Argentina: Participants and Themes Announced for the IV Meeting of the International Peace Observatory


An article from El Siglo (translated by CPNN)

The IV International Meeting of the OIP (International Peace Observatory) will be held in Tucumán, Argentina. It is being organized by the CERECO Foundation (Center for Conflict Resolution) in conjunction with the CPNVA (Permanent Councils for Active Nonviolence). The Meeting will be held on June 27 and 28 in the facilities of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of the National University of Tucumán, a co-organizer of the event.

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The meeting has the support of the Consultative Council of the Civil Society and the Argentine , Ministry of Foreign and Religious Affairs.

Mariela Domenichelli, the president of CERECO, and Ricardo Anibal Lucero, a participant in the event, explained to El Siglo that the meeting aims to open the doors of dialogue, strengthen relations between social actors from different countries with different profiles and histories so that they can share experiences and find ways of working together for a more just, united world. The meeting will make available to governments and civil society the updated state of the art in training methods for conflict prevention and resolution, as well as face-to-face and virtual training for violence prevention.

Participants include delegates of the Observatory from 9 countries (Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Uruguay, Mexico, Bolivia):

– Diana de la Rua (Buenos Aires) Eugenio President of the Association Respuesta para la Paz (ARP), President of International Peace Research Association Foundation (IPRAF) and Council Member of International Peace Research Association (IPRA);

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Mediation as a tool for nonviolence and culture of peace

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– Patricia Pérez (Buenos Aires) Coordinator of the Committee on Culture of Peace and Citizenship of the Consultative Council of the Civil Society of the Argentine Chancellery;.

– Ricardo Anibal Lucero (Buenos Aires), veteran of 25 years of fieldwork for the International Organization “The Community for Human Development” in cities of Bombay and Calcutta (India), Morocco, Milan, Madrid, New York, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and Chile;

– Susana Bartolomeo (Buenos Aires) Trainer and Academic Coordinator of ECO Civil Association (School of Ontological Communication) and Primary Education Coach at Dardo Rocha de Martínez School;

– Mg Walter Fernández Ulloa (Ecuador), Alternate Councilor of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control;

– Dr. Christian Amestegui Villafañi (Bolivia), Trainer in Mediation in the Judicial Branch of the Bolivia government;

– Dr José Benito Pérez Sauceda (Mexico), Doctor of Law, Master of Science at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon;

– Commissioner Jorge Martin Ortega and Dr. Daniel Arnaldo Tolaba (Jujuy, Argentina), community mediators and specialists in gender violence and in suicide prevention. Ministry of Security. Secretariat of Community Relations, Government of Jujuy.

The Observatory sets out three main axes of work:

 – Alternative Methods of Conflict Resolution – Culture of Peace

– Human Rights and Human Security

– Active non-violence – Three ways for change

Registration is available on the website of, along with further information for the meeting. You may also write to