Over the last few years, with the support of McKinsey & Company, Peace One Day has been measuring the impact of Peace Day across the globe. Today I am delighted to share with you the results of Peace Day 2015. We estimate that in 2015 1.5 billion people globally were exposed to the message of Peace Day, with 709 million aware of the day. The results show that an estimated 13 millionpeople behaved more peacefully as a consequence of Peace Day. Truly extraordinary numbers! Full details here.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you. It was your actions that created this result; your events, initiatives, social media posts and messages of peace that got us to this point. From the smallest school project to the largest peace march, this success belongs to everyone.
2016 is set to be a fantastic year, and we want to spread the message of Peace Day even further. To reach 3 billion people on Peace Day would be truly remarkable. We can only get there with your help. That means twice as many activities, sports events, dances, community gatherings or however else you mark Peace Day. Invite your work colleagues, neighbours, friends and family to become involved. Every single person counts! Don’t forget to tell us about your plans here.
Looking for ideas on how to mark Peace Day? Click here for examples of inspirational people and organisations who ran all kinds of wonderful, fun and impactful events on Peace Day in the past. Also, make sure to follow us online and on our social media platforms (links below)
I will be in touch next month with more news on what Peace One Day has planned for 2016. I know that with your support, Peace Day 2016 will be the greatest ever.
Founder, Peace One Day
PEACE ONE DAY FILMS
As the Film Awards season is upon us we’d like to share with you a film from one of our very well known supporters, Sir Michael Caine, in which he recites 'If' by Rudyard Kipling and shares his thoughts on peace.
To view other films from the Peace One Day journey please visit our YouTube channel.
PEACE DAY 2015 - THE RESULTS!
Click here to see full details of the Peace Day 2015 results. Source: estimated by Peace One Day with the support of McKinsey & Company.
PEACE DAY HIGHLIGHTS
Here’s another opportunity to take a look at some more wonderful Peace Day 2015 stories from organisations across the world. We hope that you will take inspiration from their amazing work and start planning some activities for Peace Day this year, and if you do please don't forget to tell us about them here! This month we are featuring Interfaith Peace Platform in the Central African Republic (CAR), Musicians without Borders in Rwanda, St George School in Australia, Jeuness'Espoir in the DRC amongst others, so please take a look....read more