International Year of Peace and Trust: Let's Strengthen Global Solidarities

The year 2021 has been proclaimed as the International Year of Peace and Trust. This is in order to mobilise efforts of the international community to ensure lasting global peace, solidarity and harmony.

Within the current context of COVID-19 vaccine nationalism and attendant latent conflicts between powerful nations and the developing world owing to the history of slavery, colonialism and mistrust, it is urgent for the United Nations to take a central role in promoting global solidarities by encouraging investments by richer nations to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in poor states if we are to recover better, build trust within the community of nations and achieve sustainable development.

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