Make the UN Peace Day Matter in Your City

4 June 2018, 10:47 PM
Make the UN Peace Day Matter in Your City

How does Peace Day impact your community? Email mbwillard@uri.org by June 10 to have your story shared with the United Nations! Details below.


The International Day of Peace is coming up in just three months! The United Nations has declared every September 21st as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples, and URI members celebrate around the world.

This year, the theme is “The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”

Want to make sure this day matters in your city?

Join the Tuesday Chat Series

Making the United Nations International Day of Peace Matter in Your City:

  • 12 June 2018
  • 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • DPI NGO Resource Centre
  • 801 UN Plaza, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10017
  • RSVP here.

If you can't attend in person, you can attend virtually via Facebook Live. The events will be streamed on UD DPI's Facebook page. See you there!


An Exciting Opportunity for You to Share Your IDP Story at the United Nations:

URI's representative to the United Nations, Monica Willard, will be on a panel to share URI stories on June 12 at 2:30 pm.

This is a Facebook Live Event organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information NGO Relations in conjunction with the International Day of Peace NGO Committee at the UN.  

“How does what you do for the International Day of Peace impact your city, village or region?”

URI Cooperation Circles have the opportunity to share their stories at the United Nations by answering the following question: “How does what you do for the International Day of Peace impact your city, village or region?”  
 
Although Monica’s presentation is only 5 minutes, she will share at least one CC story from each geographical URI region. This is a special opportunity to be a direct part of the discussion. 
 
The stories you submit for this chat will be read as sent and shared with viewers from around the world.  All submissions will be printed out and shared with the UN Department of Public Information that day.  
 
Stories can share ways you have observed the International Day of Peace in the past or share what you will be doing this September with the 2018 theme, The Right To Peace in Observance of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 
 
Please limit your story to one paragraph. Time is very limited, so thank you for being a part of the presentation from the United Nations!

Information needed:

  • Cooperation Circle Name
  • City, Country and Region
  • Answer the Question in a few sentences: How does what you do for the International Day of Peace impact your city, village or region? (Share what you plan to do or did and the results you achieved.)
  • Send your response by June 10 to: mbwillard@uri.org
You are invited to participate in this chat series on June 12 at 2:30 pm, by watching it live on the United Nations NGO Relations Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UNDPINGO.  To participate use the hashtags #NGOsChat and #PeaceDay. You will have the opportunity to ask questions using the chat feature on Facebook Live.
 
The other panelists will be:  Kimberly Mann, UN Department of Public Information Lisa Parker, Peace Day Philly; Brandon Perdomo, World Peace Prayer Society; and there will be questions and sharing from the audience.