CPNN discussion questions

Discussions about Education for Peace

How can sports promote peace?

Gender equality in education, Is it advancing?

Understanding the culture of peace, What are the key videos?

How can poetry promote a culture of peace?

What are some good films and videos that promote a culture of peace?

Film festivals that promote a culture of peace, Do you know of others?

What are the most important books about the culture of peace?

What is the best way to teach peace to children?

How do we promote a human rights, peace based education?

The theatre, How can it contribute to the culture of peace?

What is the relation between peace and education?

Where are police being trained in culture of peace?

Do the arts create a basis for a culture of peace?

Can peace be guaranteed through nonviolent means?

What place does music have in the peace movement?

Restorative justice: What does it look like in practice?

Where is peace education taking place?

Mediation as a tool for nonviolence and culture of peace

Discussions about Sustainable Development

How can we ensure that science contributes to peace and sustainable development?

When you cultivate plants, do you cultivate peace?

What is the relation between the environment and peace?

Indigenous peoples, Are they the true guardians of nature?

Divestment: is it an effective tool to promote sustainable development?

Opposing tax havens and global exploitation: part of the culture of peace?

Can UN agencies help eradicate poverty in the world

How can tourism promote a culture of peace?

Despite the vested interests of companies and governments, Can we make progress toward sustainable development?

Are we making progress in renewable energy?

What is the relation between movements for food sovereignty and the global movement for a culture of peace?

Can the African Union help bring a culture of peace to Africa?

Discussions about Human Rights

Truth Commissions, Do they improve human rights?

How effective are mass protest marches?

The right to form and maintain trade unions, is it being respected?

What is the state of human rights in the world today?

The post-election fightback for human rights, is it gathering force in the USA?

Is there progress towards democracy and respect for human rights in Myanmar?

Discussions about Equality of Women with Men

Gender equality in education, Is it advancing?

What role should men play to stop violence against women?

Can the women of Africa lead the continent to peace?

UN Resolution 1325, does it make a difference?

Does the UN advance equality for women?

Prospects for progress in women’s equality, what are the short and long term prospects?

Do women have a special role to play in the peace movement?

Protecting women and girls against violence, Is progress being made?

Discussions about Democratic Participation

Is a U.S. Department of Peace a realistic political goal?

Participatory budgeting, How does it work?

How should elections be organized in a true democracy?

Can festivals help create peace at the community level?

The culture of peace at a regional level, Does it have advantages compared to a city level?

How important is community development for a culture of peace?

How can we develop the institutional framework for a culture of peace?

How can culture of peace be developed at the municipal level?

Restorative justice: What does it look like in practice?

Discussions about Tolerance and Solidarity

Religion: a barrier or a way to peace?, What makes it one or the other?

Are we making progress against racism?

The understanding of indigenous peoples, Can it help us cultivate a culture of peace?

Youth initiatives for a culture of peace, How can we ensure they get the attention and funding they deserve?

Is there a renewed movement of solidarity by the new generation?

Presenting the Palestinian side of the Middle East; Is it important for a culture of peace?

How can different faiths work together for understanding and harmony?

The refugee crisis, Who is responsible?

Islamic extremism, how should it be opposed?

Discussions about Free Flow of Information

Julian Assange, Is he a hero for the culture of peace?

Can peace be achieved in Mindanao?

How can we be sure to get news about peace demonstrations?

Peace Boat: Building a Culture of Peace around the World

Journalism in Latin America: Is it turning towards a culture of peace?

World Social Forums, Advancing the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace?

The courage of Mordecai Vanunu and other whistle-blowers, How can we emulate it in our lives?

Is Internet freedom a basic human right?

African journalism and the culture of peace, A model for the rest of the world?

Where in the world can we find good leadership today?

Will UNESCO once again play a role in the culture of peace?

What has happened this year (2017) for the International Day of Peace?

What is the United Nations doing for a culture of peace?

Free flow of information, How is it important for a culture of peace?

What is happening in Colombia, Is peace possible?

Is there progress towards a culture of peace in Mexico?

Discussion question: Does Costa Rica have a culture of peace?

Discussions about Disarmament and Security

CPNN discussion concerning the question “Can we abolish all nuclear weapons?”

Can the culture of peace be established at the level of the state?

How can we ensure that science contributes to peace and sustainable development?

How can we be sure to get news about peace demonstrations?

Can peace be achieved in South Sudan?

Can peace be achieved between Ethiopia and Eritrea?

Israel/Palestine, is the situation like South Africa?

Can Korea be reunified in peace?

Do you think handguns should be banned?, Why or why not?

Is peace possible in Afghanistan?

The peace movement in the United States, What are its strengths and weaknesses?

How can a culture of peace be established in the Middle East?

Discussion concerning the question: A UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament: Distraction or progress?

Does military spending lead to economic decline and collapse?

Can cluster bombs be abolished?

What is the United Nations doing for a culture of peace?

Presenting the Palestinian side of the Middle East; Is it important for a culture of peace?

CPNN discussion concerning the question “Can we abolish all nuclear weapons?”

Can NATO be abolished?

Discussion: How can there be a political solution to the war in Syria?

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