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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Peace One Day Jeremy Gilley

We're building the biggest call for peace the world has ever seen: 
Global Truce 2012  and we want you to be part of it!
Each year, 21 September marks Peace Day;
a day for wide-scale community action, and a day for UN agencies
and aid organisations to safely carry out life-saving work.

What have we done so far?

By 2007 - 100 million people have been active
on Peace Day (source UNDPI).
Peace Day 2007 - Peace One Day ambassador Jude Law and
founder Jeremy Gilley traveled to Afghanistan to spearhead
a campaign that has resulted in 4.5 million children being vaccinated 
against polio in previously unreachable areas.
Peace Day 2008 - UN Department of Safety and Security recorded a
70% reduction in violent incidents in Afghanistan on Peace Day.
Peace Day 2010 - WHO/UNICEF/Afghan Ministry of Public Health
vaccinated over 50,000 children and women in 
23 locations against all vaccine-preventable diseases.
They also launched a nationwide polio campaign 
targeting 8 million children across Afghanistan.

And the future?

For Peace Day 2012, we're calling for a day of 
ceasefire and non-violence - a Global Truce.

We want 21 September 2012 to be the largest reduction in
global violence in recorded history, both domestically and internationally.
We know that this is an ambitious aim,
but we believe that each individual has the power to make a difference 
if we all come together, we can change the world, one day at a time.
Take the first step to peace  

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