21.09.2017 - UNESCO Office in Juba

Forest Whitaker dedicates a video message on International Peace Day to the people and youth of South Sudan

Watch the video message Founder Forest Whitaker (CEO WPDI, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation, United Nations Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals ) intended for the people of South Sudan on the occasion of International Day of Peace, an observance of the United Nations celebrated every 21st of September.

International Day of Peace was proclaimed to celebrate and promote peace across the planet; a day to remember that living free of fear and violence is a universal right; a day for the world to be mindful of the millions of people who are currently deprived of their right to peace.

In his message, Forest Whitaker contrasts the eruptions of senseless violence that repeatedly rip the fabric of South Sudanese communities with their unsurpassable capacity for hope in a peaceful tomorrow.

Elaborating on the theme of this year’s commemoration is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All,” Forest Whitaker invites the youth of South Sudan to lay the ground for a positive movement that will make peace and prosperity a reality for everyone in South Sudan.


Watch the video here

Read more: Our CEO dedicates a video message on Interbational Peace Day to the peoples and the youth of South Sudan


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