UNESCO and Good News Corporation Partner to Celebrate
The UN International Day of Peace
NEW YORK, NY:The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world on September 21. Established in 1981 by the unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly declared a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”
Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova, sees this partnership as an important opportunity to raise awareness, especially among young people. “UNESCO is honored to partner with Good News Corporation, whose mission is to use events and media to strengthen the United Nations International Day of Peace message,” she said, adding, “This is part of our mandate, and clearly stated in the preamble of our constitution that since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defenses of peace must be constructed.”
Paul Sladkus, founder of Good News Corporation shares, “Our Company is honored to partner with UNESCO and the New York City Schools “Respect for All Program” for the UN International Day of Peace initiative. McKinsey & Co. states that 1.6 billion people are aware of the day and we will be broadcasting our events to the world.”
The events includes:
Times Square – Friday September 16th. 11:00am-1215pm Press Conference. Father Duffy Square (47th Street/next to TKTS Bleachers); Creation of Human Peace Sign and sing along/dance/party. At 12noon, a Moment of Silence (Note: This is symbolic as “Our Dream” on September 21 is a Worldwide Moment of Silence/Global Truce to occur).
Central Park/Band Shell – Sunday September 18th. 1045am-6pm. The Vigil for Peace & Ecology, celebrates its 15th Anniversary, bringing attention to the International Day of Peace. The Peace Day Party, in partnership with UNESCO, starts at 1045am-12:15pm, to be followed by other special Vigil for Peace performances.
New York City Schools – Wednesday, September 21 (The International Day of Peace). The Board of Education Respect for All Program joins the Peace Day program.
UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. UNESCO.org
Good News Corporation’s mission is to use multi-media to celebrate those “Doing Good” and “Living in Peace, which is most of the world.” Our corporate media platform is GoodNewsPlanet.com and nonprofit PeaceDayParty.org.
Along with many we are creating a Worldwide Party for Peace and spreading a message for a Global Truce everywhere. With new technologies for media, it is more than ever possible…Just think how many people have cell phones and we are broadcasting our events on PeaceChannel.com and numerous other traditional and new media.
TOGETHER WE WILL CREATE THIS PARTY AND GLOBAL TRUCE WITH HOPE, TRUST AND ACTION.
We ask, “What Does Peace Mean to YOU?”