Argentina: Cycles of Culture of Peace 22 September to 1 October

DISARMAMENT & SECURITY .

A communication from the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, National University of La Plata (UNLP) (translation by CPNN)

In commemoration of the International Day of Peace and Nonviolence, which is celebrated on September 21, the following cycle will take place from 22 September to 1 October, at six and eight o’clock. This cycle will feature various presentations and photo exhibitions during the week.

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Days for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence

The International Day of Peace and Nonviolence reflects the profound aspiration of all peoples to live together, free and equal in dignity and rights,

September 22

INTRODUCTION: PROMOTING A CULTURE OF PEACE. PHILOSOPHY FOR MAKING PEACE, THE RIGHT TO PEACE AND ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE

Coordinator Rocio Pilar Gomez, Lawyer (UNLP) Criminal Law Specialist (UBA), Diploma in Culture of Peace (University of Barcelona) – Prosecution of Crimes Related o Trafficking in Persons – Assistant Professor of Law and Faculty Social UNLP.-

September 23

THE PROCESSES OF INTEGRATION AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO REGIONAL PEACE AND DEMOCRACY

Mag. Laura Maira Bono, Lawyer (UNLP), Coordinator of the Department of Latin America and the Caribbean and CENSUD -. IRI, Master in International Relations, Professor of Public International Law FCJyS -UNLP. Researcher IRI.

Mag. Laura LucĂ­a Bogado Bordazar,, Doctor of Law and Social Sciences (Lawyer) and Master in International Relations, University of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, teaching and research of public international law FCJyS – UNLP. Coordinator of the Department of Latin America and the Caribbean, South American Studies Center and the Chair of IRI Brazil UNLP.

September 24

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS: The Human Right to Adequate Food

Dr. Marcos Ezequiel Filardi, lawyer specializing in Human Rights (UBA and Columbia). He has visited more than 200 projects for Human Rights and Development in countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Professor of Human Rights Law School (UBA), in charge of the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Hunger and the Human Right to Adequate Food. He chairs the teaching of Food Sovereignty in the School of Nutrition and Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires, and the Chair of Food Sovereignty of the National University of Lomas de Zamora.

Carolina Maria Gomez Fonseca, Sociologist, PhD in Human Rights, University of Lanus, Master of Agricultural Social Studies, FLACSO. She specializes in studies on gender and rural organization and has extensive experience in working with rural communities, migrant populations including those who have been forcibly displaced.

September 25

INSTITUTIONAL VIOLENCE: BUILDING SPACES FOR NEW PRACTICES

Dr. Esteban Rodriguez Alzueta, Lawyer, essayist and Master of Social Sciences (UNLP), Teaching, Research and Extension in UNQ and UNLP, Author of the book “Fear and Control. Managing insecurity as a form of government.”Also author of Media Justice (2000), Against the Press (2001) and Crude Esthetics (2003); coauthor of The radicalism of legal forms (2002); The criminalization of social protest (2003) and Policies of Terror (2007). Member of the Collective for Research and Legal Action (CIAJ), human rights commission of the city of La Plata; member of the cultural group La Grieta of the city of La Plata

September 28

CHILDREN, HUMAN RIGHTS AND PUBLIC POLICIES: THE CHALLENGE TO TRANSFORM THE VARIOUS DAILY VIOLENCE SUFFERED BY CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH OPTIONS OF A DECENT LIFE, TOGETHER WITH OTHERS.

Dra. Carola Bianco, lawyer, specialist in Improving Law Procedure, Associate Professor of Sociology of Law Faculty of Law at the National University of La Plata, director of the Program for Children, Human Rights and Public Policy of the Extension Secretariat FCJyS UNLP-.

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Question for this article:

How are you celebrating peace day

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September 29

WOMEN AND CULTURE OF PEACE: Resolution 1325 of the Security Council of the UN. “Women, Peace and Security” – an innovative milestone in the peace agenda and gender

Dr. Maria Julia Moreyra, “Women for Peace around the World”, Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean for Women for Peace around the World. Lawyer, Master in International Relations (FLACSO – Argentina), Author of the book “Armed Conflict and Sexual Violence Against Women” (Publishers Puerto- 2007), lecturer in public and private universities in Argentina and in international forums on Resolution 1325 Security Council UN and on the International Criminal Court.

Mr. Alejandro Alvarez. Collaborator with the Regional Office of Women for Peace around the World. Former member of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations.

September 30

TRUTH, JUSTICE AND REPARATION: THE PROCESS OF TRANSITION TO PEACE IN LATIN AMERICA

Dra. Natalia Barbero, PhD in Criminal Law (UNED, Spain). Master of Comparative Law (USD, United States). Legal adviser. Specialist consulting on the theme of Human Rights and International Criminal Law. Professor of Human Rights, Criminal Law, International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice at the University of Buenos Aires, Belgrano University and St. Thomas University (Colombia). INTERVENOR IN COLOMBIA PEACE PROCESS

October 1st

Closure: Dr. Fabian Salvioli, President of the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations

WHERE: Hall of Mirrors (Edificio de la Reforma – 48th Street between 6th and 7th # 582)

Free admission

RIGHT TO CERTIFICATION: with 80% attendance at the conference

REGISTRATION: personally at the University Extension Department (1st Floor of the Reforma building), Monday through Friday from 8 to 20 hours.

Brief history

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the UN General Assembly. Peace Day was celebrated for the first time in September 1982.

Every September 21 the International Day of Peace is celebrated. This day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace among all nations and peoples.

The motto of this year’s celebration is “Partnership for peace, dignity for all”, to highlight the importance for all social groups to work together for peace.

Along with this, the International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the independence movement in India and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of nonviolence.

According to the resolution A/RES/61/271 of the General Assembly of June 15, 2007, which established the commemoration, the International Day is an occasion to “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness “. The resolution reaffirms “the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence” and the desire “to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence.”

As a result, Argentina enacted a law declaring 2 October as the Day of Nonviolence, norma 27.092, enacted last December by the Congress. The date chosen coincides with the International Day of Non-Violence established by the UN to mark the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi.

(Thanks to Rocio Pilar, CPNN reporter for this article.)

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