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Organization: SOCIAL AID OF HELLAS
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

SAH has undertaken international Programs in Regions where culture of peace has been tested through long time:in Afghanistan ,where we have built an up-to-date School for Nurses in the domains of Education and Woman`s Health.
Also we have supported a School Organization in S.India in a very poor region of this country and we have studied and made pilot programs in Cameroon under a very ambitious title :<Good Governance-Rich People>.But the headquarters of our Civil Society-Organization are located in Athens -Greece,in a country which though it is a full Member of EU is surounded  by the Balkan countries with critical and unstable culture of peace conditions.We have created NGOs networks and we have made successful efforts for stabilizing culture of peace philosophy and plans of action.Also Greece has cultural and social bones with countries of the Middle East,an other sensitive region  for the culture of peace.

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

1.The lack of Education for Peace among the people of the above mentioned countries.
2.The complet lack of strong social bones.
3.The wrong and fuzzy information
4.Lack of transparency in their Governments.
5.The absence of Women in many Centers for Decisions

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

SOCIAL AID OF HELLAS has promoted major Programs towards the culture for peace.
A.The logo-program<A Society for All Ages>, where we have
made specific and concrete actions for active participation of all Ages in the culture for peace.
B.The program<Harmonization of the Generations>An ambitious program started many years ago with the approval of the Unicef and presented as a Workshop and a Round Table Discussion in the Scond Assembly of Ageing in Madrid(2002).In this Program we have the scientific collaboration of the Western Michigan University.
C.SOCIAL AID OF HELLAS has been established national and international coordinating mechanisms for women and groups of population living under social exclusion.Our program strategy for a Society toward a Culture of Peace, Cohesion and Social Stability is based in five -corn pillars:
1.Education of Peace and Sustainable Development
2.Health with the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and the Platform of Action
3.Promotion of the MDG(Millenium Development Goals)in our global society
4.Human Rights for All Ages
5.Promotion of Habitat II Programs for clean and safe global cities

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?

1.Strengthen the Civil Society Organizations
2.Promote specific programs of Culture for Peace in Schools and in the Long life Education-courses
3.Adopt programs against Domestic Violence(SOCIAL AID OF HELLAS is a Leader-Partner in the European Program -SOCRATES-CLIMBING-UP- Against Domestic Violence.
4.Organize in every country a Caucus of Civil Society Organizations for watching on a continuous base the promotion of culture of peace through all aspects of society

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

SOCIAL AID OF HELLAS belongs in many Networks:
Hellenic network against Trafficking
European Program CLIMBING UP Against Domestic Violence
European Museum Forum
Global Water Partnership
Global Network Against Hunger

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?

Translating the 8 Development Millenium Goals into the Greek Language and with the permission and Auspice of the Ministry of Education distribute them in Schools .
Organize Conferences focused on subjects related with culture for peace.
Promoting women-programs between Balkan and Middle East countries promoting the culture for peace
Teaching new coarses on the Diplomacy of Natural Disasters
and the vital role of women for promoting the culture of peace through the development of Humanitarian Programs

Postal address of organization

35 OMIROU str. 10672 ATHENS GREECE

E-mail address of organization

lalnicol-archgist@tee.gr

Website address of organization


Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

education for a culture of peace

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

Equality of Women

Highest priority country of action (or international)

AFRICA: CAMEROON

Second priority country of action (or international)

BALKAN COUNTRIES and also    S.INDIA
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