Talk:Peace One Day
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"1. It was to be held on a fixed date every year, 21 September, instead of the third Tuesday of September." [...] "The resolution was to be announced during a ceremony at the UN building in New York, at the last old-style Day of Peace, when Kofi Annan would ring a peace bell. But ironically, just before that was to take place, terrorist attacks struck the US, including the WTC in New York. Because it was feared that the UN building might also be a target (which it wasn't) the ceremony was postponed."
This tells me that up to and including 2001, Peace One Day was on the third Tuesday of September; and from 2002 onward, it was fixed at the 21st of September. However, the terrorist attacks referred to, as we all know, occurred on September 11, which was a Tuesday in 2001, but was the second Tuesday of the month (the 18th was the third and would presumably have been the Day of Peace in 2001). What's the discrepancy?
I also came to this article and International Day of Peace because I heard somewhere that Sept. 11, 2001 was declared a "World Day of Peace" (before the attacks, of course) and wanted to confirm if that was true. But, there's discrepancies between these two articles as well, the International Day of Peace article says that Gilley made the proposal on September 7, 2001, which was not a Tuesday, not the day of the attacks, and not the last "old-style" Peace One Day. Because those two articles talk about similar things, I'm going to see how I can suggest they be merged. --Canuckguy 20:59, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
I would suggest that the artciles not be merged. The International Day of Peace is the Day of September 21, each year. The Peace One Day is a movement (there are plenty of others around) that contributed to having the International Day of Peace put on a single day.
Jeremy Gilley biographical information
Clarification needed - and more facts
"At the Womad music festival in 1998 Jeremy Gilley conceived the idea of one day when all countries vowed not to wage war; a worldwide ceasefire, a non-violence day."
Makes it sound like no-one had the idea already, and makes it sound like the UN didn't already have an international day to call for peace.
The day and marking of it was already established and had been since 1981-2. September was already established. What contribution did Peace One Day actually make? This article makes it sound like Jeremy had a unique vision, and made something new happen.