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Organization: Nepenthes
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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 forest management is an important step towards peace and non-violence. SFM is promoted by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification scheme. It is our impression, that in the first half of the Decade, FSC has become more widely known and acknowledged.

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

- Illegal logging finances conflicts and causes social and environmental catastrophes.
- Lack of respect for indigenous and local peoples rights in forest issues.

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

Development Projects in Latin America that aim promote sustainable forest management, sustainable tourism and assure indigenous and local peoples rights.
Campaigns and lobbyism in Denmark to help promote trade with forest products obtained from sustainable forest management, and try to prevent trade with illegal timber and products obtained from non-sustainable forest management.

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?

Combat illegal logging and secure local peoples rights in forests issues. Promote sustainable forest management.

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

Partner NGO’s (environmental and indigenous and local people) and small forest owners in Latin America.
Other NGO’s in Denmark (Danish 92-group and others)

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 plan to continue our work for sustainable forest management.

Postal address of organization

Nepenthes
Odensegade 4B
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

E-mail address of organization

E-mail: info@nepenthes.dk

Website address of organization

www.nepenthes.dk

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Sustainable development

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

Democratic participation

Highest priority country of action (or international)

International

Second priority country of action (or international)

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