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UN ‘barbershop’ conference aims to dispel stereotypes, promote gender equality World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil
"the initiative aims to supports non-discriminatory and non- sexist male attitudes between men, commit to discussing the role of men in realizing gender equality within the UN, and further engage men to end violence against women and girls." "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 "
ICLEI World Congress: Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future World Social Forum 2008 and 2009: Meeting defines mobilisation schedule for process and working groups
"Some 1,500 expected participants can look forward to a diverse program . . . including low-carbon development; resilience and adaptation; biodiversity; water; EcoMobility; green urban economy; smart urban infrastructure, and many more" "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"
‘The World Is Watching and Expectations Are High’, Secretary-General Says at Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda Culture of Peace Advocacy at the UN: Education about Peace Education
"Member States have the extraordinary opportunity — and the responsibility — to agree a far-reaching vision to 2030; to adopt an inspiring set of sustainable development goals; to make sure that they are adequately financed; to address human-induced climate change; and to rigorously monitor and review progress, so that the transformation we seek becomes a reality." "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"
Where in the World to Study Peace Education? Help us Build a Global Directory Culture of Peace Advances Despite Media Silence
"We need your help to build this inventory. If you are running a program, teaching a course, or are currently a student studying peace education, or have the necessary information about such a program, please take a few moments to complete our online form." "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. "
UN General Assembly Approves Language Supporting Unarmed Civilian Protection The Colonel Who Saved the Earth
"Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is proud to have UCP [unarmed civilian protection] noted by the UNGA as part of the Culture of Peace. “It is not a coincidence that NP grew up during the decade of the Culture of Peace (2001-2010). . . The Culture of Peace sets the global context for UCP to develop.”" "Had Petrov cracked and triggered a response, Soviet missiles would have rained down on U.S. cities"
Oil price crash won’t hurt renewable sector – analysts The 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
"On the contrary, [Bloomberg New Energy Finance] chairman Michael Liebrich argued a shift to clean energy was hitting oil demand, driving the price down." "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."
Climate action: the race to Paris Gathering the Pieces of Peace
"One thing is clear: People, no matter where we live, will be impacted by climate change. This is not just a problem for scientists and governments to solve, it is a problem for all of us to solve." "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. "
A Review of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate Her Name Is Jody Williams, a Book Review
"This is an important book that deserves to be widely read." "A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize "
Now Is the Time to Tackle Malnutrition and Its Massive Human Costs The Nobel Peace Prize for 2011
"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." " 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. "
Subscribe to meet remarkable women activists during 16 Days of Activism Book Publication: Peace: A World History
"a global annual campaign that brings attention to gender violence and highlights the work of activists all over the world." "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."
A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education The gift of Change: The Global Youth Assembly 2007
"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." "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"."
Dr. Widad Akrawi Receives the Pfeffer Peace Award Book Review of The Real Wealth of Nations
"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." "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."
7 Things You Need to Know about the Resolution on Women and Disarmament from UNGA First Committee The Day of the Girl Has Come
"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 MUST SEE video that embodies what has happened to the young 14 year old girl “Malala” in Pakistan "
The Girl Declaration: One year in, one year to go Advocating for UPEACE at the UN
"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." "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. "
Honouring Gandhi’s legacy, Deputy Secretary-General reaffirms power of peaceful protest The Peace Gong Article- and Poster-making competition on Peace
"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." "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 "