On the left below please find an article from CPNN, and on the right its discussion.
Please note that links to the discussion no longer work directly.
Instead, Use the following address
where xxx is the topic number in the failed address obtained when you click on the discussion.
If this doesn't work, click here.

Learn Write Read Home About Us Discuss Search Subscribe Contact
by program area
by region
by category
by recency
United Nations and Culture of Peace
Global Movement for a Culture of Peace
Values, Attitudes, Actions
Rules of the Game
Submit an Article
Become a CPNN Reporter

The Foundation Schools of Peace Celebrates the International Day of Peace
an article by Amada Benavides de Pérez, Fundación Escuelas de Paz

The Foundation Schools of Peace, non-governmental organization located in Colombia, is celebrating the the International Day of Peace with three activities.

1. Encounter with rectors, academic coordinators, and docentes of 20 district educational Institutions of Bogota. This encounter aims to promote peace education, human rights, democracy, tolerance, and international understanding through the active participation of school directors, to establish their involvement as managers of the culture of peace through concrete actions, and to certify their commitment to work jointly in a network of peace educators, conditions needed to improve the lives and relations of young people in the city of Bogota. Location: the headquarters of the Foundation Schools of Peace, Bogotá, Colombia

2. Certification of 20 youth peace constructors. In developing the project at the Centro de Desarrollo Juvenil Altos of Cazucá diplomas will be given, in a special ceremony, to 20 young people who received training in culture of peace, participation, human rights and democracy. Location: Colegio Gabriel García Márquez, Comuna 4, Municipio de Soacha, Colombia.

3. Meeting of the Youth Network of Schools of Peace. On the occasion of the celebration of the tenth anniverary of the Foundation Schools of Peace, 40 young professionals, of different disciplines, will meet, taking part in the Youth Network of Schools of Peace. During this decade all of them participated, or still participate, in the diverse programs that the Foundation develops in the promotion of the Culture of Peace, education for peace and education for human rights. Location: Foundation Schools of Peace, Bogota Colombia.

The Foundation Schools of Peace is a nongovernmental organization that has worked for 10 years in the promotion of the culture of peace, peace education, and education in human rights. It includes three networks: Network of Schools of Peace, Network of Educators for Peace and the Youth Network of Schools of Peace.

(Click here for a Spanish version of this article)


Question(s) related to this article:

How are you celebrating Peace Day?,

* * * * *

Latest reader comment:

It is difficult to find extensive listings of the many events celebrating the International Day of Peace around the world.  An exception is the United Religions Initiative which lists events for the IDP 2014 by their affiliates in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, United States and the Philippines.

This report was posted on September 22, 2011.