Today, on September 21, the United Nations Peace Bell rings in World Peace Day, dedicated to the sustainable reduction of war.
Though pessimism may dominate your newsfeed, data shows that the world is moving increasingly closer to realizing the dream of peace.
We’re Closer to World Peace Than Ever Before
According to prominent Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker, over the last 50 years, death from war has plummeted. The number of people killed in war is down 50% this decade compared to the 1990s. While there were less than 20 democracies in 1946, there are close to 100 today. Genocide deaths per world population were 1,400 times higher in 1942 than in 2008.
But like a flower, world peace needs your help to grow.Help UniversalGiving foster peace in the world. Bring solar cooking to refugees in Chad. Help heal the emotional scars of child soldiers in Uganda. Donate medical services to civilians wounded in war.
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