Excerpts from some of the 111 international organizations that have provided reports on the culture of peace
(for full information see Regional organizations are considered separately in the appropriate region.

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University: "The BKWSU has certainly seen progress towards a culture of peace and non-violence within its domain of action … Around the world, the BKWSU’s meditation classes and sessions have attracted greater attendance and there has been a growing awareness of the need to develop and maintain inner peace in order to create a lasting culture of peace.”
Hague Appeal for Peace: “Collaborative effort (1996-1999) to bring together 10,000 individuals and organizations in The Hague, The Netherlands … launched 12 campaigns worldwide to foster nonviolent alternatives to war. The Hague Appeal for Peace adopted the Global Campaign for Peace Education” “Obstacles to the Hague Appeal for Peace mission to see peace education integrated into formal and non-formal education worldwide include lack of political will, resource constraints i.e., teacher availability, set school curricula, understaffing, and under funding, and resistance of teacher education institutions to broaden the scope of education.”
International Baccalaureate Organization: “The International Baccalaureate Organization is educating this year approximately 200,000 children in 1,500 schools spread across 117 countries for a world that is free of violence and filled with understanding where the rights of children and adults are respected. The annual increase in IB schools and student numbers is 15%, so our contribution has been spreading as the decade for peace moves on.” “The main obstacle in …the developing world and poorer countries) is cost…”
International Federation of University Women: Many reports were received from IFUW national affiliates of progress in establishing a culture of peace and non-violence and they are published on the World Report website (see Internet address at top of this page) under the country concerned or under the main heading for IFUW.
International Fellowship of Reconciliation: “There is greater awareness of the reality of violence at the domestic level and greater awareness that the use of violence needs to be challenged in all levels of society. [especially] violence against women and children.…The impact of the media and especially of the dominant American culture has been to entrench violence as an integral aspect of conflict resolution … the invasion of Iraq by the US and its allies was a major setback …”
International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility: “In the past years the INES activities were intensified … INES reinforced its contacts with international organizations like the Middle Power Initiative and the World Federation of Scientific Workers. INES participated in the European Social Forums of Paris and London by the organization of workshops and seminars in collaboration with other NGOs…”

International Peace Bureau: “Democracy-building, women’s participation (esp. work on UNSC Resolution 1325), anti-poverty, International Criminal Court, nuclear abolition, landmines, small arms, conflict prevention, non-violent intervention, human rights, human security and UN reform. In most of these areas - despite a very challenging political climate - we have seen some significant advances in the last 5 years.” “The most severe hurdles for civil society relate to a) lack of resources, primarily financial and b) mobility restrictions such as refusal of visas for essential travel, and restrictions on UN access rights….”
International Society of City and Regional Planners: “As a non-governmental organisation with the aim to bring together professionals in the field of planning on our annual conferences ISoCaRP feels that it constantly contributes to a culture of peace; specifically by organising Young Professionals Workshops (in 2005: already the 15th one) until now supported by UNESCO.” “However, due to a shift of priorities, UNESCO has informed our society that it can no longer support these workshops as of 2006.”
Life-Link Friendship-Schools Programme: “There is progress since year 2000 *through formulation of an operative peace concept: “Care for Myself – Care for Others – Care for Nature”, *through spread of a manual to schools in 70 countries, *by inspiring 400 schools to perform well above 2000 peace actions reported to the Life-Link interactive website. One of actions is named: ‘From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace/Care’”. One obstacle is that “Teachers that are in contact with the Life-Link programme have told us that they have little time within their official working hours to engage and promote peace education and international programmes.”
Pax Christi International: “We have seen progress, particularly in getting movement toward peace discussions among Palestinians and Israelis. We have sent our members to Israel and Palestine and organized meetings among professional and ordinary citizens of both parties.” “The greatest obstacles are the governments and the unyielding religious conservatives who have an ideological determination to persist in what they believe is a God-given right to certain land and religious sites.”
Peace Boat: “Overall, we would argue that there has been progress towards a culture of peace and non-violence …emergence of civil society as the "other superpower" in the massive worldwide demonstrations against the Iraqi war, and in the reasonable amount of coverage given to such activities in the mass media. The emergence of the World Social Forum movement, … significantly increased number of people joining our peace education voyages and our volunteer activities…” Obstacles “include a lack of cooperation between governments, UN and NGOs/CSO in the peace and security fields, and a lack of coordination of activities in NGO networks...”

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