Conflict Resolution Day is an annual observance celebrated on October 17th of this year. Every conflict needs resolution, and the need for it is marked on the calendar with a celebration. Conflict Resolution Day is celebrated to promote, increase the awareness of conflict resolution through various peaceful, non-violent methods like mediation and arbitration.
“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” – Ronald Reagan
History of Conflict Resolution Day
Conflict Resolution Day is celebrated for the first time in the year 2005. It is an annual commemoration celebrated on the third Thursday of every October. The United States’s Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) established this Day to promote conflict resolution. The celebration aims to bring in awareness about mediation, arbitration, conciliation. They further aimed at advancing the use of conflict resolution in schools, families, businesses, governments, communities. ACR conceived in achieving national synergy by having this celebration happen from across the country and all around the globe on the same day.
It is an educational event primarily that recognizes the important participation of peaceful conflict resolvers. ACR logo of the tree was created as a symbol that celebrates the growth in Conflict Resolution. The communities globally have been adopted proclamations designating a day or week in October in a way to promote alternatives in dispute resolution. At present, the communities from around the world hold events to mark the Conflict Resolution Day.
Other Celebrations on October 17
October 17 is also celebrated as
- Spreadsheet Day
- International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- Wear Something Gaudy Day
- National Playing Card Collection Day
- National Mulligan Day
How to Celebrate Conflict Resolution Day
Celebrating the Conflict Resolution Day is very simple. There are events conducted by the Association for Conflict Resolution and other such organizations. You can check for the event listings in your area, and you can attend one. Get to know about the positives of conflict resolution. Spend some time to educate people around you about the importance of peaceful conflict resolving methods and its advantage. Share your celebrations using the hashtag #ConflictResolutionDay on social media.