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On 21st September UNV`s local volunteers have marked International day of peace by performing a flash mob in front of BBI center in Sarajevo. This day is celebrated in the whole world with an unique goal of spreading universal peace message and unity among all people. In resolution brought by United Nations General Assembly in 2001, 21st September is declared as International day of peace and this year`s main message was „The right of peoples to peace“ . Releasing “We are here “ song by Alicia Keys, several weeks before this day, produced a huge public reaction. New movement that carried “We are here” name have brought a strong and influential message from the very first beginning. People all around the world started questioning the main purpose of their existence, as well as the best steps they can make in achieving the goal of stabile and peaceful world community. Social networks were swamped by photos of people who are eager to send us all the message of their active, unique and well purposeful presence in the global community. Messages like „I am here for a better safety for all of us“, „I am here to share love among people“,or, „I am here to make you smile“ have easily managed to inspire others to do the same. Unusually creative movement , unique and positive reaction of world community were just enough stimulus for UNV office in Bosnia and Herzegovina to join the moment of positive energy and human agreement that world peace is something we all have the right to, but also , our united commitment for its achievement. The first ones who have joined the goal of bringing things to reality were UN agencies Staff Members in Bosnia and Herzegovina who took photos with messages that include the reasons of their existance, work and their general contribution towards the concept of meaningful life . That was a great start towards central activity planned for Sunday, 21st. On Sunday, everything was ready. Both, UNV Staff and UNV local volunteers, were eager to start the dance in front of BBI shopping mall in the centre of Sarajevo. At four p.m they've started their dance moves , following the rythm of „We are here“ song. As the attention of the public started increasing, with a lot of supportive clapping, volunteers choreography achieved maximum by holding their colorful transparents with written messages of peace and devotness towards development of Bosnian society. The event ended with a photo shooting at a specially formed photo zone, where all volunteers, as well as passengers could take a photo with their „I am here for“ written messages.