Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Originally taking place on the third Tuesday of September each year, in 2001, following a further resolution to the UN General Assembly, again sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica, the day was fixed on the 21st September. The significance of this day from 2001 onwards was enlarged considerably due to the relentless work of the English documentary film maker, Jeremy Gilley, who pressed the United Nations to declare that the International Day of Peace would be marked as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence.
Peace Day is growing in importance each year as more and more people are not only becoming aware of its existence, but are actively wishing to support and promote its ideals. The establishing of a global day of peace and non-violence is possibly one of the most significant events in the history of human-kind. It is an event of profound importance to us all.
12seconds for Peace, in supporting the concept and ideals of Peace Day, is asking everyone to make a stand for peace. 12seconds for Peace is asking you to contribute your 12seconds for Peace video now. If you have thought about contributing in the past and somehow just never got around to it, or promised a video and then simply did not have the time, then now is the time to make a difference. Now is the time - just 12 seconds to make a difference and tell the world that you too want peace.
You can shoot your video via webcam right on this blog via the TokBox screen at the top right. Just record and hit send. It's that simple. Or if you fancy doing something a little more creative, then please feel free and email your video to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is your chance to make a difference. Your chance to stand for peace. Don't let the lack of time stand in your way. It only takes 12seconds...
As we move towards Peace Day, it is somehow appropriate that today's video, again courtesy of the commitment and enthusiasm of Todd and Gina at Murdock's Trinity Records in Arizona, presents the messages of peace of three young boys. The youth of the world are the one's that will inherit whatever we decide to leave for them. Let it be peace.
If you are in Arizona and want to get on board with 12seconds for Peace, why not contact Todd and Gina at Murdock's Trinity Records. I am sure they would love to hear from you and are very willing to talk to you and help you with your own 12seconds for Peace video. You can find their Facebook page here.
Steve Gooch for 12seconds for Peace
The legal stuff.
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