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U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Bold Resolution on Nuclear Disarmament Anti-War Events in All 50 States
"The resolution “calls on the President and Congress to reduce nuclear weapons spending . . . and to redirect those funds to meet the urgent needs of cities.”" "a real growth in anti-war sentiment and organizing in many conservative areas of the country"
Wikipedia Summit “Wikimania” comes to London - Largest ever gathering Who Will Disarm America?
"Wikipedia is the largest knowledge base in the world, consulted by over half a billion people each month . . . However, we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of what can be done with it" "Kao and other students are part of a coalition to demilitarize the University of California and demand that the UC Regents uphold international law and actively work to disarm the weapons labs."
Inter-Parliamentary Union to mark 125 years of global parliamentary action on peace and democracy World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil
"A formal anniversary event was held in Geneva with the UN which looked at how IPU has helped shape a radically different world where peace, human rights, equality and human development underpin a desire for greater democracy" "the indigenous peoples spoke as an important voice of the forum ... They came in their warpaint; one indigenous woman explained to me that they consider themselves engaged in a fight to save their forest from exploitation and destruction "
Union Interparlementaire célèbre 125 années d’action parlementaire internationale au service de la paix et de la démocratie 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Wangari Maathai
"Une célébration officielle a été organisée à Genève avec l’Organisation des Nations Unies. . . comment l’UIP a contribué à façonner un monde radicalement différent, dans lequel la paix, les droits de l’homme, l’égalité et le développement humain vont de pair avec un désir de démocratie accrue " "The environment is very important in the aspects of peace because when we destroy our resources and our resources become scarce, we fight over that."
Legislators from 80 Countries Meet in Mexico City to Push for UN Climate Deal in 2015 The United Nations Department of Public Information Opens Its 2012 Briefing Season with Culture of Peace!
" a new model for an international climate change agreement that has national legislation at its heart" "Amplifying the Unseen and Unheard Voices of Peace "
Sarajevo Peace Event: We have to become more visible on the streets A Day of Peace and Solidarity in D.C.
"Again and again the importance of the UNESCO culture of peace program as an alternative program to war and militarization was emphasized." "Together we marched and together we chanted, 'NO MORE WAR!'"
Colombia awakens to hopes for peace with the re-election of their president Mayors for Peace Honored with Award
"In social networks, Colombians agree that to gain a lasting peace, it now depends on everyone" "the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have continually sought to tell the world about the inhumane cruelty of nuclear weapons and have consistently urged that nuclear weapons be abolished.""
Colombia amanece con un presidente reelecto, esperanzada en la paz Nobel Prize for Peace to Shirin Ebadi
"los colombianos coinciden en que ganó la paz, hacerla firme dependerá ahora de todos. " "It not only acknowledges her unrelenting work in human rights in Iran midst an "un-enabling" environment, but it also exemplifies Islamic values in upholding deeply entrenched ideas of justice and equity within the ethical dimension of Islam."
Interfaith dialogue vs. ‘spoilers’ of Mindanao peace set in Cotabato (Philippines) Little Known Peace Efforts in the Middle East
"To ensure that there will be real reconciliation in Mindanao following the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, Muslim and Christian religious and political leaders are set to meet over the weekend to discuss and promote the culture of peace" "When I contrast the plethora of peace related projects discussed on the IFLAC e-list, with a total disregard for its relevance in mainstream media, I have to question why such vital information is being neglected. "
A common vision: The abolition of militarism The dialogue of bombs & the underreported nonviolent resistance
"Mairead Maguire speaking at the Sarajevo Peace Event . . . Let the Sarajevo where peace ended, be the starting point for the bold beginning of a universal call for peace through the wholesale abolition of militarism." "a single suicide bomber gets enormously more air time on the international media than a dozen mass unarmed actions"
Rwanda: 3rd African Alliance for Peace Summit From A Culture of War to A Culture of Peace in Malaysia
"The Summit brought together 62 participants from various organisations and 11 countries, each with their own character and agenda but with one common goal of exploring how we can promote peace education in our communities. " "In the wake of the government crackdown, over the last week, of the legitimate rights of the Malaysian people to peacefully demonstrate, a Bersih 2.0 Global Solidarity Network has sprung up"
Indigenous women from Canada and the Global South unite at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights The Mindanao Week of Peace
"the right of Indigenous peoples to participate, and ultimately decide upon the development models that will impact their communities " "communities of inter-faith organizations, non-governmental organizations, peoples’ organizations, government agencies who are working and advocating and mainstreaming the CULTURE OF PEACE in the Southern Philippines"
Palestine: The Center for Peace organizes a meeting about freedom of expression Peace Research: We are all interconnected
"This new event organized in our Centre for Peace, reflects the importance of work and dialogue with young people in the Gaza Strip. " "This was the impression I bring home from the bi-annual conference of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) that opened July 1 in Suwon Korea with 300 peace researchers from around the world"
Palestine: Le Centre de la paix organise une rencontre sur la liberté d'expression Edward Said Lecture
"Cette nouvelle activité organisée dans notre Centre pour la paix, témoigne de l’importance de travailler et de dialoguer avec les jeunes de la bande de Gaza " "He spoke eloquently of the rights of all people, and the illegality of the Israel's military occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. When he was finished, he received thundering applause"
Dublin: Women central to sustainable future development Diego Rivera, the Father of Guadalupe
"Our roles as educators and trade unionists and women make us indispensable to decision making about education policies and priorities. But we are also a powerful force for advocacy and change " "how Diego Rivera, a man impassioned about his own dream of a Culture of Peace, painted for his people"