Berlin, Germany – June 3, 2023 – Washington Platz, located next to Berlin Central Station, was transformed into a hub of peace and unity as Berlin Peace Day successfully concluded its inspiring event. Organized by World Peace Berlin, the event aimed to promote the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and foster a culture of peace. The day was marked by captivating performances, insightful speeches from renowned personalities, and most notably, the presence and support of the UN Secretary General.
Under the theme of “Building Bridges for a Peaceful Future,” Berlin Peace Day sought to raise awareness about the UN SDGs and inspire concrete actions toward achieving them. The SDGs address critical global challenges, ranging from poverty eradication and climate action to gender equality and the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies. By aligning their efforts with these goals, the organizers demonstrated their commitment to creating a more sustainable and equitable world.
The event commenced with an opening speech delivered by Armin Mostoffi, which focused on the demands and people’s petition for World Peace Day to be recognized as a national holiday. The atmosphere was elevated as Bahtalo, a talented youth choir, mesmerized the audience with their enchanting melodies on the youth stage.
Throughout the day, celebrated speakers shared their experiences, insights, and visions for a peaceful future. Notably, the presence and support of the UN Secretary General lent great significance to the event. His presence underscored the global importance of promoting peace and sustainable development, emphasizing the role that each individual, community, and nation plays in achieving these goals.
Matthias Kohlbecker, a prominent advocate for peace and human rights, delivered a compelling keynote speech, stressing the urgency of collaboration and understanding among nations.
Ameerh Naran, a social entrepreneur and youth advocate, captivated the audience with his inspiring words on the transformative power of young people in driving positive change.
Veronica Kohlbecker, Peace Ambassador of World Peace Berlin, emphasized the importance of grassroots initiatives in promoting peace and achieving the SDGs. Her impassioned speech highlighted the role of communities in building bridges and fostering dialogue, urging individuals to take action in their own spheres of influence.
Duchess Nivin El Gamal, a peace ambassador, delivered a powerful political speech, further emphasizing the need for international cooperation and solidarity in achieving peace.
The event also featured captivating musical contributions that added an extra layer of inspiration and harmony. Dr. HOBBS, known for their melodic compositions, delivered mesmerizing performances that resonated with the audience. Lavinia Hope, a talented live musician, shared her musical peace contribution, evoking a sense of unity and hope.
The Berlin Peace Day event was made possible through the collaboration of esteemed partners, including government agencies, NGOs, and corporations. These partnerships symbolized a shared commitment to global peace and the belief in the power of collective action.
Of particular significance was the support of the UN Secretary General, whose message highlighted the event’s global importance. His endorsement and involvement further underscored the commitment of the United Nations to fostering peace, promoting sustainable development, and achieving the SDGs.
The resounding success of the Berlin Peace Day demonstrated the collective determination to work towards a better world. The event served as a catalyst for individuals, communities, and organizations to take concrete steps towards achieving the UN SDGs and fostering peace at both local and global levels.
For more information about the Berlin Peace Day and World Peace Berlin, please visit the official website at https://www.worldpeace-berlin.
About World Peace Berlin: World Peace Berlin is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting peace, understanding, and sustainable development. Through various initiatives, events, and partnerships, World Peace Berlin aims to raise awareness about global issues and inspire individuals to become agents of change.