UWC Day 2020
UWC Day is the annual global celebration of the UWC mission and values, which takes place on 21 September every year, to coincide with the UN International Day of Peace. Each year, UWC Day is celebrated by thousands of people worldwide, including students and staff at UWC schools and colleges, national committees, UWC alumni and friends.
The theme of 2020 is “United We Can”. Divisiveness, tension and walls have been building around the world over the last few years. In some respects, it feels as if UWC’s goal of uniting people, nations and cultures through education is moving further away. Yet the global crises we face - whether the current health crisis or the longer-term climate crisis - make that same mission more urgent than ever.
Our community of bridge-builders know that the scale of these challenges can only be surmounted when we turn towards rather than against each other. Because united we can overcome the isolation many currently feel. United we can solve climate issues, inequalities and conflict. It’s the only way.