May/June 2006 Bulletin of World Report on the Culture of Peace
The Youth Advocacy Teams for a Culture of Peace continues their excellent work. Two members of the team, Gert Danielsen and Celina Del Felice, will present their work at the meetings of the International Peace Research Association in Calgary (Canada) in June. Also Hilary Jeune and UNOY have developed a project proposal for funding to advocate national youth policies that promote a culture of peace. The strategy of the Youth Advocacy Teams may be found under the title "role of youth" on the strategy part of our website (http://decade-culture-of-peace.org/strategy/cgi-bin/ib5/ikonboard.cgi).
June 2-4 at the Salon des Initiatives de la Paix June 2-4 in Paris I will be working with other members of the Youth Advocacy Teams to make known the World Report on the Culture of Peace and to distribute a flyer about it. The flyer will also be distributed to participants at the upcoming World Peace Forum in Vancouver, Canada, in June.
No doubt you have noticed that the website for the World Report on the Culture of Peace (http://decade-culture-of-peace.org) is now complete in French and Spanish as well as English.
The World Report on the Culture of Peace has been published in book form thanks to a grant from the government of Catalonia to the Fundación Cultura de Paz. I have mailed out the Spanish version to all who contributed to the Report (please inform me if you are hispanophone and have not received it). The French and Portuguese versions are still being printed. The English version has been mailed to English-speaking participants in most of the world, but a second printing is awaited before copies are mailed to participants in Europe and North America.
As you can see from the part of our website for published news articles, there is still very little attention by the mass media to the culture of peace, especially from newspapers and television. Most of the stories listed are only from internet news services. Below is a list of the media coverage listed so far. If you know of others, please inform us.
2005 Signis World Congress addresses Culture of Peace (from website of Catholic Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur)
Nurturing A Culture Of Peace: AN INTERVIEW WITH FEDERICO MAYOR (from website of Good News Agency)
Obasanjo Calls for Peace, Unity - Third International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (Times of Zambia)
Africa Challenged - Third International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (Zambia Daily Mail)
Dialogue urged to promote true image of Islam in workshop on "Peace through cultures of peace" - (DAWN - Pakistan newspaper)
International workshop on "Peace through cultures of peace" (Pakistan Observer)
Pattaya declared a 'City of Peace': As legacy of 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism (Pattaya Mail - Thailand)
Symposium for a Culture of Peace Organized by the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (Sangsaeng, magazine of Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding, Seoul, Korea)
La Décennie de la paix à mi-parcours (Non-violence Actualité, France)
Ley de Fomento de la Educación y la Cultura de la Paz (Europa Press, Spain)
Wide-spread support for a culture of peace (Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden)
Independencia: Integracion del Nuevo Cuyo (Nueva Rioja digital, Argentina)
Además, usted puede sumarse a esta iniciativa de la sección Campañas (risolidaria, solidaridad en internet, Argentina)
Cultura de Paz en Guatemala (Prensa Libre, Guatemala
They had to listen! Lobbying for a culture of peace at the UN (CPNN internet news network, USA)
We have received no mass media reports on the culture of peace from the Arab States or Australia.