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2 Billion Voices for Peace http://cf.vicnet.net.au/2bvp/  is a world historical record of citizens who are including their name in creating a more peaceful world for all.  It was set up:

ACT for Disarmament Coalition (1990) 148 Kerr Street, Oakville, ON   L6K 3A7, (+1-416-531-6154 fax: 531- 5850), email: act@web.apc.org

ACT Alliance for Conflict Transformation, Inc., PO Box 3203 . Fairfax, VA 22038 . USA . www.conflicttransformation.org Resource for Careers and Opportunities in Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Development and Civil Society Development.  For the past four years the Alliance for Conflict Transformation has developed and maintained one of the premier resources for professionals seeking employment and fellowship opportunities in the field of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, international studies, development and human rights. ACT currently maintains Announcement Forums for individuals seeking jobs and scholarships and information on conferences/events, and for organizations interested in recruiting qualified candidates/applicants.  Over 150 organizations and universities throughout the world currently use the forums to recruit advanced professional and academic candidates in the fields of conflict resolution, peace studies, development, human rights, women's rights, civil society development, micro finance and similar fields.  To date, hundreds of individuals have obtained jobs and scholarships through the service. As the Announcement Forums have grown, membership has grown to several thousand people internationally - from advanced professionals and academics to people seeking entry-level positions. Posting of jobs/scholarships/conference and other announcements are FREE of charge. For subscriptions a contribution is required,
although residents of designated international regions may qualify for a free subscription.  Contact the forums manager, Mr. Craig Zelizer at

The Advocacy Project is an association of professionals that has two main goals. First, it seeks to help advocates in civil society to use the new information technology in their efforts to promote peace, justice, and respect for human rights. Second, it seeks to disseminate information about the international debate on humanitarian issues to as wide an audience of advocates as possible. Three reasons why The Advocacy Project is needed:

  1.. The Internet has given civil society a voice, and, in many cases, made it possible to communicate at low cost and without government control. But the possibilities are still largely unrealized -- particularly among those working for human rights and humanitarian principles in countries in crisis or transition.

  2.. The last few years has seen an amazing growth in civic associations, and a corresponding interest among donors in helping them. Yet the catalytic role of advocacy in this process, and the special needs of advocates, are still misunderstood and ignored.

  3.. Grassroots groups are largely excluded from the international debate on human rights and humanitarian issues, even though they are more directly affected. This is due to the general inaccessibility of the UN system, and the weakness of the UN's "public information" services.
Taken together, these three facts amount to a powerful argument for a new and imaginative information project. We feel that The Advocacy
Project addresses this need. http://www.advocacynet.org/

Afghan Youth Organization (AYO) is based on the principles of Unity, Equality and Understanding. It is an independent Afghan youth forum regardless of ethnic, linguistic or regional differences.  The Afghan Youth Organization (AYO) is a non-profit, non-political, non-governmental Afghan youth forum and it has no affiliation with any group, association or political party inside or outside Afghanistan. For more information: web site http://www.geocities.com/afghanm/index.html   ; email info@AfghanX.org .  The Afghan Youth Organization (AYO) would like to inform you about the formation of an International Coalition for Justice in Afghanistan.  To stand against the grave humanitarian crisis of innocent Afghan civilians, this Coalition is a diverse community of the people from all origins and regions to support Peace and Stability in Afghanistan. Please join us in this united call for Afghans, for humanity.  Visit us Online at http://www.AfghanX.org/coalition .  If you need anymore info, please donot hesitate to reach us: Ajmal Pashtoonyar, St. John's, NF; (709) - 749 2320; Afghan Youth Organization (AYO) http://www.AfghanX.org ; info@AfghanX.org

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Africa Files  www.africafiles.org  is a network of volunteers relaying African perspectives and alternative analyses for viable human development in the interest of justice and human rights.  AFRICA INFOSERV  Information and analytical articles from alternative sources  nicol@africafiles.org  .  AT ISSUE FORUM: Current hot topics, post your comments  cjhincks@sympatico.ca  .  ACTION FOCUS; urgent actions;   kirkwood@africafiles.org  .  Africafiles, 99 Kimberley Ave Toronto M4E 2Z4 Canada . info@africafiles.org

The mission of the Albert Einstein Institution is to advance the worldwide study and strategic use of nonviolent action in conflict. The Institution is committed to: defending democratic freedoms and institutions;  opposing oppression, dictatorship, and genocide; and reducing reliance on violence as an instrument of policy.  This mission is pursued in three ways, by: encouraging research and policy studies on the methods of nonviolent action and their past use in diverse conflicts; sharing the results of this research with the public through  publications, conferences, and the media; and consulting with groups in conflict about the strategic potential of nonviolent action. Albert Einstein Institution, 427 Newbury Street, Boston, MA.  02115-1801 USA; tel:  617.247.4882; fax: 617.247.4035; e-mail: einstein@igc.org ; website http://www.aeinstein.org/

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in Alberta and committed to advocating harmonious relations among nations and to promoting equitable community development within nations which is people-centred, democratic, just, sustainable, inclusive and respectful of indigenous cultures.  Members of the Council pursue this goal through supporting development education programs and participatory self-help projects throughout the world. The Council's goal is to support the work of its members through networking, leadership, information sharing, training and coordination, and represents their interests when dealing with government and others. The objectives of the Council are to promote and mobilize greater Albertan participation in assisting international development.  For more information: Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, Main P.O. Box 11535, Edmonton AB, T5J 3K7; Phone: (780) 469-6088 or (780)463-9144; Fax: (780) 469-6099;Email: acgc@web.ca ; web site http://www.web.net/acgc/

AMAZON WATCH was formed in 1996 to monitor and challenge new mega-development projects that open up Amazon's frontiers to large-scale resource exploitation. We investigate and disseminate critical information on the participants, status, and the potential ecological and human rights impacts of new projects.  AMAZON WATCH focuses on investors, corporations and global markets while supporting traditional peoples' efforts in defense of their environments and way of life. Our strategy is to assist impacted communities gain political and economic clout for the protection of their lands and communities. http://www.amazonwatch.org/

iAbolish Anti-Slavery Portal http://www.iabolish.com/

The Division of Peace Psychology, established within the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1990, is a growing organization consisting of psychologists, students, and professional affiliates from diverse disciplines. In all of its activities, the division attempts to draw on the talents that exist in its members, those that exist in various divisions of the APA, in international professional organizations, and in related disciplines. The division is a young organization that welcomes professionals and students who wish to contribute to peace. It welcomes diverse international perspectives and ethnic and gender orientations to peace. The purpose of the division is to increase and apply psychological knowledge in the pursuit of peace. Peace here is defined broadly to include both the absence of war and the creation of positive social conditions which minimize destructive conflicts and promote human well-being.  Vision statement: As peace psychologists, our vision is the development of sustainable societies through the prevention of destructive conflict and violence, the amelioration of its consequences, the empowerment of individuals, and the building of cultures of peace and global community.  The specific goals of the Peace Division are:  1) to encourage psychological research, education, and training on issues concerning peace, nonviolent conflict resolution, reconciliation, and the causes, consequences and prevention of war and other forms of destructive conflict; 2) to provide an organization that fosters communication among researchers, teachers, and practitioners who are working on peace issues; and 3) to apply the knowledge and the methods of psychology in the advancement of peace, non-violent conflict resolution, reconciliation, and the prevention of war and other forms of destructive conflict. For more information: http://www.webster.edu/peacepsychology/index.html

Amnesty International, 322 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10001, U.S.A. Support of political prisoners who have not advocated the use of violence but who nevertheless have been imprisoned and tortured for opposing some of the oppressive policies of their governments.  http://www.amnesty.org

The Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, Apartado 8-6410-1000, San José, Costa Rica; Phone: (506) 255-2955, Fax: (506) 255-2244; email info@arias.or.cr ; web site http://www.arias.or.crDr. Oscar Arias, President of Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990, assumed office at a time of great regional discord. His vision of a Central America free from war, strife and repression, widely known as the Arias Peace Plan, culminated in the Esquipulas II Accords. On August 7, 1987, all of the Central American Presidents met in Guatemala to sign these accords. For his efforts, Dr. Arias was awarded the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize. In 1988 Dr. Arias furthered his vision of democracy and nonviolence by founding the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress. The mission of the Foundation is to promote just and peaceful societies in Central America and other regions. The Foundation's continuing work is divided among three active and expanding programs: The Center for Human Progress, The Center for Peace and Reconciliation, and The Center for Organized Participation.  Work is also under way to build a Museum of Peace (ref http://www.arias.or.cr/fundarias/cpr/museo-i.htm ).

ARTISTS AGAINST RACISM is a non-profit organization which does International projects where artists reach out as role models to youth. Projects include radio & TV ads, posters, billboards, school videos, CDs, magazine ads, and much much more!  On-line auctions twice yearly! Artists include: Celine Dion, Peter Gabriel, Chumbawamba, Indigo Girls, Bush, Oscar Peterson, and many many dozens more!  INTERNATIONAL HEAD OFFICE at: Box 54511, Toronto, Ont. M5M 4N5 Canada.  Phone: 416-410-5631; E-MAIL: info@aarcharity.org ; web site  http://www.ArtistsAgainstRacism.org .  Artists Against Racism were the recipients of a Canadian Peace Award in 2001 - read about it at http://www.peace.ca/secondpeaceawards.htm 

Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA) works towards building societies of peace and justice.  Basic to this mission is a comprehensive understanding of peace, which means not only the absence of war and conflict but, above all, the presence of essential conditions for the well-being of humanity.  APPRA is an international nongovernmental organization of peace researchers, peace educators, and peace advocates.  Although it is an independent organization, it functions as a regional branch of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA).   CONTACT:  APPRA, 41 Rajah Matanda, Project 4 Quezon City, 1109 Philippines.  T/F: 63-2-913 6435/913 9255; Email: appra@csi.com.ph, Website: www.geocities.com/asiapacificpeace

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.  Our mission is promoting peaceful, effective conflict resolution.  ACR represents and serves a diverse national and international audience that includes more than 7000 mediators, arbitrators, facilitators, educators, and others involved in the field of conflict resolution and collaborative decision-making. Anyone interested in the field of conflict resolution is welcome to join.  For more information contact: 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC  20036; tel (202) 667-9700; Fax: (202) 265-1968; Email: info@acresolution.org ; web site www.acresolution.org

The Association for Progressive Communications
is a global network of non-governmental organisations whose mission is to empower and support organizations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability. http://www.apc.org/

Association of World Citizens, 110 Sutter Street, Suite 708, San Francisco CA 94104, U.S.A.

Association to Unite the Democracies, 1506 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20003, U.S.A.

The Atlantic Human Rights Centre was established in 1988, the year of the 40th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. In promoting the ideals of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the mandate of the Centre gives focus to the development of multi-disciplinary teaching and research in the area of citizenship and human rights.   The mandate of the Atlantic Human Rights Centre: 1. To undertake, encourage and facilitate research in the field of citizenship and human rights; 2. To coordinate and develop undergraduate courses in the field of citizenship and human rights; 3. To conduct specialized citizenship and human rights courses of a continuing education nature for various professional groups;  4. To promote and stimulate informed thinking about human rights and citizenship by organizing conferences and workshops and by disseminating information about human rights and civic responsibility;  5. To collaborate and cooperate with other organizations, groups and individuals working in the human rights and citizenship area at the national, regional and international levels.  For more information: contact ahrc@stthomasu.ca or visit the web site at http://www.stthomasu.ca/research/AHRC/AHRC.HTM ; St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5G3; Phone: (506) 452-0640; Fax: (506) 450-9615

Bahá'ís -- members of the Bahá'í Faith, the second most widespread of the world's independent religions, established in 235 countries and territories throughout the world. We come from over 2,100 ethnic, racial, and tribal groups and number some 5 million worldwide. For more than a century, Bahá'í communities around the globe have been working to break down barriers of prejudice between peoples and have collaborated with other like-minded groups to promote the model of a global society. At the heart of our belief is the conviction that humanity is a single people with a common destiny. In the words of Bahá'u'lláh, the Founder of our Faith, "The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens."   http://www.bahai.org/

BC Network for Compassionate Communication at http://www.bcncc.org

Belorussian Fund of Peace - We are glad to inform you about one of the oldest public organizations, which personifies the unity of peace-loving people in the Republic of Belarus . Belorussian Fund of Peace in charge with International Ambassador of Peace, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, member of the Academy of Informational Technologies Marat Egorov. Now we also have our Website: www.fondmira.org .  Basic trends of our internet representation are: 1). arrangement of contacts and cooperation with peacemaking and charitable organizations all over the world;  2). working out and administrating IT-project of ?Belorussian Fund of Peace? spreading the information about forthcoming measures; 3). participation in peace actions and charity projects; 4). rendering assistance in organization peacemaking and charity measures, youth peacemaking activity.   Unfortunately, we are still working out full English and German versions of our internet page (only some documents are already
translated). Still, we are sure that this fact won't influence on our work. Belorussian Fund of Peace is opened to every person. That is why we call you to collaborate! We promise to answer all your questions about Fund and our projects, comments and suggestions. Representative of Belorussian Fund of Peace: Dmitri Suslov. info@fondmira.org

The Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, Bertrand Russell House, Gamble St., Nottingham, England NG7 4ET.

Bradford University (U.K.) Department of Peace Studies.   The Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University in England was established 24 years ago and has grown to be the largest university centre for peace studies in the world. Its origins and development both owe much to public interest in issues of peace and war.  http://www.brad.ac.uk/acad/peace/

The Bruderhof Forgiveness Guide is a service offered by the Bruderhof Communities, an international movement of intentional communities committed to promoting nonviolence, forgiveness and reconciliation in personal relationships, neighborhoods, societies, and among peoples and nations. To learn more about who we are and why we live together, visit the Bruderhof website.  For over eighty years, we have worked together with countless people and organizations who are doing wonderful work to share the power of forgiveness with others. Many have suffered themselves and use their own experience to challenge and encourage the rest of us.  This website will highlight some of the great things these people are doing all over the world, and will connect you with the resources best suited to your own needs.  Since we began in 1920 the Bruderhof has published books and periodicals--and more recently websites--to challenge assumptions, encourage self-examination, discussion and action, to share hope, to build community, and to help people wherever they are on the road to wholeness and healing. Our basis is faith in Christ, but we acknowledge God's working in all people. To learn more about various projects, visit the Bruderhof Foundation website at http://www.bruderhoffoundation.org/ , or contact Rene LeBlanc
email: reneleblanc@communityproducts.co.uk ; phone (In the UK) 044 01580 88 3336


Calgary Coalition For Peace and Anti-Racism (CCPAR) is an adhoc group of individuals, created in solidarity with the rising worldwide protest movement, as an alternative voice to the din of violence obsessed media.  Our goal, is to provide a forum for people of all backgounds to: 1.  Unite for peace and peaceful solutions to end violence. 2.  Demonstrate in solidarity with others around the world, our oppostion to war and the killing of more innocent people.  3.  Promote harmony and acceptance within our local community.  To that end, we undertake a number of initiatives: - The planning group meets every Wednesday night at 8:00 at Cafe Beano on 9th Street and 16 Ave SW (you are welcome to attend); -  We hold weekly rallies for Peace and Anti-Racism at the Memorial Park (4th Street and 12th Aven SW) at Noon; -  We cosponsored discussion forums.  If you would like more information, please contact Lauri at ccpar@canada.com .  If you'd like to be informed on actions you can subscribe to our listserv at: ccarp-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 

Campaign for Universal Peace http://www.peace.ch/

CANADEM - The Canadian Roster of Human Rights and Peacebuilding Experts (CANADEM) Mandate: Create and manage a resource bank of Canadians with skills in areas such as human rights, peacebuilding or democracy, to serve as a civilian standby mechanism for the UN and other international agencies http://front.web.net/canadem/

Campaign For A More Democratic United Nations (CAMDUN) is a not-for-profit international network for generating ideas and organizing meetings on building a peaceful world order through a more democratic United Nations.  CAMDUN was established in 1989 as a project of the International Network For A UN Second Assembly (INFUSA), which was formed in 1983. Who we are and what we have done are outlined in our INFUSA-CAMDUN brochure (available on request). CAMDUN's main objective remains that of INFUSA - the establishment of an organ of the UN to represent the world's citizens as members of civil society ( a UN peoples' assembly), linked with the UN General Assembly (in which the governments represent the citizens as subjects of the member states). Such bicameral global representation could lead to the UN becoming a 'United Nations and Peoples' for permanent peace. CAMDUN also seeks democratization of other elements of the UN system, in support of individual and collective human rights, sustainable development and equitable international relations. Contact persons: Jeffrey Segall (London Tel/Fax +44 (0)181 455 5005 ), Harry Lerner (New York Tel/Fax +1 212 983 3353 ); address: UK Support Group - 308 Cricklewood Lane, London NW2 2PX, UK; website http://www.oneworld.org/camdun/index.html
Canadians in the World Web site http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/ciw-cdm/ .  Canada may be a young nation, but it has a rich history as a member of the global community -- one that's well worth discovering. The Canadians in the World Web site was created to help students learn about Canadian achievement in various areas, including international relations, business, culture and sports.  To learn more about Canadians in the world or about the resources available to educators, click on this link.

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is an umbrella non-governmental organization comprised of 200 colleges, universities, schools, school boards, educational organizations and businesses across Canada.  Nationally, CBIE engages in policy development, research, advocacy and public information. CBIE is both a leader in shaping Canada's international education agenda and a highly recognized provider of professional development programs for Canada's international educators. CBIE manages vital services for foreign students in Canada. Internationally, CBIE engages in cooperative projects in capacity building, institutional strengthening and human resource development. Our focus is on education at all levels, specialized training programs, civil society and public administration. CBIE works in partnership with educational institutions, community-based organizations and governments in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, the Former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe. Peace education as we envision it at CBIE through our relationship with CIDA, is an integral component of the greater peacebuilding agenda.  It needs to be holistic and systemic in order for it to be sustainable and effective. It must permeate every level of existence: personal, societal, national and international.  Moving from a culture of conflict and violence towards a Culture of Peace requires transformative change as revolutionary as Freire's social liberation pedagogy.  Peacebuilding through the education system needs to go hand in hand with initiatives in other realms of society. Systemic violence through existing education structures and policy illustrates the need to not only imbue teachers with peace values, programs, strategies, resources and techniques, but also school administrators, other school staff, faculties of education and curriculum developers.  Current peace education programs like conflict-resolution and peer mediation exist based on individual initiative and hence are sporadic and do not reach all Canadian students.  These are ideas and issues that can be further explored.  For more information, contact Canadian Bureau for International Education, 220 Laurier Ave. West, Suite 1100, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5Z9    CANADA; Telephone: (613) 237-4820; Fax: (613) 237-1073; Email: info@cbie.ca ; web site http://www.cbie.ca/

Canadian Business For Social Responsibility (CBSR) is a not-for-profit, non-political organization of profit businesses committed to socially responsible policies and practices that contribute actively to improving the quality of life in our communities. Mission Statement - CBSR defines, supports, promotes, and advocates responsible business policies and practices that benefit employees, communities, the economy and our environment.  Canadian Business for Social Responsibility R141-757 West Hastings Street Suite #121, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1A1; Phone: (604) 323-2714 Fax: (604) 323-2715 E-mail: info@cbsr.ca ; web site http://www.cbsr.ca .  Canadian Business for Social Responsibility were the recipients of a Canadian Peace Award in 2001 - read about it at http://www.peace.ca/secondpeaceawards.htm 

The Canadian Catholic Organization for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is one of Canada's leading international development agencies. Since 1967 we have helped improve living and working conditions in 70 countries around the globe, providing $375 million for human rights, community development and humanitarian aid in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the CaribbeanSee our Mission Statement  We also solicit donations from Canadian Catholics to provide emergency relief abroad for natural disasters, civil disturbances and other human tragedies. Typical DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE projects concern people's right to better education and job opportunities, or issues related to the environment, women's rights, agrarian reform, housing and co-operative movements. Launched by Canada's Catholic bishops, laity and clergy, the organization has a twofold purpose: Educate Canadians about North-South issues,and Support initiatives by Third World people to take control of their lives. DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is inspired by the values of the Gospel, particularly "the preferential option for the poor."  For more information: 10 St. Mary Street, Suite #420, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4Y 1P9; Phone: (416) 922-1592; Fax: (416) 922-0957; Toll Free: 1-800-494-1401; E-mail: communications@devp.org ; Web Site: www.devp.org

The Canadian Centre for Foreign Policy Development mandate is to help Canadians participate in shaping Canada's foreign policy - how we interact with the World, to build on our connections with the foreign policy community and the interested public.  Our special edition of "Canadian Foreign Policy" (January 2000), an annual publication of selected policy options papers is now available through the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. Contact information: (613) 520-5756 (phone); (613) 520-2889 (fax);  cfp@carleton.ca .  Steve Lee, Executive   Director, The Canadian Centre for Foreign Policy Development, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0G2; (613) 944-4150 -(Phone); (613) 944-0687 -(Fax);         alison.mccuaig@dfait-maeci.gc.ca   (email); http://www.cfp-pec.gc.ca    (website)

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCU) advises the Government of Canada on its relations with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and fosters co-operation between Canadian organizations and UNESCO. The Commission was created in 1957 as a division of the Canada Council.  The Commission's role and activities are inspired by UNESCO's Constitution as well as its Charter for National Commissions. It is one of some 180 National Commissions for UNESCO around the world, a unique feature in the United Nations system. Canada has been a member of UNESCO since its founding in 1946. The Commission's membership represents a cross-section of Canadian society and currently stands at 191. Members include federal government departments and agencies, intergovernmental bodies, non-governmental organizations, professional associations, institutions and individuals.  A 19-member Executive Committee establishes the general policies and programmes of the Commission. Six Sub-Commissions exist for the following programme areas: education, the natural sciences, the social and human sciences, culture, communication and the status of women.    Canada is very active within UNESCO. It is currently a member of seven UNESCO intergovernmental committees. They are: the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme, the Intergovernmental Council for the Management of Social Transformations Programme, the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation, the Intergovernmental Committee of the Intergovernmental Informatics Programme, and the General Information Programme.  The Commission is located at 350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1047, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5V8.  Fax: 613 566-4405; Phone: 613 566-4325; E-Mail: unesco.comcdn@canadacouncil.ca ; web http://www.unesco.ca/

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Canadian Consortium on Human Security (CCHS) is an academic-based network promoting policy-relevant research on human security. Its core mission is: •  To facilitate analysis and the exchange of information relating to human security; •  To help build a human security community within Canada and internationally; •  To promote deeper collaboration between academics, NGOs, government officials and international institutions regarding human security; •  To place Canada on the cutting edge of human security research and to deepen domestic and international support for the realization of human security policy goals; •  To exercise a leadership role in the international academic community on issues relating to human security.  CCHS supports a number of other activities, including yearly peacebuilding consultations with Canadian NGOs and government; specialized seminars and conferences; and virtual networking on issues related to human security. CCHS is also phasing in an extensive online human security resource that will gradually be available on this website.  CCHS membership is free. Our confidential e-mail list includes academics, policymakers, and NGO and international organisation representatives. To join, please send a request to cchs.hq@ubc.ca .  CCHS is funded through a grant from the Human Security Program of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). How does CCHS define human security? CCHS reflects the Canadian government's human security agenda and addresses such issues as conflict prevention, humanitarian and peace support operations, security-related governance and accountability, as well as international norms and institutions. Who is behind CCHS? The CCHS is currently headquartered at the Centre for International Relations a component of the Liu Institute at UBC, which is directed by Brian Job. The CCHS Co-Directors are David Dewitt (Director of the Centre for International and Security Studies, at York University) and Andrew Mack (Director of the Centre for Human Security, UBC). Oliver Rohlfs is CCHS Project Coordinator and Editor of the Human Security Bulletin. For other CCHS staff, click here.  For more information, contact Andrew Mack, Director, Human Security Centre, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, BC V6T1Z2, Canada.  andrewmack@novus-tele.net or human.security@ubc.ca

Canadian Disarmament Information Service (CANDIS), 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2R4. Telephone 416-533-7581; Fax 416-531-6214; Email: mspencer@web.apc.org

The Canadian Human Rights Foundation (CHRF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to the defense and promotion of human rights through education, in Canada and around the world.  The CHRF was established in 1967 by a group of Canadian jurists, scholars and human rights advocates, among them the late John P. Humphrey, one of the drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These pioneers were committed to bringing human rights to the forefront of the Canadian experience, through educational programmes.  Today, the CHRF remains faithful to its initial mandate and fulfills its mission through programs which support the development of pluralistic and democratic civil societies. Our educational programs focus on human rights law and public education techniques and strategies. They contribute to the creation and consolidation of networks of human rights defenders, in Canada and around the world.  Our main activities include an annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP), Regional Programs in Africa, Asia and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as training programs for National Institutions in developing countries.  The CHRF also initiates dialogue and fosters research through Conferences on emerging human rights issues and a series of Publications including educational materials, conference proceedings and a bilingual newsletter, Speaking About Rights.  http://www.chrf.ca/


Canadian Institute of International Affairs, 5 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C8. Mr. Alan W. Sullivan, President and C.E.O. Telephone 416-979-1851; Fax 416-979-8575. The mission of the CIIA is to promote an understanding of international affairs by providing interested Canadians with a non-partisan, nation-wide forum for informed discussion, analysis and debate. The Institute as such is precluded by its constitution from expressing an official opinion on any aspect of world affairs. http://www.ciia.org

The Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation (CIIAN) is dedicated to the objective of resolving destructive conflict at the local, national and international level by integrating innovative ADR techniques and applied research of leaders in the field into the practice of mediation and conflict resolution and in the training of Dispute Resolution practitioners nationally and internationally.    http://www.canadr.com/

Canadian Model United Nations Conferences - UNA-Canada has compiled a fairly extensive list of Model United Nations (MUN) conferences in Canada. The list features all MUN activities currently know to the UNA. If anyone knows of other conferences please contact the UNA with the relevant information so we can extend the listing.  A brief sketch of each conference is provided. Participation targets for all conferences is clearly marked. High school conferences are only for high school students. The same generally applies at the university level, although a few accept senior high school teams. Listed fees are registration fees only. Unless otherwise indicated, meals and accommodation are not included. All dates and prices are approximate and may change before conference time so confirmation with the organizers is essential. Finally, each conference is targeted at either local, provincial, regional or national audiences. Many local conferences are only equipped to operate on a small scale and wish to remain the way they are. These conferences are no less important than the larger national conferences: they merely operate under different circumstances. http://www.unac.org/mun/canadamodel.html

Canadian Network for an International Criminal Court 207 - 145 Spruce St., Ottawa Ont. K1R 6P1  Tel.: (613) 232-0647  *  Fax: (613) 563-0017 E-Mail: wfcnat@web.net  Fergus Watt CNICC Coordinator

The Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CNANW) was created in April 1996 to facilitate information-sharing and co-operation between Canadian groups and individuals working for the abolition of nuclear weapons. More information about the CNANW is available from the CNANW website (http://watserv1.uwaterloo.ca/~plough/cnanw/cnanw.html)   The CNANW also has an email list server to facilitate communication (e.g., items related to nuclear weapons or anti-nuclear activities), accessible through their website.

Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) celebrate the start of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development by highlighting the links between environmental and global education and international cooperation.  For more information, visit www.eecom.org

Canadian Peace Alliance works to build support for goals that include: redirecting funds from military spending to human needs; working toward global nuclear disarmament; making Canada a consistent leader for world peace; strengthening world institutions for the peaceful resolution of conflict; protecting the rights of all people to work for peace, social & economic justice.  The Canadian Peace Alliance was founded in 1985 and is Canada's largest umbrella peace organization.  Any group (except a political party) may join the Alliance if that group accepts the objectives of the Canadian Peace Alliance as laid out in our by-laws.  Canadian Peace Alliance policy and campaign direction is determined by a convention of member groups and by a geographically representative Steering Committee.   The Canadian Peace Alliance strives for regional and sectoral balance and gender parity at all levels. What we do: Campaigns: the Canadian Peace Alliance organizes cross-Canada peace campaigns and actions.  Lobbying: the Canadian Peace Alliance arranges political lobbying sessions between member groups and key political leaders on Parliament Hill.  Developing Peace Strategies: the Canadian Peace Alliance facilitates regular meeting and communications networks that are important forums for developing strategies for the peace movement here in Canada.  Publication and Resources: the Canadian Peace Alliance produces a variety of education and action materials related to the ongoing activities of the Peace Alliance.  Networking: the Canadian Peace Alliance sends clearing-house mailings of peace-related materials to member groups throughout the year. It maintains this web site and a listserve. For more information: The Canadian Peace Alliance, 427 Bloor St W, Box #13, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1X7; tel: (416) 588-5555; fax: (416) 588-5556; e-mail: cpa@web.ca ; web site http://www.acp-cpa.ca 

The Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee is a network of non-state actors collaborating since 1994 to articulate policy and directions for NGOs involved in peacebuilding. For more detailed information regarding the CPCC and for an overview of the activities that constitute "peacebuilding", please visit this site's documents about the CPCC and peacebuilding activities. http://www.cpcc.ottawa.on.ca/

Canadian Peace Education Foundation For a World Fit For Children - The Canadian Peace Education Foundation for a World Fit For Children (“CPEF”) purpose is to raise funds for education for building peace, and to consider results-oriented peacebuilding educational projects at home and abroad.  Our ultimate goal is to significantly reduce the human cost of violence against children and others.  The Canadian Peace Education Foundation for a World Fit For Children was officially incorporated November 21, 2003.   If you support this worthwhile cause, please consider making a contribution and including the following insert under your email signature line [via Tools/Options/Signatures] to spread the message as widely as possible --  Making an Impact: Your gift to the Canadian Peace Education Foundation will do much to reduce the human cost of violence in our communities and world through education about peace and the future in classrooms.  Your gift will have a critical impact on future generations.  You will enable youngsters to widen their sights by exploring alternate paths to transforming conflicts and building a better world.  Gifts of cash, securities, and planned gifts are welcome and may be sent to the Canadian Peace Education Foundation, Box 70, Okotoks, AB, Canada, T1S 1A4.  For more information, visit the website at http://www.peace.ca/foundation.htm

Canadian Peace Research and Education Association.  The main purpose of the Association is to advance research and promote education in the causes of war and the conditions of peace.  To this end the Association undertakes to:    Organize those engaged or interested in peace research or education in order to institute communication and contacts among them; Encourage the interdisciplinary study of war and peace in Canadian schools and research institutes; Cooperate in the popularization of knowledge about international conflict and its resolution. http://www.msvu.ca/pax/cprea.htm 

Canadian Red Cross - Our mission is to help people deal with situations that threaten their survival and safety, their security and well-being and their dignity -- in Canada and around the world. http://www.redcross.ca./


CARE is the world's largest private relief and development agency; it is a partnership of compassion and professionalism in the service of those in need. Our mission is to provide a measure of security and well-being for the poor in developing regions.  Care Canada http://www.care.ca/ ; Care International, a confederation of 10 agencies that delivers relief assistance to people in need and long-term solutions to global poverty. Because of CARE's international structure, agencies such as the United Nations contribute to CARE's project funding. Consequently, CARE is able to provide more than $333 million in aid to 63 countries each year. http://www.care.org/

Carnegie Corporation of New York established the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict http://www.ccpdc.org/ in May 1994 to address the looming threat to world peace of intergroup violence and to advance new ideas for the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. An operating program of the Corporation, the Commission is cochaired by Corporation president emeritus David A. Hamburg and Cyrus R. Vance, former U.S. secretary of state. It has a membership of sixteen eminent international leaders and scholars with long experience in conflict prevention and resolution. An Advisory Council, expert consultants, and experienced practitioners have assisted the Commission in its work. The Commission has examined the principal causes of deadly ethnic, nationalist, and religious conflicts within and between states and the circumstances that foster or deter their outbreak. Taking a long-term, worldwide view of violent conflicts that are likely to emerge, it seeks to determine the functional requirements of an effective system for preventing mass violence and to identify the ways in which such a system could be implemented. The Commission looks at the strengths and weaknesses of various international entities in conflict prevention and considers ways in which international organizations might contribute toward developing an effective international system of nonviolent problem solving. The Commission recently reported: 1. deadly conflict is not inevitable; 2. the need to prevent deadly conflict is increasingly urgent; and 3. preventing deadly conflict is possible.  'The problem is not that we do not know about incipient and large-scale violence; it is often that we do not act.'

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was established in 1910 in Washington, D.C., with a gift from Andrew Carnegie. As a tax-exempt non-profit organization, the Endowment conducts programs of research, discussion, publication, and education in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. The Endowment publishes the quarterly magazine, Foreign Policy. ; 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036-2103 ;  Phone: 202-483-7600 Fax: 202-483-1840 ; For information email: info@ceip.org. http://www.ceip.org/


NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)The Centre for Compassionate Social Change works to inspire mobilization and action for peace and justice. CCSC hosts the Wage Peace Now! web resource centre at http://socialchangenow.ca/ .  Based in Victoria, Canada, our current project is Wage Peace Now!, which works to inspire mobilization and action for peace and justice. We collect news, analysis and opinion from web and print publications around the world, weighted towards giving voice to more marginalized voices. We also encourage readers to become active in their communities.  Please feel free to email me with any questions: David Ball, Director & webmaster, Centre for Compassionate Social Change, http://SocialChangeNow.ca , email socialchangenow@yahoo.ca

Centre for Conflict Management (Norway) - At CCM, we believe that conflict is normal, unavoidable and necessary. A community without conflict is a static, suppressed one. Problems arise with conflict when actors in a society misuse or lose control over conflict's dynamic. Our vision is communities and a world where conflict's positive functions are maintained and its negative tendencies are managed in an effective and democratic way. Communities where all who live in them are both willing and capable to take responsibility for the processes, systems, methods and structures which influence conflict's energies. By designing and implementing learning activities which empower the individual's - and group's - ability to take on this responsibility in a creative and sensitive way, CCM hopes to be able to contribute to peace in the communities in which we work. We work on both micro and macro levels within communities. Our partners are therefore people - especially those who find themselves in turbulent situations where conflict's negative tendencies have or are in the process of getting the upper hand.  We do not believe that we - or any external actors - have all the answers. The answers and the necessary knowledge, experience and competence most often lie with those who live in the shadow of the dark side of conflict. For this reason, we work mostly with processes - where learning is one of the most important.  The idea to establish a non-governmental, non-profit Norwegian organisation which focuses on mediation and other conflict management processes was partly inspired by the secret process which resulted in the Oslo accord between Israel and the Palestinian people in 1994. Our first identity was as the Norwegian Mediation Project. In January 1998, the Centre for Conflict Management was formally established as an idealistic trust in Norway. In the spring of 2000 CCM had 10 employees (including part time and project personnel).  For more information: Graham Dyson, Centre for Conflict Management, Norway; Postbox 150, 1430 AAS, Norway; email:  mediate@online.no or ccm@c2i.net ; tel: +47 22 55 21 56   fax: +47 64 94 42 38; visit our website at www.ccm.no

Centre for Conflict Resolution International - Our Mission: To prevent and resolve workplace conflict.  Conflict in the workplace is a natural result of transition, growth, changing technology and personality differences. These conflicts can be time consuming and costly for organizations who need to minimize time spent on unproductive activities. The Centre for Conflict Resolution International Ltd. (CCR International) can help your organization remain competitive by reducing workplace conflict. Our people are conflict resolution specialists as well as experienced trainers and facilitators. Our methods are based on solid theory complemented with years of hands-on experience in helping organizations around the world prevent and resolve disputes. We can help you achieve a harmonious, productive and profitable workplace.  Winnipeg, Ottawa, Calgary, Canada.  Email: info@conflictatwork.com  Contact 1-888-421-7822; web site http://www.conflictatwork.com/ 

The Center for Conflict Resolution, Inc., addresses conflict in the service of social change. Our aim is to replace adversarial and violent modes of resolving conflict with nonviolent, collaborative processes and techniques. We provide tangible ways for individuals and groups to communicate constructively, thoughtfully and compassionately, and we enhance cooperation among people in conflict so that they see their mutual involvement and responsibility. The Center, its staff and volunteers, are responsive to the needs of all people in our communities., addresses conflict in the service of social change. Our aim is to replace adversarial and violent modes of resolving conflict with nonviolent, collaborative processes and techniques. We provide tangible ways for individuals and groups to communicate constructively, thoughtfully and compassionately, and we enhance cooperation among people in conflict so that they see their mutual involvement and responsibility. The Center, its staff and volunteers, are responsive to the needs of all people in our communities., addresses conflict in the service of social change. Our aim is to replace adversarial and violent modes of resolving conflict with nonviolent, collaborative processes and techniques. We provide tangible ways for individuals and groups to communicate constructively, thoughtfully and compassionately, and we enhance cooperation among people in conflict so that they see their mutual involvement and responsibility. The Center, its staff and volunteers, are responsive to the needs of all people in our communities. http://campus-ministry.org/ccr/

Centre for Development Education and Communication (India) is a non-government and non-profitable organisation which is registered under the India, Tamilnadu societies Registration Act XXVII Registered number 13/921. It has been registered under office of Director of Income Tax (Exemptions) - 12 A (a) of the Income Tax Act 1961 - No : 290 / 91 - 92.  Click here for more info.

The Center for Global Community and World Law
was co-founded in 1993 by Virginia Mary Swain with her husband, Joseph P. Baratta, where she has implemented the facilitation service, the Peacebuilding Process of Reconciliation. The Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service is part of the Center, established in Cambridge, MA . The Institute for Global Leadership is the education and training part of the Service, its mission is to prepare vocationally-called leaders from academia, business, government, non-governmental organizations and international civil service with the visionary, historic and pragmatic perspectives and skills to work successfully to address the cycle of violence and make the world safe for difference.  The philosophy and methodology of the Institute for Global Leadership is the result of nearly ten years' research and development in the field of conflict resolution, and represents an interdisciplinary approach that engages the Sacred, common to all religions, in creating environments that are conducive to the achievement of co-existence and reconciliation.  Co-existence and Reconciliation Leaders are members of the global community who take action based on conscientious study, self reflection, practice and thoughtful evaluation of the impact they have on the world.  These leaders are deeply connected to their moral purpose, compassion and accountability.  They grasp the connection between their own unhealthy behaviors and attitudes and the challenges that face the achievement of individual, community and global respect and cooperation.  They are committed to taking personal responsibility for their own anger, pain, fear and mistrust, thus breaking the cycle of projection and blame.  Co-existence and Reconciliation Leaders are teachers who, by their example, affirm a philosophy that champions peace and the sanctity of life. The Institute for Global Leadership offers a twelve-month certificate program that is unique due to its focus on offering a way for leaders to recognize and take profound ownership of their core life purpose.  An aspect of this ownership is the focused study of one's self and one's inner landscape as mirror to the dynamics manifested in the outer world, which leads to recognition of the cycles of violence one often unconsciously perpetuates within one's own being and immediate environment.  This ownership serves as the fundamental basis upon which the transformation to true reconciliation leadership is achieved.  Here is the e-mail of Virginia Swain; she doesn't have a Web site imagine@world.std.com .

Center for Global Nonviolence - PURPOSE - To be a creative facilitator of research, education-training, and problem-solving leadership for nonviolent global transformation.  MEANS - By discovering and sharing nonviolent spiritual, scientific, skills, and artistic resources through cooperation with individuals and institutions throughout the world; and by assisting emergence of nonviolent leadership and citizen competence in every field.  ORIGINS  - The Center began in the 1980s as an exploratory planning project in the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute of Peace of the University of Hawai'i .  On October 2, 1994, it became an independent nonprofit institution incorporated in the State of Hawai'i.  Contact information: 3653 Tantalus Drive, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822-5033; Tel: +1 (808) 536-7442 | Fax: +1 (808) 524-8501.  E-mail: info@globalnonviolence.org ; web site http://www.globalnonviolence.org

The Center for Global Security Studies is a nonprofit organization and research institute committed to comprehensive public policy analysis, facilitating debate, and social advocacy.  The Center for Global Security Studies (CGSS) is a nonprofit organization created by Jomel J. Angat in the Summer of 1999.  In cooperation with Dr. Warren Decker, Neil Butt, Doug Frye, the Communication Department and the MAIS Department at George Mason University, the CGSS was created to bring the benefits of debate to the public.  With the help of several friends and colleagues including Peter Krein, Christopher McIntosh, Paul Kerr, Jake Weiner, and Frances Tufts, the CGSS was created as a research institute committed to debate. Telephone 703.869.5723; Postal address 

The Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA) is an international human rights legal services organization launched in 1998 with initial support from Amnesty International USA and the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture. CJA aims to close off the United States as a safe haven for torturers and other violators of human rights. In an effort to seek redress on behalf of those whose human rights have been grossly violated, CJA files civil lawsuits in the courts of the United States under the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) against human rights violators from abroad who reside, visit, or keep assets in the United States. Additional activities include facilitating visa revocation, exclusion and removal of human rights violators, and providing witnesses and evidence to federal officials, international tribunals and other entities responsible for prosecuting perpetrators of human rights violations.  For more information: The Center for Justice & Accountability, 588 Sutter Street, #433 San Francisco, CA 94102; Tel 415-544-0444; Fax 415-544-0456; Email: cja@sirius.com ; Web site http://www.impunity.org

Center for Media Literacy - "We must prepare young people for living in a world of powerful images, words and sounds."  -UNESCO, 1982.  The Center for Media Literacy is dedicated to a new vision of literacy for the 21st century: The ability to communicate competently in all media forms, print and electronic, as well as to access, understand, analyze and evaluate the powerful images, words and sounds that make up our contemporary mass media culture.  A not-for-profit membership organization established in 1989, the Center for Media Literacy believes that... * Media literacy is a critical lifeskill for children and adults in today's media culture -- an expanded definition of literacy beyond reading and writing, to include how to read the messages conveyed through visual images (television and movies), music, advertising, etc.; * Media education for children is important and necessary because their lives are saturated with media messages -- they're watching TV, listening to music, going to movies, and spending millions of dollars on heavily advertised clothing, soda pop, snack foods, videos, CD's, computer games and more. Find out why Consumers Union president Rhoda Karpatkin cites CML as a "good source of information" for parents and teachers; * Media education for adults is important because a healthy democracy (and a healthy planet) depends on citizens who are informed about how media influence the way we live our lives -- as individuals, families, consumers, community members, and as voters; * Media is to be enjoyed and not just criticized. We are not a "watchdog" organization, and while we expect media producers to be aware of the power of their messages and the responsibilities that are inherent with that power, we do not condemn them nor question their democratic right to freedom of expression. We believe in balance over bias, communication over confrontation, and information over ignorance.  The Center for Media Literacy advocates a philosophy of "empowerment through education." This philosophy incorporates three intertwining concepts : 1. Media literacy is education for life in a global media world.  For 500 years, since the invention of movable type, we have valued the ability to read and write as the primary means of communicating and understanding history, cultural traditions, political and social philosophy and news of the day. In more recent times, traditional literacy skills ensured that individuals could participate fully as engaged citizens functioning adults in society. Today families, schools and all community institutions share the responsibility for preparing young people for living and learning in a global culture that is increasingly connected through multimedia and influenced by powerful images, words and sounds. 2. The heart of media literacy is informed inquiry.  Through a four-step "inquiry" process of Awareness...Analysis...Reflection...Action, media literacy helps young people acquire an empowering set of "navigational" skills which include the ability to: o Access information from a variety of sources; o Analyze and explore how messages are "constructed" whether print, verbal, visual or multimedia; o Evaluate media's explicit and implicit messages against one's own ethical, moral and/or democratic principles; o Express or create their own messages using a variety of media tools.  3. Media literacy is an alternative to censoring, boycotting or blaming "the media."  Deeply committed to freedom of expression, media literacy does not promote partisan agendas or political points of view. The power of media literacy is its ability to inspire independent thinking and foster critical analysis. The ultimate goal of media education is to make wise choices possible. Embracing this philosophy the Center for Media Literacy is committed to media education as an essential and empowering life-skill for the 21st Century.  For more information: Center for Media Literacy, 3101 Ocean Park Blvd., Ste. 200 Santa Monica, CA 90405; Ordering 800-800-228-4630; Fax 800-306-2330; email gpn@unl.edu ; General Info 310-581-0260; Fax 310-581-0270; email cml@medialit.org ; web site http://www.medialit.org/ .  See also "Media Awareness Network" at http://www.peace.ca/whoswhoworldl0.htm 


The Centre for Peace and Development Studies is a research centre of the Department of Government and Society, University of Limerick. It was originally established as the Irish Peace Institute Research Centre in 1994 and the change of title reflects the more global emphasis of its research work. The centre works closely, and often jointly, with the Centre for the Study of Conflict at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. It also contributes to CAIN (Conflict Archive on the Internet) which is located within INCORE.  The centre is non-political, not-for-profit and is funded by private and corporate donors.  Mission: The conflict in Ireland has been sustained to a very large degree by mutual ignorance between the communities in Northern Ireland and between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This ignorance has contributed to the suspicion and fear which in many cases has resulted in violence. Our aim is to provide research evidence concerning conflict and its resolution, both in Ireland and in other countries throughout the world, which will contribute to an understanding of how conflicts develop and how they may be most effectively resolved. Web site http://www.ul.ie/~ipirc/

The Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) is an independent research and media group of progressive writers, scholars and activists committed to curbing the tide of "globalisation" and "disarming" the New World Order. The CRG webpage at http://globalresearch.ca based in Montréal publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on the interrelationship between social, economic, strategic, geopolitical and environmental processes.  The Centre's objective is to unveil the workings of the New World Order. War and globalisation go hand in hand, leading, in the post Cold War era, to the destruction of countries and the impoverishment of hundreds of millions of people. In turn, this global economic system is marked by an unprecedented concentration of private wealth. The institutions of war, police repression and economic management interface with one another. NATO is not only in liaison with the Pentagon and the CIA, it also has contacts with the IMF and the World Bank. In turn, the Washington based international financial bureaucracy, responsible for imposing deadly "economic medicine" on developing countries has close ties to the Wall Street financial establishment. The powers behind this system are those of the global banks and financial institutions, the military-industrial complex, the oil and energy giants, the biotech conglomerates and the powerful media and communications giants, which fabricate the news and overtly distorts the course of world events. In turn, the police apparatus represses, in the name of "Western democracy", all forms of dissent and critique of the dominant neoliberal ideology. This "false consciousness" which pervades our societies, prevents critical debate and masks the truth. Ultimately, this false consciousness precludes a collective understanding of the workings of a World economic and political system, which destroys people's lives. The only promise of global capitalism is a World of landless farmers, shuttered factories, jobless workers and gutted social programs with "bitter economic medicine" under the WTO and the IMF constituting the only prescription. The New World Order is based on the "false consensus" of Washington and Wall Street, which ordains the "free market system" as the only possible choice on the fated road to a "global prosperity". The GRG purports to reveal the truth and disarm the falsehoods conveyed by the controlled corporate media. For more information: Michel Chossudovsky, Editor, email editor@globalresearch.ca , Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) 21, 1st Avenue, Terrasse-Vaudreuil QC  J7V 3T5, CANADA

Center for the Research on peace education (CERPE) - Varied kinds of peace education (PE), conflict resolution, education for democracy, multi-cultural education and diversity training programs are widespread all over the world, from Ireland to South Africa, from the U.S.A to Germany, and from Israel to Yugoslavia. Such programs include school-based PE curricula or programs to curb school violence, community-based meetings, seminars, youth summer camps, cooperative projects, and more.  However, despite this wealth of programs and projects, there is a great paucity of scholarly work to accompany it, set criteria of efficacy, effectiveness and success, or empirically examine crucial questions. While much scholarly attention is devoted to the study of peace, – its political, economic, strategic, and civil processes and implications, there is hardly any research on PE to match. And while there are rich scholarly traditions in related fields, such as conflict resolution, values, and morality, most of that work is neither related to PE by these researchers nor by peace educators.  The paucity of scholarship in the area of PE badly hinders its development, leaving both the consequential evaluation of existing PE programs and projects as well as the design of theoretically and empirically grounded novel programs to impression, intuition and good intention. In fact, nobody knows whether certain programs or components thereof may not in fact cause harm to some.  The Center for the Research on peace education (CERPE) has been established in the spring of 1998 with the explicit purpose of developing the applied field of peace education through the establishment of an interdisciplinary scholarly forum for the field of PE . CERPE is to support the formulation of new models for PE from which program design and practical development, evaluation, and dissemination of novel approaches can emanate. Towards this end the experience accumulated in different countries in which PE and similar programs are practiced must be shared and the University of Haifa, Israel, is more than willing to serve as an international meeting point for that purpose.  Specifically, the CERPE is to attain the following four goals: (1) Model construction: Develop theoretically-grounded conceptual models bridging between existing research in related fields and the practice of PE; examine prevailing assumptions, expectations, rationales, methods, and observed outcomes of PE programs; (2) Research: Formulate pertinent and stimulating research questions; initiate, coordinate and execute systematic research in and out of educational settings concerning the psychological, organizational, methodological, and ethical aspects of the field, both within and across countries; (3) Evaluation: Formulate criteria for evaluation of PE programs and projects in a variety of cultural and political contexts; (4) International collaboration: Establish an international network of scholars and educators to pave the road for international exchange of scholarship and collaboration on joint research projects.   The design of novel, innovative PE programs based on theory, research and evaluation.  For more information, Contact: Prof. Gavriel Salomon, Faculty of Education, Tel: 972-4-824-9373, fax: 972-4-824-9372, E-mail: gsalomon@research.haifa.ac.il ; Prof. Baruch Nevo, Department of Psychology, Tel: 972-4-824-0926, fax: 972-4-834-3565, E-mail: rsps611@uvm.haifa.ac.il ; web site http://construct.haifa.ac.il/%7Ecerpe/ ; University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel

 The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a public policy research institution dedicated to analysis and policy impact. CSIS is the only institution of its kind that maintains resident experts on all the world's major geographical regions. It also covers key functional areas, such as international finance, U.S. trade and economic policy, national and international security issues, energy, and telecommunications. Founded in 1962 and located in Washington, D.C., CSIS is a private, tax-exempt institution. Its research is nonpartisan and nonproprietary. Sam Nunn chairs its Board of Trustees. The Center's staff of 90 policy experts, 80 support staff, and 70 interns, is committed to generating strategic analysis, exploring contingencies, analyzing policy options, exploring contingencies, and making policy recommendations. The Center's gateway to Asia is the Honolulu-based Pacific Forum CSIS. It is the hub of a network of 20 research institutes around the Pacific Rim. Forum programs encompass current and emerging political, security, economic, and business issues. Brent Scowcroft chairs its Board of Governors and James A. Kelly is its president.  Contact: CSIS, 1800 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20006; ph: 202.887.0200; fax: 202.775.3199.  Email webmaster@csis.org .  Web site http://www.csis.org/

Violence in America has reached epidemic proportions. Today, all Americans are touched directly or indirectly by violent acts. In response, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) was founded in 1992 at the University of Colorado with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to provide informed assistance to groups committed to understanding and preventing violence, particularly adolescent violence. Since that time, our mission has expanded to encompass violence across the life course.  In an effort to establish more complete and valuable information to impact violence-related policies, programs, and practices, CSPV works from a multi-disciplinary platform on the subject of violence and facilitates the building of bridges between the research community and the practitioners and policy makers. CSPV has a threefold mission. First, the Information House serves to collect research literature and resources on the causes and prevention of violence and provides direct information services to the public by offering topical searches on customized databases. Second, CSPV offers technical assistance for the evaluation and development of violence prevention programs. Third, CSPV maintains a basic research component through data analysis and other projects on the causes of violence and the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs.  http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/  .  Safe Communities - Safe Schools web site  http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/safeschools/index.html

Centre for the Study of Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, England CV1 5FB. The Centre offers three main teaching programmes. 1. MA in Peace and Reconciliation Studies Course components include the following: Key issues in peace and reconciliation studies; Theory and practice of conflict transformation; Comparative peace processes; Perspectives on inner peace; International human rights law.  (This programme is offered on a full and a part-time basis.) Some financial assistance may be available for full-time students.  2. Certificate in Peace and Reconciliation Studies (by Distance Learning). This ten-week Certificate course allows people from any part of the world with access to the internet to participate in an online course addressing issues relating to peace and reconciliation at all levels of life.  Units include the following: Key concepts in peace and reconciliation studies; Forgiveness, reconciliation and justice; Conflict transformation; Religion, peace and conflict.  We are planning to start the next course on 8 September 2003.  3. BA in Peace and Conflict Studies.  A three year undergraduate degree programme is offered. Amongst the modules included in the programme are: Level 1: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, World Politics since 1945, Contemporary Conflicts in States and Society; Level 2: Theory and Practice of Conflict Transformation, Conflict and Diplomacy in the Contemporary World, World Politics after the Cold War; Level 3: Comparative Peace Processes, Defence Policy Analysis, The Emergence of Modern India and Pakistan.  Full details of all the teaching programmes and other aspects of the work at the Centre can found on the website: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/acad/isl/forgive/ .  For further information about the Centre and its programmes, contact the director, Professor Andrew Rigby a.rigby@coventry.ac.uk ; Tel. (44) 02476 887448; Fax. (44) 02476 888679

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) has launched a new website: http://www.reconciliation.org.za .  ReCONCILIATION NeT will focus on the generation of internet resources on the South African, as well as other reconciliation and transition processes. It will serve as a nodal point for international debate and networking on reconciliation, truth, healing and justice during political transitions.  They would like to encourage YOU to contribute information or links to the relevant areas, or to give them ideas as to how the site can be structured to meet your needs

Centre for Sustainable Human Rights Action http://www.ceshra.org/


Centre for War/Peace Studies, 218 E. 18th Street, New York, NY 10003, U.S.A.

Centro Internacional Bancaja para la Paz y el Desarrollo (Bancaja International Centre for Peace and Development, or CIBPD) -The main activity of the UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace is the MA Program in Peace and Development Studies at the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón (UJI). It is an international graduate program instructed in English and Spanish.  It is centered on a new approach to education which well suits the subject area of Peace and Development Studies.  Since we regard the bridging of difference as a major aspect of peace studies, we attempt to mirror this in the diverse social milieu of our program.  Thus, students often learn as much from their texts and professor as they do from each other.  We are able to attract some of the most accomplished professors and practitioners throughout the world to teach the courses. 
Contact: Vicent Martínez Guzmán, Director.
CIBPD, Sede del Campus,
Universitat Jaume I,
12071 Castellón, Spain
Tel. +34-964-729380 Fax +34-964-729385 E-mail: epd@uji.es Web site http://www.epd.uji.es

The Children and Armed Conflict Unit  has been set up by the Children's Legal Centre, an independent NGO, and the Human Rights Centre, an academic centre, at the University of Essex. The new Unit was established in 1997 to carry on the work of Graça Machel, the former UN expert on the impact of armed conflict on children.    The project has been funded by the UK Department for International Development. Its joint Directors are Carolyn Hamilton, Director of the Children's Legal Centre, and Francoise Hampson, Professor of Law at the University of Essex. The Unit's Patron in Graca Machel. Web site http://www2.essex.ac.uk/c&acu/

I am delighted to extend to you this invitation to join with children and adults from around the world in the creation of the beautiful coffee table book, Children's Messages to the World. This transformative book, currently written and illustrated worldwide by young people, ages three to seventeen, is a work of art. Sophisticated in design, rich in color, texture and feeling, this prestigious compilation of truth will appeal to the eye and engage the heart. Children's Messages to the World will circulate worldwide reaching an international adult and child audience, world leaders, high-ranking officials, and global executives. Children contributing all over the globe are responding to the question, "What do you wish to tell the world?" in the form of essays, statements, poetry, artwork, photographs, songs and more. Young people are our future peacemakers and peacekeepers. Their thoughts and feelings powerfully remind us of our true nature and reflect to us our core essence. Children who are encouraged to listen, trust and express themselves develop a positive sense of self, thereby relating positively with their outer world. When we support and listen to our children we support our planet and ourselves. Children's Messages to the World gives you an opportunity to empower children. As an educator, family member, friend, youth leader, health-care provider, social worker or child advocate, you can participate in the creation of this prestigious book. Please join us in letting your children's voices be heard. Enclosed are the guideline procedures to facilitate contributions to be considered for publication. Hope and possibility abound as we approach the year 2000, officially declared by the United Nations as The Year of Peace. It is through our love for the children of our global family that we will remember our likeness, rekindle our kindness and actively take part in recreating a world of peace. http://www.childrensmessages.com/ 

Children’s International Summer Villages ("CISV") is an independent, non-political, volunteer organization promoting peace education and cross-cultural friendship. It is a charitable organization independent of any government, political party, religious body or other "umbrella" organization.  CISV International maintained a Category "C" Mutual Information Relationship with UNESCO. CISV has a long term research relationship with the Department of Education at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and is established as a reputable youth exchange organization which has had 134,433 participants representing 100 countries. CISV host families, adult facilitators and staff members are volunteers and receive no compensation. http://www.cisv.org/  Canadian Site  http://www.cisv.ca/

Everywhere in the world where there are conflicts and wars children tend to be used as key factors in fighting. Countless numbers of these children are forced to join whilst others are determined and willing to join because of lack of parental care. Most of these children are under the ages of 18 and are used as tools by the politicians and other elderly people in the society in order to fight for or against the government. The situation of child soldiers is very rampant in the African continent. Visit this web site to read the stories of children caught up in wars.

The Civilian Peace Service is an initiative to create a government funded Civil Peace Service parallel to the armed forces. The CPS will field volunteers who are trained in non-violent conflict management. The CPS will be based on the organization and experience of NGO's with a proven record in nonviolent conflict management, humanitarian aid, and the protection of human rights and the environment. The CPS is the further development of Gandhi's 1913 idea of a Peace Army which the Shanti Sena (1922), the World Peace Brigade, (1962-1964) and Peace Brigades International (1981 to present) have since put into practice. http://www.superaje.com/~marsin/cps.htm

Cities for peace http://www.citiesforpeace.org/

The Citizens' Circle for Accountability (CCA) is a non-profit organization created as a prime resource on the concept, meaning and importance of public accountability. The CCA is also a resource for citizens on strategies for holding fairly to account, and is a forum for the exchange of ideas and strategies through the Journal of Public Accountability on the CCA's website. The connection of public accountability to peace is clear: since peace is a function of citizens, governments and corporations being fair to others, citizens must engage levers that give them a "proper understanding of matters" and at the same time exert a self-regulating influence on  those in authority responsible for bringing about peace. As citizens, we have yet to demand that the authorities whose intentions and actions are key to peace (largely the directing minds of executive governments and corporations) tell us, fully,  fairly and publicly, what they specifically intend as outcomes, for whom, and why they intend it. They must also tell us their own performance standards for their responsibilities.  Since the public answering obligation is central to democracy, the demand for this public answering is unassailable. The CCA website links to the comprehensive book on public accountability by Henry E. McCandless, A Citizen's Guide to Public Accountability: Changing the Relationship Between Citizens and Authorities (CCA and Trafford Publishing, 2002).  For more info: Citizens' Circle for Accountability, www.accountabilitycircle.org  877 Newport Ave., Victoria, BC, Canada,  V8S 5C8; telephone 250-370-5954; fax 250-370-5958; email: henrymccandless@accountabilitycircle.org

Citizens for a Democratic Renaissance (CDR) invitation to 'Help Achieve a Livable World'.  We are an informal group of activists who have been considering the question: "How Can We Achieve a Livable World?" We recognize that humanity, indeed the entire Earth, faces a dire crisis. The reckless pursuit of ever greater profits and never ending "growth" is poisoning our environment and ourselves, and is corrupting our political systems. It is depleting forests, fisheries, and topsoils, while communities and economies are being destabilized, social structures are breaking down, and more and more people worldwide are falling into poverty and hopelessness.  http://cyberjournal.org/

CitizenShift Free Range Multimedia for the 21st Century - Submit films/videos/articles etc.  http://citizen.nfb.ca is a platform for activists and people with a social conscience to have your voice heard. It will house content made By The People, For The People. It’s not an exclusive place for N.F.B. productions, but rather a platform for individuals to get their message out. Point your browser to CitizenShift, an NFB initiative that connects citizens for insightful, constructive online engagement with social issues. Explore this unique interactive web magazine, integrating video, audio, photos, text and other media contributed by Canadian individuals and communities.  Site visitors are invited to discover the five different sections of the site: Reel Community contains short films made by active community members and emerging filmmakers. Rebels with a Cause offers behind-the-scenes interviews with filmmakers who use film as a tool for social change. Through the Lens offers a sneak preview of activist films in production. Miles from Nowhere, which contains blogs (online journals) from citizens and filmmakers abroad or in-transit providing an opportunity to exchange information and stories. Finally, Web Initiatives offers a showcase of web sites that tackle social issues and encourages site visitors to get involved.  For more information: Kat Baulu - Outreach, CitizenShift, National Film Board of Canada, A-0120, tel: 514-283-1710, k.baulu@nfb.ca OR citizen@nfb.ca

Coalition for Child Soldiers This new website aims to promote the awareness of the use of child soldiers around the world.  It includes extensive regional reports on child participation in armed forces across all regions. Reports include details of population, the composition of armed forces and government legislation and policy with regards to army recruitment.  The user can also view international laws and declarations calling to stop the use of children as soldiers - to prevent their recruitment and use, to secure their demobilisation and to ensure their rehabilitation and reintegration into society.  CONTACT: Coalition for Child Soldiers, PO Box 22696, London N4 3ZJ, UK.; T: 44-20-7274 0230; F: 44-20-7738 4110; Email: info@child-soldiers.org  Website: www.child-soldiers.org

The Coalition on Militarized Commerce (CMC) will push the Canadian Government to adopt policies to deal with the problem of involvement by Canadian companies in what is being called "militarized commerce". If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Waite by e-mail: kkimwaite@yahoo.com; tel: (613) 237-8056 or fax: (613) 563-0017.  145 Spruce St. Ottawa, ON, K1R 6P1, tel: 613 237-8056; fax: 613 563-0017 [see proposal in the Proposals/Solutions section of our web site]

Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar.

Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers - THE NATION'S LEADING nuclear arms control and non-proliferation organizations are working together through the Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers to build support for a practical, step-by-step program to reduce the dangers of nuclear weapons and prevent new nuclear threats from emerging.  For more information: 110 Maryland Ave., NE, Suite 505, Washington, DC 20002 * phone: (202) 546-0795 fax: (202) 546-7970 * e-mail: coalition@clw.org * web: http://www.clw.org/coalition/

CODEP - UK Conflict, Development and Peace Network - CODEP brings together NGOs, consultants, academics and donors who work in development, human rights and peacebuilding to explore the causes of conflict and its impact on people's lives. Contact:  London   Tel: +44 (0)171 323 5779; Fax: +44 (0)171 323 5782; Email: Kathleen Armstrong, CODEP Coordinator, kathleena@codep.org.uk ; website at www.codep.org.uk

Committee Against Modern Slavery http://www.ccem-antislavery.org/

The Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) is composed of representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGO's) and interested educators. The challenge of teaching about the United Nations lies in incorporating the available high quality materials into existing schedules and curricula. For this reason, CTAUN has developed, and will continue to do so, a forum enabling educators to participate and learn together to introduce the UN into their classrooms.  So much of what the UN does appears far removed from the world in which the average school child lives. The connection between local and global affairs is neither clear nor compelling. Pictures of starving children on other continents raise compassion, but they rarely arouse interest in the root causes of that starvation: environmental, political, economic.It is the educators who must meet this challenge to translate the UN's resources, potential and action for their students. They need support through an ongoing process of discussion; the sharing of successes and ideas. It is the primary goal of CTAUN to sponsor the venue and to be a part of this process.  For more information: web site http://www.teachun.org/  ; email cochair1@teachun.org ; Anne-Marie Carlson, 3 Linwood Place, White Plains, NY 10606-3109 with phone/fax of 914-428-1126. 

The Commonwealth Institute is a non-profit, non-governmental public policy research organization located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.  Current projects at the Institute: Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA); Northeast Corporate Accountability Project (NECAP); Project on Inequality and Poverty (PIP); Pulse of Capitalism -- Internet publication of this quarterly newsletter of economic indicators and analysis; The RMA Debate Page -- full-text Internet resources; The Chinese Military Power Page -- full-text Internet resources; The Quadrennial Defense Review Page -- full-text Internet resources.  For more information: The Commonwealth Institute, P.O.Box 398105, Inman Square Post Office, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.  Phone 617/547-4474, Fax 617/868-1267, email: comw@comw.org ; web site http://www.comw.org/

Community Peacemakers and Peace Ambassadors is an International Campaign Where We Can Work Peace into Everything We Know, Say and Do. Our efforts are to spread the words of peace and its common threads of brother- and sisterhood and love to others. Our efforts are to provide uplifting and heart-warming thoughts, ideas and common solutions for everyday living. We will also note that each one can be used between friends at home, at school or at work, with families and in our neighborhoods and cultural, spiritual and geographical communities. Our efforts will offer action steps on how we can extend a hand in peace to those we do not agree with, how to acknowledge and disavow violence and hatred, and how to honor or work with individuals and community organizations that strive to balance cultural and racial divisions through social justice. http://emf.net/~swaaden/peacemaker/


Concerned Philosophers for Peace (CPP) consists of over five hundred professional and non-professional philosophers committed to applying philosophy to the most urgent questions of our times.  http://www.cpp-phil.org/

Conciliation Resources (CR) was established in 1994 and to date -- in Sierra Leone, Fiji, Somaliland, Russia, Ukraine, the Gambia and Liberia -- CR's programmes have involved helping to strengthen the capacities of partner organisations to increase their credibility as contributors to national peace processes. In particular, it has meant sharing models of conflict-related problem-solving which address various conflict issues within specific contexts, ongoing support in the design of programmes, and facilitating access to international human and material resources through training and exchange. The diverse groups with which CR has worked have ranged from grassroots organisations, such as the Sulima Fishing Community Development Project in Sierra Leone, to the Citizens' Constitutional Forum in Fiji, to international non-governmental organisations and government agencies. One factor which unites CR's local project partners is their involvement in responses to the threat of conflicts or the immediate consequences of civil strife, as well as their commitment to develop constructive approaches to the deep-seated social, economic and political root causes of violence in their societies. In future programming, CR is seeking to enhance the effectiveness of current project partners while developing its own organisational capacity so that we can respond as effectively as possible to new requests for assistance. CR will continue to support - where possible - Community Peacebuilding. This is to be achieved through a process of active learning from our own experiences and that of others in this field. Connected to the process of active learning is CR's commitment to making an ongoing contribution to the development and dissemination of conflict resolution theory and knowledge. (see Research & Information) Towards that commitment, CR produces an Occassional Paper series, which provides a forum for practicioners - CR staff and associates, partners, and others - to reflect on their experiences, raise issues and questions, share perspectives, and contribute practical knowledge to the ongoing process of increasing our understanding of conflict and conflict response. For more information, contact Conciliation Resources, PO Box 21067, London N1 9WT, UK; Telephone (44) 171 359 7728 Fax (44) 171 359 4081; email conres@c-r.org ; web site http://www.c-r.org/ .  See CR publication 'Accord' online at http://www.c-r.org/accord/

Concordis has just launched its new web site.  You can reach the site at <http://www.concordis.org/> .  Concordis works on peace and international conflict resolution.  It brings together expatriate communities resident in Canada, drawn from opposite sides of foreign conflicts, and brokers a collaborative dialogue between them, to develop solutions to the hostilities in their regions of origin.  Our hope for our web site mirrors the philosophy that drives our broader mission: that in an era of mobility and instantaneous communications, it is possible to bring together people from around the world and forge the mutual understanding that is the foundation of a sustainable and just peace everywhere.  Concordis is currently working with the Arab-Canadian and Jewish-Canadian communities on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Although recent events in the United States and in Afghanistan have made this conflict still more fragile, we believe that it is precisely in areas where the need is greatest that cry out for the greatest courage to pursue our motto, "creating peace between us, by us".  I hope that you will drop by our web site at <http://www.concordis.org/>, and might become one of our partners in peace.  For more information, contact Akaash Maharaj, President & CEO, Concordis, <http://www.concordis.org/>, The Esplanade, Box 295, Station A, Toronto ON  M5W 1B2; Tel >     (416) 995 3275; Fax (416) 995 3287; E-mail  ceo@concordis.org or Lori Ann Comeau lacomeau@concordis.org .  Creating peace between us, by us.

Conferences on a More Democratic United Nations, 301 E. 45th Street, #20B, New York, NY 10017, U.S.A.

Conflict-Culture-Cooperation, Europäisches Institut für Konfliktmanagment, Hessestr.4, D-90443 Nürnberg, Tel:0049-911-6996294; fax: 6996295; email: info@eiccc.org ; homepage: www.eiccc.org oder www.fit-for-conflict.de - EICCC integrates 25 years of training experience in constructive conflict  management and various areas of social science (TA, MBTI, Gestalt, system appraoche), creating a combination of concise and professional theoretical inputs and accurate exercises.  OUR POINTS OF DEPARTURE: Personal level: Participants gain experience in intervening and/or letting go in conflict situations.  Training and counseling provide the participants with support in both their professional and personal development.  Structural  level: Participants will study systemic conditions of conflicts and how to incorporate these into possible solutions, including the systemic analysis of conflicts, organizational consultancy and long term action plans.  Cultural level: Culture is interpreted and worked on as an instrument of justification. At this level, participants are encouraged to work with new organizational cultures and new system designs.  OUR EXPERIENCE: Social conflicts: global trouble spots, environmental conflicts, globalization, activities in difficult city districts and municipalities.  Institutions: associations, churches, schools, NGOs, companies and enterprises, youth and child care centres, after-school clubs, nurseries and education centres.  Social movements: human rights, liberation movements and democracy.  Personal growth: intercultural biographical trainings, training in communication and self-help, resource mobilization, certification programmes for trainers, courage. 

Conflict & Peace Forums is an organisation that seeks to develop thinking and understanding of conflict and peace. We organise a number of events including a series of courses. In 1999 we are running the following:  PEACE & CONFLICT-RESOLUTION TRAINING with the UN & TRANSCEND ; The PEACE JOURNALISM OPTION; RECONSTRUCTION, RECONCILIATION & RESOLUTION. In 2000 we are planning to put on a course examining GLOBALISATION, BUSINESS & PEACE. Conflict & Peace Courses can be contacted at :Conflict & Peace, Taplow Court, Berry Hill, Taplow, Nr Maidenhead Buckinghamshire, SL6 OER, United Kingdom.Tel: +44 (0)1628 591233/239 Fax: +44(0)1628 773055 Email: conflict.peace@poiesis.org
web http://www.poiesis.org/

The Conflict Prevention Initiative is an online project of the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University. Launched in collaboration with the United Nations in December 2000, CPI gives policymakers easy access to information on human security and conflict prevention.   Website http://www.preventconflict.org

Consortium on Peace Education, Research and Development ("COPRED"), Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax VA 22030-4444, U.S.A. An umbrella membership peace organization which connects peace educators with peace activists.  http://www.igc.apc.org/copred

Co-operation International pour la developpement et la solidarite (CIDSE), The vision of CIDSE draws its inspiration from the Gospel, the Catholic Social Teachings and the lived experience of its partners in the South. This vision will strengthen the alliance that binds CIDSE Member Organisations together so as to effectively carry out solidarity activities in the South which aim to empower people to become authors of their destiny and development.  http://www.cidse.be/

Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (COPRI) was established as an independent institute by the Danish Parliament in 1985 aimed at supporting and strengthening multidisciplinary research on Peace and Security. In 1996 the status of COPRI was made permanent and shifted to that of a Government Research Institute under the Ministry of Research and Information Technology.  The purpose of COPRI is to stimulate debate and research on international key issues related to Peace and Security Studies. The institute does this trough research, seminars, publications and news and informationhttp://www.copri.dk/

Corporate Watch is an online magazine and resource center designed to provide you--every day Internet users--activists, journalists, students, teachers and policy makers--with an array of tools that you can use to investigate and analyze corporate activity.  We are committed to exposing corporate greed by documenting the social, political, economic and environmental impacts of these transnational giants. http://www.corpwatch.org/

Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR) -- http://www.cpwr.org/  The mission of CPWR is to foster interreligious dialogue and cooperation in metropolitan Chicago and around the world.  As part of its stated mission, CPWR will:

  a.. Promote understanding and cooperation among religious and spiritual communities and institutions around the world.
  b.. Cultivate a spirit of harmony and to celebrate, with openness and mutual respect, the rich diversity of religious and spiritual traditions.
  c.. Assess and renew the role of religious and spiritual traditions in relation to personal spiritual growth and the challenges facing the global community.
  d.. Promote and sponsor parliaments, conferences, events, programs, projects, publications and other appropriate activities that further the mission of CPWR

Council of Canadians - Don't you think it's time that ordinary citizens who care about our country get heard over the constant din of powerful corporate elites? And don't you think it's time politicians listen to people from across this country who want a more independent and compassionate Canada?  Our social programs are being dismantled. Our rural communities are under assault. Staggering unemployment, particularly among youth, is plaguing our cities. Our manufacturing sector continues to be shut down. Our rivers are being dammed, our forests being clear-cut, and dangerous new genetically altered foods like rBGH are being let into our country.  The Council of Canadians is on the frontlines challenging government policy and corporate power. We work in alliance with organizations throughout the country, across the hemisphere and around the globe. http://www.canadians.org/

CREATIVITY CAFE'S "KidCast For Peace; Solutions For a Better World", a telecommunications activity in which kids meet in videoconferences several times a year (Earth Day2000 is next) to share their heart and ideas for making the world a happier, healthier, and more peaceful/safer planet. The kids (of all ages with focus on K-12) create analog and digital art, animation, web sites, etc. that demonstrate suggestions for improving Earth and its peoples. The actual KidCast For Peace is a CU-SeeMe multicast in which kids share their work interactively with their peers globally. http://creativity.net/kidcast2.html

The Crimes of War Project is a unique collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars that seeks to raise awareness of the laws of war among the media, governments, the human rights and humanitarian aid communities, and the general public.  Born out of the experiences war reporters in post-Cold War conflicts, the Project is an attempt to explain war crimes in lay terms using the existing framework defining crimes. The originators of the Project believe that the little understood, and under used, body of law known as international humanitarian law —the laws of war— provides such a framework, and can serve as a means for understanding the violence and excesses of modern armed conflicts. The Project, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is currently based at American University in Washington, D.C. The core Project aim is to expand on the themes in the book, Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, by coordinating a number of awareness raising and educational activities. http://www.crimesofwar.org/  Ann Stingle, Executive Director; Alan Dorsey, Deputy Director; Crimes of War Project, American University (MGC-300), 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20016; T 202 885 2051; F 202 885 8337; info@crimesofwar.org

Culture of Peace News Network ("CPNN") http://cpnn-usa.org/ is unique because its reports are written by YOU, the reader.  Please send us brief reports about what you are doing or have witnessed that contributes to non-violence, understanding and democracy, especially in your own community.  READ the site.  WRITE a report or announce an upcoming event.DISCUSS an article by joining an ongoing topic or starting a new one.   New reports posted in May include, among others: * Personal Account of Civil Disobedience [Oregon]; * Poets for Peace [Hawaii]; * New X-Men Movie Calls for Peace and Tolerance; * Mother's Day Parade [Indiana].  You are invited to take part in discussions raised by these and other recent reports including: * Have we entered a Third World War? [Iraq discussion forum]; * Could use of the International Criminal Court help prevent future wars? [Iraq discussion forum]; * How can we work against war while supporting our military personnel? [Marches and Protests discussion forum].  During May, CPNN advanced especially in its EVENTS section, with the addition of 36 events and event calendars from around the country. During June, it is hoped to begin the development of a culture of peace bibliography.  To contribute, please enter a book review (250-300 words) of a book that you think should be among the 50 most important books that should be read to help promote a culture of peace.  The review should be entered on the SUBMIT REPORT page.  CPNN is unique because it is endorsed by the UN General Assembly and it is based on the values of a culture of peace adopted in UN resolutions and supported by 75 million people during the International Year for the Culture of Peace.  Following the United Nations definition, a culture of peace is broader than the traditional concept of peace.  It involves the following values, attitudes and behaviors: ·    respect all life ·    reject violence ·    share with others ·    listen to understand ·    preserve the planet ·    rediscover solidarity ·    work for women's equality · participate in democracy.  If you wish to receive regular monthly updates on CPNN reports and discussions, please write "subscribe" in responding to my e-mail at adams1peace@aol.com . If you wish to discontinue receiving any message from us, please reply "unsubscribe" to this e-mail. Looking forward to hearing from you, Peace, David Adams adams1peace@aol.com

Cultures of Peace Practitioners Network - In August 1996, PsySR and Division 48 of American Psychological Association (Peace Psychology) agreed to launch a joint project, The Cultures of Peace Practitioners Network. Building peace requires psychosocial intervention -- changing people's minds and hearts and improving intergroup relations must accompany political and economic reforms for peace. To build peace, it is vital to address violence-related stresses and heal the wounds of armed conflict. But it is inappropriate to wait for violence to occur -- the emphasis must always be on prevention. Fears need to be addressed, and nonviolent options for handling conflict should be encouraged at all levels, from the family to the international. Since peace cannot exist without justice, psychologists should help to build equitable social systems that respect human rights, encourage citizen participation, and enable sustainable development. This requires an education, formal and informal, to nourish tolerance, respect for human rights, and peaceful values and behavior. These tasks, which are mutually supportive and recursive, form an ongoing, circular process. To be effective, these tasks should be undertaken with an eye toward meeting human needs, and they should be coordinated with wider tasks of political and economic reconstruction, ending poverty, and correcting oppression.  http://www.rmc.edu/psysr/CulturesOfPeace/


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