Voice of Jeremy(m): In July １９９８， I decided to make a film about peace. Then I realized there was no day of peace. That was it. I was going to try and establish the first ever annual peace day， a day of global ceasefire and non-violence， a day for everyone to become involved in the peace process. If I failed， the film could make a profound statement about a world unwilling to change. If I succeeded， well， that was almost inconceivable.
HOST: September 21 is the annual United Nations International Day of Peace，also known as the World Peace Day. On this day,a global ceasefire and non-violence is observed by all 192 member states of the United Nations. Imagine, all weapons are laid down for 24 hours, in honor of peace.
Even more remarkable， however， is the story of how World Peace Day really came to life. It was approved by the leaders of the United Nations and supported by many more， but it all began with one determined individual. Mr. Jeremy Gilley， award-winning British filmmaker， is the founder and chair of the non-profit organization， Peace One Day. Mr. Gilley’s mission has been to document on film his amazing １０-year journey to establish the World Peace Day and the remarkable achievements made thereafter.
On Peace Day， September ２１， there will be activities all over the world: Immunization campaigns， football matches， children singing， families making up.
You can find out all this information on www.PeaceOneDay.org
. You can also use the site to make our own commitment which we really hope you do. Many thanks.