Photo Flash: Justin Trudeau, Whoopi Goldberg, Jordan Fisher Attend WE Day UN in NYC

Yesterday marked the the inaugural WE Day UN event that took place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in NYC. Check out photos below! WE Day UN is a partner of UN Women, UNAIDS and UN Global Compact to foster youth engagement. With the support of the Government of Canada,WE Day UN will take place during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. WE and the UN agencies have long been aligned in their beliefs that youth play an integral role in building peace and stability and share in the responsibility of improving our world. As the UNGA amasses 193 world leaders to present their outlooks about pressing world issues, WE Day UN will continue these instrumental conversations to motivate the next generation of world leaders. Together WE and the UN agencies believe that young people are powerful and active agents for change, and to meet the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is imperative that organizations engage youth, providing tools and resources that support them in their actions to create global change.

Talent that attended included speakers Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,Her Excellency President Ellen Sirleaf and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; hosts Jordan Fisher and Skai Jackson; performers Celebrity Marauders, Kenyan Boys Choir, Lennon & Maisy, and Jessie Reyez; along with Chelsea Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Trudeau, Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York,Ambassador Andrew Young, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Olympic gymnastLaurie Hernandez, Monique Coleman, Brandon Larracuente, Rasheda Ali, Ornella Barra, Katherine Chambers, Ashley Murphy, Oprah Winfrey mentee Mpumi Nobiva, R.J. Palacio, Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin, Spencer West

Anyone can find their place with WE and commit to making a change in the world. The first step is to take the WE Pledge at WE.org. By taking the pledge, participants join the WE community and make a commitment to "live WE" every day.

Alongside partners, led by Co-Title Sponsors The Allstate Foundation,Unilever, Walgreens and Microsoft, WE Day UN will bring thousands of Tri-state area youth together with celebrity speakers, renowned performers and world leaders to share in celebrating the power of young people to change the world.

For more information about WE Day Canada please visit we.org

About The Allstate Foundation: www.allstatefoundation.org/goodstartsyoung

About Unilever: www.unileverusa.com/weday

About Walgreens: www.walgreens.com

About Microsoft: www.microsoft.com


Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York (R) attends the WE Day UN. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for We Day)


Whoopi Goldberg attends the WE Day UN. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for We Day)


Whoopi Goldberg dances with the Kenyan Boys Choir backstage at the WE Day UN. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for We Day)


Spencer West and Sarah Wells speak onstage at WE Day UN. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for We Day)


JorDan Fisher (center) speaks onstage at WE Day UN. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for We Day)


Chelsea Clinton speaks on stage at the WE Day UN. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for We Day)


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire attend the WE Day UN. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for We Day)


Whoopi Goldberg and Spencer West attend the WE Day UN. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for We Day)


Laurie Hernandez poses at the WE Day UN. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for We Day)


JorDan Fisher attends the WE Day UN. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for We Day)


The Kenyan Boys Choir perform at the WE Day UN. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for We Day)


Monique Coleman attends the WE Day UN. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for We Day)


Margaret Trudeau speaks onstage at WE Day UN. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for We Day)


A view of the audience at WE Day UN. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for We Day)


Marching Cobras Drumline performs onstage at WE Day UN. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for We Day)


Actor Brandon Larracuente speaks onstage at WE Day UN. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for We Day)


Jessie Reyez performs on stage at the WE Day UN. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for We Day)


JorDan Fisher and Skai Jackson speak onstage at WE Day UN. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for We Day)


Grace VanderWaal performs onstage at WE Day UN. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for We Day)


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks on stage at the WE Day UN. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for We Day)



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