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Organization: International Day of Peace in Puerto Rico
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Postal address of organization/institution

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E-mail address of organization/institution

info@cultureofpeace.org

Website address of organization/institution

http://cultureofpeace.org

Telephone of organization/institution

1-413-329-7517

PRIORITIES: All of the organization's domains of culture of peace activity

EDUCATION FOR PEACE
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
HUMAN RIGHTS
WOMEN'S EQUALITY
DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION
UNDERSTANDING, TOLERANCE AND SOLIDARITY
FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION
INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

TOP PRIORITY: The organization's most important culture of peace activity


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

see website

ACTIONS: What activities have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the ten years of the Decade? If you already made a report in 2005, your information from 2005 will be included in the 2010 report.

2009:

Ponce: 650 from Academia Cristo Rey participated in Peace prayers and drew pictures of Peace. 300 participated in Peace activities at United Evangelic Church with Ponce High School students, teachers, the Mayor and 11 Peace groups. Rio Grande: 500 Edmundo Del Valle Cruz (blog) school youth had a Peace march & concert.

San Juan: 80 took to the streets in a World March for Peace and Nonviolence and ended their march at a church, in collaboration with local organizations against domestic violence. More from Ministerio Vida Abundante

2007:

Club Interact Caribe, Humacao. Each of the participants explained the importance of achieving inner peace and world peace. After his/her explanation they lit candles to signify their commitment to live a life that reflects a commitment to achieve individual and world peace. *

Iglesia Evangelica Unida de PR, Rio Grande. The vigil started at 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. of the next day.*

La Chiwinha, Inc. San Juan.Different activities in diverse places from September 16 to 26. Sunday 23, flying "peace words". *

PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the second half of the Decade?

On a global level, reported events for the International Day of Peace continue to grow year after year (see the website listed above):

In the 2005 Report, 155 Peace Day events in 47 countries are presented.

The 2007 records show that:
* We had 623 commitments across the world
* 70 countries
* 225 cities (outside of the USA)
* 42 US states
* An estimate of nearly 500,000 participants
* An average of 500 people per event

2009 annual report listed 700+ events

OBSTACLES: Has your organization faced any obstacles to implementing the culture of peace and nonviolence? If so, what were they?

not reported

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization in the short, medium and long term to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence?

The International Day of Peace is an annual event.

GLOBAL MOVEMENT: How do you think the culture of peace and nonviolence could be strengthened and supported at the world level??

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