Image: Take Off Over Harmondsworth. Photo courtesy of 2011 Bar-Tur Award Winner Jessica Sumerling
PEACE ONE DAY
Peace One Day’s objective is to institutionalise Peace Day 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.
Throughout the years, millions of people have been active on Peace Day in every country of theworld, and hundreds of organisations have carried out life-saving activities in areas of conflict.
SUPPORT FROM THE UNITED NATIONS
In 1999, Jeremy Gilley founded Peace One Day, a non-profit organisation, and in 2001 Peace One Day’s efforts were rewardedwhen the member states of the United Nations unanimouslyadopted the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non- violence on 21 September – Peace Day.
CEASEFIRE AND VACCINATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN
To prove the day can work, Jeremy and Peace One Day Ambassador Jude Law travelled to Afghanistan to spearhead a campaign that, over the years, has resulted in over 4.5 million children being vaccinated against polio in hitherto unreachable areas, as a resultof Peace Day agreements in the region
In 2016 it is estimated that 2.2 billion people were exposed to the Peace Day message, 940 million were fully aware of the day, resulting in around 16 million behaving more peacefully (McKinsey & Co).
DISPLACEMENT: UNCERTAIN JOURNEYS