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Peace One Day Documentary Screening
The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, and twenty years later it set 21 September as the fixed calendar date to annually observe the occasion as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence through education and public awareness.

On September 23, 2008, in the framework of the International Day of Peace, the Organization of American States Secretary General José M. Insulza and Costa Rican President and Nobel Peace laureate Oscar Arias, launched the Inter-American Peace Forum, an ongoing OAS program which operates under the Peace Fund and is aimed at promoting a culture of peace in the hemisphere.

The OAS is planning a series of events during the week of September 21-25, 2009 in commemoration of this landmark initiative to promote universal values and social practices related to ideas of respect, solidarity, brotherhood, and mutual understanding.

One of these events is the screening of the world renowned documentary “The Day After Peace” in the evening of Wednesday, September 23 2009 at OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C. The “Day After Peace” is a documentary about the efforts of filmmaker Jeremy Gilley to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence.
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