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Wikipedia Summit “Wikimania” comes to London - Largest ever gathering Culture of Peace: Interview with Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, ex-Director-General of UNESCO
"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" "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 "
The municipality of Alcoutim, Portugal, launches Participatory Budgeting Black International Cinema Berlin: May 2-6, 2012
"This measure encourages active citizenship by promoting the participation and involvement of citizens in the dynamics of governance and prioritization of investments" "The festival contributes to better understanding and increasing cooperation between people from various cultural, ethnic, national and religious backgrounds "
Alcoutim lança Orçamento Participativo Municipal [Portugal] Nobel Peacemaker Prophesizes Peace in 21st Century
"Esta medida incentiva a cidadania ativa, promovendo a participação e envolvimento dos munícipes nas dinâmicas de governação e na definição de prioridades " "Corrigan challenged St. Augustine’s doctrine of a just war created during the time of the Roman Empire."
Inter-Parliamentary Union to mark 125 years of global parliamentary action on peace and democracy The Parliament of the World's Religions (Barcelona, Spain)
"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" "We gathered to address 'Overcoming Religiously Motivated Violence'"
Union Interparlementaire célèbre 125 années d’action parlementaire internationale au service de la paix et de la démocratie Important Peace Initiatives of Alliance of Civilizations
"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 " "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"
100% Renewable Electricity Will Be Achieved In German State Soon Development of Peace Thinking and Peace Education by NGOs in Russia
"Schleswig-Holstein has a goal to generate 300% of its electricity consumption with renewables eventually" "results of a survey I recently made concerning peace activities by NGOs in Russia"
Sarajevo Peace Event: We have to become more visible on the streets BAM in a Box
"Again and again the importance of the UNESCO culture of peace program as an alternative program to war and militarization was emphasized." "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"
A common vision: The abolition of militarism Youth as Actors in Peace and Human Rights Education
"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." "youth can be a relevant partner in 'creating knowledge' and be even more effective in reaching their peers than ‘adult actors’ "
IPB online course: Disarmament for Development Fourth Contest of Animations for Peace
"The Disarmament for Development perspective is presented within the broader context of global efforts to create a Culture of Peace " "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 "
UNESCO conference urges UN to include free expression in post-2015 development goals International Youth Meeting for the Culture of Peace
"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” " "After many discussions, we put together an International Appeal of Youth for a Culture of Peace."
Another kind of school : An education of happiness explained by Antonella Verdiani Sarajevo Peace Event: We have to become more visible on the streets
"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. " "Again and again the importance of the UNESCO culture of peace program as an alternative program to war and militarization was emphasized."
L'école autrement : les pédagogies du bonheur expliquées par Antonella Verdiani Living Faiths Together – Tool kit on inter-religious dialogue in youth work
"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. " "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. "
Dublín: las mujeres, clave para el futuro desarrollo sostenible Art for Peace
"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 " "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."
Dublin: les femmes, véritable pilier d'un avenir durable News from the House of Erasmus
"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. " "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."
Le traité européen sur la violence à l'égard des femmes va bientôt entrer en vigueur Empowering Young People to be Agent of Change
"Il s’agit d’un tournant important pour les femmes en Europe dont le foyer est un lieu de danger " "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. "