11 Days of Global Unity – 11 Ways to Change the World

 11 Days of Global Unity – 11 Ways to Change the World
Campaigns Promoted Worldwide September 11 – 21
Culminating on
Sept. 21st, the U.N. International Day of PeaceHelp build this global network of collaboration to create unprecedented change
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From empowering students and teachers in Zambia to Interfaith Dialogues in San Francisco, thousands of organizations around the world have taken part in 11 Days of Global Unity, September 11 -21, a worldwide promotion of 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 which is celebrated annually by as many as 3,500 organizations in over 100 countries.
In 2004 We, The World and global partners launched 11 Days of Global Unity linking local awareness and action campaigns into an inspiring international movement. Major participants in 11 Days have included: Amnesty International, Oxfam America, Earthdance, FourYears.Go, Roots & Shoots, Pathways To Peace, Culture of Peace InitiativePeace Day LIVE, FOWPAL, World Peace Prayer SocietyUnited Religions InitiativeThe Interdependence Movement, Association of Global New Thought, Hello >From My HeartPeace Day TV, Link TV, September 11th Families For Peaceful Tomorrows, WBAI Pacifica Radio, Ecofest, Global Walk International, The Shift Network, as well as Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Irene Khan, Marianne Williamson, John McConnell, Hazel Henderson, Ervin Laszlo, Jonathan Granoff, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Robert Thurman, Sally Fisher, Riane Eisler, Lynne Twist, Paul Winter, Nina Meyerhof, and many others.

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11 Campaigns that together form a blueprint of change
for a peaceful, sustainable, transformed world

  • Commemorate the anniversary of September 11th 2001, and other dates of significance to humanity, emphasizing Global Unity
  • Strengthen interfaith dialogue and understanding
  • Empower grassroots organizations
  • Develop global partnerships and build coalitions – UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) #8
  • Recognize global awareness
  • Promote the role of values, ethics and spirit in creating positive change
  • Carry out programs to achieve other Unity goals

  • Celebrate Interdependence Day September 12th and participate in the Interdependence Movement
  • Expand awareness and action to protect and preserve our global commons (water, air, etc.)
  • Honor indigenous wisdom
  • Promote Conscious Interdependence
  • Create an Interdependence Curriculum for Schools
  • Carry out other Interdependence programs

  • Promote investment in renewable, non-polluting energy systems and fuels
  • Protect eco-systems and biodiversity – end the Mass Extinction of Species
  • Protect and provide clean water for all
  • Address the Climate Crisis: from International Agreements to Local Policies
  • Support local, organic, sustainable agriculture
  • Carry out other programs to achieve Environmental goals

  • End poverty (MDG #1)
  • Fulfill all basic human needs
  • Expand socially conscious business and investment
  • Conduct global financial reform
  • Promote Fair Trade and other fair labor practices
  • Participate in the movement to reduce economic inequality and end economic injustice
  • Carry out other programs to achieve Economic Justice goals

  • Support holistic, proactive and preventive health practices
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases (MDG #6)
  • Provide for universal healthcare
  • Promote the connection between individual well-being and societal health
  • Carry out other programs to achieve Health and Wellness goals

  • Reduce child mortality (MDG #4)
  • Provide for universal literacy and 8th grade education (MDG #2)
  • Promote Peace Education programs at all grade levels
  • Promote the rights of the child
  • Encourage youth activism for a peaceful sustainable world
  • Carry out other programs for Children and Youth

  • Advocate for gender equality (MDG #3)
  • End violence against women
  • Establish economic empowerment of women
  • Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
  • Full implementation of UNSCR 1325 for ensuring women’s equal representation at all decision-making levels
  • Carry out other programs that support Women

  • End persecution in all forms
  • Promote judicial transparency
  • End torture in all forms
  • Promote civil rights and civil liberties
  • Carry out other programs that support Human Rights

  • Hear the voice of the people
  • “Make Your Voice Heard” (UN 2011 Theme for Peace & Democracy)
  • Promote responsible governance (of, by and for the people)
  • Promote public financing of local and national elections
  • Fully fund and support independent media in the public interest
  • Protect freedom of expression in media, culture and the arts
  • Carry out other programs that support Freedom

  • Abolish nuclear weapons and all WMDs
  • Promote diplomacy and nonviolent conflict resolution
  • Reduce military spending
  • Carry out other programs that support the goal of Disarmament

  • Celebrate the UN International Day of Peace September 21
  • Promote “Peace Day LIVE” a global concert for the International Day of Peace
  • Work to create a culture of peace
  • Promote a global military ceasefire on September 21
  • Call for a day of nonviolence in media on September 21
  • Call for a day of nonviolence in our communities on September 21
  • Establish departments and ministries of peace around the world
  • Highlight our personal and collective progress towards a culture of peace
  • Promote observing a minute of silence at 12 noon globally
  • Carry out other programs that support Peace

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