Wednesday, September 20

Peace One Day - 21 September 2006

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.

The Peace One Day Objectives

  • To raise global awareness of Peace Day, 21 September annually.

  • To engage all sectors of society including governments, organisations of the United Nations system, regional and non-governmental organisations and individuals in the peaceful observance of 21 September through the practical manifestation of non-violence and ceasefire in accordance with UN GA Resolution 55/282.

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