12:00 am (UTC/GMT+1)
- Opening Session
- Launch of the “Ubuntu United Nations”
- Facing great struggles in living together in peace
- Dialogue: the best way to learn to live together
- Living Together in Peace means…
- Living is Caring
- Closing Session
To celebrate this day, we have chosen the voices of inspiring leaders from the Ubuntu Global Network, both from South Africa, the cradle of Ubuntu where it is applied in society to inspire the creation of a "rainbow society" in the words of Nelson Mandela.
There are also leaders from Latin America, a land of wisdom who will share with the world insights and lessons gained from overcoming challenges.
- John Volmink and Thandi Chane (ULA Africa)
- Eduardo Seidenthal and Beatriz Castro (ULA LATAM)
- Greetings from Ubuntu representatives from each country.
Launch of the “Ubuntu United Nations”
Our times call for bridge-building. We need to activate young leaders worldwide to mobilize for unity in diversity, inspired by the values promoted by the United Nations.
In 2021, from the inspirational initiative of "Living together in Peace", the "Ubuntu United Nations" will be developed, involving 193 delegations of young leaders from all countries of the world, targeting capacity building and global mobilization.
- António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations
- Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Republic Portugal
- José Ramos Horta, Nobel Peace Prize, President of Ubuntu United Nations
- Danilo Türk, President of Slovenia (2007-2012) and President of Club de Madrid
- Mariano Jabonero, General Secretary of Organization of Ibero American States
- Moses Machipisa, Joana Feliciano, Steyssi Lara, Marcus Barão, Aisatu Forbs Djalo and Engel Cerillo- Ambassadors Ubuntu United Nations
Facing great struggles in living together in peace
In the recent past, several countries and communities have experienced great challenges in living together in peace.
These communities have suffered greatly by virtue of armed conflicts, wars, genocide, widespread violence and human rights violations.
However, they have been capable of building processes of peace and reconciliation and found ways to live together in peace, relentlessly holding on to hope in humanity.
- ... in Colombia - Pastora Mira (ESP)
- ... in Ireland - Geofrey Corry (ENG)
- ... in East Timor - Alex Tilman (PT)
- ... in Brazil, the Pataxó Indigenous Community - Ubiraci Pataxó (PT)
Dialogue: the best way to learn to live together
The best way to promote the capacity to live together in peace is through means of permanent dialogue.
In small groups, participants from the four corners of the world will have the opportunity to talk and seek strategies and ways to live together in peace.
Living Together in Peace means…
To live together in peace means we must resist dehumanizing the "Other".
It is therefore, essential to understand these dehumanization trends, in order to prevent and combat them. Inclusive education is vital and always a good place to start.
Similarly, the discussion of human migration movements is central to the promotion of this humanisation allowing us to live together in peace.
- Combating Dehumanisation: David Livingstone Smith (University of New England / USA)
- Inclusive Education: Erin Gruwell (Founder Freedom Writers Foundation / USA)
- The Management of Migration: António Vitorino (General Director, International Organization for Migration)
Living is Caring means…
Living together in peace is completely dependant on renewed ethics of care: caring for oneself, caring for others and the community, and caring for the planet. To make it stronger and more evident, it is important to recover the centrality of mutual care and the culture of encounter.
- Philip Zimbardo (USA)
- Bernardo Toro (Colombia)
The call for peace and an end to the conflict in Cabo Delgado
Ruy Santos (Plataforma Makobo - Mozambique)
John Volmink (Ubuntu Global Network)
It thus seeks to inspire and commit the participants to the great objectives that the UN has indicated for this day, through the promotion of peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity.
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There will be simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
The E-Summit will also be streamed on the Facebook of the Ubuntu Leaders Academy, although with no possibility of participation through this medium.