• Claire-Marie Beyet

21/09: international day of peace #4

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peaceful collaboration, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The coronavirus dis­ease has ad­ded a new di­men­sion to Pea­ceday 2020. For the first time in his­tory, people all over the world are hav­ing the same con­cerns about how we re­build the world bey­ond the pan­demic.

Young lead­ers from 96 cit­ies are now step­ping up to the chal­lenge. On 19 Septem­ber 2020 they will come to­gether, on­line and onsite, to take coun­sel on how we can turn the crisis of the pan­demic into an op­por­tun­ity for global re­newal.

The Global Youth As­sembly will open at 9am and close at 7pm in 4 dif­fer­ent time zones. In­spired by the Dough­nut Eco­nomy model, the dia­logue at the 12 vir­tual tables will fo­cus on the burn­ing ques­tion:

"How can we meet the needs of all - within the means of the planet?"

The con­clu­sions from the as­sembly will be handed over to the UN on Septem­ber 21, 2020.

Are you ready?


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