Global Movement

    The Declaration and Programme of Action for a Culture of Peace , adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1999 included the following statement: “Partnerships between and among the various actors as set out in the Declaration should be encouraged and strengthened for a global movement for a culture of peace.”

    The Global Movement for a Culture of Peace is advancing, according to accounts from all regions of the world. This was the conclusion from information submitted by over 1000 organizations taking part in the World Report on the Culture of Peace, which was submitted to the United Nations for its plenary discussion at the end of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010). This report provides a comprehensive view of the progress of the Global Movement. The advance comes despite almost total neglect from the mass media, according to most accounts from all regions.

    In its resolution of 2009, A/64/80 the General Assembly welcomed the efforts of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to continue the communication and networking arrangements established during the International Year for a Culture of Peace for providing instant update of developments in the global movement. This was provided by the UNESCO website for the global movement. Although the website is now archived, its world information board continues to provide links to 1,196 actors in the International Year for the Culture of Peace, including 219 international organizations and 977 local and national actors. It also provides a link to details on who had gathered the 75 million signatures obtained so far on the Manifesto 2000 in India, Brazil, Colombia and other countries.

    CPNN-WORLD is dedicated to the further development of the Global Movement.