The 24 Hours for World Peace vigil was launched to bring to the forefront both peace initiatives and the peacemakers behind them. In order to stay closely connected to appeals for peace around the world, two members of our team will be joining hundreds of peacemakers in Social Forum Sarajevo from June 6-9th, 2014 to participate in the First World Thematic for Peace and Human Security, organized as part of the 2014 Sarajevo Peace Event commemorating the beginning of World War I. Let us hope that these events will open doorways to reconciliation and justice that will forever chase away the spectre of war.
New sites and new approaches for peace in 2014-2015
New method for 24 Hours for World Peace
The 2015 edition of 24 Hours for World Peace will once again be a 24 hours Vigil, however, the content will be lighter, focused on communicating wishes, short messages and resolutions of peace for the year to come. The organizations and partners who would like to continue to participate in the gathering and posting of messages are kindly invited to contact us. The new formula will be focused on social media for distribution activities. We invite you to prepare image-messages to send to the 24Hours website and relay widely through your networks as we approach the January 1st vigil.
The 24Hours for World Peace website would be happy to receive your peace messages in our inbox between now and September 2014: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Public Peace Prize, new site and new structure
While the objective of encouraging greater recognition of peacemakers and peace initiatives around the world remains, the PPP is taking advantage of the experience gained through the 2013-2014 edition to improve its methods.
In a few words, the 2015 Public Peace Prize – improved version, is:
- An independent team including partners and international guests
- A series of web spaces dedicated to the Public Peace Prize
- A greater presence on social networks
- Longer nomination and voting periods
- A new, more elaborate voting system that takes into account nomination texts and networking support of candidates, as well as the number of votes.
The most important phases of the process will be validated by the advisory committee made up of representatives of partner organisations, laureates from the previous year and the production team.
To make the prize as fair as possible, we will continue to propose at least three categories: internationally-reputed peacemaker, emerging peacemaker, and local peacemaker.
The nomination period for candidates for the PPP 2015 has already begun. Make sure you read the precise nomination process explained at: http://publicpeaceprize.org/
Coming soon: Our team was able to conduct a live interview with one of the 2014 Public Peace Prize laureates, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish. Soon to be published on the Public Peace Prize site – don’t miss it!
A new peace initiative: the 24365p site
The messages we received during the 24 Hours for World Peace brought to light a key condition for any form of sustainable peace: no one must be forgotten or excluded; everyone must have an equal chance to be heard and recognized.
Our response is the creation of a united and unbiased plant-wide citizen’s information network. This presumes, from the start, the will to listen constantly to everything that’s going on around the world, staying attentive to the distress of the most marginalized and destitute, as well as to initiatives for reconciliation, reconstruction and peace that may almost appear to be insignificant.
We are looking for volunteer correspondents who will accept to be a “heart antenna” for those individuals, groups and the people of their country who are most marginalized. Their role will be to listen to this community in order to relate pertinent information that can promote better understanding towards what is going on in their lives. We will transform this information into images-messages to download for free and share through social and community networks.
Objective: Watch out for any form of suffering or misery stemming from situations of conflict, injustice and exploitation. Raise awareness of initiatives for resolution, reconciliation and peace being implemented anywhere in the world.
24-365-p.org is a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year open channel for listening, sharing and relaying calls and messages supporting conflict resolution.
Solidarity Watch 24-365 for Peace assembles networks of volunteers to communicate informal, unbiased and charitable information in order to better know and understand marginalized and outcast individuals and groups around the world.
Sign up on the new multilingual website in order to receive new messages (in at least three languages) directly in your inbox. http://24365p.org/
These three online actions have a common goal: to make better known appeals for peace as well as the initiatives and the initiators of peace on every continent.