The Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, joins with UNESCO to defend the culture of peace
an article by Infoban Argentina
Government Minister and president of the
Provincial Council of Women, Cristina Alvarez
Rodriguez, has signed an agreement with the holder
of the UNESCO Chair in Argentina, Marcelo López
Birra, for joint activities to disseminate plans,
programs and actions related to the "culture of
peace" in the 135 municipalities of the Province
of Buenos Aires.
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"The cooperation agreement ' Culture of Peace,
Peace Management' , is part of the provincial
campaign 'Zero Abuse', which we launched with
Governor Scioli and Nobel Peace Prize winners,
Aldolfo Perez Esquivel and Rigoberta Menchu, with
the aim of promoting measures to eradicate all
forms of violence, whether verbal or physical,"
explained the Minister .
"By means of this initiative, we hope to multiply
and strengthen our actions, together with all the
ministries and municipalities, and we are working
with the Department of Culture and Education to
reach each of the 22,000 public schools and to
empower children to forge values," added Alvarez
Rodriguez from the Joseph Calasanz Institute of
López Birra, meanwhile, noted that in the
framework of the agreement, "we will also seek to
create a space of refuge for women at risk in so-
called 'Peace Houses', which will be built by the
province in collaboration with the schools to
protect women who are victims of gender violence
until justice is served and they can go home."
The program "Culture of Peace, Peace Management",
which is spearheaded by the Ministry of Government
intends to develop three areas: the integration
of all municipalities in a network of public
policy in the province, the search for
peacemakers in each village, and the
implementation of "peace chairs" in the provincial
Also present at the announcement were Secretary of
Children and Adolescents Pablo Navarro, municipal
councilors Miguel Quinteros, Mario Palleiro and
Ernesto Benitez , Rector of the University of
Education ( UNIPE ), Adrian Cannellotto, teachers
and students, along with other authorities.
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Question(s) related to this article:
The culture of peace at a regional level, Does it have advantages compared to a city level?
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Latest reader comment:
CPNN has often carried articles about establishing a culture of peace at the level of the city, but there are also some advantages to promoting a culture of peace at a somewhat broader regional level.
In particular, the culture of peace needs to be based on a sustainable economy, which, in the long run, should depend on local agricultural production more than imported food. This requires that the unit for the culture of peace include not only the city, but also the agricultural region surrounding it.