Thursday, 20 September 2012

Tomorrow is World Peace Day

World Peace Day has been held on 21 September for the last ten years. I'm only sad that more people don't know about it.
Two questions to think about:
1.  Why does the Media not raise the profile of this movement?
2.  Would the Media rather report acts of aggression than acts of peace?

The Global Truce 2012 Campaign:

This year, for Peace Day 21 September 2012Peace One Day is calling for and working towards a day of ceasefire and non-violence, the Global Truce 2012 campaign. They are hoping that it will be the largest global reduction of violence ever recorded on one day, and the largest ever gathering of individuals in the name of peace.

Some more about Peace One Day:

Peace One Day has the backing of the United Nations and has, over the last 10 years, created the opportunity for life-saving activities and actions by individuals throughout the world. These range from:

The provision of polio vaccinations for 4.5 million children as a result of Peace Day agreements in Afhganistan since 2007


Highlighting issues of domestic violence which sadly occurs throughout the world and in all societies. 

The Peace One Day Celebration Concert:
If you haven’t heard about Peace One Day then you won’t have heard about the Peace One Day Celebration Concert. It is going to be streamed live on You Tube. You can find it via Peace One Day’s YouTube channel from 7.30pm (London time) on Peace Day, Friday 21 September 2012. Wherever you are in the world you can join Peace One Day in celebrating Peace Day and Global Truce 2012.

Spread the Word:
Please mention Peace One Day to at least one other person today.
  • Tweet about it if you're on Twitter using #PeaceDay #GlobalTruce2012
  • Talk about it with your class if you're a teacher. Visit the Global Truce Schools' Network.
  • Issue a report about it if you're a member of the Media
  • Blog about it if you’re a blogger
  • Like them on their Facebook page
  • And don’t forget to watch the concert!

World peace is a big ask but at least there are people out there who are trying to make a difference. I hope you'll agree that they need and deserve our support.


  1. YAY! for world peace day. What a great day it will be. I think it's awesome that you're spreading the word.

  2. I didn't know this. Thank you for sharing this, Rosalind.

    Will Tweet and FB this.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  3. very nice, Rosalind. We'll try for some peace in Texas today. It's a crazy world, but it sure does seem like world peace is possible if one reads writer blogs. Thanks and enjoy the day

  4. Yes indeed, it's a wonderful initiative! If only people would consider it for more than one day per year..

  5. Thanks for highlighting this - have done the FB likey-thing. Now must remember the twitter thing tomorrow. If ordinary people don't stand up for peace, what hope do we have?

  6. Wouldn't it be lovely if it worked, and people liked it so much that it never stopped?

  7. If only peace were a contagious condition. As far back as I can remember, there's always been conflict in the world. Like the song asks, "When will we ever learn?"

  8. Been standing up for/chaining myself to stuff for marching for this since 16.Ain't arrived yet, but let us hope and pray.

  9. It's wonderful, but it would be good if we could get people thinking about it for more than 1 day a year.

    As for the media, 'peace' doesn't sell as well as 'conflict'. Sad, but true. :(

  10. I guess it's never too late to celebrate world peace! Julie

  11. No I didn't hear about it.Wouldn't it be lovely for everyone to live in harmony together. I think that's what most ordinary folk want.

  12. Hi Ros .. it was on my radar - next year it will definitely be highlighted.

    Thanks for reminding us ..I'll make a definite note for 2013 .. cheers Hilary