With John Lennon’s iconic song “Imagine” as the backdrop, the United Nations marked the International Day of Peace on Friday ahead of the official observance on Sunday.

“We must douse the fires of extremism and tackle the root causes of conflict,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the Day.
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With John Lennon’s iconic song “Imagine” as the backdrop, the United Nations marked the International Day of Peace on Friday ahead of the official observance on Sunday.

“We must douse the fires of extremism and tackle the root causes of conflict,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the Day.

Learn more at: http://j.mp/1uMmofZ

Students from the United Nations International School performed a special rendition of “Imagine” at Friday’s International Day of Peace student conference at UN Headquarters in New York City.

From the tropics to to the poles, from small islands to large continents, in big cities and small towns, climate change is happening

Smart actions can protect our food supply, our drinking water, our quality of life and the jobs of millions of people. But we must act now. It will cost too much later on.

This is why activists, celebrities and policy makers from around the world are showing their support for climate action in this new video ahead of the UN #Climate2014 Summit.