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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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GLOBAL

The Girl Declaration: One year in, one year to go

2015 is fast approaching. The Millennium Development Goals expire next September, and it's crucial that the new set of development goals not only includes girls, but puts them at the heart of the agenda.


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AFRICA

Zimbabwe: Christian denominations launch peace initiative

It is essential that the church initiates the process of healing, forgiveness, reconciliation and peace building in its endeavour to develop a culture of peace in Zimbabwe


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from Africa.

ARAB STATES AND MIDDLE EAST

A greeting of peace from Tripoli, Lebanon

“the flame of peace” that was carried all over Lebanon by the tenor Gabriel Abdel Nour finally arrived in Tripoli on the International Day of Peace. The celebration gave hope to the locals who want peace, and it gave a chance to youth to express their hopes for the future


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EUROPE

France: 12th Forum "Non-Violence in Schools"

accounts from teachers and educators, well as members of the Coordination, who have implemented nonviolent methods in their class or association


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from Europe.

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

Day of the Girl Child -- Writings by Afghan women

Read these selected pieces by young female Afghan writers, and join the IDGC in empowering adolescent girls by giving them voice.


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LATIN AMERICA
AND CARIBBEAN

UNICEF launches new spots against violence in El Salvador

Aren't you outraged by the violence that affects children and adolescents in El Salvador, asks the visitor at the beginning of the spot, and then he encourages the resident to participate, get involved and come up with ideas to deal with the problem.


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from Latin America and Caribbean.

NORTH
AMERICA

Melt the guns: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

nonviolence works better than violence . . . That’s a finding revealed by Dr. Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan in their book Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict.


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