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Organization: A Better Future World, Peace Think Tank Project
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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?

Sustainable development is a term that does not mean anything to the majority of the population. Those who have read an article, press release or letter to the editor have grown in understanding of the definition of the above term as well as the importance of it.

Journalists in the mass media have been exposed to the term sustainable development in the form of press releases and papers available on the website. Journalists have grown in awareness and knowledge of what sustainable development means.

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

Lack of K-12 school education about subject of sustainable health or sustainable peace
Lack of college education and degrees about subject of sustainable health or sustainable peace
Lack of education about conflict resolution, non violence
Large numbers of schools and colleges teaching violence/war
Lack of interest by the general public
Opposition by fundamentalist churches
Opposition by Conservatives
Lack of funding
Lack of personnel
Lack of media exposure

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

Established the website www.peacethinktank.org in order to establish an educational framework for how to accomplish sustainable peace in a number of ways and in a number of areas.

The A Better Future World website also provides a foundation of knowledge as well as debating points for peace activists, teachers, politicians, as well as leaders.

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?

Focus on peace and sustainable development education in grades K-12. It is currently sadly lacking in all schools and colleges.

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

A Better Future World and Peace Think Tank work in partnership with a number of groups that are linked to at the end of individual papers.

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)?

Further addition to educational resources on the website, and further education through outreach to media and schools as well as colleges internationally.

Postal address of organization

PO Box 51
El Dorado CA 95623

E-mail address of organization

info@abetterfutureworld.org

Website address of organization

www.abetterfutureworld.org

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Sustainable development

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

Education for a culture of peace

Highest priority country of action (or international)

USA

Second priority country of action (or international)

International
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