Click on the video below and meet Peaceday Youth Assembly ambassador Emmanuel Jal, who from his start in life as a child soldier in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan has become a successful and acclaimed recording artist.

The Peaceday Youth Assembly is an annual intergenerational dialogue taking place in connection with the UN’s International Day of Peace 21 September. The initiative is led by young change-makers from different cultures, who are stepping up to address the imminent and impending global issues that right now are threatening our livelihoods and our very existence. The purpose is to build a future that works for all of humanity within the boundaries of the living planet.

Peace Day 2021 brought together young change leaders from all over the world. Peace pop-ups on different continents were linked together in regional meetings and a central hub was established on Youth Island in Denmark – a former sea fort­ress loc­ated a short sail­ing trip from the UN-City in Copen­ha­gen.

The youth brought together by the International Youth Assembly around Peace Day 2021 voiced their concerns and actionable steps they wish to communicate to the UN. Below you can see some of the themes the youth has developed. You can access the full report and learn more about what happened at Peace Day 2021 by clicking here or on the graphical recording below.

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