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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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DISARMAMENT &
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GLOBAL

U.N. Climate Talks Advance Link Between Gender and Climate Change

the task is not only to recognise that women are more affected by climate change, but to ensure they are a large part of the solution


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AFRICA

Esther Abimiku Ibanga, Founder and president of The Women Without Walls Initiative to receive the Niwano Peace Prize

A courageous and dedicated religious leader, Esther has worked extensively to foster and facilitate reconciliation between conflicting religious and tribal groups.


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from Africa.

ARAB STATES AND MIDDLE EAST

Abu Dhabi: Muslims Plan Peace Emissaries to End Conflicts

Abdullah bin Bayyah, president of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, said delegations would be sent to areas of conflict to correct misunderstandings of Shari`ah and explain that these “bloodbaths” benefited no one.


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EUROPE

Almería, Spain: Over 100,000 students participate in the network of centers "The school as a space of peace"

the culture of peace is not only a main issue but is one of the ultimate goals of the public education system in Andalusia as embodied in the Plan Andaluz of Education for a Culture of Peace


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EAST ASIA AND AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC

Japan Gets Rid of All Cluster Munitions

All States Parties to the Convention that are currently in the process of destroying their stockpiles have indicated that they will meet their obligatory deadlines. Over 80% of these states' cluster munitions have been destroyed already.


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SOUTH AND
CENTRAL ASIA

The Peace Letters Project

The PeaceLetters Campaign is a very simple way of showing your commitment to peace, and to build the value through bonds forged with unseen, unknown and unheard communities.


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LATIN AMERICA
AND CARIBBEAN

Mexico: Alternative Justice Act should be approved before August

The new Organic Law of the Judiciary provides for the existence of the Centre for Alternative Justice to promote the settlement of disputes and the culture of peace for individuals or corporations in civil, labor, criminal and commercial cases


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NORTH
AMERICA

Edward Snowden Congratulates Laura Poitras for Winning Best Documentary Oscar for Citizenfour

My hope is that this award will encourage more people to see the film and be inspired by its message that ordinary citizens, working together, can change the world


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