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Our Solidarity Partners

Bob Marley Foundation

The Bob Marley Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, that focuses on the delivery of Social Interventions through Education, Culture, Environment and Sustainable Community Development. Bob Marley had a passion for people of all races, ages and religions who were at-risk and vulnerable. The Marley family’s intent and motivation is to fulfill the vision of the Honorable Robert Nesta Marley O M. The Foundation’s was developed upon these guiding principles, with the aim of relieving poverty, while reaching those in need through One Love. 

Gandhi Foundation

The Gandhi Foundation promotes nonviolence egalitarian economics, simple lifestyles, grassroots democracy, tolerance and pluralism and respect for animals. Gandhi is one of the most significant figures of modern times. He began as an insignificant individual with no particular talents and gradually became a remarkable human being. He considered that everyone has the potential for ethical and spiritual growth, and that community is the most effective basis for our development. Gandhi’s ideas have a relevance beyond his own time. His approach was holistic and evolved through experience. The foundation organises annual events, such as the Multifaith Service, Summer School and an Annual Lecture.  Each event promotes unity and the bringing together of multiple faiths, backgrounds and nationalities, demonstrating the continued relevance of Ghandi’s teachings. 

Belgravia Gallery

Belgravia Gallery was named Gallery of the Year 2013. One of Europe’s leading art galleries, it regularly  regularly features the work of renowned artists such as: Picasso, Andy Warhol, Matisse, HRH The Prince of Wales, Nelson Mandela, Sir Peter Blake and other celebrities. Belgravia Gallery is based on Maddox Street in the heart of the art district in Mayfair, between Regent Street and Bond Street. The gallery’s ethos is to be professional, welcoming and approachable and has a strong emphasis on art for charity, particularly on raising funds for The Sebastian Hunter Memorial Trust. 




ISSUU: one of the world’s leading digital publishing platforms, which gives publishers tools to deliver over 5 billion page views each month to more than 80 million readers. 

Playing for Change

Playing For Change arose from the common belief that music has the power to connect people regardless of their differences. Armed with a mobile recording studio, cameras, and small crew; they travel around the world filming musicians in their natural environments and spreading peace through music. In an effort to give back to the communities of the musicians they’ve met along their journey, they founded the Playing For Change Foundation, a separate non-profit organization whose mission is to create positive change through music and arts education. Together, they set out to change the world one song and one heart at a time.

Playing for Change Foundation also partnered with World Citizen Artists

Bristol SU

The University of Bristol Students' Union (known as Bristol SU) is the students' union of the University of Bristol, England. It is among the oldest of the UK students' unions and was a founding member of the National Union of Students. Bristol SU runs over 330 societies, sports clubs, groups and support networks.




Bataclan: famous venue in Paris ‘The Bataclan’, known for leading-edge concerts and gigs. The adjacent cafe, modelled on a Chinese Theatre, is known as a hangout for musicians and fans. Musicians who play there include Alpha Blondy, Paul Weller and Jimmy Cliff. 

Tim Page

Tim Page is one of the most renowned iconic photographer of the Vietnam War. His pictures were the visual inspiration for many films of the period.  The photojournalist in ‘Apocalypse Now’, played by Dennis Hopper was based on Page. Tim Page is the subject of many documentaries, two films and the author of ten books.  He spent 5 months in 2009 as the Photographic Peace Ambassador for the UN in Afghanistan and is the recipient of many awards.   He was recently named one of the ‘100 Most Influential Photographers Of All 

Lisa Kristine

Lisa Kristine is an acclaimed humanitarian photographer. Lisa has gained broad recognition for her collaboration with the NGO Free the Slaves. This breathtaking body of work, illuminating human enslavement, is brought together in Slavery, published in 2010. Lisa has received global attention for shining a light on contemporary slavery across media platforms, including CNN and Reuters, speaking at TED events, museums, NGO’s, business conferences, colleges and universities. Carmine Gallo has praised Lisa’s speaking presentations in the 2014 book, Talk Like TED, The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds. 

Yosvany Terry

Yosvany Terry: Cuban saxophonist/percussionist/composer worked with major figures in every realm of Cuban music including pianists Chucho Valdes, and Frank Emilio and the celebrated nueva trova singer/guitarist Silvio Rodriguez. From his earliest days in New York, Yosvany has been welcomed by the jazz and contemporary music community; playing with Branford Marsalis, Dave Douglas, Steve Coleman, Roy Hargrove, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Yosvany has been nominated at the Grammys 2015 and has been appointed director of Jazz Ensembles and visiting senior lecturer on music at Harvard University.

Emmanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal: Born into the life of a child soldier in South Soudan, this man has defied all odds to become an influential recording artist and activist. He launched a campaign for peace supported by A-list artists and leading figures from diverse fields, including D.M.C, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, George Clooney, Richard Branson, President Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan and many more. Jal was nominated for a 2015 Juno Award for “Best World Music Album.” Jal has previously been awarded the Calgary Peace Prize, the Humanitarian Award from the Hunt Institute, The Dresden Peace Prize, The Mattie Stepanek Peacemaker Prize and has been honored by Ban Ki Moon at the UN for his peace efforts in South Sudan. Jal was awarded by World Citizen Artists in December 2015. Jal continues to tour hundreds of schools universities and communities worldwide as part of his We Want Peace educational tour across the US, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Africa. 

Gua Africa

Gua Africa: Emmanuel Jal, former child soldier from South Sudan and now renowned musician and activist, founded Gua Africa in an attempt to prevent violence through education. The organization provides academic sponsorships to African refugees who have survived war and genocide.  

Safe Passage

Safe Passage: A top-rated charity working in Guatemala City since 1999, Safe Passage uses education to empower the poorest, at-risk children of families working in the community of the Guatemala City Garbage Dump. They provide comprehensive and integrated programs that foster hope, good health, educational achievement, self-sufficiency, self esteem and confidence within a safe and caring environment. World Citizen Artist Founder Valerie Won Lee worked with this organization several years ago on the ground, helping the kids, teachers and parents in the garbage dump. 

Fat Freddy's Drop

Fat Freddy’s Drop band is internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest live draws. Creating a blueprint with a global perspective, the band have consolidated their fanbases across Europe and the UK with high profile performances accompanied by slow burn albums that reveal more and more with every listen, priming the fan for the next live experience. Fat Freddy’s Drop also sponsor local schools in New Zealand to support education.


Bélo: Famous Haitian interpreter, composer and guitarist. He started to sing at a very young age and at 11 years old and exposed the social problems of humankind, such as violence, AIDS and homeless children. Bélo is an ambassador of the Haitian music. In his songs he is making society aware of its problems and is proposing solutions. BélO won several prize including the World Citizen Artists Awards 2014 and he was recently nominated as a finalist at the John Lennon songwriting contest. 


Nomfusi: South African celebrity singer and actress portrayed the character of Miriam Makeba in the Golden Globe winning film, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,” with appearances at both the Hollywood and Berlin premieres. Nomfusi’s touching life story has been captured widely in the media, most significantly on SABC1’s series “My World,” seen by 9 million viewers. Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records, who discovered Bob Marley, Angelique Kidjo and U2 said of Nomfusi after viewing a documentary of her life and music: “What a terrific young artist, her genuine concern for her community and beyond comes through So strongly.” In 2015 Nomfusi performed with Lionel Ritchie at the Stimmen Festival Loerrach in Germany 

The Durgas

The Durgas is a rock band committed to bringing live music to challenged communities around the world. They were the first band to play in Mitrovica, Kosovo since the Balkan wars, as part of the ongoing United Nations peace and reunification initiative and took part in the XV International AIDS/HIV Conference in Bangkok, Thailand and performed in AIDS hospitals and orphanages. They toured throughout Asia, playing to children of migrant workers in Mumbai, India, in Sri Lanka to families displaced by the Tsunami, in Thailand at the Saphan Jai festival, and for Burmese refugees camps. Their experiences have led them to start their own foundation Music In Action, which has been supported by U.S. Campaign for Burma, Save the Children UK, the German children’s foundation WeltKinderLachen, Jack Healey (Human Rights Activist) and Michael Franti of Spearhead. The Durgas have shared stages with Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Chumbawamba, Noir Desir, Sonic Youth, and Fleet Foxes. 

Peace Day


Working with UN departments and inter-departmental agencies, PeaceDay365 brings strategic partnerships combined with local and global SDG and global citizenship education efforts while building on a prominent youth-led platform that includes highlighting innovation, culture and artistic achievements of member states.

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