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New Zealand First Country In The World To "Give Peace A Chance"

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New Zealand First Country In The World To "Give Peace A Chance"

17 SEPTEMBER 2008 - PUMA NZ and Peace One Day celebrating International Day of Peace with celebrity football match in Auckland on Sunday 21 September.

New Zealand - PUMA NZ and the non-profit organisation "Peace One Day" are teaming up to celebrate the international day of peace - with New Zealand the first country in the world to kick-off.

Peace Day is an annual 24 hours of ceasefire and non-violence that was unanimously adopted by the UN in 2001.

PUMA is a major supporter of "Peace One Day", an organisation that was founded by Jeremy Gilley in 1999.

They will raise awareness for Peace Day, with a celebrity football match at Western Park (Freeman's Bay), Auckland Central on Sunday 21 September. NZ's geographic location means it will be the first country in the world to launch the 2008 Peace Day and everyone is invited to attend the event to show their support.

Stars playing on the day include Neil Waka, Amber Peebles, Noah Hickey, Simon Doull, Shavaughn Ruakere, and Peter Urlich, with Brooke Howard-Smith as MC.

In September 2007, PUMA International announced a long-term partnership with the British non-profit organization Peace One Day at a gala at London's Royal Albert Hall. PUMA's commitment was based on the organizations' shared values such as inclusiveness, leadership, passion, and willingness to push boundaries.

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