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Organization: International Day of Peace in Tajikistan
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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.


Gissar District: 100 people were distributed clothing and footwear to a Gissar District Republican Boarding School, the students of which are among the most vulnerable of Tajikistan. They later participated in a football match. The event coincided with Eid of Ramadan. Organizations: Counterpart International, NGO Munis, US GAIN.


Zshahidi Museum of Musical Culture and United Religions Initiative (URI) hosted a gathering on the International Day of Peace linking the Day with the Year of Rumi. About forty experts of Rumi, scholars, poets, and singers were singing songs of Love and Peace. Shaikh Bashir spoke about the principles and activity of URI.


United Religions Initiative (URI): An International Peace Day celebration, initiated by the CC of Dialogue of Cultures under the direction of the Ziyoullo Shahidi International Foundation with the partnership of the UN Tajikistan Peace-Building Office, was held at the Ziyodullo Shahidi Museum of Musical Culture and the Slavic University of Dushanbe. There were more than 1500 participants, including representatives of different faiths present in Dushanbe, and perhaps for the first time in the last few years, direct conversations were held between Christians and Muslims. Representatives of the Islamic University of Dushanbe Mohammadjon Oumarof and Mullah Khoja Said spoke about Suras of the Koran, Peace, openness and hospitality as the main features of the Islamic ethic. The head of the Russian Protestant Church in Dushanbe spoke about the devout Christians of Tajikistan, who sing songs of Peace very similar to those sung by the Muslims. The head of the Russian Baptist Church in Dushanbe spoke of the importance of praying for Peace. Candles were lit to express our collective wishes for Peace, and songs were sung in several languages in order to give voice to this hope.

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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