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Organization: International Day of Peace in Malaysia
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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.


Kuala Lumpur: 100+ attended an event at the Pure Life Society. Topics included discussions on displaced war victims in Sri Lanka, and spiritual prayers and observations for Peace and non-violence. Organized by YB Senator Pillay, Deputy Minister and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Multifaith prayer session at the Temple of Universal Spirit, organized by SCI Malaysia.

Taiping: 1000+ people gathered at the Taiping Sentral Mall for a 2-day event including a Peace Exhibition (Seeds of Change), Peace videos, cultural exchange performances, candle lightings. Organized by the Taiping Peace Initiative.


AFS-YES organized a petition drive to ask world leaders to cultivate more exchange programs for Peace in the world. An event called "Paint for Peace Petition Weekend", which also included a coloring contest, cultural trivia and student performances, took place on September 29th - 30th in One Utama Shopping center in Petaling Jaya. Present during the opening ceremony were Dr. Marjorie Harrison, Cultural Attaché of US Embassy Malaysia and celebrity Yasmin Yusuff, who is also a former exchange student and the current ambassador for AFS Antarabudaya Malaysia. 3500 signed the petition during the weekend.

Ambassadors for Peace Malaysia, Universal Peace Federation and Rasa Kemayan Country Club held their 2nd Peace Art Fest with the theme “World Peace thru Ideal Family” in Seremban.

Malaysia Indian Youth Council and Malaysia Community Welfare and Charity Services organized a Peace Convoy that was led from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping to Kuala Lumpur. On September 20th, a group gathered for Peace at Dataran Merdeka and Taipin Lake Garden. Program included a day‟s forum on “Malaysia – My Country, My Home” for a group of youth leaders and a Peace through Art feast. About 500 people were in attendance.

Service Civil International, in addition to many other NGOS (MIN, INSaf, MIYC, TPI) created a two day peace awareness event in Kuala Lumpur, Taiping and Seremban with 750 people in attendance. There were interfaith prayers, the recognition of Peace Ambassadors and the planting of a Peace Pole.

The Taiping Peace Initiative In Taiping, a peace convoy of 100 took part in a candle lighting which was followed by the recognition of 8 new ambassadors for Peace, a planting of a Peace Pole and a release of doves on Peace Day. Afterwards, the convoy continued their 800 kilometer journey to Serembam.

The Taiping Peace Network hosted the inaugural portion of their 25th Peace Day celebration. The program included a visit to the Peace Park, lighting of 99 candles, a short Run for Peace, release of Peace Doves and a Peace Convoy.

United Religions Initiative (URI), Selangor. A day‟s forum organized by the Malaysia Interfaith Network, Peace Convoy, 99 Ways/Culture for Peace, Peace Thru Art, and more.

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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