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CPNN, the Culture of Peace News Network, is a space where readers exchange information about events, experiences, books, music, and web news that promote a culture of peace. It is a self-sustaining network in which You, the reader, are invited to write a news report and contribute to its discussion, and eventually to become a reporter. CPNN is a project of the United Nations International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World.

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PEACE
EDUCATION

SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT

HUMAN
RIGHTS

WOMEN'S
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FREE FLOW
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DISARMAMENT &
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GLOBAL

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appoints Mary Robinson as special climate envoy

Robinson called for the formation of a major social movement to push for action on climate change in the run-up to Ban's summit and the Paris conference.


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AFRICA

The soccer team you won’t see at the World Cup (Uganda)

young South Sudanese refugees have formed soccer teams to play for peace


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ARAB STATES AND MIDDLE EAST

Despite crackdown, Palestinians organize for long-term peace

To Juma and other organizers, the important thing is that people’s rage at the violence that is inflicted on them get organized into long-lasting movements.


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from Arab States and the Middle East.

EUROPE

Wikipedia Summit “Wikimania” comes to London - Largest ever gathering

Wikipedia is the largest knowledge base in the world, consulted by over half a billion people each month . . . However, we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of what can be done with it


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EAST ASIA AND AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC

Women's Rights Groups Demand that US Stop Negotiating TPP with Brunei Until the Sultan Revokes New Taliban-Like Laws

There is simply no place in a civilized society for kill-a-gay and flog-a-woman penal codes.


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SOUTH AND
CENTRAL ASIA

India: Training in Peace and Human Rights

Teachers if rightly informed regarding the importance of peace and human rights will teach to students who are going to be future citizens of the country


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LATIN AMERICA
AND CARIBBEAN

Trinidadian women gain ground at the ballot box

Hilary is among the more than 100 women candidates who have been trained by The Network of NGOs of Trinidad & Tobago for the Advancement of Women,


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from Latin America and Caribbean.

NORTH
AMERICA

U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Bold Resolution on Nuclear Disarmament

The resolution “calls on the President and Congress to reduce nuclear weapons spending . . . and to redirect those funds to meet the urgent needs of cities.”


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