Peace One Day 2010 Star-Studded Celebration Announced for September 17 in Paris

Jul 07, 2010, 03:59 ET from Peace One Day

LONDON and PARIS, July 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

- POD Ambassador Jude Law and Jeremy Gilley to Produce the Event Which Will Include Performances by Charlie Winston, Patti Smith (acoustic), -M-, Special Guest Youssou NDour and Yodelice and Will be Hosted by Jude Law and Sharon Stone and Supported by Dior.

Global peace movement and nonprofit organisation Peace One Day, founded by British filmmaker Jeremy Gilley, announced the Peace One Day 2010 Celebration today. The spectacular flagship event will be hosted by Peace One Day ambassador Jude Law and Sharon Stone and will include performances by POD's music ambassador Charlie Winston, Patti Smith (acoustic), - M-, special guest Youssou NDour and Yodelice. The concert is being staged on Friday 17 September at Le Zenith venue in Paris to mark Peace Day. The show will be filmed in HD for international broadcast on 21 September, Peace Day itself. Tickets are now on sale.

Charlie Winston said "This is the second year I've performed at a Peace One Day celebration. It's such a great idea which is beginning to move mountains. I hope everyone who comes to the show has a night to remember and that more and more people are inspired to raise awareness of Peace One Day."

The Peace One Day 2010 Celebration at Le Zenith is the biggest event yet for Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley, whose efforts resulted in the unanimous adoption by UN member states in 2001 of the first ever day of global ceasefire and non-violence, now fixed in the global calendar on 21 September annually.

Jeremy Gilley said, "Peace One Day's objective is to institutionalise Peace Day 21 September, making it a day that is self-sustaining. Our annual Peace Day Celebrations help us achieve that goal. I'm delighted to be back in Paris this year with such incredible international artists, taking the message of the day to the people of the world."

Since the unanimous adoption of the Peace Day resolution in 2001, activities on 21 September have enabled families to be reunited, mosquito nets and food aid to be delivered and children vaccinated all over the world, as this ceasefire and non-violence day is creating a window of opportunity for humanitarian efforts.

"I've seen first-hand how this organisation can help save lives," says actor, Peace One Day ambassador and co-host of the Zenith show Jude Law, who travelled to Afghanistan with Gilley. "Peace One Day has created a platform from which everyone can become involved in the peace process and I'm delighted to be part of it."

Gilley and Law are also producing Gilley's third documentary - Peace One Day Part 3 - scheduled for transmission to 200 countries on BBC World over the weekend of 18/19 September this year. This third film charts the extraordinary progress of Peace Day since 2007 and sets the course for Jeremy's fourth feature documentary, culminating on Peace Day 2012 against the backdrop of the London Olympic Games.

Others who have supported Peace One Day include Annie Lennox, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Ban Ki-moon, Angelina Jolie, Lenny Kravitz, Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Yusuf (formerly Cat Stevens), Jonny Lee Miller, Joseph Fiennes, Kasabian, Kate Nash, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dave Stewart, Jimmy Cliff, Faithless, James Morrison and millions of people across the world. The Peace One Day 2010 Zenith show is a Peace One Day Production in association with Gerard Drouot Productions s.a. (GDP).

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About Peace One Day

Jeremy Gilley is an actor turned filmmaker, who in the late 1990s became preoccupied with questions about the fundamental nature of humanity and the issue of peace. He decided to explore these through the medium of film, and specifically, to create a documentary following his campaign to establish an annual day of ceasefire and non-violence. In 1999, Jeremy founded Peace One Day, a non-profit organisation, and in 2001 Peace One Day's efforts were rewarded when the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September annually - Peace Day.

In 2007, over 100 million people (source UN) were active on Peace Day, in 192 countries. There were life-saving initiatives in 14 countries and over 80 activities in Afghanistan alone, where Peace One Day was instrumental in securing the conditions in which safe polio vaccinations could take place; over three consecutive years (2007/8/9) a total of over 4 million children have been vaccinated against polio as a result of Peace Day agreements by all parties in the region.

Peace One Day is working to institutionalise Peace Day, making it a day that is self-sustaining, an annual day of global unity, a day of intercultural cooperation on a scale that humanity has never known. The next stepping stone on this journey is to reach 3 billion people with the message of Peace Day by September 2012; this will be achieved by working principally through Education, Sport, Music, Film and Digital Properties.

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