July 30 – International Day of Friendship

Posted on July 30, 2014

"On this International Day of Friendship, let us cultivate warm ties that strengthen our common humanity and promote the well-being of the human family. "
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Oh, boy, does this world need more friendship right about now! What with the shooting down of the plane over the Ukraine, and the continuing violence there, in the Middle East, in Africa, and elsewhere, peace is ever elusive and fragile... But one way to maximize peacefulness is to work out problems with diplomacy, to trade with other nations, to travel to other nations and meet face-to-face, to learn about and from other nations, to compete with other nations in peaceful pursuits such as sports, to collaborate with other nations in peaceful pursuits such as space exploration.

Today there is a special emphasis on getting young people to know and respect other peoples in other lands. They will be tomorrow's leaders, after all.

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