What is Happening on the Peace Day 2012 at the United Nations
For an inspiring sampling of wonderful plans from around the world, please “Catch the Peace Wave” on Wednesday, September 12th, as the Summer of Peace joins with the International Day of Peace Committee at the UN to host an international telesummit from 8:00-9:30 Pacific/11:00-12:30 Eastern time.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will issue his statement shortly for the IDP, calling for everyone to join in the 12 noon Minute of Silence that will circle the globe. Watch for it on the UN Peace Day website: <http://www.un.org/peaceday>.
PeaceDay TV will be webcasting the Minute of Silence / Moment of Peace starting with Maori ceremonies in New Zealand and continuing for 24 hours, with live feeds from Australia, Hong Kong, China, Nepal, India, France, Spain, Benin, Israel, Afghanistan, Ghana, England, Brazil, New York (UN HQ), Canada, Ecuador, and locations in the U.S. that include Hawaii, Los Angeles, Portland, and Philadelphia and much more. Mayor Gerald Tremblay not only will host a ceremony at Montreal’s city hall, but has also invited all the other Mayors for Peace worldwide to observe the Minute of Silence.
And don’t miss the exciting array of projects launched by Peace One Day, including the Global Truce 2012. NGOs, governments, faith & interfaith organizations, students and schools can sign on to join the coalition at http://peaceoneday.org/coalitions/.
This year’s events at the United Nations will also be particularly exciting. In addition to the annual ringing of the Peace Bell by the Secretary-General and the student observance for 500 high school and college students (watch the webcast at http://webtv.un.org/live-now), across the the street, at the Church Center for the United Nations, artists, musicians, NGOs and religious leaders will take part in a day-long vigil – while some will march to Times Square to raise flags there to pause for the Minute of Silence. And later in the afternoon, Dr. Jane Goodall will celebrate her 10th year as a UN Messenger of Peace by taking the message of “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future” downtown to the site of the National September 11 Memorial for a peace ceremony there. You can register to attend at http://bit.ly/QD5o7W by September 19th.
There is no way to do justice to all the magnificent events being planned. To see the scope of activities on an interactive map of the world, visit www.internationaldayofpeace.org - and don’t forget to post your own event for the International Day of Peace!