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.

The epicenter of the event will be YOUTH ISLAND - a former sea fortress located a short sailing trip from the UN-City in Copenhagen, where 11 UN organizations are collaborating across sectors to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Since the fortress was handed over to the Danish Scouts five years ago, it has been transformed into a unique gathering place for young people from all over the world.

The Peaceday 2020 live event on Youth Island will be connected to local gatherings in the participating cities via live-stream. Music and dance contributions, celebrating peace and cultural diversity, will be weaved together with video greetings from supporters of the event.

The event will be produced by Citytransformers (a non-profit association focused on empowering urban communities to transform our world) in collaboration with DEAL (Doughnut Economy Action Labs) Ubiquity University (an accredited global university designed for social impact), MasterPeace (a youth driven NGO with 55 clubs in 40 countries), AIESEC (the largest youth leadership movement organization in the world) Peace Child International (an organization that over the past 30 years, has tapped into the energy of millions of young people in 183 countries) MINDPOOL (a platform for harnessing collective intelligence) The Hague Center for Global Governance Innovation and Emergence, UNITY Earth (a global movement for Unity and Peace on Earth) and Humanity Rising (a network of more than 400 NGO’s representing +10 million members to date).

A group of 12 high profile thought leaders will be invited to join the event as mentors, supporting the young delegates throughout the process.

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