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Marking International Day, UN affirms people's right to 'imagine' world at peace World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil
"the Secretary-General asked combatants to lay down their arms “so all can breathe the air of peace . . . Our Organization is founded on the pledge to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, We have made much progress. But much remains to be done"" "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 "
Ban Ki-moon fait sonner la cloche de la paix à l'ONU World Social Forum 2008 and 2009: Meeting defines mobilisation schedule for process and working groups
"Le Secrétaire général s'est joint à l'assistance dans un moment de silence « pour se souvenir de tous ceux pour qui les sons de la paix sont noyés par les explosions de bombes, de missiles et d'armes à feu. »" "The meeting had two main agendas: the preparation for the week and day of mobilisation and global action (January 26 2008) and discussions on the first initiatives towards 2009 event organisation"
Unarmed Civilian Protection Course Introduced At The UN Culture of Peace Advocacy at the UN: Education about Peace Education
"The course supports efforts for sustaining a global culture of peace by engaging civil society and other relevant stakeholders in bringing about peaceful settlement of violent conflicts" "With the creation of a Culture of Peace Working Group in Geneva, we are now working together with other NGOs to focus on the Human Right to Peace"
Peace Ecology: A Book Review Culture of Peace Advances Despite Media Silence
"This is, in fact, a peace book for deep environmentalists and an environmental book for deep peace advocates." "700 organizations participating from over 100 countries in the 2005 World Report on the Culture of Peace ... report provides the first comprehensive view of the progress of the global movement for a culture of peace, since it was called for in 1999 by United Nations Resolution A/53/243. "
One billion signatures for peace The Colonel Who Saved the Earth
"The Global Resolution for the Establishment of Infrastructures to Support the Culture of Peace" "Had Petrov cracked and triggered a response, Soviet missiles would have rained down on U.S. cities"
Moving beyond conflict to ‘culture of peace’: Linda Gbowee to the United Nations The 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
" keynote speech during the United Nations High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace" "A group of Human Rights 'elders' has a sign-up page on the Internet to garner a billion signatures this year for the 60th Anniversary ... I appeal to all CPNN readers to assess their feelings about the UDHR and to consider participating in this endeavor."
Some Events for the International Day of Peace Gathering the Pieces of Peace
"Over 30 global cities are having Feasts for Peace with each town developing their actions based on community desire . . . The hope is to have 100 cities by Peace Day." "I thought the best way to reach people was using the internet so I created a site ... with the aim to connect the web sites to each other that support world peace. "
Women's empowerment: learning, labour and leadership. Her Name Is Jody Williams, a Book Review
"Christine Lagarde . . . the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF) . . . calls for opening the door to women’s learning, labour and leadership in the economy." "A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize "
Investing in women peacebuilders is "best value for money": UN Women The Nobel Peace Prize for 2011
"The event on "Women, Everyday Peacebuilders" was organized by the UN Peacebuilding Commission and UN Women to provide a forum for women leaders to share their experiences" " It is the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s hope that the prize to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman will help to bring an end to the suppression of women that still occurs in many countries, and to realise the great potential for democracy and peace that women can represent. "
Sister-to-Sister 2014 kicks off in Ottawa! Book Publication: Peace: A World History
"Each of the participants are actively involved in promoting peace, justice and women’s rights in their countries" "Peace: A World History is the first study to explore the full spectrum of peace and peacemaking from prehistoric to contemporary times in a single volume aimed at improving their prospects."
Global Peace Index: The United States Isn't Even Among the World's 100 Most Peaceful Countries The gift of Change: The Global Youth Assembly 2007
" For the sixty years after World War II, world peace looked like a real possibility. Only in the past decade has that trend been broken" "a project to keep the momentum of the assembly going on; so this assembly would not have a dead end like most of the other youth "Things"."
In education, girls deserve what works Book Review of The Real Wealth of Nations
"As this global movement evolves, donors and organizations that work with and on behalf of girls should demand a higher standard of evidence to guide our efforts" "Eisler contributes by promoting a "new economics" and by recognizing the recent efforts by a number of economists to include measures of household work as an important part of a nation's economic output."
Call for papers about International Day of Peace at Global Education Magazine The Day of the Girl Has Come
"Read the publication rules and share your ideas and experiences with all the world! " "a MUST SEE video that embodies what has happened to the young 14 year old girl “Malala” in Pakistan "
A Song for the International Day of Friendship Advocating for UPEACE at the UN
"The song appreciates the role of friends in our daily life and highlights the importance of understanding between the two" "The UPEACE alumni advocacy team met with 30 UN missions, 10 UN agencies, and 7 NGOs. The project was highlighted by two events, each with over 100 individuals in attendance. "
Systemic pesticides pose global threat to biodiversity and ecosystem services The Peace Gong Article- and Poster-making competition on Peace
" the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides – a group of global, independent scientists - has found that there is clear evidence of harm sufficient to trigger regulatory action" "The aim of the competition is to promote critical thinking abilities amongst children on non-violent methods of resolving conflicts; understand the causes and impact of conflicts in their own communities and how resolution of these conflicts leads to a culture of peace "