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Peace One Day

A DAY OF GLOBAL CEASEFIRE AND NON-VIOLENCE IT STARTED WITH A CRAZY IDEA...

Mail AttachmentPeace One Day is a non-profit organisation whose objective is "to institutionalize the International Day of Peace, 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." Founded in 1999 by the British documentary filmmaker and actor Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day was instrumental in the United Nations' unanimous adoption, in 2001, of the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September – Peace Day. UN GA Resolution 55/282 declares that "the International Day of Peace shall henceforth be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the Day". It also invites organizations and individuals "to commemorate the International Day of Peace through education and public awareness, and to cooperate with the United Nations in the establishment of the global ceasefire".

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