Ready to Go

We have less than two months to go until Peace Day, and I wanted to step back from the preparations for just a moment to update you on our progress.

We are fully moved into our new office (see the February feature on it here). That may not seem like a big deal, but if you had seen us working out of my mother’s spare bedroom eleven years ago, you would be as proud as I am of this new space.

And I think you’ll be equally proud of the work we’ve been doing in the new office: Jude Law and I have just completed a viewing of our new film – Jude is co-producing with me. We’re both extremely excited about the final film and its distribution: BBC World will be broadcasting the film on 18/19 September this year and they reach 283 million homes.

As you may already know, Jude is also co-producing the Peace One Day 2010 Celebration in Paris on 17 September (see details about the show here). Tickets are on sale now. Please come if you can and support what promises to be a magical night.

At POD we are receiving final details for Peace Day 2010 from around the world – One Day One Goal football/soccer matches, life-saving activities specific to Peace Day, activities in schools, at home and in the workplace. I’m also keeping an eye on our targets for 2011 and 2012 – watch this space for developments on that front.

To those of you who have made a commitment, thank you; and to those of you who have yet to make one, there is still time.

What will you do? Hold a football/soccer match? Screen one of our movies for your friends? If you know a teacher, encourage them to register; our Education Resource is now available free in all six official languages of the UN.

The key is that you do something – it can be as simple as bringing your family and friends together.

You can start by completing the 3 steps to Peace One Day:

1.Decide what you will do to make peace on September 21, at school, at home or in your local community;

2.Log your Peace Day commitment at www.peaceoneday.org;

3.Tell others around the world and ask them to complete the Three Steps to Peace One Day.

Thanks.

In peace,

Jeremy Gilley

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