Friday, December 30, 2005

Culture of Peace - looking forward to 2006

In the December/January Bulletin of World Report on the Culture of Peace
David Adams comments that “Looking back at 2005, I think we can see we are making progress. The Civil Society Report to the United Nations for the midpoint of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World was filled out by over 700 organizations, with over 3,000 pages of text and photos on the Decade Website at”

The “report was recognized by the United Nations General Assembly, thanks to the efforts of the Youth Advocacy Team. In the resolution A/60/3, the 107 sponsoring Member States commended civil society for its activities for a culture of peace and non-violence and took note "of the progress achieved by more than seven hundred organizations in more than one hundred countries."

Adams highlights the important concern from last year's report that the “mass media …has so far failed to report on the culture of peace. Therefore, we have set up a monitoring system on the Internet. You are invited to submit any mass media publications (including Internet news systems) on the culture of peace so that we can keep track of media coverage (see link on the Decade Website).

The website also contains the opportunity to contribute ideas on strategy. Contributors can register and log in and put your remarks on line directly, or can send them to David Adams.