UN-Habitat International Peace Day Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday September 21, 2017

United Nations Human and Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) —and its partners will celebrate the annual International Day of Peace with an event held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm; at United Nations Grounds, Nairobi office.

The focus of the event will be celebrating the theme “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” with a special focus on the engagement of young men and women in peace building.

The International Day of Peace event will highlight evidence-based practices in youth peace building models, such as: the Urban Peace Labs; Innovate Counties Challenge on governance and sports development initiatives.

The youth led peace-models are contributing to strengthening of institutions to achieve transparency, accountability and openness for youth inclusion in governance and decision making processes.

The event will be graced by Ms. Aisa Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director, USG,
UN-Habitat, H.E Elizabeth Taylor Jay, The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Colombia to Kenya and Mr. Chol M. U. Ajongo, South Sudan Ambassador to Kenya among other youth representatives.

Follow live updates of the International Day of Peace on Twitter with #UrbanYouth4Peace and #Together4Peace to learn about innovative research and practices that show great promise in the field of peace building.

For more information about International Peace Day event and our many initiatives, visit: www.unhabitatyab.com

To arrange interviews with project coordinators, contact:

Mutisya Emmanuel NGUI, Communications, Story Telling and Social Media Expert

Email: mutisyalma@gmail.com – +254728774355

Twitter: @UN-Habitat Youth | @UN-Habitat

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