How can we develop the institutional framework for a culture of peace?

To achieve the transition from the culture of war to a culture of peace, the increasing consciousness around the world in important. But it is not enough. The task is also political. And to be political, consciousness needs to be linked up to the development of a new institutional framework.

To a great extent, this new institutional framework is being developed at the municipal level. This important because cities, unlike national governments, do not have an invested interest in the culture of war.

In the long term, it will be important to reform the United Nations so that it is more democratic and more responsive to “We the Peoples.”

At the same time, there are continuing efforts to establish culture of peace institutions at national and international levels, as described in the following CPNN articles. See also the question Is a U.S. Department of Peace a realistic political goal?

On the road to lasting peace in Mali: “A mother hen must reunite her chicks”

Manifesto for Peace Media in the 21St Century

Medellín, Colombia, with the most peaceful days in the last 40 years

Feasibility Proposal for the Creation of a Ministry of Peace for Colombia

In final declaration, G77 rejects “digital monopolies” and calls for “reform” of the financial system

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) and the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) Center are joining efforts to build a Culture of Peace in Africa, through Training Trainers on Conflict Management

Spain: The Forum for a Culture of National Security approves the proposal to create a Culture of Peace Group led by Crue

Malta : World Forum for the Culture of Peace

Ceará, Brazil : Deputy Mayor of Fortaleza participates in a meeting with the Inter-institutional Committee of the Restorative Justice and Culture of Peace Network

Experts identify 3 pillars for the «reunification» of Bolivians

We the Peoples : Call for Inclusive Global Governance

Veracruz, Mexico : General Directorate for Culture of Peace and Human Rights

Côte d’Ivoire : Social cohesion and peace in Daoukro: The king and the NGO Wanep help bring communities together

APAC Summit urges nations to maintain world peace

Mexico: Inauguration of the II Global Forum of Culture of Peace, in CUCEA

Guinea: Wanep and partners promote peace and development

Protection of human rights and peace in Cameroon: The international association Kofi Annan is engaged

Building infrastructures for peace

Mexico: Cuitláhuac García issues decree for Culture of Peace and Human Rights Directorate

Mexico: National Forum for a Culture of Peace

2018 “World Beyond War” Toronto Conference Included Workshop on Departments and Infrastructures for Peace

Malta: Launching The Global Council For Tolerance And Peace (GCTP)

Let’s mark Canada’s 150th birthday by establishing a Department of Peace

Civil society has a critical role to play in ensuring lasting peace in Latin America: Tunisian Nobel Peace prize winner Ali Zeddini, speaking in Colombia

One billion signatures for peace

Inter-Parliamentary Union to mark 125 years of global parliamentary action on peace and democracy

Union Interparlementaire célèbre 125 années d’action parlementaire internationale au service de la paix et de la démocratie

Rwanda: 3rd African Alliance for Peace Summit

Ghana: Most Rev. Prof Asante: I have a dream for peace

Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace (GAMIP) 2013 Switzerland Summit

Sixth Summit of Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures of Peace

Parliaments Preparing for International Day of Democracy

100th Anniversary of the Peace Palace in The Hague