Report on the Culture of Peace, February 2012

Dear HumanDHS friends,

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During January, the culture of peace advanced at all levels of society as shown by the following articles.

The culture of peace returned to the halls of the United Nations in New York, thanks to the briefing by United for a Culture of Peace, a newly formed group of NGO representatives.

At the level of International Organizations, the most prestigious of all, the International Red Cross has taken an unprecedented stand against nuclear weapons.

At the municipal level, two more cities in New Zealand have jointed the network of peace cities in that country, including Christchurch and Auckland, while in the United States, towns such as Keene, New Hampshire have started to fight back against the militarization of local police.

And at the level of civic associations and alternative communities, there are stories this month from the the Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union and the Global Ecovillage Network.

For these and other recent articles, see below.

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Coexistence and School Protection: Teachers Network in Bogota Colombia


Ecovillage Conference in Egypt Catalyzes the Movement in Africa

Burma: Suu Kyi confirms run for parliament seat

The Implementation of UNSCR 1325 through Enhanced Responsiveness of the Security Sector
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on peace education
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on sustainable development
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on human rights
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on women’s equality

Christchurch is a Peace City


Dialogue in Nigeria — a new DVD teaching-tool for peacemakers


The United Nations Department of Public Information Opens Season with Culture of Peace!


World’s Largest Humanitarian Meeting Takes Position against Nuclear Weapons

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on democratic participation
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on tolerance and solidarity
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on free flow of information
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on disarmament

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Peace, through struggle,

The CPNN Team

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