Mediterranean Cities for Peace Conference
an article by peacecities blog
"What kind of local policies to promote a culture
The Conference of Cities for Peace in the
Mediterranean will be held from 19 to 21 September
2013 in Aubagne (Bouches-du-Rhτne, France).
Aubagne - the old city
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Organized on the initiative of Aubagne (France),
Granollers (Spain) and Biograd na Moru (Croatia)
and under the patronage of Mayors for Peace, the
AFCDRP / Mayors for Peace France, Mayors for Peace
Spain and Mayors for Peace Croatia, this
conference will bring together community members
of the international network, Mayors for Peace
around the Mediterranean.
The conference is also open to communities that are
not yet adherent to Mayors for Peace.
Here is the program (subject to change):
Thursday, September 19: Welcome to delegations /
Friday, September 20: Morning:
* Plenary 1: Welcome to delegations / introduction
of conference / presentation of the program of work
* Plenary 2: PEACE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, URGENT
NEED: Issues and implications of current conflicts,
weapons of mass destruction, the place of cities in
international fora: *
The role of women: political and social
Intercultural dialogue in Mediterranean cities:
diversity and proximity of Mediterranean cultures,
pluralism, coexistence of religions, secularism,
freedom of religion
What tools for a culture of peace for cities in
crisis? : Mediation and practical solidarity,
Evening: Citizens meetings
Saturday, September 21: Plenary
- Report of work in workshops and public debates
- Preparation of the final declaration
End of work
For more information, contact:
AFCDRP / Mayors for Peace France
secretariat [at] afcdrp.com
(Click here for a French version of this article)
Question(s) related to this article:
How can culture of peace be developed at the municipal level?,
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International Cities Choose Peace
J. Fred Arment
International Cities of Peace, an association of global cities of peace, is using the U.N. Culture of Peace tenets as the guideline for forming initiatives. To date, thirty-one cities are part of the association. Some are grassroots organizations, others have the firm commitment by resolution or proclamation from the city council.
International Cities of Peace include the following:
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.
Unity Village, Missouri, U.S.A
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Fizi, Democratic Republic of Congo
Lake County, California, U.S.A.
Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
Reno, Nevada, U.S.A.
Mzuzu and Lilongwe, Malawi
Tuolumne County, California, U.S.A.
Bihac, Bosnia, Herzegovina
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Nyala, Darfur, Sudan
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A.
To start an initiative, go to the association's website for resources and tools.