could be able to learn something in their life.
Learn from history
History serves to prevent us from repeating mistakes. It gives us practical and good decision-making ideas so that we cannot do again mistake in our life that happened in the past. If you want to know more about the United Nations and the policies adopted in the past, then Learn about the United Nations peacemaking missions since its formation in 1945. Visit different websites where the history of the UN is present, and learn and share those websites with your friends and family. It might be possible that this information will guide and help you. Through all this Guinness information, you may never repeat those mistakes you have made in the past.
Write essays and speeches
On this occasion, express your thoughts and opinions by writing essays and motivational speeches. Use simple and effective words in your writing that everyone can easily understand. Share them on google or social; someone may have picked your writing and given a speech at a school, university, or college.
Share posts and videos on social media with quotes and wishes.
It is the time of social media, and everyone is busy with it and spends much of their time on it. Make videos according to the day’s theme, which can give lessons and teach people how to maintain Neutrality in their life and society. Furthermore, share beautiful wishes and quotes on social media.
- To detect hypocrisy, armed Neutrality makes it much more manageable.
- Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.
- Anything that is too many turns adverse .shift your behaviors to their Neutrality, and they become your power.
Why do we celebrate International Neutrality Day?
Model states as an example
Neutral countries are an example for other nations on International Day of Neutrality. It is good to learn from these states and realize that war is not the answer. Those countries can encourage and guide the other nations with what type of strategies they use and how other nations can apply them to their countries. Every government wants peace and success in life, and through this celebration, they learn everything from those countries, which shows Neutrality.
Neutrality is essential for humanitarian reasons.
Neutrality not only serves the country that is implementing it but during times of armed conflict and war, it is also essential for NGOs and other humanitarian agencies to take proper care of casualties. With the help of Neutrality, a country saves its nation because nations want peace, and peace is present in Neutrality.
Let there be peace
The concept of a utopian world without conflicts is explored and discussed on forums and events on the International Day of Neutrality. Such dialogues are more important than ever in present times. Speeches teach us many things we might have forgotten in our busy lives. A nation can succeed when it lacks prejudice in its behaviors and thinking. Life is too vital for neutral countries, and they believe that war is not the answer to any stupid situation; they want peace in their nation’s minds and life.
Facts about Neutrality
- In 1884, Neutrality was used at the Berlin Conference to resolve conflict during the colonization of Africa.
- In 1914, World War-I began, with Switzerland maintaining Neutrality.
- On 24 October 1945, The United Nations was established, gaining worldwide sovereignty.
Which European countries and states did not in WW-II?
Switzerland (including Liechtenstein), Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Ireland, and the Vatican.
What is the policy of international Neutrality?
Neutrality is defined as the status of a country in which it declares itself as a non-participant in war or conflict between belligerent states.
Write facts about neutral countries around the world.
- Switzerland maintained its armed forces and became a famous region for its establishment.
- Serbia may change its neutrality status after joining NATO or CSTO.
- Ghana’s government implemented a closed-neutral policy.
- Japan is ready to defend.
What are the types of Neutrality?
Conventional Neutrality and voluntary are the main types of Neutrality.
Quotes of the day
“Undoubtedly, neutrality is such a context that only subsists and twists in the dictionaries and books, not in the minds practically.” Ehsan Sehgal
LjupkaCvetanova said, “I do not represent anyone’s opinion. Not even my own. I am neutral.”
“Our world does not need tepid souls. It needs burning hearts, men who know the proper place of moderation.” Albert Camus.
“I like the Dutch, they are quite neutral as a people, although even that is in and of itself something to adjust to.” Katie Kitamura
“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” Dante Alighieri
“If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” Michael Bassey Johnson
“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ”Paulo Freire
“ We do not need bombs and guns to b ring peace, we need love and compassion.” Mother Teressa.