Scouts are recognized for community service in the United Nations

By | September 3, 2019

It’s an annual event where grassroots Scouts from around the world are honoured and recognised for the community development projects that they do that contribute directly to the Sustainable Development Goals. Each of the Scouts that you will hear from today have been nominated by their peers, in an open selection from around the world and they’re all in their own unique way contributing to a culture of peace. I’m really excited being here in New York, the first time in New York, and then for the Messengers of Peace Heroes Award Ceremony I’m really looking forward to it, it’s going to be great. Welcome here, welcome to New York City, welcome to the UN General Assembly. I’m really excited to spend this couple of days with you. Welcome. So we’re on the 78th floor of the Empire State Building, only a few floors down from where you have to pay like $50 to see it. I really feel honoured to be here with a lot of people that come from a lot of countries with a lot of stories. It’s nice to see that all of us are coming together to kind of spread a message of peace and to help one another because that’s what we need. Now I understand that dreams can come true. If you try your best, make a positive change, and give a lot of effort and work hard on the projects you want to do, anything is possible. Actually I thought I was the only person doing this but since it’s open now to me, I know that all over the world we are brothers and sisters working to create a better world. The Scouts for us, from the UN, we see it as the biggest youth organisation that exists, that does really wonderful work. Once again, thank you for the wonderful work you’re doing. Please do not stop, just continue every day with more strength, with more commitment, with greater love for humankind and for this planet. So thank you and it has been an honour to meet you. This is a programme for real, genuine, hardworking, grassroots leaders who are making a difference to their world. When I went through your profiles, from access to clean water to the empowerment of girls and young women, to law, to local heritage, to online safety, you are proving that message, that peace and security for us is not only the absence of conflict, but a holistic thing of being able to live to our fullest potential as young people and I do salute you for that. Hats off to all of you, thank you so much for coming to the United Nations. It is an honour for the United Nations to have you here.

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