Over the past decade, the City of Sydney has evolved into one of the world’s truly great cities. As beautiful as it is dynamic, the City is the commercial, financial and cultural heart of Australia and an active player in the world economy. Sydney as one of the world’s most livable cities and leading business and leisure destinations.
Both visitors and Sydneysiders benefit from the reassurance that Sydney flourishes in a climate of ‘peace’. The City of Sydney has demonstrated its commitment to the Sydney Peace Foundation by becoming a Partner in Peace since 2000.
The City of Sydney is proud to support the Sydney Peace Prize, and the Sydney Peace Foundation, as a reflection of the values we want our City to represent – open, diverse, and tolerant, a City which welcomes the world and which supports justice – especially for the marginalised and powerless.
Cities, which now house more than half the world’s population, can be powerful agents for change – not only building green and sustainable economies, but building social capital and social justice.
In this century, cities talk to cities, sharing knowledge, talent and ideas and the cities of the Asia-Pacific region are in many ways leading the way to a sustainable future.
At the City of Sydney, we are committed to ensuring a socially sustainable future – one that is based on tolerance and compassion, but also on social justice.
Our vision of Sustainable Sydney 2030 aligns with the core values of the Sydney Peace Foundation as we work in partnership to create a civil society founded on the ideals of ‘peace with justice’.
I commend the Sydney Peace Foundation for their work and look forward to our continued relationship.