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Organization: The Ribbbon International
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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?

Yes,  people have become aware of the Decade for a COP by creating and displaying Ribbons for the Decade.

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

not much publicity

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

2001

A Ribbon panel is given (hand delivered by a group of US UN NGO Representatives) to each US Congress person,
Senate and House of Representatives (535) in recognition of the Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non Violence for the Children of the World.

Pope John Paul II at the Vatican receives a Ribbon panel from the Founder of the Ribbon project, Justine Merritt and Michele Peppers UN NGO Representative in recognition of the Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non Violence for the Children of the World.

2001 - 2003

Lake Havasu, AZ - schools and places of worship create and display Ribbons in honor of the Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non Violence for the Children of the World on UN Day, Octber 24.

2001 to present - people are encouraged to create Ribbons and display/exhibits panels in recognition of the Decade.

See: www.theribboninternational.org for more information on creating, exhbiting and starting the Ribbon project in your community.




2003-2010: the United Nations International Decade for a Culture
of Peace and Non-violence for the children of the World.
Show on your panel a "Culture of Peace."  Church Women
United (CWU) initiates the Ribbon as part of their celebrated
days of prayers for peace such as World Community Day.




Founder Justine Merritt and Michele Peppers present Ribbon panel to Pope John Paul II,
in honor of the United Nations Resolution for the Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence
for the Children of the world (2001-2010), October 17, 2001.

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?

More publicity is needed.

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

We work with other NGO's promoting peace, disarmament and care of the environment.

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)?

Promote the Decade through our website, brochure and displays/exhbits.

Postal address of organization

7 Diana Hill
Huntington, NY  11743  USA

E-mail address of organization

info@theribboninternational.org

Website address of organization

www.theribboninternational.org

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Education for a Culture of Peace

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

Understanding, tolerance

Highest priority country of action (or international)

International

Second priority country of action (or international)

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