International Day of Friendship

Proclaimed by the United Nations, this international day emphasizes friendship between peoples, cultures and individuals in order to inspire and foster peace efforts. The aim is to build bridges between communities and countries and to prevent conflicts by addressing their sources.

The UN also wants to reach out to young people as future leaders. By raising their awareness through community and multicultural activities, we want to “promote international understanding and respect for diversity.” This July 30 is also an invitation to open up to others, to counter bullying and harassment. 

Finally, this day of friendship invites us to reflect on the importance of friendship in everyone’s lives. This is an opportunity to cultivate our friendships!