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The Culture of Peace News Network (CPNN) is a project of the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace, initiated by the United Nations, where readers exchange information about events, experiences, books, music, and web news that promote a culture of peace.

CPNN is owned and managed by the Culture of Peace Corporation, based in Connecticut (USA) and composed of youth teams, including:
- those who edited the World Civil Society Report for the United Nations Decade on the Culture of Peace
- those who trained as reporters at the International Leadership Training Programme at Dynamo Camp, Italy,
- as well as other youth who have worked as reporters on CPNN and/or worked on the Youth Solidarity Fund of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

The founder and president of the Corporation is David Adams, who initiated CPNN at UNESCO during the 1990s (see his blog).

Youth team for the world report
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CPNN reporters at the International Leadership Training Programme at Dynamo Camp, Italy, directed by the UNESCO Chair and Institute of Comparative Human Rights team
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And here is a photo of new reporters from a more recent CPNN workshop that took place during a youth advocacy training conference organized by UNOY and sponsored by the Council of Europe in October 2012.

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We continue to look for volunteer reporters from all regions of the world. Please click here to know more.

CPNN was launched at UNESCO in 1998, and then continued from 2002 until 2007 by CPNN-USA in the United States as well as CPNN-Japan. CPNN-USA is now incorporated into CPNN-WORLD, while CPNN Japan has been discontinued. The United Nations General Assembly in its annual resolution on the Decade, recognizes CPNN in operative paragraph 9 and calls for its expansion as a global network of Internet sites in many languages.

At CPNN you can read about peace actions and events and media reviews from around the world.

Most importantly, you are invited to write a peace report of your own according to the CPNN rules of the game

You are also invited to discuss the reports of others by contributing to an ongoing discussion or by starting a new discussion based on a CPNN article.

If you or your organisation would like to learn how to take part in this project please click here and contact us.