The Beginning

 



Prof. (Dr.) Samuel Leong
Co-founder
UNESCO Hong Kong Association
Glocal Peace Centre


Mrs. Mitzi Leung
Co-founder
UNESCO Hong Kong Association
Glocal Peace Centre

 

We support UNESCO’s vision of ‘building peace in the minds of men and women’ through Actions for Peace projects that promote community awareness and commitment towards peace making for a better world.

With generous support from our peace partners, UNESCO HK Association peace initiative was launched in 2012 and was supported by schools and educational institutions, diplomatic corps, international service organizations, community and business associations, and enterprises to launch a series of peace programmes with diversified cultural activities. UNESCO HK Association Glocal Peace Centre was founded in 2018. Our annual Peacemakers’ Cultural Celebration event has attracted peacemakers from Mainland China, Macau, India, Europe, and nationals from different countries living in Hong Kong. As we live in a highly interconnected and interdependent world, we believe Peace and harmony must be treasured and maintained. Each person should do their part in reaching out as peace makers in their community and environment.

Our Actions for Peace programme such as ‘Smile for Peace’, ‘Calligraphy for Peace’, ‘Plant for Peace’ and ‘Dance for Peace’ encourage individuals and organisations to engage in the five aspects of peace—individual peace, cultural peace, social peace, peace with the environment and political peace— as well as contribute to international and intercultural understanding. Other actions targeting the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals as building blocks for Peace contribute to creating a sustainable future for our planet earth.

Through peace education and youth collaborative/exchange programmes, we envision a diversity of people coming together to co-create a better world!