LIVE LOCATIONS: New York: U.N. Headquarters, Ringing of the Peace Bell (September 17), the Millennium Review Summit (September 20-22). Los Angeles: Roots & Shoots Youth Celebration (September 20th). Kenya: Global Peace Festival Hawaii: Parade & Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace, (September 21st)
Giza Pyramids: Art Mile Peace Murals Global: Stand Up Take Action, (September 17-19) EarthDance Global Festival for Peace feeds from 20 locations will be included on September 18th. Global Festival for Peace, now in its 14th year, coordinates over 200 simultaneous public and private events celebrating peace with music, dance, speakers and the synchronized Prayer for Peace that joins all locations in a moment of shared intention.On September 18 we will be broadcasting these feeds, check their event map (right) for locations near you.
Live event coverage from Peace Day celebrations, concerts, and other gatherings are currently in the planning stages. If you have a live event taking place during our September 17 - September 21 Peace Day Global Broadcast, and you would like to be added to the live portion of the broadcast please contact us. Live events will be mixed with special featured segments listed hereunder:
Special interviews from Positive Spin TV exclusive content, and other sources, include:
Jane Goodall: United Nations Messenger of Peace, and Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute. We will showcase a celebration of the life and work of Dr. Jane Goodall on her 75th birthday, looking back at fifty years of dedication to animal and human rights, and there welfare
Mary Robinson: former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former president of Ireland
Sergio Duarte: UN Undersecratary-General for Disarmament
Bob Gould: president of the Bay Area chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility about their efforts to abolish nuclear weaponry
Ron Kovic, disabled Vietnam veteran, peace activist and author
During the 2009 Peace Day Broadcast, Youth Peace Ambassadors interviewed Michael Franti, and Joan Baez, this year we have scheduled interviews by Youth Peace Ambassadors with Yuval Ron, the Dean of Peace, and others. We will pursue an interview time with the following listed current United Nations Messengers of Peace:
3) Peace One Day, the History of Peace Day
A special look at the history of the United Nation's International Day of Peace and the efforts of Jeremy Gilley to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence with a fixed calendar date.
In 1999, preoccupied with questions about the fundamental nature of humanity and the most pressing issues of our time, filmmaker Jeremy Gilley launched Peace One Day and set out to find a starting point for peace. He had a mission: to document his efforts to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence with a fixed calendar date.
Remarkably, two years on, he achieved his primary objective when the 192 member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted 21 September as an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on the UN International Day of Peace. We call that day Peace Day.
4) Goldman Environmental Prize Recipients The Goldman Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. Segments in this year's Peace Day Global Broadcast will showcase the work of the following recipients.
Olga Speranskaya, Moscow, Russia: Formed a civil society network that has grown to include NGO groups, governmental bodies and academia in 11 former Soviet states. Together in equal partnerships with NGOs all over the region, she has focused on phasing out toxic chemicals and reducing harmful exposures to human health and the environment.
Maria Gunnoe, USA: Fights against environmentally-devastating mountaintop removal mining and valley fill operations in the heart of Appalachia, where the coal industry wields enormous power over government and public opinion. Her advocacy has led to the closure of mines in the region and stricter regulations for the industry.
Marc Ona Essangui, Gabon: In Gabon, a country without a culture of civic engagement, Marc Ona led efforts to publicly expose the unlawful agreements behind a huge mining project threatening the sensitive ecosystems of Gabon’s equatorial rain-forests. Ona’s efforts led to an unprecedented victory for civil society in Gabon, with the government adopting new environmental oversight regulations and significantly reducing the size of the mining concession.
Wanze Eduards & Hugo Jabini: Members of Maroon communities originally established by freed African slaves in the 1700s, who organized their communities against logging on their traditional lands, ultimately leading to a landmark ruling for indigenous and tribal peoples throughout the Americas to control resource exploitation in their territories. (see: Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Rights)
Rizwana Hasan, Bangladesh: Working to reduce the impact of Bangladesh’s exploitative and environmentally-devastating ship breaking industry, leading environmental attorney Rizwana Hasan led a legal battle resulting in increased government regulation and heightened public awareness about the dangers of ship breaking.
5) Human Rights
Time will be dedicated this year during the Peace Day Broadcast to reports on development in areas effecting Human Rights. Often overlooked is the fact that the observance of human rights is also an indicator of development. The Millennium Development Goals and human rights have much in common, as injustice and discrimination are key contributors to poverty and hunger.
The brochure entitled "The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights" clarifies the link between development and human rights, and vividly reveals how working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals will also result in progress on human rights.
Report on Brazil's innovative techniques and strategies to save the rainforest
"We Unite": a report on how Indian women are using micro-loans to better their lives, from the United Religions Initiative, an interfaith movement
"Dance for Life": story on the United Nations Population Fund's "Dance for Life" program
"Brother to the Dreamer: Behold the Dream": detailing the life and controversial death of the Rev. Dr. Alfred Daniel Williams King -- younger brother and an important strategist to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Report on the Iranian couple who are bicycling around the world to promote peace and environmental awareness
7) Global Oneness Project: Local Voices for a Global Future
Exploring how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world. Since 2006, they have been traveling the globe gathering stories from people who base their lives and work on the understanding that we bear great responsibility for each other.
With the advent of communications technologies like the Internet, interconnectedness is made easier, in conjunction and support of this segment we plan a segment focusing on the impact of virtual communities.
Musical entertainment acts are now being solicited and accepted for participation in the Peace Day 2010 Broadcast Event.
Participants from the music industry may participate in live performances at various celebratory Peace Day locations around the globe, give permission for broadcast use of use a music video posted publically (such as on YouTube), or create a special video specifically for use in the Peace Day Global Broadcast.
Following are two of last year's included entertainment pieces from Peace One Day & Amnesty International
Playing For Change Music Show
Consciousness (Spirit & Religion)
Leveraging Technology for Greater Sustainability & Equality
In depth look at the impact that Information Technologies can have in addressing poverty, and achieving the Millennium Development Goals. We shall explore the potentials for a more sustainable and just socioeconomic model through the leveraging of telemedicine, distant learning, online social networking, virtual worlds, and the new type of digital economies that they empower.
We will show how the Internet and Information Age technologies are a viable means for achieving the specific Millennium Development Goal Target 8A for "Developing further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system".
"Is it possible that virtual world economies might make a gross impact equivalent to that of a real country? Actually, yes. Virtual worlds are already that big, economically speaking." ~ Virtual World Economy: It's Namibia Basically
If developing countries are going to rise out of poverty in a sustainable manner, without relying on value created from local natural resources, they will need an alternative for wealth creation that includes community access to the global digital market. The ability to earn from all things that can be created and sold digitally; music, art, literature, videos, marketing, and consultancy can be the basis for a more sustainable Information Age economic model. A person who makes a living from shooting a lion for example, could in a digital economy instead shoot a lion video, which could be sold by anyone, and both the seller and content creator (the reformed lion killer) could profit.
In this case the lion is left alive, potential jobs for distributors are created, wealth is imported into the developing community from affiliate Internet sales to the 1st world, and an "equal" playing-field (flatter world) exist's for all to earn as either a creator or distributor of content.
Your Human RightsLast Updated on 2010-08-19 00:00:00Through the United Nations conventions and agreements you have Human Rights which have been agreed to and are recognized, following are links to pages explaining those rights and the text of United Nations documents relating to each.
Know your Rights!
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Convention on the Rights of the Child
International Right to Equal Remuneration
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining
Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Rights
Freedom From Racial Discrimination
Human Genome & Human Rights
Charter of the United Nations
Convention Against Torture
Convention Against Genocide
The Geneva ... More »
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