On Monday 23 September, the Department of Public Information sponsored a Peace Day event with schoolchildren from New York and refugee children affected by war now living in the United States. Children from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eritrea and Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone were also linked to the student observance of Peace Day via video-conference. Following presentations by Mrs. Annan, wife of Secretary General Kofi Annan, Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary General of the Department of Public Information, and others, a peace bell was rung at each site, followed by a moment of silence.
Watch the webcast of the entire Peace Day event on 23 September in Real Player and look at our online photo album of participants in New York, Asmara, Sarajevo, and Kosovo. Send poems or thoughts of peace to our forums, or read the transcript of what was said by participants at the event