FOREWORD FROM JEREMY GILLEY
Today marks the six-month countdown to Peace Day, 21 September 2019.
This Peace Day is special for us all here at Peace One Day, as it marks 20 years since the organisation was launched.
To commemorate this important milestone, plans are underway for Peace One Day’s 20th anniversary celebration on Saturday 21 September 2019 – more details to follow.
2019 is gearing up to be a year of continued expansion, exciting partnerships and new campaigns. We are on course to have young people taking action for Peace Day in every one of the 193 United Nations member states through the Peace One Day education programme.
I will be travelling extensively to talk about the importance of Peace Day, a day of ceasefire and non-violence, from the USA to Cambodia and beyond, I can’t wait to tell you all about it.
So, it only remains for me to wish you all the best for your Peace Day 2019 preparations.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support.
This year we are launching a new campaign focussed on the reduction on Cyber Violence. We know that Cyber Violence affects the mental health and wellbeing of children, adults and families alike; online bullying, harassment and revenge is a global pandemic. By monitoring online language globally, our campaign will drive and demonstrate behavioural change in the Cyber World. We want to see a decrease in violent language and an increase in peaceful communication on Peace Day – 21 September 2019.
Peace Day presents schools, young people, teachers, parents and anti-bullying groups with a valuable focal point for their efforts in combatting cyber-bullying worldwide.
Peace One Day is spreading the message of Peace and Non-violence into the digital world. #CyberNonViolence
The Partnership for Peace Coalition
In 2018, Peace One Day established a network of organisations committed to peace, promoting Goal 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals – the Partnership for Peace Coalition. By Peace Day 2018 there were 94 member organisations. Their work as part of the coalition significantly contributed to #goal17 achieving a global social media reach of over 3.5 million people – (a rise of 3.4 million since the launch of the coalition).
We can’t wait to continue growing the coalition this year, highlighting the importance of working together to raise awareness and celebrating each other’s peacebuilding achievements.
Since Peace One Day Ambassador Jude Law and Founder Jeremy Gilley launched Impact Profile at the Oxford Union last year, we have been piloting the app, which we believe will create a legacy of peace and sustainability for future generations.
We wanted to ensure that Impact Profile grows with the collaboration of real users, so for the past 5 months we have been running a Pilot Programme, enlisting the support of over 100 Pilots selected from 48 countries with 28 Universities represented.
We are learning so much about how to make the app more effective, and we are now starting to plan for the next phase in our rollout.
Mike Posner: Coast to Coast
On 23 March, Peace One Day Ambassador Mike Posner will start walking across America, from the east coast to the west. Anyone is welcome to join him at any point on his journey. He also plans to do free surprise concerts.
Follow Mike on Twitter and Instagram. Best of luck Mike, from all at POD!