Global Truce 2012 September 21 1Each year, September 21 marks Peace Day — a day for wide-scale community action, and a day for United Nations agencies and aid organizations to safely carry out life-saving work. By 2007, 100 million people were active on Peace Day. On Peace Day 2008, the U.N. Department for Safety and Security recorded a 70% reduction in violent incidents in Afghanistan.

For Peace Day 2012, there is an initiative to have all sectors of society observe a day of Global Truce.

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…individuals in every country, at home, in schools, in the workplace, in our local communities, and those engaged in armed conflict on the international stage. Everyone has a role to play.

You can join the campaign via www.peaceoneday.org. There are numerous social media activities (Facebook | Twitter)and even a free Peace One Day App.

Watch the inspiring Ted Talk from Jeremy Gilley, the actor, filmmaker, peac activist and founder of the non-profit organization Peace One Day.

[via CNN]

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