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Organization: International Day of Peace in Liberia
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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.


Monrovia: Peace Day activities including parades, radio shows, musical performances, a film festival and institutional information fair in 3 Liberian counties. Organized by New African Research and Development Agency.


Community Development Outreach (CDO), Inc. organized community events in Monrovia to celebrate the International Day of Peace. They had a Community Peace Tree planting campaign, a Students Interactive Forum on the importance of maintaining world peace, and liaised with other community-based and local organizations in carrying out community works in observance of the International Day of Peace.

The United Nations Mission in Liberia formed a Sport for Peace Task Force which included sport focused representatives from the non-profit sector, the UN, and the Liberian Football Association. Life and Change Experienced through Sport (LACES) participated as the Master of Ceremonies. The event started off with the national Women‟s Kickball Team, followed by teams from the Liberia Amputee Soccer League. It continued with live cultural music, a local comedian, and a reading and signing of the Peace Declaration. The Minister of Youth and Sports honored participants with trophies and medals to conclude the day.

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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Organization: International Day of Peace in Liberia

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