UN: High Level Forum on a Culture of Peace


A letter from the The President of the UN General Assembly

To all permanent representatives and permanent observers to the United Nations New York

Further to my letter dated 27 July 2015 on the convening of a High-Level Forum on a culture of Peace on 9 September 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, I have the pleasure to transmit herewith a Concept Note with more details.


As the international community moves toward the adoption of a transformative post-2015 development agenda by world leaders at a Summit in September 2015, the important linkage between peace and development has been underscored in the Sustainable Development Goals.

The High-Level Forum will highlight the importance of implementation of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace and the need to further strengthen global movements to promote a culture of peace.

I have the honor to invite Member States and Observers to participate at the highest possible level. A provisional program will be provided in due course.

Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.

Sam K. Kutesa, 12 August 2015

[Editor’s note: Click here for the Concept Note, which indicates that the Forum will have two panels: Promotion of the Culture of Peace in the context of the Post-2015 sustainable development agenda; and Role of the media in the promotion of the culture of peace.

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