A multi-cultural event featuring performances from international stars from around the world was part of the worldwide launch of the UN Women for Peace in 2008. The grand specular was held in the UN General Assembly Hall. Almost 2000 attendees were present for this grand event. The UN Women for Peace was conceived in response to U.N. General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/53/234) which called for the creation of a “Grand Alliance” of all organizations to unite and give visibility to all those who work for a culture of peace. This special event was held to promote, strengthen and advance the goals of the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace in the context of the Decade for a Culture of Peace (2001-2010)