INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY BY: SHAWNEE & ANEESH
Eight kids in our class went to the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
We went there straight from school and many important people from around the world talked to us in the meeting room about how to make things better in the world by trying to come up with ideas to make the world a better and more peaceful place.
All the countries were represented in the meeting room for they had come from all over the world. People came because they wanted to hear about National Peace Day from people like Jane Goodall, UN General Secretary Ban-Ki Moon, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Although we were only kids we understood most of the conference. So instead of just sitting there and staring, we had comprehended the whole point was for young people like us to help the world become one with each other and have peace between us all.
The opportunity to learn this much from UN Peace Messengers is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we got it at such a young age! We were both honored to be able to attend this important meeting and we will never forget this for it is now a life-long memory.
What we thought about this trip was that is was a little bit boring but then got more interesting when the meeting got more in-depth. Getting there using public transportation was fun!
In conclusion, we thought there was no better way to deepen our understanding of International Peace Day than to participate in that meeting, hear wise words from Jane Goodall, Yo-Yo Ma and the Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon. They inspired many young people like us to do what is right and hopefully what will make the world one and make us be able to have world peace. The option now relies on this young generation and the next.
May Peace Be On Earth!