Asher Hasan’s message of peace from Pakistan

About this talk
One of a dozen Pakistanis who came to TED India despite security hassles entering the country, TED Fellow Asher Hasan shows photos of ordinary Pakistanis that drive home a profound message for citizens of all nations: look beyond disputes, and see the humanity we share.

About Asher Hasan
Asher Hasan’s social enterprise Naya Jeevan (the name means “new life” in Urdu and Hindi) is the emerging world’s first HMO for the urban, working poor.

Peace One Day – 21 September 2010


21 September: Peace One Day
In 1999, preoccupied with questions about the fundamental nature of humanity and the most pressing issues of our time, filmmaker Jeremy Gilley launched Peace One Day and set out to find a starting point for peace. He had a mission: to document his efforts to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence with a fixed calendar date.

That date is 21st September and incredibly the 192 member states of the United Nations have unanimously signed up to mark this as the UN International Day of Peace.

To learn more, and learn how you can take part, click here.