THIS MONTH'S FEATURED CITY OF PEACE: THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS where the Peace Palace ("Vredespaleis" in Dutch) is often called the seat of international law because it houses the International Court of Justice. This is just one of many examples of cities of peace, yet every community in the world has a legacy of peace, whether it be on a grand scale or one of humble tradition.
“I believe that the development of a network of culture of peace cities can be a decisive factor in the transition from a culture of war to a culture of peace based on a profound reform of the United Nations system.”
-- ICP Advisory Council member and former
UNESCO Unit Director, David Adams
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News from Around the World
LATEST MILESTONES: Welcome to Valencia Mary Sol Acevedo and her colleagues from the Sun Foundation in Medellíin, Colombia: City of Peace • Welcome to Michael Ochieng Nyawino and the citizens of Nairobi, Kenya: City of Peace • International Cities of Peace has launched the Global Rule Institute to encourage ideas and reseach into how cities can use ethics to foster a culture of peace • Welcome Naveed Hameed and the citizens of Muridke, Pakistan: City of Peace • Patricia Talley and Bill Tucker of the Peace in Action organization in Zihuatanejo, Mexico will mentor new cities of peace under a Sustainable Model for a Culture of Peace • Announcing a formal alliance between International Cities of Peace and Down Engle, co-founder of PeaceJam and their initiative 1 Billion Acts of Peace • Welcome to Mr. Augustin Rajabu Mtunga and his colleagues of Uvira, D.R. Congo: City of Peace • Welcome to Mr. BASHIKIRE Théophilea and his colleagues who have created Gitega, Burundi: City of Peace • Welcome to Wendy Carbajal of Zihuatanejo, Mexico: "Certified" City of Peace • An alliance has formed between International Cities of Peace and the Peace in Action Committee of Zihuatanejo for "certifying" cities of peace under the Zihuatanejo Model for Sustainable Culture of Peace... More
What do people around the world really desire?
Imagine a world of cities dedicated to expanding their local peace economy and encouraging a global culture of peace. Safety, prosperity, and quality of life are universal values that bring peace to our lives.
First and foremost in this global adventure is to reject violence and define ourselves as people of peace. International Cities of Peace is a formal Association of communities that by history, resolution, or proclamation are doing just this -- self-defining their community as an official City of Peace. This redefinition requires building a consensus network of business, government and community leaders who value safety, prosperity and quality of life.
PEACE IS BECOMING THE ZEITGEIST, OR SPIRIT OF OUR TIMES. Join the celebration! Get involved in the global transformation. Let the world know -- and more importantly, our children -- that our communities can become true Cities of Peace. Get involved today!
LOG YOUR ACTS OF PEACE!
PeaceJam and their project One Billion Acts of Peace now has a drop-down menu for logging your acts of peace through International Cities of Peace. Actions are important, so why not tell the world. However large or small, each act of peace contributes to the whole. Dont' forget. Log it NOW!
International Cities of Peace is an assocation of independent International Cities of Peace and is not responsible for the activities, actions, and opinions of individual members, partners, and advisors. With an understanding that no city in the world is 100% a city of peace, those that have self-designated as an International City of Peace are in the process of instituting and implementing peace building actions and commitments. International Cities of Peace offers the eight tenets of the UNESCO Culture of Peace as a guideline for progress. We thank the thousands of people, worldwide, who have contributed to creating this network dedicated to a more peaceful world.