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WE – a global campaign of We, The World to unite and amplify the efforts of
people, organizations and movements working for the common good.

Join visionary leaders and endorsers of WE:

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Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Robert Thurman, Riane Eisler, Bill McKibben and many others.

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What are the 11 Days of Global Unity?

11 Days of Global Unity – 11 Ways to Transform Your World is a worldwide platform for the promotion of peace, justice, sustainability and transformation that annually includes as many as 700 associated events in over 60 countries around the world. It culminates on September 21st, the U.N. International Day of Peace, which itself is celebrated annually by as many as 3,500 organizations in over 120 countries.

11 Days of Global Unity highlights 11 Campaigns For Change which call forth the values, spirit and service needed to move us towards a culture of peace and a world that works for all.

11 Campaigns that together form a blueprint of change
for a peaceful, sustainable, transformed world

Campaign Theme 1: Unity

  • In recognition of people’s commonality, commemorate dates of significance to humanity such as the anniversary of September 11th 2001, a calamity in the USA that led to an ongoing global geopolitical crisis, and also led to an international response promoting Global Unity
  • Strengthen interfaith dialogue and understanding
  • Work to end racism and intolerance of all kinds
  • Encourage healing and reconciliation between conflicting groups
  • Use nonviolent forms of communication to increase connection and prevent conflict
  • Increase cooperation and coordination between local and regional grassroots organizations
  • Develop global partnerships and build coalitions – UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #17
  • Recognize and promote global awareness and “WE” consciousness
  • Promote the role of values, ethics and spirit in creating positive social change
  • Carry out other kinds of programs to achieve Unity goals

 

Campaign Theme 2: Interdependence

  • Celebrate Interdependence Day September 12th and participate in the Interdependence Movement
  • Promote Conscious Interdependence acknowledging that we are all connected through the web of life
  • Expand awareness and action to protect and preserve our global commons (land, water, air, internet, etc.)
  • Honor indigenous wisdom
  • Create an Interdependence Curriculum for Schools
  • Carry out other Interdependence programs

 

Campaign Theme 3: Environment

  • Promote major investment in renewable, non-polluting energy systems and fuels
  • Protect eco-systems and biodiversity – end the Mass Extinction of Species
  • Protect and provide clean water for all
  • Minimize pollution and clean up the land, lakes, rivers, oceans and the air
  • Address the Climate Crisis: from International Agreements to Local Policies
  • Support local, organic, sustainable agriculture
  • Carry out other programs to achieve Environmental goals

 

Campaign Theme 4: Economic Justice

  • End poverty (SDG #1 and 2)
  • Fulfill all basic human needs : food, water and shelter
  • Expand socially conscious business and investment
  • Conduct global financial reform
  • Promote Fair Trade and other fair labor practices
  • Encourage the creation of enterprises owned and run by the workers
  • Participate in the movement to reduce economic inequality and end economic injustice
  • Carry out other programs to achieve Economic Justice goals

 

Campaign Theme 5: Health

  • Support holistic, integrative, proactive and preventive health practices
  • Provide for universal healthcare worldwide
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases (SDG #3)
  • Promote the connection between individual well-being and societal health
  • Carry out other programs to achieve Health and Wellness goals

 

Campaign Theme 6: Children and Youth

  • Support comprehensive community programs and campaigns for underserved children such as Teach The Children
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Advocate for universal literacy and a minimum of 8th grade education
  • Promote Peace/Tolerance/Conflict Resolution Education programs at all grade levels
  • Advocate for the rights of the child
  • Encourage youth activism for a peaceful sustainable world
  • Carry out other programs for Children and Youth

 

Campaign Theme 7: Women

  • Advocate for gender equality (MDG #3)
  • End violence against women
  • Advocate for economic empowerment of women
  • Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
  • Promote women’s leadership including full implementation of UNSCR 1325 to ensure women’s equal representation at all decision-making levels
  • Carry out other programs that support Women

 

Campaign Theme 8: Human Rights

  • End persecution in all forms
  • Promote judicial transparency and fairness
  • End all forms of torture
  • Promote civil rights and civil liberties
  • Reduce levels of incarceration
  • Promote Restorative Justice
  • Carry out other programs that support Human Rights

 

Campaign Theme 9: Freedom

  • “Make Your Voice Heard” (UN Theme for Peace & Democracy)
  • Make sure the voice of the people is heard at the highest levels of power
  • Promote responsible governance of, by and for the people – for the Common Good
  • Promote public financing of local and national elections
  • Support strategies to reduce corruption
  • Fund and support democratic governance practices and institutions worldwide
  • End society’s usage of incarceration as a substitute for properly addressing Poverty, Drug Addiction, and Mental Illness
  • Promote Media Literacy: Who controls and benefits from media? How is media created and manipulated for political and economic gain? Is it news or PR? Entertainment or Advertising?
  • Fully fund and support independent non-commercial media in the public interest
  • Advocate for socially responsible public interest practices in all media
  • Protect and foster freedom of expression in media, culture and the arts worldwide
  • Carry out other programs that support Freedom

 

Campaign Theme 10: Disarmament

  • Reform and improve laws governing gun sales and the global arms trade
  • Reduce weapons sales globally
  • Abolish nuclear weapons and all WMDs
  • Support arms reduction treaties
  • Strengthen security through diplomacy, nonviolent conflict resolution and conflict prevention
  • Support the use of field-tested programs of nonviolent intervention such as nonviolent civilian peacekeeping forces
  • Reduce military spending
  • Carry out other programs that support the goal of Disarmament

 

Campaign Theme 11: Peace

  • Celebrate the UN International Day of Peace (September 21) by observing a minute of silence at 12 noon globally and in other ways
  • Work to create a Culture of Peace
  • Promote a global military ceasefire on September 21
  • Promote the multilateral framework of the United Nations, its institutions and its legal instruments for resolving international conflicts
  • Call for Sept 21 being a day of nonviolence in all media – a “media ceasefire”
  • Call for Sept 21 being a day of nonviolence in our communities – a ceasefire for gangs, domestic disputes, etc.
  • Establish departments and ministries of peace around the world
  • Prioritize nonviolent forms of communication at all levels – from the personal to the international
  • Highlight our personal and collective progress towards a Culture of Peace
  • Carry out other programs that support Peace