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ICLEI World Congress: Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future From A Culture of War to A Culture of Peace in Malaysia
"Some 1,500 expected participants can look forward to a diverse program . . . including low-carbon development; resilience and adaptation; biodiversity; water; EcoMobility; green urban economy; smart urban infrastructure, and many more" "In the wake of the government crackdown, over the last week, of the legitimate rights of the Malaysian people to peacefully demonstrate, a Bersih 2.0 Global Solidarity Network has sprung up"
Queretaro, Mexico: Congress on Building Communities in Peace Culture of Peace in Hamilton, Ontario
"The culture of peace is a set of values, attitudes, traditions and behaviors based on respect for life and the end of violence. . . Violence is not part of human nature." "We in the Hamilton Culture of Peace Network are putting together a history of our accomplishments from April 2000 to now - a list of evidence that Hamilton is moving toward a Culture of Peace"
Querétaro, Mexico: Congreso Construyendo Comunidades en Paz International Peace and Non-Violence Fortnight Celebration in Orissa (India)
"La cultura de paz es un conjunto de valores, actitudes, tradiciones y comportamientos basados en el respeto a la vida y el fin de la violencia. . . La violencia, no forma parte de la naturaleza humana." "when we understand the fierce preparation of countries for wars it has become inevitable to work for peace . . . peace and development are complementary. "
Mali: Nonviolence: The task of the Association of Municipalities of Sikasso Shukran, Mister President, Thank you!
"The objective of this workshop was to contribute to a culture of peace and non-violence through improving the response capacity of elected officials and community leaders in conflict resolution." "What are the real threats to the Arab revolutions? Danger, or progress? In developing a democratic system can we convert and integrate those who are ' undemocratic''? "
Mali : Non violence : Le combat de l’Association des municipalités de Sikasso Institutional Cooperation for Restorative Justice in Brazil
"L’objectif de cet atelier est de contribuer à une culture de paix et de non violence à travers l’amélioration de la capacité d’intervention des élus et des leaders communautaires dans la résolution des conflits." "Promotion of a restorative focus and culture of peace, including the renewed discussion of policies, services and programs of assistance . . . keeping in line with the participatory, humanizing, and responsibilizing paradigm of restorative justice, as well as the values ​​of tolerance and solidarity which promote a culture of peace "
Colombia and Mexico: Diploma on Culture of Peace and Forgiveess Global Youth Service Day in Trinidad and Tobago - 2007
"education, training and support to train multipliers that sow political culture of forgiveness and reconciliation in their neighborhood, parish, company, school, university and family, working on the advent of peace and progress of communities and individuals." "The event was organised by the International Education and Resource Network, Trinidad and Tobago. It was entitled 'Creating holistic communities through peace education'"
La cultura de la paz y el perdón en un diplomado de Colombia para México 2nd Guwahati International Music Fest to establish city in global music circuit
"capacitar multiplicadores, que siembren la cultura política del perdón y la reconciliación en su barrio, parroquia, empresa, colegio, universidad y familia, colaborando en el advenimiento de la paz y del progreso de las comunidades y de las personas" "Given the present socio-political turmoil in the State of Assam, the GIMF comes at the right time as the theme for this year’s edition is peace "
Ashland, Oregon Starts Campaign for City Culture of Peace Commission Ghana: Most Rev. Prof Asante: I have a dream for peace
" cities are the real societal structural level where the Culture of Peace ‘rubber meets the road.’ It is the city that has the reach, authority, responsibility and influence to set the positive tone, direction, and example for so many, many people." "he was presented with the 2014 US Embassy Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Peace and Social Justice. . . .the award recognises Ghanaian citizens who imitate the view and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr by helping to build a culture of peace, dialogue and conflict resolution "
United States: Woods Fund Chicago launches Right On Justice initiative with Northern Ireland restorative justice leader New Haven (US) Votes to Cut Military Budget and Fund Human Needs
"Restorative Justice is an international movement with growing national and local initiatives that offers an alternative to punitive justice systems and engages the victims of crimes in seeking ways to reduce harm that leads to reduced incarceration and increased school engagement" "New Haven has long been in forefront of the struggle for a culture of peace "
Zimbabwe: Christian denominations launch peace initiative Summit Conferences in Havana and New York
"It is essential that the church initiates the process of healing, forgiveness, reconciliation and peace building in its endeavour to develop a culture of peace in Zimbabwe" "Both summits supported peace, but the Non-Aligned Summit was more explicit. "
Peace Coalition: How to make Rockford a city of peace (USA) Model United Nations - Peace Building With Youth
"Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey and the City Council will announce the Proclamation of the Intention to be a City of Peace at Monday night’s City Council meeting" "This process allows students to resolve issues based on their research, creativity, and problem-solving abilities, utilizing doctrines such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Charter, and Millennium Goals. "
One billion signatures for peace Nobel Laureates Close Summit with Appeal to World’s Youth
"The Global Resolution for the Establishment of Infrastructures to Support the Culture of Peace" "those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war. "
Afghanistan: Borderfree Sixth Summit of Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures of Peace
"the newly launched “Borderfree Community Center of Nonviolence,” where projects and programs take place" "the highest level gathering of national peace ministries in the history of the organization "
Hong Kong’s Occupy Central pushes for ‘genuine democracy’ Extreme Poverty is Violence – Breaking the Silence – Searching for Peace
"hundreds of thousands of protesters took part in the annual July 1 march to call for a more direct election of the chief executive in 2017" "a three year international participatory action research project led by the International Movement ATD Fourth World . . . culminated in a colloquium held at UNESCO House. "
Moving towards restorative justice in the United States Growing a Culture of Peace in Eugene (Oregon, U.S.)
"a profound questioning of traditional justice methods and an eloquent demand for involvement of the entire community in the administration of justice" "Reading through our newsletters for all the events of the last six months, I was impressed with how much had happened in such a short time "