100-Day Countdown to the UN International Day of Peace
The UN has dedicated the 2015 International Day of Peace to "Partnerships for Peace -- Dignity for All." The Summer of Peace leading up to September 21st gives us the opportunity to move from concern about the great challenges facing our world to taking a stand on Peace Day as one human community united in hope. We will discuss plans at the United Nations and around the world to highlight the actions of people serving a wide range of causes yet building together a new culture of peace.
This session includes a performance of Rev. Patrick McCollum's "Peace Violin." To download a recording of the Violin at high fidelity, click here.
Bill Yotive is Project Manager for the Global Teaching and Learning Project of the Education Outreach section of the United Nations Department of Public Information. He has been a key liaison between the United Nations and the NGO community for the International Day of Peace since he began with the UN CyberSchoolBus in 2001. Prior to his work at the United Nations, he served as Research Director for Sesame Workshop (formerly The Children’s Television Workshop) for eleven years.