Happy International Friendship Day 2020: International days provide us with an opportunity to bring people from around the world together and mobilize resources to tackle global issues. Friends Day tells us that our planet is lonely, without mates. Neighborhood friendliness goes a long way towards creating solid, safe communities.
It is tragic when we see displaced children and older people in conflict-ridden countries. Wars and wars are pulling people down; they are forced to leave everything behind, even relatives.
In a tweet on International Friends Day, UN Women, a global body working to empower women around the world, said, “Let’s be there for each other and pick each other up for a better future.”
Another encouraging tweet talks about “the strength of compassion, reverence and motivation.”
The UN General Assembly declared the International Day of Friendship in 2011, with the concept that nations, countries, cultures and individuals should create bridges between communities.
Five ways Friendship Day will benefit communities and nations
Fostering regional peace and community
Make sure that women and men are equal
Raising awareness of tolerance and unity
Fostering regard for human rights
Help to free information and knowledge exchange
Friendship Day 2020: Highlights
“If you live to be 100, one day I hope I’ll be 100 less, and I never have to live without you”-Winnie the Pooh
“We’ll never have to chase two things: true friends and true love” Mandy Hale
“When the twilight lowers her curtain and pins it with a star, remember that you have a companion, even if she can wander far”
“Animals are such good companions — they don’t ask any questions, they don’t make any critiques”
“At the end of the day the bond of all companionship is contact, whether in marriage or friendship”-Oscar Wilde
Here a Happy Friendship Day to you!