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Global Culture of Peace Activities:

United Nations and the Culture of Peace

On October 6, 1999 the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 53/243 Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace


The preamble reads:

[without reference to a Main Committee (A/53/L.79)]

53/243. Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace





The Declaration and Programme of Action continues on to identify eight areas for action – please click here for A/RES/53/243 and here for the shortened version and here for Summary.

Initial Weaving of the Culture of Peace

There are many people who over time represent threads that come together and weave the tapestry of the emerging Culture of Peace. The following are noted leaders who stand out in the Culture of Peace 

development. Three of these leaders are currently providing guidance in the evolution of the Culture of 

Peace in our NGO community, and ask us to take the torch to help lead the way to a world that lives 

within, and is sustained by, a Culture of Peace. They are Avon Mattison (Pathways To Peace & Culture of 

Peace Initiative), David Adams (UNESCO, CPNN, & Manifesto 2000) and Ambassador Anwarul K. 

Chowdhury (Global Movement for the Culture of Peace).  


Please click here for the full description.

  • UNESCO Culture of Peace - Federico Mayor Zaragoza

  • Culture of Peace Initiative - Avon Mattison

  • UNESCO Culture of Peace Programme and Manifesto 2000 - David Adams

  • Global Movement for the Culture of Peace – Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury

The following links will bring you to Culture of Peace resources and activities,

Pathways To Peace Culture of Peace Initiative – 


Culture of Peace News Network -  




Global Movement for the Culture of Peace

Other Culture of Peace City Links:

International Cities of Peace -

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