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Gender equality takes center stage — but will resources reach the grassroots? Culture of Peace: Interview with Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, ex-Director-General of UNESCO
"the Girl Summit — held in [London] last Tuesday, pushed for an end to female genital mutilation and child marriage within a generation." "Cultivating a better future is possible and we can do it in a collective way with justice and solidarity through a responsible and creative participatory democracy, based in culture of peace "
Wikipedia Summit “Wikimania” comes to London - Largest ever gathering Black International Cinema Berlin: May 2-6, 2012
"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" "The festival contributes to better understanding and increasing cooperation between people from various cultural, ethnic, national and religious backgrounds "
The municipality of Alcoutim, Portugal, launches Participatory Budgeting Nobel Peacemaker Prophesizes Peace in 21st Century
"This measure encourages active citizenship by promoting the participation and involvement of citizens in the dynamics of governance and prioritization of investments" "Corrigan challenged St. Augustine’s doctrine of a just war created during the time of the Roman Empire."
Alcoutim lança Orçamento Participativo Municipal [Portugal] The Parliament of the World's Religions (Barcelona, Spain)
"Esta medida incentiva a cidadania ativa, promovendo a participação e envolvimento dos munícipes nas dinâmicas de governação e na definição de prioridades " "We gathered to address 'Overcoming Religiously Motivated Violence'"
Inter-Parliamentary Union to mark 125 years of global parliamentary action on peace and democracy Important Peace Initiatives of Alliance of Civilizations
"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" "I was pleased to see the optimism of civil society, religious leaders and private sector representatives, as well as diplomats, and their commitment to build a culture of peace. I felt that our opinions as youth were heard with respect"
Union Interparlementaire célèbre 125 années d’action parlementaire internationale au service de la paix et de la démocratie Development of Peace Thinking and Peace Education by NGOs in Russia
"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 " "results of a survey I recently made concerning peace activities by NGOs in Russia"
100% Renewable Electricity Will Be Achieved In German State Soon BAM in a Box
"Schleswig-Holstein has a goal to generate 300% of its electricity consumption with renewables eventually" "Over 200 drawings and 40 photographs by and of children survivors of the devastating earthquake that took place in the historic city of Bam, Iran on December 26, 2003"
Sarajevo Peace Event: We have to become more visible on the streets Youth as Actors in Peace and Human Rights Education
"Again and again the importance of the UNESCO culture of peace program as an alternative program to war and militarization was emphasized." "youth can be a relevant partner in 'creating knowledge' and be even more effective in reaching their peers than ‘adult actors’ "
A common vision: The abolition of militarism Fourth Contest of Animations for Peace
"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." "all of the winning works along with others that the jury considers to have appropriate quality will be included in a DVD to be exhibited in diverse festivals, contests, cinemas and television "
IPB online course: Disarmament for Development International Youth Meeting for the Culture of Peace
"The Disarmament for Development perspective is presented within the broader context of global efforts to create a Culture of Peace " "After many discussions, we put together an International Appeal of Youth for a Culture of Peace."
UNESCO conference urges UN to include free expression in post-2015 development goals Sarajevo Peace Event: We have to become more visible on the streets
"recognize the importance of universal access to information and communication technologies and for governments to make available “comprehensive, reliable, accurate and accessible information related to the development agenda” " "Again and again the importance of the UNESCO culture of peace program as an alternative program to war and militarization was emphasized."
Another kind of school : An education of happiness explained by Antonella Verdiani Living Faiths Together – Tool kit on inter-religious dialogue in youth work
"Traditional schooling is based on competition which requires testing . . . Instead of this, if we use the method of Free Progress, the children evaluate themselves, which is much more positive. " "EYCE and its inter-religious partners combined their expertise in the pioneer field of inter-religious youth work and wrote this special hand book in a unique, consensus-based process. "
L'école autrement : les pédagogies du bonheur expliquées par Antonella Verdiani Art for Peace
"Toute l’école traditionnelle est basée sur la compétition, qu’entraîne le système de notation . . . Avec la méthode du Libre Progrès, les enfants s’auto-évaluent, et c’est beaucoup plus positif. " "As an artist, I try to interact through my work with the community, collaborating and developing small artistic projects that, without requiring money, can count on the participation of the community."
Dublín: las mujeres, clave para el futuro desarrollo sostenible News from the House of Erasmus
"nuestro papel como docentes, sindicalistas y mujeres nos hace indispensables en la toma de decisiones sobre las políticas y prioridades educativas; pero también somos una fuerza poderosa para la acción política y el cambio " "For the festival "Seeds of Change" on the 21th of September - the International Peace Day - we've developed a peace-kit in connection with the "Mayors for Peace"-project and it contains twenty creative ideas to set up various projects."
Dublin: les femmes, véritable pilier d'un avenir durable Empowering Young People to be Agent of Change
"en tant qu'éducatrices, en tant que syndicalistes, et surtout en tant que femmes, nous constituons un maillon incontournable de la chaîne décisionnelle au regard des politiques et des priorités en matière d'éducation. " "About 60-70 people from more than 40 countries in the world are currently participating in the 2nd European Regional Intergenerational Forum, International Leadership Training Program in Italy. This program is informed by the principle of reciprocal consultation, learning and empowerment of young emerging human rights leaders and cross pollination of ideas and ideals. "