Standing Together for Peace – World Thinking Day 2021

‘Stand Together for Peace’ is the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) World Thinking Day (22 February) theme for 2021. That is a particularly appropriate theme for the year as WAGGGS and the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) have been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize!

As the Nobel site outlines, the prize goes to the person or organisation who has “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

The nomination was submitted by Norwegian Liberty Party MP, Solveig Schytz, a former Chief Commissioner for the Norwegian Scout and Guide association, and Chair for The Guides and Scouts of Norway.

Schytz submitted the nomination because “At a time when our world is threatened by so many international challenges, be (they) climate, wars or the pandemics, we need to offer young people a chance to rally around a set of common values and the belief in service, not only to one’s own community, but to international society.”

Nominees are not announced by The Nobel Committee, only winners, and those are announced on 10 December each year. 

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