Tuesday, 19. September 2006
Peace Day - September 21

The Peace One Day (POD) film project began as the vision of one man, British filmmaker, Jeremy Gilley. Launched in September 1999, POD gained active support from all sectors of society, from governments through to individuals. In September 2001, POD achieved its primary objective.

A United Nations General Assembly resolution (A/Res/55/282), put forward by the UK and Costa Rican governments, was unanimously adopted by all UN member states, formally establishing an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on the UN International Day of Peace, fixed in the global calendar on 21 September - Peace Day.

All sectors of society are being asked to honour and celebrate the Day on 21 September. The vision of the Day extends far beyond the cessation of violent conflict and represents an opportunity for individuals to join in a moment of global unity.

Peace One Day - The Film.
Watch the six one-minute infomercials used to raise awareness of the Day around the world.
And here is a Trailer at Google Video.

At 12 noon on September 21st, let us take one Minute of Silence together for peace and nonviolence - in our homes, schools, businesses, or street corners, wherever we are.

"September 21, the International Day of Peace, is a day on which we reaffirm our commitment to this quest...
It is meant to be a day of global cease-fire, when all countries and all people stop all hostilities for the entire day.
And it is a day on which people around the world observe a minute of silence at 12 noon local time.
Twenty-four hours is not a long time.
But it is... long enough to look over the barricades, or through the barbed wire, to see if there is another path."

Secretary-General Kofi Annan
New York, 21 September 2005

The International Day of Peace
September 21
Join the worldwide movement to create a Global Ceasefire and day of peace and nonviolence: More than 2500 events in 181 countries. Check out all the countries to see the list of planned Peace Day activities.


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