jeremy gilley, peace one day
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Inspired by British director Jeremy Gilley, the Peace One Day film project was launched in 1999, with the support of countless individuals and organisations. The film documented and inspired the establishment of the United Nations International Day of Peace as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, now fixed in the calendar as 21st September from 2002.
Jeremy writes on the website “I founded Peace One Day in 1999 to document my efforts to create an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence with a fixed calendar date. In 2001, POD 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 September – Peace Day.”
Wars and civil unrest make any progress towards sustainable living simply impossible. In an instant they can undo years of work. We can’t ‘save the planet’ if we don’t save ourselves.
Peace One Day’s mission is “to engage all sectors of society, including governments, organisations of the United Nations system, regional and non-governmental organisations and individuals in observance of 21 September, through the practical manifestation of non-violence and ceasefire in accordance with UN GA Resolution 55/282, and encourage action on Peace Day that creates a united and sustainable world.”