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Organization: Foundation for a Culture of Peace (Fundación Cultura de Paz)
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Postal address of organization/institution

c/ Velázquez, 14 3º D
28001 Madrid

E-mail address of organization/institution


Website address of organization/institution


Telephone of organization/institution

+34 93 413 77 78 (office in Barcelona)
+34 91 426 15 55 (office in Madrid)

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?

- Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC
- NGO associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations - DPI
- World Forum of Civil Soceity Networks-Ubuntu
- World Campaign for the Reform of the System of International Institutions
- Global Action to Prevent War
- AIPAZ -Asociación Española de Investigación para la Paz
- World Education Forum / Foro Mundial de la Educación
- Catalan network for the recognition of the human right to peace (AEDIDH)

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.

Since 2005, the Foundation for a Culture of Peace and its delegations (Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela and CEIPAZ) have been working in the promotion of a Culture of Peace and non-violence at all levels. Here below, we highlight some of the diferent activites that have been undertaken by our organization to promote a Culture of Peace since 2005.

Since 2005, the Foundation for a Culture of Peace (hereafter, FCP) has been working on the building and consolidation of a culture of peace through reflection, investigation, education and action on the field in accordance with the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace (A/RES/53/243). Its President, Federico Mayor, has spread the message of the Culture of Peace through different channels:
a) Participation in a large amount of conferences and seminars organized by CSOs and public administrations from all levels and from all around the world
b) Publication of articles in the major Spanish newspapers as well as in  international ones.
c) TV and radio interviews
d) Large publication of posts in his blogg
From 2005 to 2006, Federico Mayor, by the appointment of the Secretary General of UN, acted as the Co-Chair of the UN High Level Group for the Alliance of Civilisations, a UN process developped on the basis and principles of a Culture of Peace, that became part of the Culture of Peace item. of the UN General Assembly.
The FCP has been also developping and updating its web page, which recently has open spaces in Facebook and Youtube, including a large e-library of documentation related with the Culture of Peace.

Since 2005, the FCPB, directed by Manuel Manonelles, has organized many activites: international and local seminars, conferences and meetings; as well as many publications to promote a Culture of Peace, underlying:
 -Project of translation, edition & difusion of the World Report on Culture of Peace (2005)
 -Report on Good Practices on Culture of Peace (2006) in collaboration with other institutions
 -Conferences and activities on Culture of Peace in the 59th and 60th edition of the UN DPI/NGO Conferences (UN New York 2006 & UNESCO Paris 2007)
-International Conference on “Interculturalism, Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations”, Rio de Janeiro, December 2007
-High Level Meeting and Declaration of Montserrat on “Religions and Peace”, April 2008.
-Seminar on “Migrations & Interculturality, two keys of our times” October 2009.
-Seminar on “Climate Change and Peace: The impact of Climate Change on International Peace and Security and its Humanitarian Dimension”, November 2009, as part of the COOP+15 process.
From 2005 to 2006, the FCPB acted also as Office of the Co-Chair of the UN High Level Group for the Alliance of Civilizations, mentioned above.
Moreover it has participated in a large number of international meetings and processes linked to the Culture of Peace.
As part of the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Declaration and Plan of Action for a Culture of Peace (1999-2009), a joint project has been developed together with IPS – Inter Press Service, with a series of journalists articles by internationally renowned authors which have been widely translated and distributed via traditional print media (with more than 500.000 print copies of each article, some of them with more than 1.000.000 printed copies) and electronic media.


Its activities are mainly devoted and focused to the education for peace with especial attention to school conflicts, having become a reference in this field. Since SGEP became structurally linked to the Foundation as its delegation in Santiago de Compostela, has done many activities, publications and DVDs on this issue:
- En son de Paz (DVD)
- Redes para la Paz
- Educar pacificando. Una pedagogía de los conflictos
- Sobre a Educación para cidadanía e os Dereitos Humanos
- Sobre la educación para la ciudadanía y los derechos humanos
- Cultura de Paz (DVD)
- + Convivencia= -Violencia
- A obsesión armamentista: unha patoloxía mortal
- X nada / [4 nothing] (DVD)
SGEP is also responsible for the organisation and promotion of the Week on Peace and Non-Violence in the Schools in the whole region of Galicia, organizing activities and new educational materials and kits every year.
Currently, one of the most relevant initiatives that SGEP is organising is “Forum 2010”, a large container of international events and activities around the Culture of Peace. This will take place taking into account that in 2010 several remarkable events take place, including the conclusion of a new Year of St James of Compostela, date and meeting place for millions of people, the end of the United Nations Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence (2001-2010), ten years since the existence of Millennium Goals (MDG+10) and of the implementation of the Declaration and Programme of Action for a Culture of Peace. It also marks 10 years since the World Social Forum, and the World Education Forum, born in Porto Alegre.

- CENTRO DE EDUCACIÓN E INVESTIGACIÓN PARA LA PAZ-CEIPAZ:  It is a centre devoted to the study and divulgation from a multidisciplinary perspective the relation between conflicts, Development and education. It analyses the tendencies in the international system and promotes education for development and peace.
Since 2007, CEIPAZ has published a YearBook
       - Anuario 2007-2008: Paz y conflictos en el siglo XXI: tendencias globales
       - Anuario 2008-2009: Escenarios de crisis: fracturas y pugnas en el sistema    internacional
       - Anuario 2009-2010: Crisis y cambio en la sociedad global

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the resolution 1325 approved by the UN Security Council in 2000, the publication “1325 mujeres tejiendo para la paz” and seminars and conference have been organised for this purpose.

Moreover is developing other projects, mainly: Conflictos y desarrollo en América Latina, Construcción de paz y cooperación al desarrollo, Educación para la paz, el desarrollo, y la ciudadanía global. Since 2008 is being developing, in collaboration with the Culture of Peace Research Centre of the University of Castelló, an important series of papers developing different

It has also being developing, within its web, an imprtant Virtual Library of Research on Peace, and different new e-tools, such as blogs and others.

     Seminar at the DPI/NGO Conference. UN NY, 2007

 International Seminar “Migrations and interculturality: keys of our times” together with “La Caixa” Foundation. October, 2008

          International Conference: Climate Change and Peace: November, 2009

-          Encounter and Declaration of Montserrat on Religions and the Building of Peace. April 2008

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?

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

Coming soon.

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

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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