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Organization: GLOBAL ALERT FOR DEFENCE OF YOUTH AND THE LESS PRIVILEGED(GADYLP)
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

GLOBAL ALERT FOR DEFENCE OF YOUTH AND THE LESS PRIVILEGED (GADYLP) has been involved in promoting the Culture of peace and Non-violence since its inception in 1996.GADYLP major areas has been promoting and defending the  Human Rights of the disadvantaged and Peace Education among youths and the less-privileged members of the civil society including the oppressed the repressed ,the supressed ,the refugees and the down-throdden members of the hard-to reach communities.The hard to reach communities incude those who live in the ghetoes,the slums,the shanties,the riverines etc.These neglected people are indeed our primary constituency.
   We have recorded a remarkable progress in these areas since 2001 Our indicator(s) is that there is relative equity, fair-play,repect to human rights,co-operation,harmony,trust,etc as compared in the years before 2001.

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

The lack of resources has affected our highly expected progress within the years under review.GADYLP has no access to funding nationally and internationally which made it impossible for the fullfiment of our target for the first half of the decade for the culture of peace and non-violence for the children of the world.
   There are lots of myths and superstitious believe in my area of focus(THE-HARD-TO-REACH-COMMUNITIES)that make our various intervention programmes less-effective.
 Many people believe that Peace is absence of war...

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

GLOBAL ALERT FOR DEFENCE OF YOUTH AND THE LESS PRIVILEGED (GADYLP)has been involved in activities that  promote the culture of peace and non-violence since its inception in 1996.GADYLP has organised programmes by way of seminars,symposia,public lectures,workshops.,mini-plenaries etc with the key aim of propagating and internalising the culture of peace and non-violence in Nigeria especially among the POOREST OF THE POOR members of the civil society.GADYLP has also identified the neglected people among the civil society and centred most of her peace intervention programmes to these identified communities known as THE -HARD TO-REACH-COMMUNITIES.These communities include those who live in the ghetoes,the shanties,the slums,the riverines etc.GADYLP in collaborating with UN agencies in Nigeria observes some UN days annually with Peace-related intervention progammes/activities.E.g GADYLP marks the UN/International Day for Peace every Sept.21st with one type of Peace -related programme or the other.In the same vein,every Dec.5th--UN Day for Volunteerism and Dec.10th UN-Human Rights Day etc will ever remain memorable  as GADYLP organises peace-related issues like PEACE WALK across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria to campaign and educate the masses the need to inculcate the culture of peace and non-violence .
 GADYLP participated very actively in the UN World Conferece Against Racism,Xenophobia and Related intolerance  which took place in Durban,South Africa in August 2001.GADYLP CO-ORDINATED a project in the whole of the south-east of the country on the discriminatory tentencies of a particular race in this zone who are seen as parriahs or social out cast.This caste is known as OSU CASTE.GADYLP condenmed this type of man's inhumanity to man and initiated  a presentation in Durban calling the attention of the world against this type of ugly but primitive behaviour of our people.
   GADYLP has been involved in organising Peace education classes in both primary , secondary and tertiary institutions  on periodic basis.
  GADYLP condenmed in strong terms various children trafficking in various forms in Nigeria.Sometimes by way of Peaceful marches,demonstrations,walks and street by street grass-roots sensitisation/mobilisation  condeming the ugly practice and the urgent need to apprehend the perpetrators of the darstardly  acts and brought them to justice.
 For example,  GADYLP sensitised the country through peaceful marches and demonstrations to create national awareness on the very ugly but heinous crime of children traficking in March 2005.The bad incident was reported mainly by all the newspapers in the country but for my report I wish to refer to the Daily Sun of monday,March 7th.2005.It was a very bold headline thus:BEASTLY with a rider,Police rescue 64 Kids in a container..."They were packed like sardines"(page 4)The woman identified as Alhaja Fatima was transfering the helpless children in a container  from Mokwa in Niger State to a perhaps a nearby African Country to sale them (children )but luck ran out of her as she was caught in Lagos at about 5pm on saturday 5th march 2005 by commited policemen who refused bribe of five thousand Naira(N5,000)to conceal the BEASTLY ACT.
 The Founder and President of GLOBAL ALERT FOR DEFENCE OF YOUTH AND THE LESS PRIVILEGED(GADYLP)-PRINCE GOODLUCK ODIMEGWU OBI due to the track record of GADYLP in Volunteerism in Nigeria from 1996 till date was appointed as a focal person to co-ordinate the activities of Nigeria volunteers/and GADYLP the focal NGO by United Nations Voluneers Headquarters in Bonn,Germany especially for the UN International Year of Volunteers 2001(IYV 2001)This letter of mandate was dated feb.8th 2000 and signed by Honre KPONTON on behalf of the UNV Headquarters,in Bonn,Germany.Through this mandate GADYLP in consultation with UNV  Nigeria,Nigeria Govt.,other Civil Society Organisations initiated a lot of intervention  programmes in 2001 and other coming years including issues in Peace Building ,promoting the culture of peace and non-violence,conflict resolution,crises mamagement,trust-building,negotiation,healing process,mediation,reconciliation ,Human rights promotion,protection and defence.Racism,xenophobia, other forms of related intolerance, discrimination,Osu Caste system in Igbo land of the South East, Nigeria among many others were also given an adequate coverage.



The Founder and Project Co-ordinator of GADYLP(4th from  left to right )-Goodluck Odimegwu Obi addresses the representatives of Nigerian Youths across the country on "the role of youths in the prevention of violent conflict /the need to imbibe and sustain the culture of peace and non-violence "to mark the International day of PEACE in Sept.21st 2004,in Ubulu-Ihejiofor,Imo State,Nigeria.

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?

I will advice the people that are involved in the implementation of the second half of the decade of the culture of peace and non-violence to recognise the active youth organisations globally and mobilise them financially,technically and other-wise to assist them in their grass-roots-focused Peace-related intervention programmes instead of empowering the big NGOs who have a regular source of funding.The Sec-Gen. should also try to breach the digital divide between the North and the South as THIS GAP widens each day with the South suffering.

PARTNERSHIPS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

Development Information Network(DEVNET), ,Nigerian National Commission For UNESCO,Some UN Agencies,Minisry of Education,Ministry of Women Affairs and Youth Development, Transition Monitoring Group(TMG),African Network of Young Peace Builders(ANYP)Human Rights Information Network(HURINET)Peace Advocates of Nigeria(PAN),Human Rights Club,Nigeria,Chairman,Human Rights ,Ethics and Advocasy Commitee of Civil Society Network on HIV/AIDS in NIgeria,United Nations of Youth (UNOY)Network Nigeria,All Nigerian United Nations Students and Youth Association(ANUNSA),Watchman International Network,etc.

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?

We have a work plan of activities for the second half of the decade(2005-2010) for the culture of peace and non-violence for the youth and the children of the world.Our work plan has educational programmes by war of periodic seminare,workshops,symposia etc for the youths and the children of the world.

Postal address of organization

155/157 OLD OJO ROAD KUJE AMUWO (OPPOSITE AGBOJU POLICE STATION)P.O.BOX 299 FESTAC TOWN,LAGOS,NIGERIA.

E-mail address of organization

gadylp@yahoo.co.in,gadylp@hotmail.com

Website address of organization

www.gadylp.8m.net











http//www.gadylp.8m.net

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Human Rights

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

Understanding,tolerance ,solidarity




























Understading,tolerance,solidarity

Highest priority country of action (or international)

Nigeria.

Second priority country of action (or international)

Africa
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