16 May 2018: celebration of the International Day of Living Together in Peace

vivre ensembleThe United Nations General Assembly celebrated on Wednesday the 16th of May, for the first time, the International Day of Living Together in Peace.

On the 8th of December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted, at the initiative of Algeria and the International Association of Sufi Alawiya (AISA), a resolution proclaiming May 16 as the International Day of “Living Together in Peace.”

In a message on the occasion of the celebration, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said that “the proclamation of this day is recognition of Algeria’s role in promoting peace”.