Thursday, January 21, 2016

Peace Week 2016 begins





 from Jeremy Gilley 

A very Happy New Year to you, your family and loved ones. To kick off 2016 we have redesigned our newsletter - I hope you like it!
I'm delighted to say that the Peace One Day strategy for 2016 is now set. Amongst many exciting events that are being planned, there will be another Youth Celebration in the Great Lakes region of Africa. More details to follow in future newsletters.
A lot has happened since Peace Day 2015. Our Patrons Dinner on 15 December was a great success, and we continue to be supported by inspiring people in the corporate world (see link on the right to watch the official film of the event).
Thanks to the support of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, we now have over 6,500 active Peace Day supporters in the Great Lakes region, all of whom are committed to spreading the message of Peace where it is needed the most. We have been working on new ideas for our campaign, looking to involve even more people in Peace Day activities in 2016. 
Meanwhile, McKinsey & Company have started the process of measuring the awareness of Peace Day 2015 globally. The first indications are that the numbers were incredible; we will let you know the official result when it is finalised. 
In 2016 we are aiming to expose 3 billion people to the Peace Day message. We can do it, and you can help us get there! There are lots of ways you can get involved - click here for inspiration. We want to hear about your plans for Peace Day, so please email us and let us know.
Can’t wait to get started!
In peace,
Jeremy Gilley
Founder, Peace One Day
Peace One Day Films
On December 15th at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall we held a wonderfully successful Patrons Dinner, hosted by POD Patrons President Emmet B. Keeffe III. The evening raised significant funds for and awareness of Peace One Day. Watch the highlights of the event with the official Patrons Dinner film.

Campaign Update
Peace Day 2015 was a great success with over 12,000 events taking place worldwide. Communities were united through education, faith, sport and culture. With support from the Howard G. Buffet Foundation, great strides were made in promoting awareness of Peace Day in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. The team are working towards making Peace Day 2016 even bigger with... Read more.

Peace Day Highlights
We’d like to share with you a small selection of Peace Day 2015 stories from some of our partners across the globe. Their wonderful work goes beyond Peace Day, but these inspiring stories show the unifying power of Peace Day. Take a look at what Kivu Youth Entertainment in the DRC, Club PESCT in Rwanda and Tijuana Propone in Mexico and others did to... Read more.

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Une très bonne année à vous, votre famille et vos proches. Pour lancer 2016 nous avons repensé notre communiqué – j’espère qu’il vous plaira!Pour en savoir plus.