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 the global crisis. For the first time in history, people all over the world are having the same concerns about how we rebuild the world bey-ond the pandemic.

Young leaders from all over the world are now stepping up to the challenge. On September 19, members of the Global Youth Assembly, drawn from almost 100 cities worldwide, gathered together on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, to discuss imminent and impending global issues.

The epicenter of the event was YOUTH ISLAND – a former sea fortress located a short sailing trip from the UN-City in Copenhagen. 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.

After harvesting the views and conclusions that emerged during discussions that took place on six different continents, The assembly identified a number of imminent and 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, September 21, 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 UNDP Director Camilla Brückner, who promised to forward the conclusions to the General Assembly.

The Global Youth Assembly will reconvene on Peace day 2021 in response to the UN 75 Declaration and seek to engage with the UN and the World Leaders to ensure that Youth’s voice is heard.

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