100 Day Countdown
The UN has dedicated the 2016 International Day of Peace to “The Sustainable Development Goals–Building Blocks for Peace.” The Summer of Peace leading up to September 21 gives us the opportunity to shift from concern about the great challenges facing our nation and 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 hear guests around the world highlighting the actions of people serving a wide range of causes yet building together a new culture of peace. Each international guest will partner with a young person from their region, some of whom will recite a poem or play music.
Sharon Yuen is currently a senior student at Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong. Extremely passionate about creative work and helping others, she has initiated and led various activities for community service and charity. Her focus at PIF is on designing and organizing activities for youths to learn more about the Culture of Peace, and to understand and accept diversity in order to live harmoniously within the society. Sharon is outspoken about sexism, racism and ableism, and cares deeply about the environment. She believes that the first step to change is to become aware. She aspires to work toward eliminating different forms of discrimination, and improving the environment, for a better world for mankind.