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Organization: International Institute for Peace Through Tourism
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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, there has been considerable progress in my domain - that of Tourism - and in our constituency - the travel and tourism industry - globally.

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

The biggest obstacle to my organization - the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) - which is the main organization in the world promoting a "Culture of Peace through Tourism" has been funding.

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

IIPT was born in 1986 - the UN International Year of Peace - in response to the global issues of the mid-1980’s: Growing tensions between East and West; a deteriorating environment; increasing gap of have and have not nations; and the peaking of terrorism.

In this past 5 years: IIPT has:

1999 - in anticipation of the UN International Year for the Culture of Peace, organized a Global Conference in Glasgow in support of the UN International Year for the Culture of Peace.

2000 - Amman, Jordan
Held our 1st Global Summit on Peace through Tourism under the patronage of King Abdullah II with participation from more than 60 countries including 25 CEO’s of the world’s largest travel and tourism companies and 16 Ministers of Tourism.

The Amman Declaration resulting from the Summit is an official UN document - see our website: www.iipt.org,

King Abdullah honored as a "Man of Peace"

The Summit was the beginning of the IIPT Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism with 30 prestigious international organizations as founding partners - each founding partner committed to a ‘Millennium Project’ that contributes to the vision of Tourism as the world’s first Global Peace Industry.

Chapters formed in Caribbean and Australia

Five networks formed:
Educators Network
Community Tourism Network
Indigenous Tourism Network
Spirituality in Tourism Network
       Student/Youth Leadership Network


Global Peace Parks Project
As a legacy of the 1st Global Summit - On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month - we launched a "Global Peace Parks Project" from

Bethany Beyond the Jordan, site of Christ’s baptism - as we planted a "Peace Grove" of 11 Olive Trees.
Our goal is 2,000 Peace Parks circling the earth by 2010.

Noteworthy IIPT International Peace Parks include Peace Parks at Pearl Harbor, the Dag Hammarskold Memorial site, Ndola, Zambia, Victoria Falls, Zambia; and soon Bagamoyo, Tanzania - a proposed world heritage site.

Geneva 2003
2nd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism. Continued to build our Coalition of Partners - Chapters - and Networks.

Conferences in Italy,Turkey and Greece
Conference in Turkey in 2000 bringing travel industry leaders from Greece and Turkey together to explore and promote ways by which the travel industry could promote international understanding between peoples of the two countries.

In 2001, Greece reciprocated - circle expanded to include Cyprus and the Balkan countries. Resulted in the Thessaloniki Declaration - see our website: www.iipt.org.

Assisi, Italy
Spirituality in Tourism Conference on occasion of 15th anniversary of Pope John Paul II bringing some 90 religious leaders together in 1986 as part of the UN International Year of Peace.

Three African Conferences on Peace through Tourism:
All in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World

* Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Provincer, South Africa 2001
* Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2003
* Lusaka, Zambia 2005


Message of Peace through Tourism catching on in Africa - with participation of Ministers of Tourism, private sector executives, NGO’s and donor agencies.

Lusaka Conference has resulted in a "21st Century Vision of African Tourism" - Week of Conference proclaimed National Peace through Tourism week - Opening ceremony featuring Zambia President Mwanawassa, and Nigeria President Obasanjo, President of African Union - carried live on National televistion.  Front page coverage, and prime time tv and radio coverage each day of the conference.

Commemorative Ceremony at the Dag Hammarskjold Memorial Site, Ndola, Zambia, commemorating the 100th birthday of Dag Hammarksjold on first day of National Peace through Tourism Week.

IIPT International Peace Park dedicated at Victoria Falls on last day of National Peace through Tourism Week on occasion of the 150th anniversary of Dr. David Livingstone sighting of the Falls. Peace Park dedicated as a legacy of the 3rd IIPT African Conference.

Chapter Conferences
Chapter Conferences in
Caribbean - 2
Australia - 2
Pakistan - 2

3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism - 2005 Theme: One Earth One Family: Travel and Tourism - Serving a Higher Purpose In support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World - and the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Aim
To develop a 21st Century Agenda for Peace through Tourism that addresses the key global issues of our time: poverty reduction; healing the wounds of conflict; promoting international understanding and cooperation; environmental protection and preservation of biodiversity; and a sustained travel industry response to the social and economic re-vitalization of Tsunami affected countries.

Pattaya, Thailand; October 2-5, 2005

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?

Publish a mid-decade report on what has been achieved.

Seek to get broader awareness to the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World – particularly through the media.

Acknowledge organizations that have made a significant contribution.

What can you do?

Develop Lists of actions that can be taken to promote a Culture of Peace:

           By the individual

           Organizations

           Governments at all levels

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

IIPT has achieved UN accredited status with a view to cooperating with other UN accredited organizations to achieve a “Culture of Peace”

IIPT has been developing a Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism, networks, and chapters – as identified above.

In each of our Conferences and Summits – we encourage and nurture the development of partnerships.

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)?

Global Summit on Peace through Tourism

We are currently organizing the 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism to be held at the award winning Royal Cliff Beach Resort and Conference Center, Pattaya, Thailand, October 2-5, 2005.  

Theme of the Summit is:

One Earth One Family: Travel and Tourism - Serving a Higher Purpose

The Aim of the Summit is to develop a 21st Century Agenda for Peace through Tourism that addresses the key global issues of our time including poverty reduction, healing the wounds of conflict, promoting international understanding and cooperation, environmental protection and biodiversity, and developing a sustained travel industry response to tsunami affected countries.

The 3d Global Summit on Peace through Tourism is in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the UN Millennium Development Goals

We are anticipating 500 delegates from more than 60 countries.

Global Peace Parks Program

On September 21 – the UN International Day of Peace – we are working towards having 30 to 50 IIPT Peace Parks dedicated in cities and towns around the world.

Postal address of organization

685 Cottage Club Rd. #13
Stowe, VT 05672
USA

E-mail address of organization

ljd@iipt.org

Website address of organization

www.iipt.org

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Understanding, tolerance, solidarity;

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

Sustainable development - Poverty reduction
Education for a culture of peace

Highest priority country of action (or international)

INTERNATIONAL

Second priority country of action (or international)

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