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Organization: International Day of Peace in Argentina
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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 United Religions Initiative (URI), World Peace Prayer Society and other organizations celebrated the International Day of Peace in the Naciones Unidas Square in Buenos Aires under the Motto “Peace in our Community”. Songs, dances and prayers took place with many children and grandparents taking part. The Bolivian, Japanese and aboriginal communities with different NGOs and the Villasoles institute performed dances and songs while the audience shared their feelings, aspirations and prayers for peace. The community took part in the Billion Tree Campaign, in which a native Argentinian tree, a Timbo, was planted in the hopes that the tree would serve to protect the earth with its canopy for generations to come.


Mil Milenios de Paz and Fundacion PEA started the project “1000 Banners of Peace” in order to awake the consciousness of Peace and establish “Embassies of Peace from Antarctica to Alaska”. The goal for 2005 was to establish 100 Embassies of Peace that will start celebrating the International Day of Peace and rising the Banner of Peace. A group of 100 Latin American young people joined the Argentinean Senate under the subject “Peace and Goodwill”. Each one received a Banner of Peace to bring back to their countries. Three of the Senators also requested that a Banner of Peace be put in their offices along with the Argentinean flag.

World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS) and United Religions Initiative (URI) On September 21, members of WPPS, URI, Mil Milenios de Paz, Proyecto 3er Milenio Foundation, the Buenos Aires Culture and Education state departments, Rotary International district 4890, Pupi Foundation and schools in the Buenos Aires area, gathered together at the Japanese Garden of Buenos Aires. Opening of the ceremony was held by Maria Costa Pinto, Director of the United Nations Information Center. During the ceremony, all attendants paid respect to the International Day of Peace with a minute of silence, proclaimed “May Peace Prevail on Earth”, danced circular dances and released white balloons as a symbol of support. The Peace Bell was rung on its 50th anniversary. Many schools in the area supported the motto “Join the crew” by holding a minute of silence at noon.

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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