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Presentation Carnegie Peace Prize to Peace One Day

02-12-2010

The Carnegie Foundation presented its biannual Carnegie-Wateler Peace Prize to the British NGO “Peace One Day” and founder Jeremy Gilley, on the 1st December 2010

The Carnegie Foundation presented its biannual Carnegie-Wateler Peace Prize to the British NGO “Peace One Day”, on the 1st December 2010 in the Great Hall of Justice of the Peace Palace before an audience of ambassadors, international judges, the city of The Hague and professional friends of the foundation.The initiator of Peace One Day, Mr. Jeremy Gilley, accepted the certificate and the prize of 35.000 euro in person.

President of the Carnegie Foundation, Dr Bernard Bot emphasized the importance of this non-governmental movement which has achieved that the United Nations declared the 21st of September of each year as the International Day of Peace and non violence. Read his speech here

Mr Gilley in his reply said he was much honored to receive this award, and this is of great support for further work of Peace One Day. He outlined the plans for 2011 and 2012 and observed that this one day of non violence, effectively can save lives. In Afghanistan alone, 1.4 million children could be vaccinated against polio in these last years by using this one opportunity.

The occasion was seized to show a truly inspiring film about the work of Peace One Day which has grown into a large organization which celebrates the day of Peace with all sorts of great initiatives and events such as music concerts with famous artists as Annie Lennox, educational programs and sports.

For further information on Peace on Day please visit their website peaceoneday.org.

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