Toward World Peace Day -- January 1, 2000
Bob Silverstein and Chris Hildred (England) wrote letters to various world leaders asking their help in declaring January 1, 2000 as "One Day In Peace, January 1, 2000!"
Here are some of the responses which have come in so far:
"I support your project World
Peace 2000 firstly because peace is essential if we are to hope for a happier world in the
future and secondly because every effort to achieve peace must be made by as many
individuals as possible. I wish you success in your noble task. With prayers and good
"I fully agree and support your
project for a world-wide celebration of January 1, 2000, as a day dedicated to peace. This
date would be an excellent start to a hopefully more peaceful new millennium for all of us
in our interconnected global community."
"Archbishop Tutu thanks you warmly
for your letter and commends you for your efforts to promote world peace and is most
willing to give his support to your campaign."
"The Republic of Croatia fully
supports all efforts aimed at achieving peace and stability around the world, and would
consider January 1, 2000 an appropriate day to commemorate such efforts."
"We are impressed by your endeavors
to foster the concept of Peace on Earth and spread the One Day in Peace message. As a
member of the global village, the Republic of China will continue to commit itself to
"In Cambodia, peace is in our minds
every day, not just on one day of the year. After having suffered more than 20 years of
war and devastation, Cambodian people have a longing for everlasting peace and pray for
this every day. You can be sure that when you are celebrating ONE DAY IN PEACE, all
Cambodians will be praying for the same thing with you."
"The Honorable Prime Minister
[Solomon Mamaloni] gives his support to your efforts in declaring ONE DAY IN PEACE on
January 1, 2000, as we start off the next millennium with belief and determination in
achieving world peace" We agree to join other nations of the world in proclaiming
1/1/2000 as a World Peace Day in our country. This, we believe, is a worthwhile gesture to
start off the next millennium in a belief that world peace may become a reality to be
closer to mankind."
"On behalf of President Vaclav Havel,
I would like to thank you for your letter... we have received your correspondence with
great pleasure... we are aware of a growing peace movement throughout the world. The
President wishes you all good luck"
"On behalf of Federal Chancellor
Helmut Kohl, I would like to thank you for your letter... Activities promoting peace and
mutual understanding are an active contribution to a good and peaceful future."
"I want to assure you of my
Government's full support."
"Beretitenti (President) Tito
warmly welcomes the initiative of your organization in working to promote peace on earth
to make a better world for humankind. In this respect I write to register the support of
the Government of Kiribati for the message of World Peace 2000."
"Thank you for your letter
regarding World Peace Day. The President is deeply appreciative of your sentiments. He
asked me to assure you of his support for your cause. Zambia is committed to peace and
will do everything possible to ensure the maintenance of peace and stability."