On Peace Day 2008, the United Nations Department for Safety and Security, which monitors security related incidents, recorded a 70% reduction in violent incidents in Afghanistan; it is this recorded reduction in violent incidents that has prompted the call for a Global Truce on Peace Day 2012, what is hoped will be the largest reduction in global violence in recorded history – from violence in our homes, communities and schools, through to armed conflict. For Peace Day 2012, Peace One Day is calling for and working towards a Global Truce - a day of ceasefire and non-violence observed by all sectors of society globally from governments to the individual. . To this end POD is engaged in an extensive diplomatic and grassroots communications exercise. POD hopes this will be the largest reduction in global violence in recorded history, both domestically and internationally.