In 1981, September 21st was declared as the International Day of Peace, by the United Nations General Assembly; which is observed as a day of strength and unity amongst people all around the globe. On this day the United Nations encourages non-violence, educating the public of peace related issues, and peace ideals within the 24 hours period.
Each year special events are organised and centered around this day. Different topics are used as the main subject; and are presented in ways such as panel discussions, live concerts, and broadcasts . Some past topics include “Words of Peace’’, “Take a Stand: Say no to Sexism and Harassment”, “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” – 2017, “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” – 2018, “Climate Action for Peace” – 2019, and “Shaping Peace Together” – 2020.
For this year 2021, Peace One Day in association with United Nations Human Rights put on an event themed “Anti-Racism Live Global Digital Experience”, sponsored by Lipton and Avon.
This took place on the 21st of March; which is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Among the participants were Nathalie Emmanuel – Actor & Activist; Laura Whitmore – Tv Presenter & Radio Broadcaster; Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu – Lawyer, Political & Women’s Right Activist; and Lord Simon Woolley – Founder & Director of Operation Black Vote.
Other appearances included Dale “Dizzle” Virgo – Record Producer, Audio Engineer, and Founder of the notable DZL Records, and DubCorner music studio; Scantana – Rapper “the man known to be with the most grammar”; Saine – Recording Artiste; and LatyKim – Lyricist & Songwriter; all of whom represented Gregory David Roberts – Author.
You can watch the discussions and the performances at: https://peaceoneday.org/Main/Events?p=March2021Anti-RacismDay.
This was a digital experience for persons all over the world to unite and reflect, in order for an effective change in our societies.
For more information about the sponsors and partners for this event, visit https://peaceoneday.org/Main/General?p=Press.
For more information on the participants who were representing for Gregory David Roberts visit the following links:
Gregory David Roberts
This event brought about unity and expounded on the essence of peace in the world. Let’s continue being peacemakers and supporting this annual event, as the Jamaican Reggae Legend Bob Marley sang in his song “One Love, One Heart, Let’s Get Together and Feel all Right”.