The United Nations announced ‘Right of Peoples to Peace’ as the 2014 theme for International Day of Peace. In the countdown to 21 September the UN has called on all nations to unite as a human family and for the international community to act earlier in the face of human rights violations. They have asked for all to mark the Day and celebrate the value of diversity and strength of unity.
Here at Springboard, we have organised 6 annual Peace Day observances, events and celebrations. We recognise peace is not simply for a Day in September, but given the current devastating conflict in the world; it can symbolically represent what each and every one of us strive to bring into our life, and the hopes we have for our communities and globally. That’s why we are calling on people like you to join with us and unite millions around the world to mark the Day and support the message of non-violence for everyone where they live, work, learn and play. Find out how you can join us in celebrating this special Day.
2014 marks seven years since Springboard began its journey to raise awareness of the International Day of Peace and make a unifying call for all individuals, organisations and institutions to publically or privately promote non-violence where they live, work, learn and play. We recognise we have come a long way, but we also know there are ongoing challenges which serve to remind us we have much more to do. So make your voice heard and mark 21st September!
This year has seen a bumper year in sport – the World Cup, the Open Championship (congratulations Rory!) and the Commonwealth Games. But behind the performers there are many, many who work or volunteer behind the scenes – for example coaches, trainers, physios, facilitators. Many who work or volunteer tirelessly in their local community and are exceptionally dedicated to their sport. Let’s recognise and celebrate that passion and achievement. Know someone who is an exceptional role model?
Join Springboard's local campaign to raise awareness of the International Day of Peace and promote non-violence where we live, work, learn and play. Follow us and all the other Peace Day news on Twitter with the #PeaceDay hashtag.
Why not get ready to observe or celebrate International Day of Peace this year through an activity or event. Need inspiration? Check out some ideas for Your Peace Day. You could also send an e-postcard to colleagues, friends or family to celebrate UN Peace Day. Whatever you do email the details and we will feature it on our website. Look forward to hearing from you!
Heroes Behind Our Sport Nominations Closing 18 August
Want to recognise the dedication of a local coach, facilitator or trainer in your sports club, team or organisation. Are they are a positive role model? Have they made a big difference to a person, group, club or community? Why not recognise their commitment and nominate them for 2014 Community Inspiration Award.