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 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.

City-transformers Peaceday 2020 Video highlights