UN International Day of Peace: 9/21

September 11, 2007

image - Peace One Day - logoIn 2001, Peace One Day achieved its primary objective. United Nations General Assembly resolution (A/Res/55/282) was unanimously adopted by 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 SeptemberPeace Day.

That statement comes from a letter written by Jeremy Gilley, founder of Peace One Day. You can read the letter here.

Peace One Day – the Movie

image - Peace One Day - DVD coverIf this film doesn’t inspire you to take political action, nothing will. The story is one about an ordinary person (who happens to be a minor movie-maker) who decides to do something to change the world. His quest takes him around the world to the conflict hot-spots such as in Africa and the middle east, to schools around the world, to visit religious leaders like the Dalai Lama, and to meetings with world leaders and the United Nations (in a borrowed suit and last-minute haircut). Seeing him get ordinary Palestinians and Israelis together in a room discussing their desires for peace, or listening to the young people in Africa arguing about whether it will work, was a nice touch. – Carl Kenner [comment on IMDB]

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