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A Review of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil
"This is an important book that deserves to be widely read." "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 "
Now Is the Time to Tackle Malnutrition and Its Massive Human Costs World Social Forum 2008 and 2009: Meeting defines mobilisation schedule for process and working groups
"in Rome from Nov. 19 to 21 . . . the Second International Conference on Nutrition , , , is an opportunity they cannot afford to miss: making peoples’ right to a healthy diet a global reality." "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"
Subscribe to meet remarkable women activists during 16 Days of Activism Culture of Peace Advocacy at the UN: Education about Peace Education
"a global annual campaign that brings attention to gender violence and highlights the work of activists all over the world." "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"
A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education Culture of Peace Advances Despite Media Silence
"Human rights education can transform people’s lives, empowering individuals on a path to dignity and bring about positive change in their respective communities and societies." "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. "
Dr. Widad Akrawi Receives the Pfeffer Peace Award The Colonel Who Saved the Earth
"Dr. Widad Akrawi, a Danish citizen of Kurdish ancestry, is considered one of Scandinavia’s most successful female human rights defenders and peace advocates . . . as well as the co-founder and president of Defend International - a nongovernmental organization devoted to peace, democracy, diplomacy, human rights, and medical research." "Had Petrov cracked and triggered a response, Soviet missiles would have rained down on U.S. cities"
7 Things You Need to Know about the Resolution on Women and Disarmament from UNGA First Committee The 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
"Trinidad and Tobago’s leadership in leveling the playing field for women in disarmament and arms control shows once again that small states can have massive impact at the United Nations." "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."
The Girl Declaration: One year in, one year to go Gathering the Pieces of Peace
"2015 is fast approaching. The Millennium Development Goals expire next September, and it's crucial that the new set of development goals not only includes girls, but puts them at the heart of the agenda." "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. "
Honouring Gandhi’s legacy, Deputy Secretary-General reaffirms power of peaceful protest Her Name Is Jody Williams, a Book Review
"The International Day, marked annually on Mr. Gandhi’s birthday, celebrates his non-violent philosophy and tactics have been adopted by leaders around the world." "A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize "
UN: Landmark Arms Trade Treaty to become reality with 50th ratification The Nobel Peace Prize for 2011
"The ATT includes a number of rules to stop the flow of weapons to countries when it is known they would be used to commit or facilitate genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes or other serious violations of human rights" " 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. "
Statement about UN Climate Summit by World Wildlife Fund Book Publication: Peace: A World History
"Every part of society showed up and delivered here at the Summit, with the exception of world leaders who still have a lot of work to do " "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."
New documentary highlights daily commitment of teachers around the world The gift of Change: The Global Youth Assembly 2007
" It follows teachers from all over the world - in countries such as Argentina, Togo, India, or Belgium - to shed light on what teachers’ everyday lives look like around the world" "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"."
Marking International Day, UN affirms people's right to 'imagine' world at peace Book Review of The Real Wealth of Nations
"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"" "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."
Ban Ki-moon fait sonner la cloche de la paix à l'ONU The Day of the Girl Has Come
"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. »" "a MUST SEE video that embodies what has happened to the young 14 year old girl “Malala” in Pakistan "
Unarmed Civilian Protection Course Introduced At The UN Advocating for UPEACE at the UN
"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" "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. "
Peace Ecology: A Book Review The Peace Gong Article- and Poster-making competition on Peace
"This is, in fact, a peace book for deep environmentalists and an environmental book for deep peace advocates." "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 "