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.
Athena Wong is currently a Form 5 student studying in Diocesan Girls' School in Hong Kong. She is the principal cellist for both the school's string orchestra and symphony orchestra. Joining the Peace International Youth Orchestra in 2014, Athena became a member of the management committee in 2015, as the secretary of the orchestra; at the same time continued to play in the orchestra as the vice-principal cellist. Athena also helped in recruiting members and organising events for the UN International Day of Peace /Hong Kong Peace Festival 2015. Athena has a strong commitment for peace and harmony through music.