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Organization: IFLAC PAVE PEACE
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Postal address of organization/institution

18 A Amos Street, Apt. 77, Nesher 36700, Israel

E-mail address of organization/institution


Website address of organization/institution


Telephone of organization/institution

972 77 3202818

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?

We have established an active IFLAC PAVE PEACE Network in  ten countries, and the Directors have set up IFLAC websites in English, Hebrew, Spanish, Romanian, Hungarian, etc. for dialogue, communication and the spreading of the literature, education and the values of a Peace Culture.

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.

We have already made a Report in 2005 on the IFLAC Activites.

In September 2005 we organized an International IFLAC Congress in Los Angeles, which was attended by participants from 17 countries. The Panels, Dialogue Sessions, Artistic and Communication Sessions, as well as the small groups discussions were very fruitful and we took decisions for our goals in spreading the Culture of Peace and Harmony during the next 5 years. A Video showing Pictures of this Congress can be seen on our website: www.iflac.com

One of the most important decisions at this Congress was to set up the IFLAC DAILY DIGEST on the Internet, through Yahoo. The creation of this valuable DIGEST has proved to be an extremely functional tool for dialogue, and for Bridges of Understanding, Tolerance among people and nations, and for the spreading of Peace Education.  It reaches thousands of readers everyday. and serves for the communication of peace views and opinions, knowledge, information, as well as  the spreading of artistic peace culture, literature and poetry.

The various IFLAC Chapters around the world, organize conferences, meetings, launching of  new Books on Peace, such as the recent book published by Prof. Ada Aharoni and Dr. Sara Zamir on: "PEACE EDUCATION" - see  www.iflac.com/ada

One of the very successful activities we had in Haifa, Israel, in the last two years - 2009, 2010 - is the FESTIVAL OF PEACE STORIES. The latest one was celebrated in March 2010, to celebrate International Women's DAY. 18 professional actors, Storytellers, Writers and poets, told exciting and wonderful Peace Stories about PEACE Heroines from all over the world: Israel, Palestine, Egypt, China, Japan, India, US, South America, Scandinavia, France, England and Russia. The Cinematheque in Haifa was fully packed by women, children and men.

Iflac with children- Susana

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?

Our IFLAC organization has made tremendous progress during the last five years. In South America for instance, where Maria Cristina Azcona is the Director of IFLAC and Susana Roberts is the Vice Director, IFLAC PAVE PEACE is one of the best known and most appreciated peace organizations. The concept of making peace through bridges of Culture and Literature instead of fighting and wars - has profoundly appealed to the South American people. The fact that the WORLD IFLAC Vice President - Dr. Ernesto Kahan is himself from Argentina, though he lives and works in Tel Aviv - has given a great boost to all the wonderful activities of IFLAC Argentina and IFLAC South America.

OBSTACLES: Has your organization faced any obstacles to implementing the culture of peace and nonviolence? If so, what were they?

We have a great project entitled the SALAAM - SHALOM PEACE CULTURE TV, which would start projecting peace education and artistic peace programs in the Middle East, and then all over the world. We presented our project to Mrs. Bokova, the Director General of  UNESCO, but unfortunately the response was negative. It is a great pity, for we have enough excellent peace programs to last for at least two years, and we are ready to provide them for free, and to help with their projections.

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization in the short, medium and long term to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence?

We will continue to try and interest the UN, UNESCO, the WORLD BANK and other major public and private Institutions to invest in the PCTV - the Iflac Peace Culture TELEVISION - SALAAM Project. It will function as preventive medecine to all the violence we are witness to in the world and on TV.

In addition, we will continue and expand our DAILY IFLAC DIGEST on the Internet, to new targets, and in more languages. Just now the languages are: English, French, Spanish and Hebrew.  The more people and nations we can reach the more peace culture and harmony will be spread.

GLOBAL MOVEMENT: How do you think the culture of peace and nonviolence could be strengthened and supported at the world level??

1. In addition to the establishment of a major PEACE CULTURE  television network by satellite, as well as RADIO, INTERNET and other Media, I suggest the following:

2. Amajor PEACE CULTURE CONGRESS every year, in different parts of the world, that will present the Peace Ideologies of Peace NGO's.

3.  A PLEA by all the peace organizations in the world to the Media to: STOP VIOLENCE ON TV AND ON ALL OTHER MEDIA.
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