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Organization: The Culture of Peace News Network
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Postal address of organization/institution

95 Lyon Street, New Haven, CT 06405

E-mail address of organization/institution

coordinator@cpnn-world.org

Website address of organization/institution

http://cpnn-world.org

Telephone of organization/institution

1-203-772-6672

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

FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION

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

United for Peace and Justice
CPNN-Japan

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.

CPNN actions may be seen directly on the Internet at http://cpnn-world.org, as they consist of articles that have been uploaded by readers who want others to know what is happening for the culture of peace.  As of the spring of 2010, there are now 449 news articles.  Most of them are accompanied by discussion in a discussionboard format.

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?

We have continued to see progress during the second half of the Decade, as CPNN expanded from a US to a world-wide scope.

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

The biggest obstacle continues to be the "internet literacy" of our readers.  They are invited to write as well as read, but few take the opportunity to do so.  This is a major obstacle to our progress, because all our reports come from readers.  We believe that true education for peace must be active and not passive.  Unfortunately this approach to education is not yet sufficiently developed.  Most people seem to be content with passive receiving of news from television or Internet, and they do not take the step of participating actively in making the news.  Hopefully, the potential of Internet as a means of two-way, participatory communication will be increasingly realized in the coming years.

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

We hope to expand CPNN to be in languages other than English and Japanese, as has been called for in the annual United Nations General Assembly resolutions on the culture of peace.  We are looking for new partners to accomplish this.

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

We must stop expecting that the United Nations, as it is presently run by the Member States, will bring us a culture of peace.  Instead, the initiative needs to be taken by the civil society and local governments.
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