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Organization: International Society of City and Regional Planners, ISoCaRP
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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?

As a non-governmental organisation with the aim to bring together professionals in the field of planning on our annual conferences ISoCaRP feels that it constantly contributes to a culture of peace; specifically by organising Young Professionals Workshops (in 2005: already the 15th one) until now supported by UNESCO, Dpt. SHS, we have experienced peaceful interaction between all participants coming from all parts of the world.
We have from the very start promoted the equal participation of men and women.

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

There are no obstacles in the sense of culture or background. There is no obstacle in getting people together.
The only obstacle is that in order to get people together and work in a friendly atmosphere, they need financial and moral support. So far, this has been made possible.
However, due to a shift of priorities, UNESCO has informed our society that it can no longer support these workshops as of 2006.

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

No specific actions.

We are a non-profit organisation and depend very much on the free time of our members.

Involving them in projects and events and having them work in worldwide network is a constant contribution to peace.

Information about our publications, events and collaborations may be found
at http://www.isocarp.org.

More about ISOCARP

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?

To continue all (moral and financial) support in helping us to continue our Young Planners Workshops. Many of our ex Young Planners still meet and/or correspond and through participation to our Workshops they have learnt to appreciate each other not only in a professional way, but also acceptance of each other culture. Some have become high qualified experts and through them, we feel we have contributed to a basis of peace. Establishing world wide professional relations is one of THE important key-issues to peace in the world.

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

Partnerships with several other International Organisations and Memoranda of Understandings have been signed.
Our National Delegations in 70 countries are our networks.

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)?

New projects, such as an Urban Task Force, involving Young and Experienced Experts to work during 2-3 days in a tight team on specific urban/environmental issues.

Postal address of organization

P.O. Box 983; 2501 CZ The Hague

E-mail address of organization

isocarp@isocarp.org

Website address of organization

www.isocarp.org

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Understanding, tolerance, solidarity through democratic participation and equality of men & women

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

Sustainable development

Highest priority country of action (or international)

International

Second priority country of action (or international)

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