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An article by Claudia Quintero in FIPU Press (Federación Internacional de Prensa de la Pueblos) (translated by CPNN)
Representatives of 60 countries will be in Florianópolis from 22 to 25 September for the Version 2016 X World Peace Forum (World Peace Forum). Florianopolis is the capital of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, known for its natural beauty, host of the largest and most important meeting of world peace agents.
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The organizers, the Schengen Peace Foundation, have created the forum “to promote the message of peace in Europe and throughout the world, contribute to building a more peaceful world by promoting peace, tolerance and multicultural understanding through dialogue, debates, publications, exhibitions, workshops, internet platforms, meetings, and education programs, as well as peace studies “.
Since 2007, this NGO organizes the World Peace Forum, which brings together teachers, academics, peace activists, businessmen, journalists, students, religious leaders and politicians, as well as any citizen who is interested in building world peace/
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Among the promoters of the forum are Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Nobel Peace), the University of the Sorbonne in Paris, and the president of the European Commission, Jacques Santer.
In 2015, the World Peace Forum made progress in the search for peace by organizing the 1st World Peace Forum of Youth in Cairo, Egypt, and the World Peace Forum in the city of Baia Mare, Romania where the objective was the “Search for common global values.”
The World Peace Forum is a partnership involving people from all over the world in the search for world peace. There we can debate, for example: What contribution can each of us make for peace? Here in Colombia, we are on track and at the forum will seek to elucidate the most urgent issues, the root causes of violence and the need to overcome them in order to achieve a peace with justice.
No place is more appropriate for this great event than the UNIPAZ University in Brazil which is dedicated to training for peace. The university is recognized for its holistic curriculum for the culture of peace, which puts integrity of the human being in first place and the need to elaborate regional peace proposals.
Representing Colombia in the Forum will be the director of the Foundation for a New Life (Funuvida), Alejandro Toro, who will present the Qantu Project – Plan for International Support for the non-recurrence of armed conflict in Colombia, a peace strategy for the country with international vision.