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The Global Movement for a Culture of Peace is advancing, according to accounts from all regions of the world. This is the conclusion from information submitted by over 1000 organizations taking part in the World Report on the Culture of Peace, which was submitted to the United Nations for its plenary discussion at the end of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010). This report provides a comprehensive view of the progress of the Global Movement since it was called for in 1999 by United Nations Resolution A/53/243. The advance of the culture of peace comes despite almost total neglect from the mass media, according to most accounts from all regions.

In recent resolutions such as that of A/64/80 The General Assembly welcomes the efforts of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to continue the communication and networking arrangements established during the International Year for a Culture of Peace for providing instant update of developments in the global movement. This is provided by the UNESCO website for the global movement. As of 2003, it listed 2,231 actors, including 249 international organizations and 1,982 local and national actors. It also provided details on who had gathered the 75 million signatures obtained so far on the Manifesto 2000 in India, Brazil, Colombia and other countries.

CPNN-WORLD is dedicated to the further development of the Global Movement.