Considering that lack of humanity and war are the biggest fears for Millennials in the future, on September 21st AIESEC invites young people to celebrate the International Peace Day and share their voices through One Hour for Peace campaign.
On September the 21th the International Peace Day will be celebrated worldwide by many organizations. This year, the main theme is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”, since development and peace are interdependent and mutually reinforcing, the SDGs are integral to achieve peace in our time.
According to the last YouthSpeak Survey, Millennials’ biggest fears are lack of humanity, corruption, global warming, war and lack of resources. That’s why for an international youth-led organisation AIESEC this celebration represents an opportunity to share what Peace means for young people.
AIESEC strives to build the world where people can work towards their own understanding of Peace, while respecting and understanding the view of others. Since its foundation achieving peace & fulfillment of humankind’s potential has been AIESEC’s vision. Mobilizing youth towards the SDGs is a the commitment that AIESEC presented to the UN Envoy of Youth and UN Deputy Secretary-General in December 2015, embracing SDGs as the new context for achieving peace.
Young people all over the world have already started the conversation about their definition of Peace. It is crucial to remember: no matter how complex it is, the way for humanity to get there is through small actions and creating a ripple effect of positive change. This is why for this Peace Day AIESEC has started One Hour 4 Peace campaign, engaging Millennials to answer a simple question: ‘How would you create a more peaceful world in the next hour?’
AIESEC invites every young person to can send your contribution through a video or link to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the hashtag #OneHour4Peace in Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and they can be part of the final Global video portraying how youth actions can make the difference.
AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-led organization creating opportunities for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. With offices in more than 125 countries and territories, AIESEC is a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Around the world AIESEC partners with more than 2,600 universities and 8000+ organizations to facilitate professional and personal development experiences for young people across the globe.