Unity Foundation and Peace Channel’s Peace Day Global Broadcast Features Celebrity Peace Messages from Michael Douglas, Ringo Starr, Jane Goodall and More

Peace has never been more important than right now. With the racially charged tragedy in Charlottesville, VA and the escalating tensions with North Korea, Russia, and Afghanistan, people are searching for peaceful solutions to complex issues. This year’s PEACE DAY GLOBAL BROADCAST will help millions around the globe focus on peace with a curated video marathon featuring peace messages from Michael Douglas, Ringo Starr, Jane Goodall, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. The 24-hour broadcast can be viewed at http://www.peacechannel.com or http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/resources starting at 12:01 am EST, the morning of September 21, 2017 — the United Nations International Day of Peace, popularly known as Peace Day.

Other newsmakers featured include:

  •     Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General
  •     Shakira, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
  •     Pharrell Williams, UN Ambassador for the International Day of Happiness
  •     Katy Perry, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
  •     Leonardo DiCaprio, UN Messenger of Peace

Now in its ninth year, the Peace Day Global Broadcast is produced by the Unity Foundation in partnership with Peace Channel. It is the first broadcast produced specifically for distribution on the United Nations website for the International Day of Peace, with video content produced by the United Nations and its agencies. This year’s broadcast will be hosted by veteran journalist and TV host Tina Marie Tyler. She is the first African American woman to host this special. “To help heal the growing racial and gender divide in the US, we wanted this year’s broadcast to reflect inclusion and multicultural balance,” stated Dr. Darlene Shelton, show producer and founder of Peace Channel. “Tina’s efforts as a community activist and champion for healthcare equality made her an easy choice.”

The Peace Day Global Broadcast is the brainchild of human rights activist Bill McCarthy, founder and president of the Unity Foundation, who has advocated for the United Nations since 1984. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama recognized him for lifetime achievement in global unity. “We’re trying to reach as many people as possible with a simple message,” McCarthy explained. “Peace is more than the absence of war. It’s a positive feeling that is…

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