Noida: The General Assembly, on 22 December 2005, identified solidarity as one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between peoples in the twenty-first century, and in that regard decided to proclaim 20 December of each year International Human Solidarity Day.
The concept of solidarity has defined the work of the United Nations since the birth of the Organization. The creation of the United Nations drew the peoples and nations of the world together to promote peace, human rights and social and economic development.
“International Human Solidarity Day is: a day to celebrate our unity in diversity; a day to remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements; a day to raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity; a day to encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals including poverty eradication and it is a day of action to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University of Media And Arts while talking to the media students of the University.
“It is in the spirit of solidarity that the Organization relies on “cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural or humanitarian character” as well,” added Dr. Marwah who is also Chair for World Peace Development And Research Foundation. The event was supported by ICMEI- International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry and IJC-International Journalism Centre.