With the increasing intensity of conflict especially among the youth as witnessed over the last few months in the state of Jonglei, Emmanuel has conceptualized a series of youth sports and concert events beginning in May 2012 and ending in December 2012.
The purpose of these events is to bring together sport and music in a way that will allow youth from different ethnic groups and regions to relate to each other and shared visions of the development of their country — the idea is to use sport and music as a unifying theme.
The International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day, occurs annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to peace and specifically the absence of war, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone. It is observed by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples. The first year this holiday was celebrated was 1981.