To promote a safer and more tolerant society across the London 2012 Games period, the organising committee LOCOG has pledged its support for the 100 Days of Peace project, by becoming one of the first to sign the Peace Pledge.
A London 2012 Inspire mark initiative, the "London Citizens 100 Days of Peace" project aims to build stronger communities, neighbourhood organisations and relationships with the police.
The project will launch on 9 June and run for 50 days ahead of the Games and for 50 days afterwards, before a new map of London is published on 28 October showing CitySafe Zones.
The launch rally for the 100 Days of Peace project will be held at the Scoop by City Hall. Shadow Minister for the Olympics Tessa Jowell MP and Chair of the CitySafe Foundation, Deputy Mayor of London for Planning Edward Lister, Simon Hughes MP and Leader of Southwark Council Peter John will also attend the event.
The objective of 100 Days of Peace, which is a London 2012 Inspire Mark project, is to promote a safer and more tolerant society across the Games period and is specifically aimed at young people. It is strongly linked to London 2012's work around the Olympic Truce and seeks peace in London for 50 days ahead of the Games and for 50 days afterwards. At the end of this period, on October 28th, London Citizens will publish a new map of London with CitySafe Zones marked on it.
An integral part of the 100 Days of Peace project is the CitySafe Campaign where young people and adults will work on a number of initiatives. In all, there will be 18 other CitySafe rallies organised by London Citizens taking place across London on the same day in 18 other Boroughs.
These include encouraging local businesses and organisations to offer their premises as CitySafe Havens, pledging to report 100 percent of crime and organising events that facilitate dialogue between police and young people, led by CitySafe Champions.
The CitySafe Campaign is led by London Citizens member communities which include Families United and The Jimmy Mizen Foundation
Both 100 Days of Peace and the CitySafe Campaign are coordinated by London Citizens, the UK's largest independent civic alliance with over 250 schools, churches, mosques, trade unions, charities and local associations. One of the four sub-regional groups of London Citizens is the East London Communities Organisations (TELCO) which has been working with London 2012 from the start of the bid process.