The concert is the final event of the London 2012 Festival and is the biggest event yet for Gilley’s Peace One Day non-profit organisation, which in 2001 led a process that resulted in the unanimous adoption by UN member states of the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence, fixed in the calendar as 21 September – Peace Day.
The Wembley Arena concert on 21 September is also a legacy show celebrating The Global Truce on Peace Day 2012 and the culmination of the Olympic Truce.
“Peace One Day is calling for and working towards a Global Truce on Peace Day 2012. We have a clear strategy and we hope this will be the largest global reduction of violence ever recorded on one day – Peace Day. This day is as much about non-violence in our schools, our homes, workplace and local communities as it is about ceasefire on the international stage." Jeremy Gilley
Since the adoption of the Peace Day resolution in 2001, activities on 21 September have enabled families to be reunited, mosquito nets and food aid to be delivered and children to be vaccinated all over the world, as this ceasefire and non-violence day creates a window of opportunity for humanitarian efforts."