2006 YOUTH FOR CULTURE OF PEACE REPORT
International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence
for the Children of the World (2001-2010)
The World Civil Society Report on the Culture of Peace (2005) was supplemented in 2006 by a new report, Youth for Culture of Peace. Youth from 475 organizations in 125 countries responded to the question of what they would do for a culture of peace if they had funding. As you can see from the attached report, they provide a wealth of ideas, showing that they are ready to change the world from culture of war to culture of peace. The report proposed the establishment of a Global Youth Solidarity Fund and Programme which has since been established by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations program.
The culture of peace is advancing, according to the 2005 World Civil Society Report. This is the conclusion from information submitted by 700 organizations throughout the world available as separate lines for each category within the information board for the 2010 Decade report. A summary report, shown here, has been has been received and commended at the plenary session of the UN General Assembly devoted to the midpoint of the culture of peace decade that took place on October 20, 2005. Printable PDF versions are also available for the summary report and for a book containing the summary report, introductions, participating organizations, and relevant UN resolutions.
Both the Youth Report (2006) and the Civil Society Report (2005) were presented to United Nations ambassadors by the 2006 Youth Advocacy Team, and their report is now available here.
The World Report was taken note of in the culture of peace resolution adopted by the General Assembly in 2005, and was specifically recognized by Bangladesh, the European Union, Qatar, Fiji and Thailand in their statements during the 2005 plenary debate for the midterm of the Decade. The recognition, no doubt, was due to the remarkable efforts of a 2005 Youth Advocacy Team that distributed and discussed the Report at UN missions during the weeks prior to the debate.
The World Civil Society Report provides the first comprehensive view of the progress of the global movement for a culture of peace, since it was called for in 1999 by United Nations Resolution A/53/243. The assessments of progress and obstacles are summarized by region: International NGOs (two pages), Africa, Arab States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, North America and the Caribbean. There is also a two-page summary of advice to the United Nations from participating organizations which addresses all eight programme areas for the culture of peace in United Nations Resolution A/53/243.
As we enter the second half of the Decade, it is a time for reflection and new thinking. Therefore, you are invited to write your advice and discuss the advice of others about strategy for the second half of the Decade. Please register on the Strategy Information Board, or simply go to the Strategy Board to read the strategy discussions from people around the world.
An e-mail bulletin of progress in these sites is sent out each month. If you would like to subscribe, please send your e-mail address to .
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