100-day Countdown to Peace Day UN SG's Message

Each year, on 21 September, the United Nations calls on everyone, everywhere, to observe 24 hours of non-violence and ceasefire. Today, 100 days before the International Day of Peace, it is essential to remember that our common enemy is a virus that causes widespread suffering and risks reversing decades of human progress.

That is why, as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, I called on all warring parties to lay down their weapons. These are not normal times, and our responses cannot be routine. The pandemic is not just a health issue. It is having direct and troubling effects on development, peace and security.

Our global ceasefire appeal is resonating in many places and with many different groups. While distrust can make implementation difficult, I have been heartened by the strong support the appeal has received from civil society, which can influence and mobilize people at the grassroots.

This year’s theme for the Day, “Shaping Peace Together,” reflects the reason the United Nations was founded. Throughout this year, to mark our 75th anniversary, the United Nations is asking people to engage in a global conversation about how to tackle the greatest global challenges together, from climate change and poverty to racism and gender inequality.

Let us use these dialogues, as well as the International Day of Peace, to exchange ideas on how to achieve a global ceasefire, heal our planet and turn the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity for peace. Let us build back better for more inclusive and peaceful societies.

António Guterres

 
Opening & Closing Session

Dr. KIM Sung-gon

President
KOCUN-IDP

Master Charles Kim

President
Peace School

Mr. William Buchholtz

Musician
Native American Fluatist

Rev. Norio Sakai

Chairperson
IARF Japan Chapter

Ms. Seiko Takase

Representative
UN Peace Bell

Mr. Taewoo Kim

Executive Director
Corps. PEACE

Keynote Speech & Dialogue

Mr. Won-soo Kim

Fromer Under SG
United Nations

Ms. Kehkashan Basu

Founder-President
Green Hope Foundation

Ms. Carolyn Colman

Senior
Jones Colleege Prep

Ms. Yuuka Kageyama

Postgraduate
Toshisha University

Ms. Go-oon Sohn

Freshman
Sungkyunkwan University

Peace Talks

Mr. Haw-seok Ryu

Secratary-General
KOCUN-IDP

Mr. Hyun-mook Lim

Director
UNESCO APCEIU

Ms. Monica Willard

UN Representative
URI

Ms. Suphamet Yunyasit

Secretary-General
RfP Thailand

Intergenerational Dialogue

Ms. Sarah Oliver

Global Youth Coordinator
URI

Ms. Jennifer Kim

Chair
Chicago Build

the Peace Committee

Mr. Issac S. Thomas

Trustee
URI

Ms. Asia Boler

Senoir
Kenwood Academy

High School

Mr. Jong-won Choi

Senoir
Sejoin University

Ms. Honoka Tsuchiya

Freshman
School of Oriental and

African Studies

(Nov. 13) Japan-Korea Conversation

Dr. Kentaro Azuma

Associate Professor
Nagoya University

Mr. Taewoo Kim

Deputy Secretary-General
KOCUN-IDP

Ms. Hinako Takasaki

Youth Representative
IARF Japan Chapter

(Sophia University)

Ms. Joo-young Kim

President
UNAI ASPIRE Korea

(Handong Global University)

Ms. Seo-an Kim

Manager
KOCUN-IDP

(Sukmyung Women's University)

Ms. Nene Tacheuchi

Youth Representative
IARF Japan Chapter

(Keio University)

KOCUN-IDP
Korean Organizing Committee for
UN International Day of Peace

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