Happy International Peace Day!
Hundreds of youth gathered at the United Nations to participate in the student observance of the International Day of Peace on 15 September 2017. The global student video conference and peace bell ceremony was honoured in the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes and those in search of a better life.
The Secretary General participated in the event, offering his remarks on the importance of youth in building a peaceful world. He was accompanied by UN Messenger of Peace Ms. Jane Goodall, the UN Envoy on Youth Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake and the Under-Secretary General of the Department of Public Information, Ms. Alison Smale
A short video has been prepared with the participation of some of the students that gathered at the UN.