In an effort to inspire greater peace throughout the world, the non-profit group Peace One Day recently announced its plans for the celebration of Global Truce on Peace Day in 2012.
The international holiday was adopted by the United Nations in 2001 and seeks to inspire a total cease fire throughout the world, be it among warring nations or neighborhood children. The goal is to show the world what can happen when bloodshed is completely prevented for a full day.
On September 21, the group Peace One Day will begin its countdown to the 2012 holiday, marking the occasion with a concert and lecture series in London. The event will feature performances by Eliza Doolittle, Youssou NDour, Afroreggae, Flawless and the English National Ballet and speeches from Jude Law and the organization's founder Jeremy Gilley.
"We have a clear strategy and we hope this will be the largest reduction in global violence in recorded history, both domestically and internationally," said Gilley. "This day is as much about non-violence in our schools, our homes, workplace and local communities as it is about ceasefire on the international stage."