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Organization: International Day of Peace in Nepal
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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.


Kathmandu: At Shanti Sewa Ashra School, 75 students from several schools discussed Peace & non-violence, and sung peace songs and chants. Children discussed "Culture of Peace", "Personality Development" and "Our Culture and Our Pride". Participating organizations included: Youth Society of Peace, Religions for Peace Nepal, SARCAN, and Children of the Earth Nepal. There were Peace prayers in Budda Stupa Boudha.

Lalitpur: 50 people flew kites with messages of Peace on them, coinciding with the festival of Dashain. Organized by YATRA.


Peace and Social Justice Centre in Kathmandu organized a seminar and peace rally for 500 people. Events were also planned for school children, youth groups.

Youth Society for Peace conducted a three day program for peace. The first day (September 20th) featured a Poetry Competition with more than 15 schools with peace clubs in participation. The second day (Peace Day) took place at Shanti Sewa Ashram in Kotesghwor, Kathmandu, which was attended by representatives of more than 21 organizations to spread the message of interfaith harmony. On the third day (22nd), there was a Youth Conference of more than 115 youth in Kathmandu Vally which included various peace leaders such as Dr. Chintamani Yogi and Mrs. Indira Manandhar.


Service For Peace Volunteers in Nepal provided colorful uniforms for street children to participate in the IDP program. Working side by side with college students and high school students the street children were uplifted as valuable resources to the community - resources that need access to opportunities for education.

Hindu Vidya Peeth-Nepal (HVP) and Youth Society for Peace (YSP) organized three different activities for International Day of Peace. During one week, September 16-22, talks were held at 10 different schools and colleges on the topic of “Youth for Peace and Progress”. This program aimed to empower youth to develop a consciousness of Peace within themselves and with their peers. The second activity was a poetry competition among children, with the theme of “Seeds of Peace”. The purpose of the competition was to encourage children to express their creativity and realize the importance of Peace. Three prominent Nepalese writers and poets awarded the best contributions. Finally, on September 21, an awareness-raising rally with the theme of “Peace and Spirituality for Humanity” was held. Youths, social workers and religious leaders participated.

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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