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UN High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil
"an important opportunity for Member States, UN entities, civil society, including NGO's, media, and the private sector, and all other relevant stakeholders to have an exchange of ideas and proposals on ways to build and promote the Culture of Peace" "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 "
IIPT World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations Through Tourism, Culture and Sports Anti-War Events in All 50 States
"Our intent will be to harness the Symposium and legacies of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. to build bridges of tourism, friendship and peace" "a real growth in anti-war sentiment and organizing in many conservative areas of the country"
Bali summit: Are women our best hope for fighting climate change? Who Will Disarm America?
"We have to change the system, not the climate, right? I think that we, as women, are in a very important moment right now, politically and historically speaking. Now is the era of women." "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."
10,000 in Tel Aviv Protest Israel’s Occupation of Palestinians & Gaza War 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Wangari Maathai
"we stand up to demonstrate for peace and for democracy" "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."
Cumbre de Paz 2014 se realiza este sábado en la frontera entre Ecuador y Colombia The United Nations Department of Public Information Opens Its 2012 Briefing Season with Culture of Peace!
"Estas cumbres se realizan anualmente desde hace cuatro años para promover una cultura de paz en la frontera binacional y reafirmar los lazos de hermandad entre los pueblos." "Amplifying the Unseen and Unheard Voices of Peace "
Women's International Congress for a Culture of Peace (Algeria) A Day of Peace and Solidarity in D.C.
"to begin thinking about the importance of women and the feminine in the Muslim tradition in order to engender a profound change in our society where men and women should be equal and responsible" "Together we marched and together we chanted, 'NO MORE WAR!'"
Congrès international féminin pour une culture de paix [Algerie] Mayors for Peace Honored with Award
" une réflexion sur l’importance des femmes et du féminin dans la tradition musulmane afin d’engendrer une mutation profonde de nos sociétés où les hommes et les femmes devraient être égaux et responsables" "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.""
UN rights office praises identification of 114th Argentinian 'Grandson of Plaza de Mayo' Nobel Prize for Peace to Shirin Ebadi
"The courage, perseverance and determination that the grandmothers of missing children in Argentina have shown in the last three decades continue to inspire human rights defenders around the world" "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."
The mayors of Tacna and Arica commit their cities to a culture of peace and integration [Peru and Chile] The dialogue of bombs & the underreported nonviolent resistance
"Their commitment was ratified under the so-called "Binational Meeting of Integration on the Line of the Tacna-Arica Concord of 2014," celebrated with the participation of 30 neighborhood councils in both cities." "a single suicide bomber gets enormously more air time on the international media than a dozen mass unarmed actions"
Alcaldes de Tacna y Arica se comprometen a promover cultura de paz e integración From A Culture of War to A Culture of Peace in Malaysia
"Dicho compromiso fue ratificado en el marco del denominado “Encuentro Binacional de Integración en la Línea de la Concordia Tacna-Arica 2014”, celebrado con la participación de 30 juntas vecinales de ambas ciudades" "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"
U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Bold Resolution on Nuclear Disarmament The Mindanao Week of Peace
"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.”" "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"
Wikipedia Summit “Wikimania” comes to London - Largest ever gathering Little Known Peace Efforts in the Middle East
"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" "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. "
Inter-Parliamentary Union to mark 125 years of global parliamentary action on peace and democracy Peace Research: We are all interconnected
"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" "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"
Union Interparlementaire célèbre 125 années d’action parlementaire internationale au service de la paix et de la démocratie Edward Said Lecture
"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 " "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"
Legislators from 80 Countries Meet in Mexico City to Push for UN Climate Deal in 2015 Diego Rivera, the Father of Guadalupe
" a new model for an international climate change agreement that has national legislation at its heart" "how Diego Rivera, a man impassioned about his own dream of a Culture of Peace, painted for his people"