2020 will go down in history as something special. For the first time in history we are unified by a global initiation. It is a critical situation, but out of crises can emerge new and incredible opportunities, particularly if traditional approaches and paradigms are questioned and challenged. That is what the Peaceday Youth Assembly is all about!
Our first gathering marked the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations. During the Peace weekend 19-21 September, young leaders from almost 100 cities worldwide came together to discuss imminent and impending global issues.
The assembly identified a number of urgent issues that must be addressed by the World Leaders
Click here to view the Peace day 2020 Global Youth Assembly Declaration (PDF)
On Peace day, 21st of September, a delegation of youth representatives sailed from Youth Island to the UN City in Copenhagen on a Viking Ship, to hand over the conclusions from the Global Youth Assembly to the UN.
(Click on the video below to screen highlights from the event)
On UN’s 75th birthday 24th of October a group of representatives from the Youth assembly handed over a birthday card with greetings from the Peaceday Youth Assembly to the UN.
(Click on the video below to view the UN75 Birthday card from the Youth Assembly)
Accompanying the birthday card was an invitation to the World Leaders, inviting them to join the Intergenerational Assembly we are planning for Peace day 2021.
Click here to view the invitation to the UN
The Youth Assembly will reconvene next year in response to the UN 75 Declaration and present a number of actionable ideas related to the 10 themes lined out in the Peaceday 2020 Global Youth Assembly Declaration.
It is our ambition to create an unprecedented historical event, where World leaders and Youth representatives from all of the United Nations come together to discuss how they can collaborate across borders, disciplines and generations.
In preparation for the Peaceday 2021 Intergenerational Assembly we will organize a series of dialogue meetings and events. We will share information about these events on our website www.Peaceday2021.com
Special Thanks to Nordea-fonden and The Tuborg Foundation