Tomorrow Today: World celebrates International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace on April 24

The United Nations

The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace is celebrated annually on 24 April.

The day seeks to reaffirm the United Nations (UN) Charter (agreement or contract) and its principles of resolving disputes among countries through peaceful means.

Multilateralism is a form of cooperation between at least three states or countries. It is in contrast to bilateralism and unilateralism.

Bilateralism is the conduct of political, economic, or cultural relations between two independent states.

The SDG 16 reflects the aim of International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace.

Unilateralism is defined as the process or fact of deciding a policy or action without involving another group or country.

Diplomacy, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is “the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country’s representatives abroad”. It is also defined by the same dictionary as “the art of dealing with people in a sensitive and tactful way”.

The UN flag.

This day is all about promoting global peace and encouraging diplomacy and cooperation as ways in which we can achieve this peace.

The global theme for the 2024 celebration of this day is: “Sport for the Promotion of Peaceful and Inclusive Societies.

Source: Media Without Borders/


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