Peace One Day
Type of Organization: Non-governmental - Non-Profit
Home Country: United Kingdom
21 September is Peace Day, a day for individuals to become part of a wide-scale community action, as well as a day that provides a window of opportunity for aid organizations to carry out life saving work.
You may already know that Peace One Day led the initiative to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence, unanimously adopted by United Nations member states as 21 September – Peace Day. You may also know that we then proved that the day could work in areas of conflict, most notably in Afghanistan, where Peace Day agreements have led to the vaccination against polio of 4.5 million children in recent years. We are grateful to UNICEF, WHO, UNAMA and other UN agencies for making it a great success.
Over the years, the Peace One Day team has developed a truly global education resource collection that advances active learning in the areas of peace, non-violence and intercultural cooperation. Access our free resources and explore our lesson plans with ideas for Peace Day activities here.
These successes and many others led filmmaker Jeremy Gilley to launch the Global Truce 2012 campaign: what we hope will be the largest reduction of violence on one day — Peace Day 21 September 2012 — a world record; and the largest ever gathering of individuals in the name of peace.
Name: Peace One Day
Type: Non-governmental - Non-Profit
St. George's House 15 St. George's Road
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2LE
Voice Phone: +44 (0) 208 334 9900
Fax: +44 (0) 208 948 0545
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org