UnitedNations–Delegated Dining Room • NewYorkCity,NY

Peace Day Event

Thursday, September 21, 2023

6 PM – VIP Reception  | 7 PM – Dinner | 8 PM – Program


The HH4PEACE 50 Planning Committee expands the campaign to an international audience on September 21, 2023, International Day of Peace. In partnership with the US Federation of UNSECO Clubs, Centers, and Associations, UNESCO Center For Peace, and the city of New York our coalition of peacebuilders will produce a two-hour global broadcast special, Hip Hop 4 Peace: A Global Call 4 Peace at the United Nations. Hip-Hop culture titan, Nick Cannon, will serve as host. UNESCO Peace Ambassador, actor Forest Whitaker, will receive an award for his outstanding contributions to peacebuilding. The program will also support the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals SDG 16, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. 

We will participate in the 100 Days of Peace leading up to Peace Day by airing “Sixty-Seconds of Peace” messages of peace from artists and peace advocates via our media partners, June 13 – September 21.  




Actor, Forest Whitaker

Hip Hop 4 Peace Humanity Award 

Artist, Usher 

Hip Hop 4 Peace Youth
Empowerment Award

Artist/Educator, KRS 1 

Hip Hop 4 Peace Visionary Award

– Building Peace – 


Our Peace Partners reflect the dignity of peace and serve as global advocates to reduce gun violence, remove barriers to peace, and restore peace as the foundation of hip-hop culture.