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Organization: International Day of Peace in Chile
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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.


The Santiago Chamber of Deputies commemorated the International Day of Peace with AMISTRAEL the Messenger f Peace in Chile made possible the participation of nationally renown deputies, professors, students and civic leaders who all promoted a message of peace. The day was marked with dancing, singing and poetry recitations. A one-minute silent was held in memory of those who perished on the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and for the desire of peace in the world. The celebration was attended by Chilean parliamentarians Carhlos Olivaires, Juan Bustos, Denise Pascal Allende and Tucapel Jiminez. Spiritual Forum of Santiago for Peace and United Religions Initiative (URI) celebrated with religious acts and interfaith prayers.


World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS) In Santiago, the WPPS opened their celebrations with a speech by the office Director, Mr. Sergio Valdivia. A slide show by Nelida Alamos, about Nobel Peace prizes was shown thereafter. There was also an artistic presentation accompanied by songs. At the same time, the finalist Peace cards from the last contest on a Hispanic speaking level were exhibited. The program continued with a music and dance performance that was closed with the pronunciation of a prayer for all the people of the world, divided by continents. The event was closed with a deep meditation for Peace.

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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