International Day of Peace 2020

Oct 5, 2020 | News & Events

NDVS’ September Theme is Shaping Peace Together. “Peaceful, just and inclusive societies are necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.”

shaping peace togetherEach 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 peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

This year, it has been clearer than ever that we are not each other’s enemies. Rather, our common enemy is a tireless virus that threatens our health, security and very way of life. COVID-19 has thrown our world into turmoil and forcibly reminded us that what happens in one part of the planet can impact people everywhere.

For the United Nations, 2020 was already meant to be a year of listening and learning. To mark its 75th anniversary, the UN has invited millions of people worldwide to join UN75, the largest and furthest-reaching global conversation on building the peaceful and prosperous future that we want.

Download: International Day of Peace: What you can do to help.pdf

The world needs solidarity. Join #UN75 and take a one minute survey. [ ]

As we struggle to defeat COVID-19, your voice is more important than ever. In these difficult times of physical distancing, this International Day of Peace will be dedicated to fostering dialogue and collecting ideas. The world will be invited to unite and share thoughts on how to weather this storm, heal our planet and change it for the better. Even though we may not be able to stand next to each other, we can still dream together.

Celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic. Stand together with the UN against attempts to use the virus to promote discrimination or hatred. Join us so that we can shape peace together. []

Peace Day 2020 – A turning point for humanity

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 Peace Day 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 Peace Day 2020 they will come together, on­line and on-site, to take counsel on how we can turn the crisis of the pandemic into an opportunity for global renewal. Inspired by the Doughnut Economy model, which is a playfully serious approach to dealing with the global chal­lenges, the Youth Assembly will focus on the burning ques­tion:

“How can we meet the needs of all – within the means of the planet?”
Learn more: Peace Day 2020

Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) Doughnut Economics is a book full of ideas for 21st century economies and since it was first launched in 2017 many people – from teachers, artists and community organisers to city officials, business leaders and politicians – have said they want to put the ideas into practice, indeed they are already doing it. [ From: ]

Why it’s time for “Doughnut Economics” by Kate Raworth (16:52)

Video: Downscaling the Doughnut to the City
by Kate Raworth [ ]

Thriving Cities Initiative (TCI) asks every city to ask itself this very 21st century question: How can our city be a home to thriving people, in a thriving place, whilst respecting the well being of all people, and the health of the whole planet?

And this overarching question – which combines local aspirations with global responsibility – can be unpacked and explored further through four questions, or lenses, which together create the city portrait.

City-transformers (empowering urban communities to transform our world) Co-Creating the Future We Want The City-transformers initiative has special focus on Goal 11: Make Cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.[ ] Additional projects and global youth asembly

Ubiquity University (an accredited global university designed for social impact) [ ]

AIESEC (the largest youth leadership movement organization in the world)

Peace Child LogoPeace Child – empowering young people
(an organization that over the past 30 years, has tapped into the energy of millions of young people in 183 countries [ ] Coronavirus Activities/Online Resources Take a look at our resources to help you through this tricky time – there’s lots to read and watch on inspiration and ideas through to training and development. [ ]

Humanity Rising is a new network of more that 400 NGO’s representing +10 million members. What is Humanity Rising? Humanity Rising represents a movement of people and organizations coming together to take counsel on how to leverage the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic into an opportunity for human renewal and increased resilience to future challenges.

The goal of the Summit is to create an international coalition strong enough to transform conversations that matter into actions that make a difference.

Please join us as we come together to chart our course to new specifications, navigate with sustainable coordinates, and embrace new models that take the wellbeing of our planetary ecology and all communities into account. [ ]

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MasterPeace – Creating Peace Together

It takes YOU & ME to ACT!
That’s MasterPeace!

We believe that the world has 7 billion talents rather than 7 billion issues.
Therefore, we use the SOFT POWER of music, art, sports and play to mobilize and inspire young people.

We believe that there is more that we have in common than what separates us.

Therefore, we organize DIALOGUE within and between communities and stakeholders.

We believe that the lack of perspective triggers polarization, extremism and conflict.

Therefore, we create PERSPECTIVE through capacity-building and leadership training for young people.

Mobilize, inspire and connect talents for a sustainable future with less conflict.

Positivity, impartiality, co-creation and “walk the talk”
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