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Organization: International Day of Peace in Brazil
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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.


30 people participated in a Peace dance organized by Circles of Peace. Report (+video) in Portuguese available.

Bento Gonçalves: Celebrated with “Cultures of Peace” community performances and workshops. Organized by Interplay Brazil

Gama: 100 attended a soccer championship and capoeira presentation with the group Nação Guerreira and the project Araketo de Fubebol. 40 attended a stream clean-up with Service for Peace Brazil and the Green Gama project.

Osasco: An estimated 3000 attended a holistic seminar on promoting a culture of Peace.

Santa Maria: Public school CEF 213 planted 100 trees, which were donated by Service for Peace Brazil, in partnership with the Green Gama project.

Sao Paulo: 120 attended the “Words of
Peace” exhibition.


Tribute To Peace World Wheelchair and Amputee Games The Tribute to Peace ceremony, which celebrated International Day of Peace and the National Day for the Disabled, gathered celebrities at the monument of the Christ in Rio de Janeiro on September 21st. Guitar player Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Ambassador of the event, Magda Lopes, and the city Secretary of the State of Sao Paolo for the disabled, Mara Gabrieli, were among the participants. The highlight of the day was the parade of flags from all countries of the world - the first time a flag ceremony was performed on Corcovado Mountain. 48 athletes representing the countries that took part of the games were present, some of whom carried flags along with children from TASK (The Abandoned Street Kids). The speeches that followed emphasized the role of sport in helping to create a sense of achievement, by excelling one’s personal capabilities within a spirit of brother- and sisterhood beyond political and national boundaries. At mid-day, one minute of silence was held in homage to World Peace. The Brazilian Smoke Squad closed the ceremony by crossing the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS) a special event was held in House of Americas at the triple border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, where two rivers merge. The group held a flag ceremony in a Latin American version, with flags from all Latin American countries and one representing the planet. Two Indian Chiefs from Ma’A and Ava-Guarani

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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