"Mainstreaming the culture of peace"
Culture of Peace
: what is it ?
(UN Resolutions A/RES/52/13 :
Culture of Peace and A/RES/53/243,
Declaration and Programme of Action
on a Culture of Peace).
Declaration of Principles on Religion in a
Culture of Peace
As defined by the United Nations, the
Culture of Peace is a set of values, attitudes, modes of behaviour and ways
of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their
causes to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation
among individuals, groups and nations For peace and non-violence to prevail,
we need to:
foster a culture of
peace through education - by
revising the educational curricula to promote qualitative
values, attitudes and behaviours of a culture of peace, including
peaceful conflict-resolution, dialogue, consensus-building and
economic and social development
- by reducing economic and social inequalities, by eradicating
poverty and by assuring sustainable food security , social
justice... environmental sustainability.
promote respect for
all human rights - ...without
human rights, in all their dimensions, there can be no culture of
between women and men -
through full participation of women in economic, social and political
indispensable foundations ... are democratic principles, practices
and participation in all sectors of society, a transparent and
accountable governance and administration...
tolerance and solidarity -
... Learning from our differences, through dialogue and the
exchange of information, is an enriching process.
communication and the free flow of information and knowledge
- ... However, measures need to be taken to address the issue of
violence in the media, including new information and communication
peace and security - ...
increase our efforts in negotiation of peaceful settlements, elimination
of production and traffic of arms and weapons, humanitarian solutions in
conflict situations, post-conflict initiatives.