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.
Kimberly Mann is the chief of the Education Outreach Section in the Outreach Division of the United Nations (UN) Department of Public Information. This Section is comprised of the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, The Remember Slavery Programme and the Model UN Programme (UN4MUN). Since 2006, Mann has developed an international network of partners and a multifaceted outreach initiative on the Holocaust that includes print and online educational materials, seminars, exhibits, student video conferences, a film series and teacher training. This approach is now being followed by the Remember Slavery Programme, which honors the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade to help fight racism. She has achieved a global impact with both of these programs, working closely with the United Nations Information Centres. Together with the UN4MUN team, Mann developed the first Model UN Programme on the Holocaust and Genocide Prevention. She also represents the UN at the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, a global task force for Holocaust remembrance, education and research.