UNIC marks International Day of Peace with tertiary students in Pretoria on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

By UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC)

This year, to mark the International Day of Peace, students from Boston Media House and the Tshwane University of Technology will interact with peacekeepers in gaining a better understanding of the work of the UN in conflict resolution, peace and security. UNIC in partnership with UN Volunteers and ACCORD will visit the tertiary institutions to encourage the media and communication students from the respective universities to write articles on their interpretation of peacekeeping in Africa with the best article being featured on the UNIC and ACCORD websites. This visit also presents the opportunity to reinforce the importance of peace and encourage students to promote it in their immediate environment.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The Day’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.”

Details of the events are as follows:

DATE: 21 September 2016

VENUE: Boston Media House Arcadia - 11:00

TUT Soshanguve North Campus – 14:00


KEY SPEAKERS: UN Volunteers – Ambrose Toolit

ACCORD - Kwezi Mngqibisa