On September 21st, the annual “Peace Day” Global Broadcast will stream live the first ever Global Peace Wave connecting concerts, festivals, parades, prayers and ceremonies around the world in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the UN International Day of Peace.
Created as a day of ceasefire and non-violence for the world, this day has allowed aid workers to safely enter areas of conflict to deliver medical, food, and educational materials. Since its inception, Peace Day has marked our personal and planetary progress toward peace, now including millions of people in all parts of the world, organizing and participating in events to celebrate this important day. A landmark celebration will take place in the Middle East where a Peace Day LIVE concert featuring Muslim, Christian, and Jewish musicians will take place in Tel Aviv. Mayors for Peace throughout the world will also participate in special Peace Day events.
Since 2009 the day’s activities have been documented and shared with live coverage through Internet livestreaming via the “Peace Day Global Broadcast.” The broadcast can be viewed on the originating Peace Day broadcast site at www.peaceday.tv and many websites including the United Nations, The Culture of Peace Initiative, All Things Peace, Unity Foundation, Peace Day LIVE, and over 100 other locations where the Peace Day TV channel has been embedded.
This non-profit broadcast will begin at Midnight GMT time on September 21st, Peace Day. The first location will be New Zealand at noon (local time), where a “Minute of Silence – Moment of Peace” will be observed with the indigenous Maori culture. In every subsequent time zone as the broadcast follows the sun around the world, a Minute of Silence – Moment of Peace ceremony will take place at Noon, building a “Global Peace Wave” over a 24 hour period.
From New Zealand live coverage of concerts, festivals, and much more will be featured from locations in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Afghanistan, France, England, Spain, Germany, Scotland, The United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil to name just a few.
From the United Nations Headquarters in New York, a special three hour “Peace Wave” presentation will be hosted by “Cercle de Paix – Circle of Peace” and The Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI), a UN-designated “Peace Messenger Initiative” with participants in all the world’s regions. The “Peace Wave” presentation will take place from 11:30 am (EST) to 3:30 pm (EST).
As Peace Day (September 21st) comes to an end in Hawaii, pre-produced content including updates on the Millennium Development Goals, Human Rights, Water, and the environment will close out the day. Broadcasting will continue all weekend with coverage of concerts in New Orleans, youth activities in Michigan, live interviews with peace-builders, and more. The official broadcast ends on Sunday, September 23rd, but highlights will be re-broadcast throughout the year on www.peaceday.tv. Unity Foundation www.unityfoundation.org is the founder of The Peace Day Global Broadcasts, which are produced by All Things Peace and Unity Foundation.
After leaving the West Coast of North America (12:20 PST / 3:30 EST) portions of South America will be highlighted, followed by coverage in Hawaii of their annual Peace Day Parade, and the Mauai Blissfest.
As Peace Day (September 21st) comes to an end in Hawaii, pre-produced content including updates on the Millennium Development Goals, Human Rights, Water, and the environment will close out the day. Broadcasting will continue through the weekend with coverage of concerts in New Orleans, youth activities in Michigan, live interviews with peace-builders, and much more. The official broadcast ends on Sunday, September 23rd, but highlights will be re-broadcast throughout the year over the Peace Day TV channel.
One of the nice things about the Peace Day Global Broadcast is that the channel it streams on, Peace Day TV, is available for social sharing through Facebook, Twitter, or even embedding the broadcast on any website.
People are actually encouraged to embed the Broadcast on their own website. To do so visit http://www.LiveStream.com.com/peacedaytv/share, then follow the three steps of (1) Choosing a player type, i.e. just the video player or Combo widget which includes the global chat function; (2) choosing a color, size of player (640 recommended) and play option (auto Paly recommended); then (3) copying the embed code which can be placed on your website. People can also share the player on their Facebook page by clicking the “F” icon in the lower right corner of any player, or tweeting it by clicking the little “t” located in the lower right corner (sample at www.peaceday.tv).
This broadcast would not be possible without the support of sponsors, Peace Day Global Broadcast thanks it’s current sponsors which include Unity Foundation, The Prem Rawat Foundation, and the Shift Network. Individual support is also helpful to the broadcasting teams, for those wishing to support the broadcast with tax-deductible donations, visi www.allthingspeace.org (All Things Peace) which is one of the co-producers of the event. Other producers of the Peace Day Global Broadcast include Culture of Peace Initiative, Cercle de paix, Peace Day TV, Light of Life Society, Unity Foundation, and Mayors for Peace.
Participants of the “PEACE DAY” 2012 Global Internet Broadcast:
Live coverage or videos for inclusion in the 2012 broadcast are being provided with use rights by the following organizations: UNICEF, World Food Programme, World Peace Prayer Society, United Religions Initiative, United Nations Development Programme, Peace Day LIVE, Mayors For Peace, International Cities of Peace, Amnesty International, Peace One Day, Pathways To Peace, Peace Music Project, Playing for Change, Culture Of Peace Initiative, Earthdance, Everest Peace Project, The Shift Network, Global Exchange, Global Sufficiency Network, Goldman Environmental Foundation, Water.org, Energy Village, Nonviolent Peaceforce, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Parliament of the World’s Religions, Rainforest Action Network, The Community Solution, Prem Rawat Foundation, UN Department of Public Information, UN Ass. of the USA, Unity Foundation, UNIFEM, UNESCO, Vision of Humanity, and many more.