International Human and Civil Rights Advocate and Actor Vincent Coyle attended the United Nations 70th Anniversary and the Opening of the UN General Assembly with the World Premiere of HUMAN by UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and Award Winning Director Yann Arthus Bertrand in the Presence of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and His Excellency François Delattre. HUMAN a film last in the trilogy of PlanetOcean and HOME mirrors the work of Reconciliation and consists of over 2000 interviews from 60 countries.
Vincent Coyle worked with Kofi Annan Former UN Secretary General (1997-2006) to establish the Year of Reconciliation at the UN that passed unanimously at the UN, now a worldwide phenomenon celebrated in the last week in April every year around the world.
Since Kofi Annan departure Vincent Coyle held the first ever Reconciliation Day which included the higlight of financial and social inclusing in the US in South Carolina on March 26, 2015, an annual celebration event that focuses to deal with the past, settle differences, and celebrate likenesses through Social Justice Awareness, International Reconciliation, and Economic Inclusion! The justice, reconciliation and economic work from Vincent Coyle stems from the first slaves in the US were Irish and Africans, the US Civil Rights Movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and inspired Irish Civil Rights leaders Mr. Vinny Coyle (Vincent Coyle father) and Noble Peace Laureate Winner John Hume and Bloody Sunday leader Ivan Cooper. Both Hume and Cooper fully supports Vincent Coyle's Reconciliation Day.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum honors the memory of those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In doing so, it aspires to educate the millions of people expected to visit the World Trade Center each year in hopes of building a better future. Vincent has been invited to take part in the memorial of 9/11 to pay respect for those who died so tragically and honor those who so bravelly risked their lives to save others. Vincent was honored by the Fire cheif of Fire House 10 who where the first responders on 9/11 who lost friends and colleges in the atrocity.
One and a half million people died between 1846 and 1850 in the famine in Ireland caused by potato blight which all but destroyed the main food source of the time. The Irish Hunger Memorial garden is a monument to those who perished during An Gorta Mór (The Great Hunger), and is a symbol to highlight areas of the world affected by hunger today. Many who survived the famine did so because they emigrated to the United States, so the site is also of great historical importance to those tracing their Irish heritage, 800,000 of whom now call New York City home.
The authentic roofless stone cottage that was brought over from County Mayo in Ireland highlights the decay and ruin of the time and represents the focal point of the garden. Entering from the North side of the memorial you pass through a tunnel directly into the stone cottage and then into the garden. The site also contains stones from all of the 32 counties of Ireland and over 60 varieties of Irish Flora that give the visitor a taste of the harsh but beautiful landscape found in the western portion of the country.