The International Day of friendship is an event observed on 30th July by UN, apart from the originally celebrated friendship day in the month of August in around the world, while there’s a slight variation of the dates. It was in the year 2011 that the 30th July was declared as the International Day of Friendship by the General Assembly of United Nations.
Earlier, the World Friendship Crusade, an international civil organization that campaigns to foster a culture of peace through friendship, first proposed the World Friendship Day for 30th July 1958. The event looks forward to overcome many challenges faced by people, crises, and force of division; such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses, among many others, that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the people around the world.
According to the UN, their root causes must be addressed to confront those crises and challenges. Done so by promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity that takes many forms; the simplest of which is friendship. Through friendship, we all can accumulate bonds of camaraderie and develop strong ties of trust. Thus we can contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good.