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Organization: Peace Studies Program, Clark University
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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?

There has been progress in the sense that we have been able to develop objective indicators and a template that can be used to assess the culture of peace in different nations.
The method, four dimensions to a culture of peace, and implications for Peace Education, are reported in Issue 2, 2005 of the UN Chronicle. The indicators are reported in the Journal of Peace Research and can be accessed at www.prio.no/jpr/datasets.asp (go to de Rivera vol. 41 2004)

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

The failure of UNESCO to keep publicising the concept of a culture of peace; the lack of general awareness in the public of the United States; and the lack of indicators for the extent of peace education

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

Held confrence on assessing cultures of peace at Clark University in Sept 2001.
Published Special issue on Assessing Cultures of Peace in    Peace and Conflict Vol 10, no. 2, 2004).
Published "Assessing the basis for a culture of peace in contemporary societies" in Journal of Peace Research., 41, 531-548, 2004.
Published assesment method in Issue 2, 2005 of the UN Chronicle.


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?

Ask UNESCO to renew its efforts to support the promotion of culture of peace

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

We have begun networking with universities in Spain, Costa Rica, and other countries.

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 will hold another conference on assessing cultures of peace.

Postal address of organization

Clark University; 950 main st; Worcester, MA; 01610

E-mail address of organization

jderivera@clarku.edu

Website address of organization

clarku.org/peacestudies

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Assessment of all domains

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

Education

Highest priority country of action (or international)

International

Second priority country of action (or international)

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