Featured 2010 Peace Day Broadcast Segments
Live event coverage from Peace Day celebrations, concerts, and other gatherings are currently in the planning stages. If you have a live event taking place during our September 17 - September 21 Peace Day Global Broadcast, and you would like to be added to the live portion of the broadcast please contact us. Live events will be mixed with special featured segments listed hereunder:
1) UN Millennium Development Goals, & Their Solutions
The 2009 Peace Day Broadcast focused a single hour on each of the United Nations Millennium Develop Goals, defining what they are and the challenges involved in achieving them. This year's Broadcast will show the progress that has been made over the last year, solutions that can achieve these goals, and explain what each of the UN Millennium Development Goals are.
Click on any of the Millennium Development Goals listed below, short entertaining videos explain each:
Special interviews from Positive Spin TV exclusive content, and other sources, include:
During the 2009 Peace Day Broadcast, Youth Peace Ambassadors interviewed Michael Franti, and Joan Baez, this year we have scheduled interviews by Youth Peace Ambassadors with Yuval Ron, the Dean of Peace, and others. We will pursue an interview time with the following listed current United Nations Messengers of Peace:
3) Peace One Day, the History of Peace Day
A special look at the history of the United Nation's International Day of Peace and the efforts of Jeremy Gilley to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence with a fixed calendar date.
In 1999, preoccupied with questions about the fundamental nature of humanity and the most pressing issues of our time, filmmaker Jeremy Gilley launched Peace One Day and set out to find a starting point for peace. He had a mission: to document his efforts to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence with a fixed calendar date.
Remarkably, two years on, he achieved his primary objective when the 192 member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted 21 September as an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on the UN International Day of Peace. We call that day Peace Day.
4) Goldman Environmental Prize Recipients
5) Human Rights
Time will be dedicated this year during the Peace Day Broadcast to reports on development in areas effecting Human Rights. Often overlooked is the fact that the observance of human rights is also an indicator of development. The Millennium Development Goals and human rights have much in common, as injustice and discrimination are key contributors to poverty and hunger.
The brochure entitled "The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights" clarifies the link between development and human rights, and vividly reveals how working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals will also result in progress on human rights.
6) Special Reports & Stories
7) Global Oneness Project: Local Voices for a Global Future
Exploring how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world. Since 2006, they have been traveling the globe gathering stories from people who base their lives and work on the understanding that we bear great responsibility for each other.
With the advent of communications technologies like the Internet, interconnectedness is made easier, in conjunction and support of this segment we plan a segment focusing on the impact of virtual communities.
Musical entertainment acts are now being solicited and accepted for participation in the Peace Day 2010 Broadcast Event.
Participants from the music industry may participate in live performances at various celebratory Peace Day locations around the globe, give permission for broadcast use of use a music video posted publically (such as on YouTube), or create a special video specifically for use in the Peace Day Global Broadcast.
Following are two of last year's included entertainment pieces from Peace One Day & Amnesty International
9) Leveraging Technology for Greater Sustainability & Equality
In depth look at the impact that Information Technologies can have in addressing poverty, and achieving the Millennium Development Goals. We shall explore the potentials for a more sustainable and just socioeconomic model through the leveraging of telemedicine, distant learning, online social networking, virtual worlds, and the new type of digital economies that they empower.
We will show how the Internet and Information Age technologies are a viable means for achieving the specific Millennium Development Goal Target 8A for "Developing further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system".
"Is it possible that virtual world economies might make a gross impact equivalent to that of a real country? Actually, yes. Virtual worlds are already that big, economically speaking." ~ Virtual World Economy: It's Namibia Basically
If developing countries are going to rise out of poverty in a sustainable manner, without relying on value created from local natural resources, they will need an alternative for wealth creation that includes community access to the global digital market. The ability to earn from all things that can be created and sold digitally; music, art, literature, videos, marketing, and consultancy can be the basis for a more sustainable Information Age economic model. A person who makes a living from shooting a lion for example, could in a digital economy instead shoot a lion video, which could be sold by anyone, and both the seller and content creator (the reformed lion killer) could profit.
In this case the lion is left alive, potential jobs for distributors are created, wealth is imported into the developing community from affiliate Internet sales to the 1st world, and an "equal" playing-field (flatter world) exist's for all to earn as either a creator or distributor of content.