22/09/2015 7:52 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

On International Day Of Peace We Have A Lot Of Work To Do

Video By Emily Verdouw

Around the world we're marking International Day of Peace, and it's a stark reminder of how far we have to go as a global society to achieving it.

We're all aware of the conflicts in Syria, in Afghanistan and in Iraq. Mostly because of Western involvement. But there are another 51 battles occurring around the world right now.

Some of these battles are new, some have been going on for decades. Most are completely off the international radar.

It begs the questions, "what do we fight for? What are all the wars about?"