11 Days of Global Unity Sept. 11-21 is an annual promotion of peace, justice and environmental stewardship that communities and organizations take part in around the world. It culminates on September 21st, the U.N. International Day of Peace ,
In 2004 We, The World ( www.WeTheWorld.org ) launched 11 Days of Global Unity as a breakthrough platform for linking local awareness and action campaigns into an inspiring international movement for peace, sustainability and transformation.
Supporters of the launch included Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and 11 Days Honorary Co-Chairs Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Irene Khan (Secretary General of Amnesty International) , Marianne Williamson, John McConnell (the original Founder of Earth Day) , Hazel Henderson, Ervin Laszlo, Jonathan Granoff, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Robert Thurman, Sally Fisher, Riane Eisler, Lynne Twist, Paul Winter, Nina Meyerhof, and New York City Councilman Alan J. Gerson.
11 Days now annually includes more than 700 concerts, festivals, webcasts, and many other activities, in over 60 countries around the world. By combining artistic presentations, inspiration, consciousness-raising and taking action, 11 Days embodies our strategy of Inspire, Inform and Involve for moving humanity off the path of catastrophe and towards creating a world that works for all.
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In 2006, 11 Days of Global Unity included a celebration of the 100 year Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's first nonviolent peace action September 11th 1906 to raise awareness about Apartheid in South Africa. Together with Gandhi's grandson, Arun Gandhi, and the MK Gandhi Institute, 11 Days of Forgiving and Mahatma Gandhi's 11 Practices of Satyagraha were included and promoted as part of 11 Days of Global Unity.
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The U.N. International Day of Peace was started in 1981 as a day to announce and celebrate ceasefires in conflict areas around the world. It began as a moveable date taking place on the opening day of each new Session of the U.N. General Assembly in September. Starting in 2001 the UN decided to permanently fix the International Day of Peace on September 21st.
11 Days of Global Unity is designed to maximize public awareness about humanity's major challenges and encourage involvement in the solutions.
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