About Us

    The Culture of Peace News Network (CPNN) is a project of the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace, initiated by the United Nations, where readers exchange information about events, experiences, books, music, and web news that promote a culture of peace.

    CPNN is owned and managed by the Culture of Peace Corporation, based in France and composed of youth teams, including:

    – those who edited the World Civil Society Report for the United Nations Decade on the Culture of Peace.

    – as well as other youth who have worked as reporters on CPNN and/or worked on the Youth for Culture of Peace Report for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the United Nations Unit created as a result.

    The founder and president of the Corporation is David Adams, who initiated CPNN at UNESCO during the 1990s (see his blog).

    Youth team for the world report in 2011
    From left to right: Advisors Alicia Cabezudo and David Adams: Youth team Marcos Estrada (Brazil), Shreya Jani (India), Meg Villanueva (Philippines), Lilian Solheim (Norway), Oliver Rizzi Carlson (Switzerland), Johanna Ospina (Colombia) and Cecile Barbeito (Spain)

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    CPNN was launched at UNESCO in 1998, and then continued from 2002 until 2007 by CPNN-USA in the United States as well as CPNN-Japan. CPNN-USA is now incorporated into CPNN-WORLD, while CPNN Japan has been discontinued. The United Nations General Assembly in its annual resolutions during the Culture of Peace Decade, recognized CPNN in operative paragraph 9 and calls for its expansion as a global network of Internet sites in many languages.

    An article about CPNN as a case study of education for a culture of peace was published by the Journal of Peace Education.


    We continue to look for volunteer reporters from all regions of the world. Please click here to know more.

    To begin with, you are invited to write a peace report of your own according to the CPNN rules of the game

    You and/or your organisation are invited to become a partner of CPNN. Please click here and contact us.