More than 30 non-profitable organisations, social businesses and universities in the locality joined hands in organising diverse activities during the day. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Peace and Development Foundation and the Peace Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on October 13 jointly held the Day of Culture of Peace themed “For a non-violent society.”

The event responded to the Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence launched by the UNESCO.

More than 30 non-profitable organisations, social businesses and universities in the locality joined hands in organising diverse activities, along with a seminar on a violence-free society and an art performance.

Ton Nu Thi Ninh, Chairwoman of the foundation, expressed her hope that the event will help improve public awareness of building peace in a peaceful period.

Huynh Minh Thien, President of the HCM City Union of Friendship Organisations, said the locality has organised a range of activities for all-level agencies, organisations and international friends to promote the building of culture of peace and sustainable development.

HCM City has approved a cooperation plan with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for 2017-2021, aiming to become the first child-friendly city in Vietnam, the official said.

The initiative will improve living standards of local children, while directly contributing to completing UN sustainable development goals, Thien noted.-VNA