U.N. International Day of Peace
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The U.N. General Assembly has declared this a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
Climate Action for Peace
The 2019 theme, “Climate Action for Peace,” draws attention to the importance of combatting climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world.
"Today peace faces a new danger: the climate emergency, which threatens our security, our livelihoods and our lives. That is why it is the focus of this year’s International Day of Peace. And it’s why I am convening a Climate Action Summit." — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres
Youth Climate Summit, New York City
A platform for young leaders who are driving climate action to showcase their solutions at the United Nations, and to meaningfully engage with decision-makers on the defining issue of our time.
Climate Action Summit, New York City
A forum to develop concrete and realistic plans to accelerate action to implement the Paris Agreement. Climate change causes clear threats to international peace and security. Natural disasters displace three times as many people as conflicts, forcing millions to leave their homes and seek safety elsewhere. The growing tensions over resources and mass movements of people are affecting every country on every continent.