Were you aware that Peace One Day was on Sunday September 21 ?
In 1999, Jeremy Gilley, a film maker, founded Peace One Day, a non-profit organisation. In 2001 Peace One Day’s efforts were rewarded when the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September – Peace Day.
Peace One Day’s objective is to institutionalise Peace Day 21 September, making it a day that is self-sustaining, an annual day of global unity, a day of intercultural cooperation on a scale that humanity has never known.
To support this goal, and inspired by a 70% recorded reduction in violent incidents on Peace Day 2008 in Afghanistan (source: United Nations Department of Safety and Security), Jeremy launched series of Peace One Day coalitions, each with a lead partner: the NGO Coalition; the ‘Reducing Domestic Violence’ Coalition; the Student Coalition; the Faith Coalition; the Media Coalition; the Corporate Coalition; and the Schools’ Network.
Last year 10,000 health workers, including Rotarians, were able to work in Afghanistan giving Polio drops and other medical help to the children.
The target is that 3 billion people will be aware of Peace Day by 2016
Peace One Day will feature at the District Conference on Sunday morning when we will have a morning hearing about Peace and Conflict Resolutions.
District Conference March 27-29, 2015 Warwick University
Conference registration has commenced and you can find details of the programme
and registration forms
on the District website
Register now to take advantage of the early booking discount