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GLOBAL MOVEMENT FOR A CULTURE OF PEACE

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

Unarmed Civilian Protection Course Introduced At The UN

The course supports efforts for sustaining a global culture of peace by engaging civil society and other relevant stakeholders in bringing about peaceful settlement of violent conflicts


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AFRICA

25ème anniversaire du Congrès International sur la paix dans l'esprit des hommes à Yamoussoukro

l’Afrique est à nouveau le lieu d’où penser et repenser la culture de la paix


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ARAB STATES AND MIDDLE EAST

Israeli Defense Forces intelligence veterans refuse to operate in ‘occupied Palestine’ - open letter

They explained that it is a decision based on conscience and a realization that continuing to carry out their duties effectively robs millions of their human rights.


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from Arab States and the Middle East.

EUROPE

UNESCO: Words of Peace: How to Promote the Right of Peoples to Peace?

Accent will be put on the role and actions of the civil society to build the base for a universal peace


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EAST ASIA AND AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC

International Scholars, Peace Advocates and Artists Condemn Agreement To Build New U.S. Marine Base in Okinawa

to rally international support for Okinawans in their inspiring and essential nonviolent campaign to end seventy years of military colonization


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SOUTH AND
CENTRAL ASIA

Bangladeshi Girls Seek Equal Opportunity

the project . . . educates young people on a range of issues, from gender roles, sex discrimination and early marriage, to reproductive health, personal hygiene and preventing child labour


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LATIN AMERICA
AND CARIBBEAN

Colombian women's rights group wins top UNHCR award for work with war victims

 the Butterflies network has become a driving force in raising awareness about the high levels of violence against women . . . They march the streets of Buenaventura clamouring “No more abuse of women,”


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from Latin America and Caribbean.

NORTH
AMERICA

Peace Coalition: How to make Rockford a city of peace (USA)

Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey and the City Council will announce the Proclamation of the Intention to be a City of Peace at Monday night’s City Council meeting


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