11 Days of Global Unity - 11 Ways to Change the World
Celebrating our 12th Anniversary in 2016!
||"The 11 Days of Global Unity aims at strengthening the ideals of unity and equality, diversity and oneness, harmony and compassion and, above all, at advancing the culture of peace. I welcome this remarkable initiative." - former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UNAmbassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
|"As an Honorary Co-Chair of the 2004 launch of 11 Days of Global Unity, I am excited to see its tremendous growth and development."
- bestselling author and speaker Deepak Chopra
||"On the occasion of 11 Days of Global Unity, culminating on the International Day of Peace, we invite you to join us in a movement without which all the other movements for change cannot be successful. The crucial movement we are talking about is the shift from 'I' to 'WE'." - Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu
|"Together we want to celebrate the 11 Days of Global Unity. It's time for us to realize that we are a part of all the suffering in the world - those who are hungry and starving, all those animals that face extinction. Then we begin to make the change& from 'I' to 'WE'. It's WE, We, The World. It's us together. Because it's when we all get together that we will make the changes we must make. We are the world." - Primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall|
From empowering students and teachers in Zambia to interfaith dialogues in San Francisco, thousands of organizations around the world have taken part in the annual 11 Days of Global Unity September 11-21.
Launched by We, The World and global partners in 2004, 11 Days is a worldwide convergence of festivals, concerts, forums, rallies and other programs promoting peace, justice, sustainability and transformation that annually includes as many as 700 associated events in over 60 countries around the world. It culminates on September 21st, the U.N. International Day of Peace
Neale Donald Walsch (Conversations With God), Steve Farrell (Humanity's Team)
Sept 12 Interdependence
Zoe Weil (Institute For Humane Education)
Sept 13 Environment
Jane Goodall (The Jane Goodall Institute)
Sept 14 Economic Justice
Tavis Smiley (Tavis Smiley on PBS, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto)
Sept 15 Health
Ocean Robbins (Food Revolution Network)
Sept 16 Children And Youth
Aji Piper and Rachel Marco-Havens ( Earth Guardians)
Sept 17 Women
Joumana Rizk (Peacelights) and Swamini Krishnamrita (Embracing the World/Amma)
Sept 18 Human Rights
Gabriela Quntanilla (Rural & Migrant Ministry)
Sept 19 Freedom
Audri Scott Williams (The Red Flame of Freedom Movement to End Modern Day Slavery)
Sept 20 Disarmament
William Hartung (Center for International Policy)
Sept 21 Peace
Monica Willard (United Religions Initiative, International Day of Peace NGO Committee)
We encourage you to join in to get Inspired, Informed and Involved. And it's all free! Click Here to Register!
Together they form a powerful blueprint
for global transformation
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Lift Your Voice – Join the Chorus
Never before have so many voices spoken out so clearly about building a shared sustainable culture of peace, economic justice and environmental stewardship.
Your participation will contribute an essential piece to the incredible mosaic that is quietly shaping the future of our world. During the 11 Days, and the months leading up to them, we invite you to join this global campaign in a variety of ways:
Together we can build a world that works for all.
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. In 2001 the opening day of the new U.N. Session was scheduled for September 11th. So the International Day of Peace actually coincided with the tragedy of 9/11. A U.N. resolution permanently fixed the International Day of Peace on September 21st.
May Peace Prevail on Earth
Discover How the Economy Really Works
The Henry George School promotes solutions for problems such as income inequality, poverty and unemployment and is launching an Economic Justice Campaign during the 11 Days in collaboration with We, The World.
and the International Day of Peace New York Area Highlights of our 11 Days Partners
Deborah Moldow Message: Peace Teams and Videos of the International Day of Peace
Commentary: Prevention versus Crisis Management in Syria
Practices of Prevention promoted by 11 Days Partners
that can avert crises such as in Syria Announce an Event or Program for 11 Days on the WE Forum Blog Photos from 11 Days & Peace Day 2013