Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September 21 - PEACE DAY

Today, September 21st, is the UN International Day of Peace, a day of global ceasefire and non-violence: Peace Day.

To some it’s just a single day. But to us, September 21st is a 24 hour-long platform for life-saving activities around the world and an opportunity for individuals - particularly young people - to become involved in the peace process.

In 1999, preoccupied with questions about the fundamental nature of humanity and the most pressing issues of our time, filmmaker Jeremy Gilley launched Peace One Day and set out to find a starting point for peace. He had a mission: to document his efforts to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence with a fixed calendar date.

Remarkably, two years later, he achieved his primary objective when the 192 member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted September 21st as an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on the UN International Day of Peace. We call that day Peace Day.

Now the next major objective is to introduce 3 billion people to Peace Day by 2012. To do it, we need the help of all people regardless of age, race, nationality, religion or gender; people who are willing to stand up for peace.

We join Jeremy in his remarkable journey to stand up for peace!

Please, watch this video that documents Jeremy's journey, and shows the enormous importance of having a global day of peace.


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