Help the UN Celebrate its Birthday every year with new songs, statements and a new Peace
Child story about how it will achieve Peace and its Sustainable Development Goals
– Uniting Nations, Uniting Peoples, Uniting Faiths, Uniting Generations –
The last 75 years have seen the human family make great progress – much of it due to the UN’s global Thought Leadership. As our Balance Sheets show, on its Sustainable Development Goals, the UN has made some progress, though a mountain of work remains to be done.
Peace Child International has worked with the UN for almost 40 years – and, doing our UN75 Festival in 2020, we realised that the UN has no public-facing event to mark its birthday every year on October 24. So this UN Day Festival is our attempt to create one, and we have built this website to help schools, communities and individuals get involved and contribute in a fun way.
This year, our 40th Anniversary, we’re launching an Art and Essay Contest inviting you to imagine the world 40 years hence – at about the time the young people of today will be thinking about retirement – and tell us how you think it will have changed? See the details here.
This also forms the basis for our major project to rewrite the Peace Child story for the 21st Century: Peace Child 2.0. Your essays and artwork will help us with that – or you could join the Task Force and produce your own version of the show. See the details here.
For decades, Peace Child has been creating books and TV programmes to help people understand the incredible work the UN does for the world: look at Rescue Mission : Planet Earth, A World in Our Hands: a Children’s History of the Past, Present and Future of the UN – Stand Up for Your Rights and many others, – all of which got a lot of people thinking positively about the UN. This UN Day Festival and Peace Child 2.0 are a continuation of that effort bringing new songs, speeches and stories along a factual State of the Planet Update and key measures on progress with achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in a live-streamed event every year on Oct 24 and to school and community theatres around the world.
Even as our State of the Planet Updates recognise the magnitude of the task, these projects are our way of expressing our commitment that the peaceful, sustainable future we all want that the UN is trying to create for our children and grand-children can – and will – be created by this generation.
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Above all – HAVE FUN – and rekindle YOUR passion to create the future YOU want for your family, your planet and all who live upon it.
75 Years of Thought Leadership