International Day of Peace
The International Day of Peace was observed on 20 September 2019 at United Nations Headquarters. The programme began with the traditional Peace Bell Ceremony in the Peace Garden. The Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly rang the Peace Bell in the company of United Nations Messengers of Peace Midori Goto and Yo-Yo Ma. Following that was a Student Observance, in which more than 700 high school and university students heard from the Secretary-General. Young people participating in New York, and by video link from the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, presented projects that illustrated how they had taken action to address climate change and thereby foster peace.