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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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EDUCATION

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HUMAN
RIGHTS

WOMEN'S
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FREE FLOW
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DISARMAMENT &
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GLOBAL

Climate action: the race to Paris

One thing is clear: People, no matter where we live, will be impacted by climate change. This is not just a problem for scientists and governments to solve, it is a problem for all of us to solve.


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AFRICA

Burundi/Reconciliation - Truth Commission Elected amid Opposition Boycott

The TRC will have four years to establish the truth about mass crimes committed in the country between 1962 and 2008; identify and map mass graves; propose a reparations programme; and promote reconciliation and forgiveness.


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ARAB STATES AND MIDDLE EAST

Yemen's youth draw peace messages in Sanaa streets

to counter the culture of violence and extremism by painting on walls and selecting phrases and quotes of thinkers, writers and famous global figures which appeal to people of all orientations,


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from Arab States and the Middle East.

EUROPE

The role of youth work: Employability, peacebuilding and gender in Europe and beyond

The project ‘Voices of change: Employability, peacebuilding and gender in Europe and beyond’ . . . constitutes a real contribution to the advancement and recognition of youth work in Europe


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EAST ASIA AND AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC

UN Asia-Pacific forum opens meeting to advance gender equality

More than 700 representatives from governments, inter-governmental organizations, UN bodies and civil society in Asia and the Pacific began meeting today [19 November] to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment


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SOUTH AND
CENTRAL ASIA

Book Review of Zahid Shahab Ahmed, Regionalism and Regional Security in South Asia: The Role of SAARC

The book is an engaging read, especially for those interested in South Asia’s progress of and prospects for regional integration.


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LATIN AMERICA
AND CARIBBEAN

People's Summit in Peru: “The Earth is burning, let´s change the system!”

Thousands of Peruvians from the coast, Andes and Amazon joined their voices along with citizens from over thirty countries that came to Lima for the United Nations climate talks and the People’s Summit.


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NORTH
AMERICA

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Sinclair issues challenge to help heal pain of schools

the commission had conducted four years of hearings and investigations and compiled accounts in video and spoken word from 7,000 survivors. The groundwork had already begun to include the commission’s findings and the history of the IRS system in school curriculums across the country


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