The International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) day that promotes the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures.
What do people do?
To mark the International Day of Friendship, the UN encourages governments, organizations, and community groups to hold events, activities and initiatives that promote solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation.
Message from the Secretary General
The International Day of Friendship is an important opportunity to confront the misunderstandings and distrust that underlie so many of the tensions and conflicts in today’s world.
It is a reminder that human solidarity is essential to promoting lasting peace and fostering sustainable development.
On this International Day of Friendship, let us cultivate warm ties that strengthen our common humanity and promote the well-being of the human family.
What can you do today to promote the well-being of the human family?
Will you send a card to someone you have not talked to in awhile? Could you invite someone for a walk or out to coffee? Try it and see what happens!