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Organization: International Day of Peace in Georgia
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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.


Sighnaghi Region: 100 people participated in a joint charity event in support of disabled people. 45 disabled residents and families were provided with new wheelchairs, hygiene and school kits. Participating organizations: Counterpart International’s Community & Humanitarian Assistance Programs (CHAP), the Sighnaghi Town Municipality, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, UMCOR and Hellenicare.


Human Rights Center’s Kakheti Office held “A Word Demonstration” in Gurjaani to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The slogan was “What would you tell Abkhazian people fifteen years later?” Nearly one thousand young people participated, painting and writing appeals to Abkhaz people on the asphalt. With the support of local government the demonstration ended with a free concert in the Culture Center.

Scouts in Georgia joined Scouts celebrating the International Day of Peace worldwide in sharing their work in the field of peace education and motivating others to have the courage to make a difference. Scouts in Georgia are also supporting the Community Investment Programme, leading activities for young people related to youth empowerment, conflict management, the environment, etc.

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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