'ONE DAY ONE GOAL' - UNITING THE WORLD THROUGH THE POWER OF FOOTBALL: IN SUPPORT OF PEACE DAY, EVERY 21st SEPTEMBER
PEACE DAY: 21 September
In 1999, actor turned filmmaker, Jeremy Gilley, set out to document his efforts to create an annual Peace Day. In 2001 his efforts were rewarded when the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September – which has become Peace Day. Since 2001, Peace One Day’s objective has been to institutionalise Peace Day - 21 September - making it a day that is self-sustaining; an annual day of global unity; a day of inter-cultural co-operation on an unprecedented scale.
PARTNERSHIP FOR PEACE COALITION
After our Founder and CEO, Keith Mabbutt, met Jeremy Gilley; in 2019, the Street Soccer Foundation became a proud member of The Partnership for Peace Coalition: a network of organisations spreading the message of Peace throughout the world while supporting 'goal number 17' of the Sustainable Development Goals – 'partnership for the goals'.
“AWARENESS OF PEACE DAY CREATES ACTION, AND THAT ACTION SAVES LIVES”
Jude Law - Peace One Day Ambassador
‘ONE DAY ONE GOAL’
The ODOG initiative is about GLOBAL INTEGRATION. SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES. BUILDING RESILIENCE IN PEOPLE, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES. BEING INCLUSIVE.
It's about harnessing the biggest sport in the world: FOOTBALL; with the biggest need in the world: PEACE.
Our vision is to create 'Peace Centres' in 'Peace Cities' globally. To hold 'Peace Games' all over the world, uniting businesses, communities and families through the power of football to promote and practice peace.
Through our partnership with Peace One Day and Football For Peace, we have formed a 'Footballers for Peace' Dream Team: an international squad of players who are all able and committed to support and attend events all over the globe.
Here is a short film featuring ex-England Captain, Gary Lineker, talking about ‘One Day One Goal’ -
BE A PART OF THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT: ‘ONE DAY ONE GOAL’ (ODOG)
Come 21st September our mission is to achieve 'Peace Games' being held all over the world - in EVERY COUNTRY ACROSS THE GLOBE. At least 193 Peace Games being played on this day, over 24 hours.
If football is a part of your life and you are passionate about inspiring peace within your community, then all you have to do is organise a ‘Peace Game' in association with our 'One Day One Goal’ initiative. Click on the simple GUIDE to help you get started.
You can also click on the TOOLKIT of templates to help plan and promote your event and to congratulate your participants. If you’d like us to customise a banner with your logo or write a letter of support for your event then we will do our best to help. Just email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details, visit our good friends at: http://www.peaceoneday.org
Jeremy Gilley (Founder, Peace One Day) & Keith Mabbutt (Founder, Street Soccer Foundation)