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Organization: International Day of Peace in Thailand
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PRIORITIES: All of the organization's domains of culture of peace activity


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?

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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.


Bangkok: “Youth Day: Dare to Do Good” festival. Organized by Youth for Next Step. Koh Samui: An afternoon of yoga, meditation and peace discussions.

Mae Sot: 300 people led by monks marked Peace Day with a Peace Walk on the Thai Burma border, ending at the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge. (Video) The event coincided with the two-year anniversary of the Sep 2007 monk-led uprising in Burma. Simultaneous marches took place around the world. Participating organizations: Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma, International Burmese Monks Organization.


Jungceylon More than 100 people visited a 10 meter long Peace Wall in Phuket which was open to the public to write messages or paint pictures on about peace.

KIS International School student council representatives in Bangkok greeted arriving parents and students with blue peace ribbons and peace activities. Grade 5 students recited poems through the school's loudspeaker. The whole school sang "We Are One" and a minute of silence followed.

Women's League of Burma 1500 people participated in a community event in 5 different refugee camps on the Thailand-Burma border, while 200 in Mae Sot and 200 in Sangklaburi held a peace awareness event.


Dhamma Park Foundation and Gallery held their 5th commemoration of the International Day of Peace and Hear the Children’s Day at the Dhamma Park Gallery and Heritage Gardens. Students and teachers from 17 local and primary schools attended, including 70 members of the “We Love Bikes Club” – the flagship for the Foundation’s Dhamma Bike Project. The theme for 2005 was “Right conduct brings good results. Bad conduct brings suffering” with a focus on the Buddhist Wheel of Law and the Peace Wheel. The gardens were decorated with white balloons hanging from trees. A large map of the world was exhibited, with red light pinpointing the countries where wars and armed conflicts are ongoing. Program included a procession of monks and lay people gathering around a Peace Pole for prayers and the releasing of birds. There was also a candlelight ceremony at the Fountain of Wisdom, a poetry competition, a short play by students and a round table with the subject “How can we help to integrate moral ethics into a consumer driven society?”

Service for Peace and Samuharath Bumrung Community held the event “Sport for Development and Peace” with Watsamuharath Bumrung in Lumlookk. There were 280 participants from Students Assumption University. The winner’s cup in soccer was handed out by Prime Minister Taksin Chinawat.

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?

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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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