The concert will mark the start of a 365-day countdown to a global truce that the organization hopes to inspire in 2012. For Peace Day 2012, Peace One Day is calling for and working towards a day of ceasefire and non-violence – a Global Truce –observed by all sectors of society globally, from governments to the individual. POD hopes this will be the largest reduction in global violence in recorded history, both domestically and internationally.
“Peace One Day is calling for a Global Truce on Peace Day 2012,” says 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. 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. Everyone has a role to play. The O2 Arena show launches a 365-day countdown. I’m so grateful to all the artists for giving their time to help Peace One Day take this message to the people of the world.”
The O2 Arena show, which will be filmed in HD and broadcast internationally, is the first in a trilogy of Peace One Day concerts produced as part of the London 2012 Festival. The Peace Day Concert 2012 will feature an appearance by Elton John.
“When I heard about Peace One Day, what they have achieved & what they are now going for, a Global Truce on Peace Day 2012, I had to become involved,” says Eliza Doolittle. “You can too. Come to the O2 Arena on 21 September this year and go to www.peaceoneday.org to find out more. POD is a ground breaking initiative and I’m proud to be a part of it.”