Cartoon (21): International Day of Peace 2012
International Day of Peace 2012
This year’s International Day of Peace is marked by ongoing civil war in Syria, ratcheting up tensions between Iran and Israel, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s much anticipated final entry into the United States for his last General Assembly speech as president of Iran. As summer ends, a new school year opens in Iran, and the United Nations begins its 67th General Assembly, September 21 marks a day of hope for future peace, more than a celebration of the current state of affairs. With the death toll in Syria continuing to rise and millions of people fighting for their freedom and dignity throughout the world, this cartoon is dedicated to all those who live with the idea that one day peace will prevail.