The 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development, was adopted by all UN member states in 2015. At its heart are the Sustainable Development Goals, which are an urgent call for action by all countries. The City-transformers initiative has special focus on Goal 11: Make Cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Goal 16: Promote justice, peaceful and inclusive societies and Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
THE PEACEDAY YOUTH ASSEMBLY
The Peaceday Youth Assembly is a growing coalition of people and organisations,
collaborating across borders and generations, with a shared purpose to empower youth
to voice their opinions, and take concrete actions towards creating a world that works for all.
Once a year – in connection with UN’s International Day of Peace – we organise a global event on YOUTH ISLAND – a former sea fortress located a short sailing trip from the UN-City in Copenhagen.
On September 19, 2020, 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. 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 the world leaders.
This year, on September 21, 2024, we will light a bonfire in a decommissioned gun position on Youth Island and host a special gathering where indigenous Elders are invited to share their stories and concerns for our common future.
The event on Youth Island will be livestreamed to a global audience and linked to similar events on other continents, creating a vibration that ripples out across the world.