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Hague Appeal for Peace  - At the end of the bloodiest century in history, The Hague Appeal for Peace campaign seeks to abolish war and create a culture of peace.  The campaign has created new partnerships between citizens, governments, and international organizations; this "New Diplomacy" aims to move toward peace and justice. The Hague Appeal for Peace is a major coalition of civil society organizations with a 80-member international organizing committee and a network of over 1000 organizations and individuals. This network includes cultural activists, those concerned with peace and disarmament, human rights, indigenous peoples' rights, gender, the environment, faith-based approaches, peace education and youth.  In May of 1999 The Hague Appeal for Peace organized the largest civil society peace conference in history. Over 10,000 activists from around the world attended. The Hague Appeal for Peace, c/o IWTC, 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017, Phone: 212-687-2623 Fax: 212-661-2704 ; Email: hap99@igc.org .  Hague Appeal for Peace, c/o IPB, 41 Rue de Zurich, CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland, Phone: 41-22-731-6429, Fax: 44-22-738-9419, Email: hap@ipb.org .  Hague Appeal for Peace, c/o IALANA, Anna Paulownastraat 103, 2518 BC The Hague, The Netherlands, Phone: 31-70-363-4484, Fax: 31-70-345-5951, Email: hap@antenna.nl .  Web site http://www.haguepeace.org/

Hague Appeal for Peace Youth Network - The Hague Appeal for Peace is an end-of-century peace campaign, initiated and organized by civil society, and dedicated to the de-legitimization of war. Our generation was born into one of the bloodiest centuries in history, and huge numbers of young people continue to be exposed to the horrors of war. That's why the Hague Appeal for Peace Youth Network is a central component of the campaign.  We seek a world in which armed conflict is seen as fundamentally illegitimate and unjust, where the settlement of disputes is by just and peaceful means.  From 10 - 15 May 1999, thousands of people from all over the world - peace activists,   political and civil society leaders and around 1500 young people - came together at a peace and justice conference in The Hague, the Netherlands. The occasion was the 100th anniversary of the First International Peace Conference, organized by the Russian Tsar and the Queen of the Netherlands, which was a landmark in the development of international law. One hundred war-torn years later, the Hague Appeal for Peace is taking up the same vital questions again, in order to make further strides towards a peaceful, sustainable world order.  The Hague conference was the launching pad for the Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice for the 21st Century, an international programme of action for peace as the world enters a new millennium.  Across this Agenda, as young people we have a particular role to play in developing vibrant new ideas to secure a peaceful future for the world, and ensuring that the campaign is not only a forum for discussion and work, but also a festival! The Hague Appeal's Youth Network is bringing together young people from many countries and war zones around the world - see Regional Peace Activities - to share experiences and explore how we can build a worldwide culture of peace: addressing issues such as community violence, child soldiers, conscientious objection, landmines, and education for peace and human rights.  The discussion forums on this site are part of this process, allowing as many people as possible to participate in the process of building a peaceful future, and we also have information on events and activities around the world and other ways of getting involved.  So let us answer the call for a "beautiful world that is hostile to conflict, evil and injustice" made by Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the lauch of the Hague Appeal on May 4, 1998.   It is time to replace the law of force with the force of law. It is time to put an end to the inhuman situation existing in many countries today, whereby children and adolescents are increasingly both targets and perpetrators of violence. It is time to take the work of peace into our own hands, to transcend borders in our expression of international solidarity, and to accept our responsibility for ensuring that the new century is one free of war. Jo Tyler and Adam Berry are the coordinators of the Hague Appeal for Peace Youth Programme, and can be contacted at our Geneva office: Hague Appeal for Peace - Youth, International Peace Bureau, 41 Rue de Zurich, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland, Tel: +41-2-731 6429; Fax: +41-22-738 9419, Email: hapy@ipb.org , Website http://youth.haguepeace.org/hapyouth

Hare Krishna Food for Life is a registered nonprofit charitable organization established to bring peace and prosperity to the world through the liberal distribution of sanctified vegetarian meals. http://www.ffl.org

Healing the Children www.healingthechildren.org.  In the small country of Bangladesh on the Indian subcontinent, young girls who have spurned their suitors or provided their husbands with inadequate dowries can find themselves critically injured and scarred for life--by the disappointed men, who express their anger by throwing acid in the girls' faces. Forty-seven such cases were reported in 1996; in 1998, there were 130. The girls range in age from 10 to 18.  If you would like to find out how you can help, visit www.healingthechildren.org.

Helsinki Watch, 36 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036, U.S.A.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to provide college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.  Twice yearly, the Fellowship's Board of Directors selects a small group of outstanding individuals to spend six months in Washington. Supported by a monthly stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice.   The goals of the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship program are to: provide a unique educational experience to outstanding individuals who might otherwise not have the opportunity to work on peace and security issues in Washington, DC; develop leadership skills that can serve the Fellow throughout a career in the peace and security field or related areas of public service; contribute to the critically important work of the participating nonprofit, public-interest organizations; and continue the work of Herbert Scoville, Jr. by encouraging young people to contribute to this field.  For more information: Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program, 110 Maryland Avenue, NE, Suite 409, Washington, DC 20002, U.S.A.; (202) 543-4100; email scoville@clw.org ; web site http://www.clw.org/pub/clw/scoville/scoville.html 

Human Rights and Peace Campaign (HURPEC) Nepal, (Operating HURPEC International Network).  Mailing Address: Central Office, GPO Box- 21405, Gairidhara, Kathmandu, Nepal; Phone: (977-1) 434175; Fax: (977-1) 415586
E-mail: hurpec@hotmail.com; hurpec_nepal@hotmail.com ; web site: http://www.hurpec.org

Human Rights Internet http://www.hri.ca./ 

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: WORLD REPORT 2000 (NY/London/Brussels:  Human Rights Watch)   HRW's annual report is
the richest single source on the gamut of human rights problems.  HRW summarizes information country by country, & also
gives thematic reports, this year on children's rights, arms trade, child soldiers, corporations & human rights, freedom of expression on the internet, landmines, the intl. criminal court, lesbian & gay rights, prisons, & awards.  Looking back at 1999, HRW finds that the most dramatic developments were that "twice in the past year, in Kosovo & E. Timor, members of the intl. community deployed troops to halt crimes against humanity."  In addition, "the past year significantly reinforced the trend toward an intl. system of justice for the world's worst human rights offenders.  The highlights of this trend were progress toward extradition & prosecution of Pinochet, the indictment of Milosevic, advances in prosecuting those behind the Rwandan genocide, & the remarkable momentum toward the establishment of the Intl. Criminal Court."   HRW also circulates important findings by email & on their website:  www.hrw.org.  

HUMANA PEOPLE TO PEOPLE Movement is open for all.  You can: 1. contribute by donating your used clothes or shoes to one of the clothes collection containers spread in countries in Europe, North America and in South Africa, 2.  let one of the Humana People to People organisations put up a clothes collection container in front of your shop and become a conatiner host, 3. volunteer or seek a job in the processing of the second hand clothes - in the sorting centre or as a sales person in one of the shops in Europe, North America or Africa, 4. become a solidarity worker in Africa or India, or a Development Instructor in Latin America after having completed a 6 month training course, 5. become a partner in Partnership in Development and contribute in cash or in kind to one or more projects - and receive information about the progress of the project as a result of your donation, 6. become a student at one of the schools in Africa run by the Humana People to People Movement, 7.  become a family in the Child Aid programme in one of the many districts in countries in Africa, India and Latin America, where the programme is running, 8. or create a new way to participate, to join forces with the thousands of people who comprise the Humana People to People Movement. For more information, contact: Maria Darsbo, Chairman of HUMANA PEOPLE TO PEOPLE, The Federation for Associations connected to The International HUMANA PEOPLE TO PEOPLE Movement, Murgwi Estate, Shamva, Zimbabwe. Postal address: PO Box 6545, Harare, Zimbabwe; Tel: +263 71 78 11; Fax: +263 71 64 27; email info@humana.org ; web site http://www.humana.org

Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES) is a membership based volunteer organization conducting research and campaigns.  HURPES is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit independent volunteer organization. HURPES was founded 1st June 1996. It's members consist of activists who had previously been working with national and international organizations focusing on the human rights and peace. HURPES is registered at District Administration Office, Kathmandu as per the law. The registration number is 177-053-54. In 1999, registration of HURPES was renewed for an additional 5 years. MISSION: HURPES' mission is to create a culture where Human Rights and Peace prevail.  For more information: Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES), Central Executive Committee, GPO Box: 12790, Kha 2-13 Kalikasthan, Kathmandu, Nepal; Tel: 977 1 420712; Fax: 977 1 420369; Email: kpahadi@hurpes.wlink.com.np ; Web: www.peacesocietynepal.org

Human Rights and Peace Campaign (HURPEC) is an active youth Human Rights Organization established on 10 Dec. 1998 and operated from Nepal with 18 organizational and 1500 individual members around the world. We have also operated 'HURPEC INTERNATIONAL NETWORK' for international association and networking among the organizations and peace loving people.  Our main aim is to act for protection, promotion and establishment of complete human rights and peace in the world through peaceful movements. We act through peaceful agitation, strikes, missions, studies, etc. We also alert the world communities through appeals, alerts, urgent actions, petitions, polls, etc. on various issues. We take urgent actions with deep study immediately in all the cases of human rights violations.  As our head office is in Nepal right now, We are operating our offices in UK, Canada, USA, Belgium, Malaysia, UAE, etc. in near future. This time, we are working in collaboration with the member organizations of our Network and partners around the world. Our members are also contributing in many countries.  We kindly invite you to visit our web site: www.hurpeconline.com .  At this time, we are happy to inform you that we have started our advance mailing list system to distribute appeals, alerts, petitions, etc, to all our brothers, sisters, friends, wishers and the world communities. Everyone can join to our mailing list by just sending a blank email to: hurpec-subscribe@yahoogroups.com .  If you have any comments, we invite you to send it to Human Righta and Peace Campaign (HURPEC), GPO Box- 21405, Kathmandu, Nepal; Email: info@hurpeconline.com ; URL: http://www.hurpeconline.com .  We also invite you to list your site on our Human Rights Search Engine and directory recently developed by us. You can go there on: http://www.hurpeconline.com/search/search.pl

STRATEGIES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS http://www.hshr.org/servicesintro.html Human Strategies for Human Rights (HSHR) provides organisational capacity building, practical and technical skills training, and human rights education and information services to grassroots NGOs and human rights advocates working in developing and transition country environments. Visit their web site to find out more and to join their mailing list.

The Hunger Project, of more than 20 years, has captured the imagination and passionate support of thousands of people around the world. We have made bold, innovative contributions to the global effort to eradicate hunger. The Hunger Project has been able to achieve this because of its ability to combine intense and unwavering commitment, a cutting-edge strategic approach, and focused action based on deep human principles. The Hunger Project is committed to the end of hunger. http://www.thp.ca/

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IANWeb Resources - The International Affairs Network link page for Peace and Conflict Resolution http://www.pitt.edu/~ian/resource/conflict.htm

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

ICL/PRAXIS FOR PEACE: A Peace and Development Network for Peacebuilding, Peace Actor Empowerment and Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means.  Mail: 1A 700, Sognsveien 218, 0864 Oslo, Norway; or, 206 James St., Ottawa,
ON., K1R 5M7, Canada e-mail: icl@c2i.net ;web-site: www.globalsolidarity.org.    
  It's worth a closer look!  Click here for ICL intro.  For ICL Training notes, click here.

IGC: Nonviolence: Internet-Resources Collection links page http://www.igc.apc.org/igc/issues/nonviolence/

Incore - Initiative on Conflict Resolution & Ethnicity link page http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/cds/metadata/organs.html

THE INDEPENDENT STUDENT COALITION FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT - "Eyes on the ICC" is an annual publication of ISC-ICC aimed at (1) providing students, young professionals and academics with an opportunity to publish their work on the issues relating to the International Criminal Court; (2) pursuing in-depth analysis of those issues; and (3) educating the American public about the International Criminal Court and the issues surrounding it. We invite paper and book 
review submissions from students, young professional, academics and journalists. Further details: http://www.pambazuka.org/newsletter.php?id=15022

Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE) - The number of ethnic, political and religious conflicts in the world is increasing. There are now over 80 major conflicts world wide which have resulted in the deaths of up to 30 million people since 1990, most of whom have been civilians, and over 45 million refugees or displaced persons. The end of the Cold War has increased the fragmentation of the world, and groups and nations are increasingly engaged in conflict over issues of territory and identity. In 1993 INCORE was set as a joint Initiative of the United Nations University, and the University of Ulster to address the management and resolution of such conflicts. It does this through a combination of research, training and other activities which inform and influence national and international organisations working in the field of conflict. INCORE is based in Aberfoyle House, on the estate of the Magee College Campus of the University of Ulster in the city of Derry (Londonderry). Magee College hosts both BA and MA courses in Peace and Conflict Studies, and INCORE also has close links with the Centre for the Study of Conflict on the Coleraine Campus of the University. While INCORE's primary focus is on international conflict, it also provides opportunities for people involved in addressing the Northern Ireland conflict to explore issues of conflict in a comparative context. http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/

The Institute for Global Leadership, Box 44, Worcester, MA 01602  508-753-4172 (phone) 508-753-7683 (fax); email Virginia Swain, Director vswain@global-leader.orghttp://www.global-leader.org (website).  Reconciliation Leaders are teachers who, by their example, affirm a philosophy that champions peace and the sanctity of life.  The mission of the Institute for Global Leadership, the education and training arm of the Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service is to prepare leaders from business, international politics, non governmental organizations and government with the visionary, historic and pragmatic perspectives and skills to address the cycle of violence to make the world safe for difference from a philosophy that champions peace and the sanctity of life  The methodology and curriculum employed by the Institute for Global Leadership is the product of nearly 10 years' research and development in the field of conflict resolution, reconciliation and coexistence.  The first year-long program is scheduled to begin in January 2001.  The courses strengthen each participant's ownership of their unique power and enhances their effectiveness as leaders against the causes and effects of abuse.  These courses are successful at correcting behavioral patterns and limitations in individuals that unconsciously contribute to abuse and violence in the world.   Reconciliation Leadership is a systems-based approach to peacebuilding which combines conflict resolution and community building.  The psychological, spiritual and pragmatic aspects of the peacebuilding process are addressed.  Drawing on the experience of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions used since 1974 in national settings to bring closure to historic, protracted, social conflict, the Service provides closure without the Commission.  The experiential aspect of creating a mature and healthy human community within the Institute gives participant leaders a base from which to provide constructive frameworks and actions for promoting healthier families, organizations, communities and nations once they graduate from the program.  By integrating practical knowledge in the fields of mediation and reconciliation, business, organization development, psychology and international relations, these leaders are eminently qualified to work in all arenas toward the realization of a world community that is safe for difference.   Successful graduates of the Institute will bring a purpose and accountability to leadership which will pave the way for more sustainable solutions to violent and/or harmful conflict, and provide critical role modeling for the worlds leaders in all sectors.  It is expected that graduates will return to their communities, organizations, businesses, and government position renewed and sustained, confident of their core values and purpose, and able to address and heal the subtle and over actions of manipulation and violence that prevent coexistence and reconciliation at the individual and systemic levels.  The Services were started in 1991 as a direct response to the use of armed force in the Persian Gulf Resolution as resolved by the United Nations Security Council.  It is believed that the Year/Decade on a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Worlds Children needs resources to both ensure that the mistakes of the past are not repeated and to offer resources of approaching peacebuilding for a Culture of Peace.

The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict was established in 1988 at the University of Bochum in Germany. The objective of the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict is to intensify academic research and instruction in the fields of armed conflict. In particular, it sets out to fill the gaps which have appeared in this area of research in recent decades and to make contributions with respect to fundamental and current issues. In this framework, the Institute among other activities publishes a quarterly journal and books, organises conferences and seminars in humanitarian law and human rights law, and makes statements on current international issues. You can find further information under http://www.ifhv.de .  If you are interested in being included to its e-mailing list that sends out news concerning the Institute, we would be happy to add you to the list. Noelle Quénivet, Research Associate, Head of Publications, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, NA 02/30, University of Bochum, D- 44780 BOCHUM, Germany 

The Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society (IMPACS) is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver committed to the expansion and protection of democracy and the strengthening of civil society. Our goal is to help build strong communities by providing communications training and education to Canadian non-profit organizations, and by supporting free, open and accountable media internationally.  IMPACS' program is based on three centres of activity: the Communications Centre, our international Free Media Program, and the Civil Society Project.  IMPACS' Communications Centre is the first full-service, non-profit public relations and communications training organization in Canada. Launched in July 1998, it is one of IMPACS' key vehicles for "turning up the volume" on civil society. Our approach is simple. We broker the most sophisticated communications tools used by the corporate sector to charitable and non-profit organizations. We deliver these tools through training workshops, professional services and a continually evolving resource centre.  IMPACS' Free Media Program is designed to foster the development of free, critical and effective media worldwide, and to enhance the media's role in the process of democratic development, good governance and public sector accountability and transparency. The Free Media Program focuses on two areas: trade and peacebuilding.  IMPACS' Free Media and Peacebuilding Program is based on the simple premise that open and responsible media is a condition for good governance, respect for human rights and democratic development. Looking back over the years, Canadians have made a significant contribution to promoting media development in countries in transition to democracy - in South Africa, the former Yugoslavia and more recently in Indonesia and Cambodia. IMPACS' program goals are twofold: to address the gap in our understanding of the role of media development in peacebuilding, and to provide the best professional media training and support to countries in transition to democracy.  The term "civil society" is gaining currency around the world as a powerful concept which both embraces and expands upon typical notions of democracy. It means different things to different people. One Canadian non-profit leader calls civil society "the purest form of democracy", where citizens are "unfettered, unedited, unrestricted by public or private institutions."  IMPACS understands civil society to be the space between the state and the market where people join together to share ideas and take collective action. IMPACS' Civil Society Project works to strengthen this dialogue. Through cutting edge research, roundtable discussions on pressing issues and the publication of reports and policy studies, we explore tangible ways to elevate the profile and contributions of civil society organizations in Canada.  For more information: Shauna Sylvester, Executive Director, shaunas@impacs.org ,  The Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society, Suite 910, 207 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1H6, CANADA; Tel: 1-604-682-1953; Fax: 1-604-682-4353; general email media@impacs.org ; web site http://www.impacs.org/

The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), Delhi, India was established in August 1996 and  specializes in alternate policy studies. The Centre for the Study of Developing Society (CSDS) provides administrative support . In all other respects the IPCS functions autonomously.  The Institute examines alternate approaches to security relevant to India and the world with the aim of promoting a harmonious and secure regional and global order. In particular it focuses on: Changing concepts of security; Disarmament and arms control issues; Comprehensive and co-operative security; Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; Landmines elimination; Confidence building measures; Non-military threats to security; China's security policies; Asia-Pacific security issues; Regional co-operation in South Asia. The Institute achieves its objectives through: 1. A national security web page. It is the first interactive web page in India devoted to South Asian security issues. 2. Organising  discussions in small groups on issues of current strategic interest to leading opinion makers. 3. Participating in security debates through seminars and discussions in India and abroad. 4. Publishing its research findings in journals and newspapers in India and abroad. 5. Periodic newsletters providing documentation and summarising the debates on the web page. 6. Interacting with the media. 7. Hosting and briefing foreign visitors and think tanks during their visits to New Delhi. The Institute maintains close liaison with the Ministries of Defence and External Affairs in India. It has affiliations and co-operation arrangements with a number of research institutes in New Delhi, the region, and the world.  197, Vasant Enclave, New Delhi, India. Pin:110057; Ph: 91-11-6153160,  91-11-6153465    Tel/Fax: 91-11-6152009; E-mail: ipcs@del2.vsnl.net.in / ipcs@vsnl.com ; web site http://www.ipcs.org/

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The Institute for Global Ethics is an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan organization dedicated to elevating public awareness and promoting the discussion of ethics in a global context. As an international, membership-based think tank, we focus on ethical activities in education, the corporate sector, and public policy. http://www.globalethics.org/

The Institute for Multi-track Diplomacy mission is to promote a systems approach to peacebuilding and to facilitate the transformation of deep-rooted social conflict.  

Institute for War and Peace Reporting.  Founded in 1991, IWPR is an independent educational charity based in London, UK.  Staff are mostly journalists with international or regional backgrounds. IWPR's primary stakeholders are local journalists who participate in its reporting, research and training. IWPR enjoys partnership relations with a wide number of media organizations and human rights groups throughout the regions.  Regions we cover include Central Asia, Afghanistan, the Balkans, and the Caucasus. We produce weekly on-line reports and news analyses by local and international reporters from those regions, posting them on our award-winning website, and distribute news bulletins in five languages (including English and Russian) bringing the news from these regions to the international audience. The bulletins are delivered to your inbox free of charge. To subscribe visit: https://www.global-list.com/secure/iwpr/subscribe_pop.asp  Also may we inform you that we have also launched Afghan Media Development project. You are very welcome to read more about it at our web site
http://www.iwpr.net/index.pl?intcrisis_afghanmedia.html The site is maintained by IWPR but it serves as a clearing house for all information on media in Afghanistan and media development issues in that country. Further information: Franck Laurans, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, email frank@iwpr.net ; web site www.iwpr.net

The InterAction Council was established in 1983 as an independent international organization to mobilize the experience, energy and international contacts of a group of statesmen who have held the highest office in their own countries. Council members jointly develop recommendations on, and practical solutions for the political, economic and social problems confronting humanity.  The Council is unique in bringing together on a regular basis and in an informal setting more than thirty former heads of state or government - serving in their individual activities, the Council aims at fostering international cooperation and action in three principal areas:    Peace and security; Revitalization of the world economy; The nexus of development, population and environment.  http://www.asiawide.or.jp/iac/contents.htm .  A major contribution of the Council has been the drafting of The Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities: http://www.asiawide.or.jp/iac/Declara1/EngDecl1.htm#Top
http://www.asiawide.or.jp/iac/Meetings/Eng98frankfurt.htm

International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) - Small arms are the tools of death used by soldiers and civilians alike. They fuel and increase the lethality of conflicts; they are used in an indiscriminate manner to kill civilians of all ages, colors and persuasions; they are used to intimidate citizens and communities all over the world; they are the most lethal and frightening tools to express violence at home. The proliferation and unlawful use of small arms is one of the most serious humanitarian challenges for the next millennium. Governments have begun to address the small arms issue at the local, national, regional, and international levels. However, NGOs are concerned that governments are taking a piecemeal approach only - not least because many are significant suppliers of small arms. The international NGO community believes, therefore, that a coordinated independent effort is essential to push forward the boundaries of international action. Toward these ends, a global network of NGOs have come together to establish the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)http://www.iansa.org/

International Alert's mission is to contribute to the prevention and resolution of violent internal conflict.   International Alert is guided by the following principles:

The International Art Partnership "Peace Tree" is a non-governmental organisations that aim to promote arts education. Welcome to visit http://www.iap-peacetree.org .  About the IAP peaceful activity is well-known in the UNESCO and in many countries of the world. More than 1000 children and adults from 46 countries have already taken part in our Origami Peace Tree art festivals (Russia-2000,2001,2002; Korea-2004, USA-2004).  The 5th Peace Tree festival was just now finished in Pasadena , CA , USA . More than hundred people from 16 countries have taken part in building of the Origami Peace Tree US 2004.  All the pictures will be dispayed on the IAP site at the beginning of November, 2004. http://www.iap-peacetree.org/opt/history.html .  There was a beautiful Peace through Art forum that has demonstrated again the art of Origami is the best and easiest way of the communication between all nations.  Our next festivals will be organized in Germany-2005, Japan-2005, India-2006: http://www.iap-peacetree.org/opt/main.html.  For more information: Alexander Levashov, President, IAP "Peace Tree", P.O.Box 248 , Novorossiysk , 353907, Russia .

International Association of Educators for World Peace. IAEWP (www.homeplanet.org/iaewp) was founded in 1967 by Dr. Charles Mercieca, a Maltese philosopher, educator. Now represented in 102 countries, with consultative status at many United Nations agencies, a designated Peace Messenger of the United Nations since 1987, the IAEWP has initiated the IPC 2000 Program at it's eighth World Peace Congress, and two Proclamations at its 10th World Congress.
Proclamation 1:  That all educators, both formal and informal are educators for  World Peace.
Proclamation 2: Educators for World Peace will shift buying habits of individuals, corporations, institutions, and Nation States to support the 1% Solution.  In addition, we encourage individuals to become aware of the values that identifies products and services supporting the development of a healthy growing society.   The IAEWP is the developing agency for the 1% Solution - a voluntary global tax intended to fund the Foundation for a Culture of Peace.   http://www.homeplanet.org/iaewp/main.htm Contact: Mr. Mitchell L. Gold, UN Special Envoy &  Vice President of North American Affairs, 2 Bloor Street West, Suite 100-209, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3E2, Canada, Phone (1) 416-924-4449 / Fax: (1) 416-924-4094 / 921-4365 E-Mail: mgold@homeplanet.org ;
Please note that the Homeplanet Alliance is intended to be a depository for Educational materials / accessible over the net : educational material at www.homeplanet.org/alliance/edumat.htm .

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Rights & Democracy (International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development) (ICHRDD) is a non-partisan organization with an international mandate. It was created by Canada's Parliament in 1988 to encourage and support the universal values of human rights and the promotion of democratic institutions and practices around the world. It celebrated its 10th anniversary this past fiscal year, having officially opened its doors in October 1990. Rights & Democracy works with individuals, organizations and governments in Canada and abroad to promote the human and democratic rights defined in the United Nations' International Bill of Human Rights. Although its mandate is wide-ranging, Rights & Democracy currently focuses on four themes: democratic development, women's human rights, globalization and human rights, and the rights of indigenous peoples. It also has two special operations: Urgent Action/Important Opportunities to respond to human rights crises and seize important opportunities as they arise, and International Human Rights Advocacy to enhance the work of human rights advocates, in Canada and internationally, in the effective use of regional and international human rights mechanisms of the United Nations and regional human rights systems.  Rights & Democracy enjoys partnerships with human rights, indigenous peoples' and women's rights groups, as well as democratic movements and governments around the world with whom it cooperates to promote human rights and democracy. It is therefore uniquely placed to facilitate dialogue between government officials and non-governmental organizations in Canada and abroad. It is one of the very few organizations with the necessary credibility on both sides to play this bridge-building role.   It initiates and supports projects that advocate the protection of human rights and the strengthening of democratic development and facilitates the capacity of its partners to do the same.  Advocacy:  To inform public opinion and to call for policy changes with respect to the promotion and defence of human rights and democratic development.  Capacity Building:  To strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to achieve their human rights goals and to contribute to the building of democratic processes and institutions.  Rights & Democracy also calls on the Canadian and other governments, the member states of the United Nations and national and international organizations to adhere to existing human rights conventions and to develop and improve charters, declarations, treaties, institutions and enforcement mechanisms.  Rights & Democracy receives the majority of its funding from Canada's Overseas Development Assistance Budget through the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The financial year runs from April 1 to March 31 of the following year. Each year, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors submits a report on Rights & Democracy's activities to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who tables it in Parliament. The financial accounts and transactions are examined annually by the Auditor General of Canada. Rights & Democracy has consultative status (Category II) with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is on the International Labour Organization's Special List of NGOs. It also has observer status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. It is a non-profit charitable organization (registration number 0808345-59). Donations are tax deductible.  For more information: 1001 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East, Suite 1100, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA, H2L 4P9; Telephone: +1-514-283-6073; Fax: +1-514-283-3792; Email: ichrdd@ichrdd.ca ; web site http://www.ichrdd.ca

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is governed by a distinguished board of world leaders and provides a coordinated international response to the problem of missing and exploited children in and between the countries of the world. Today, there is no other international resource on this issue, no entity providing data and research to policy makers and average citizens. ICMEC disseminates information, identifies “best practices,” raises public awareness, creates tools and guidelines for decision-makers and practitioners.  The goals of ICMEC are as follows:  (1) Locate and Recover Missing Children; (2) Eradicate the Problem of International Child Abduction; (3) Prevent the Incidence of Child Sexual Exploitation; (4) Ensure Financial Survival; (5) Create Organization and Issue Awareness.  For more information: ICMEC, The Charles B. Wang International Children's Building, Department 09, 699 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314, USA; Ernie Allen (President and CEO/Worldwide);  Jamie Giedinghagen, ICMEC, Global Website Administrator jamieg@ncmec.org ; website http://www.icmec.org

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It directs and co-ordinates the international relief activities conducted by the Movement in situations of conflict. It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. http://www.icrc.org

THE INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE LEAGUE/PRAXIS FOR PEACE - ICL/PRAXIS FOR PEACE: A Peace and Development Network for Peacebuilding, Peace Actor Empowerment and Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means.  Mail: 1A 700, Sognsveien 218, 0864 Oslo, Norway; or, 206 James St., Ottawa, ON., K1R 5M7, Canada; e-mail: icl@c2i.net ; website: www.globalsolidarity.org.    
  It's worth a closer look!  Click here for ICL intro.  For ICL Training notes, click here..  ICL/Praxis for Peace is a global network of practitioners (satyagrahi) and scholars working for peace and development by peaceful means through action, training, dissemination, research, and empowerment.  The ICL/Praxis for Peace carries out active peace work in conflict areas around the world, working together with groups, organisations and individuals at every level of society to develop creative and viable alternatives to war and violence, and to lay the foundations for active peacework and peaceful conflict transformation.  The ICL/Praxis for Peace works to promote peacebuilding and peace actor empowerment, and to strengthen capacities for active peace work and peaceful conflict transformation.

The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Its seat is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands).  It began work in 1946, when it replaced the Permanent Court of International Justice which had functioned in the Peace Palace since 1922. It operates under a Statute largely similar to that of its predecessor, which is an integral part of the Charter of the United Nations.  The Court has a dual role: to settle in accordance with international law the legal disputes submitted to it by States, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized international organs and agencies. For more information: International Court of Justice, Peace Palace, 2517 KJ The Hague, The Netherlands; Telephone (31) (0)70 302 23 23; Telefax (31) (0)70 364 99 28; Telex 32323; email information@icj-cij.org ; web site http://www.icj-cij.org/

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The International Crisis Group has all its current and archived reports available at: http://www.crisisweb.org .  The ICG is a private, multinational organisation committed to strengthening the capacity of the international community to understand and
respond to impending crises. ICG's approach is grounded in field research with political analysts based on the ground in countries at risk of crisis.  They assess local conditions and produce regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international decision-takers.

International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World - For the first time in history, ALL the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates have signed a common appeal: For the Children of the World.    The NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATES have put the Appeal at the top of the international community's agenda. They have proposed a specific measure for peace: to each practise non-violence toward all the children of the world. http://www.nobelweb.org/

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a public corporation created by the Parliament of Canada to help researchers and communities in the developing world find solutions to development problems through research.  The Peacebuilding and Reconstruction Program Initiative (PBR PI) of IDRC  promotes peacebuilding research, policy development and capacity building to assist Southern countries emerging from conflict avoid a relapse into violence.  For more information: http://www.idrc.ca

 International Education for Peace Institute, Switzerland. The International Education for Peace Institute (EFP-International) is a newly-founded, non-profit organization and an affiliate agency of Landegg International University. The main purpose of EFP-INTERNATIONAL and its sister Institutes is to create the necessary structure for the development and implementation of peace education programs in all parts of the world for all segments of human society.  The main objective of Education for Peace is to contribute to a collective process of community building by assisting younger generations and their teachers, parents, and leaders to become peacemakers. The ultimate goal of EFP is to assist the participating populations to take a significant step toward establishing an all-inclusive civilization of peace.  Since June 2000, we have been implementing a program of Education for Peace (EFP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  You can find quite a bit of information about it on our website: http://efp.landegg.edu.   The 2-year program focuses on the development of 1) a culture of peace, and 2) a culture of healing in the participating school communities. It is implemented in every classroom, every subject, and every day of the week for the whole academic year. The Program has been implemented in primary and secondary schools in the cities of Sarajevo, Travnik and Banja Luka.  Currently, we are also developing the EFP-World program, which is an online version of the EFP Curriculum. This program will enable us to one day take the Education for Peace Program everywhere in the world, online through the Internet or CD ROM.  http://efp.landegg.edu  Sanna Heikkinen, Executive Assistant, International Education for Peace Institute, Landegg International University, CH-9405 Wienacht/AR, Switzerland, Tel: +41 71 845 5939 Fax: +41 71 898 0500; Email: efp@landegg.edu Web: http://efp.landegg.edu

International Human Rights Observer (IHRO)  is one of those human rights organizations in the Pakistan which believe the involvement of committed members of the society to promote and protect the basic fundamental human rights of the masses on gross root level. There are 5300 volunteer members network with IHRO in Pakistan. IHRO delegates have already attended the  United Nations and other Conferences in different parts of the World on Human Rights, HIV/Aids Minority Rights, Human Rights Education, Sustainable Development, and Youth Development etc.  IHRO is one of those committed human rights organizations in Pakistan, working for the protection and promotion of human rights in Pakistan and in other parts of the world since 1996. IHRO have biggest 5300 volunteers network in Pakistan, who are committed in their regions to serve the humanity and doing a great service for human rights in the light of United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. IHRO is a non-profitable, non-political and non-Governmental registered organization in Pakistan, USA and in UK.  IHRO AND UNITED NATIONS: International Human Rights Observer(IHRO) Pakistan is also one of those human rights organizations in the world working to promote the great agenda of United Nations practically since 1998.IHRO has attend many International Events of United Nations in different parts of the World . 1-Global Forum Financing the Right to Sustainable and Equitable Development during the International Conference for Financing for Development from 14-16 March 2002 in Monterrey, Mexico. 2-IHRO participated in World Summit for Sustainable Development as a Major Group in Jonesburg in South Africa in August 2002. 3- IHRO attended United Nations Conference on CTBT in New York from 10-13 November 2001 4-IHRO Participated in the 39th Session of the Commission on Social Development from 13-23 February 2001 at UN New York.  5- 3rd World Water Forum in Kyoto -Japan from 16-23 March 2003.  6-IHRO participated in the 11th Session of the Commission for Sustainable Development from 28th April -9th May 2003 at UN head Quarters New York -USA.   The renowned Scientist, Administrator and man of many talents Dr. Z.U. Khan from United Kingdom is the honorary Chairman of this organization. IHRO has also its International board of Directors and members, who are supporting IHRO by all possible means. IHRO is also linked organization with 74 international organizations and also affiliated with different United Nations departments like Sustainable Development, CTBT, and Financing for Development Conference and Commission for Social Development.  IHRO is also South Asian partner of International Research Foundation for Development USA and working jointly for the promotion of United Nations agenda in the world.  IHRO have the following major agenda in Pakistan.  1- Human Rights Education and Awareness Programme; 2- Human Rights Monitoring Programme; 3- Sustainable Justice and Development; 4- Peace Education YOUTH PROJECT; 5 - Women and Minority Rights.  IHRO has the following Research topics: Democracy and Good Governance, Poverty Eradication, Refugees, Child Labor, Corruption, Environment, HIV/Aids, Sexual Abuses, Women and Minorities Rights, trafficking in Women and Children, Disarmament and Information Technology etc. IHRO has 17 Schooling System in the rural areas of Pakistan and have launched two major institutes in Islamabad Pakistan: 1- PAKISTAN INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RIGHTS; 2- Islamic Research Institute for Human Rights.   If you need more information about IHRO, Please visit our web site: www.ihro.org.pk .  Contact Dr.Khalid Pervaiz Sulehri, President & Executive Director IHRO, HEAD OFFICE : House No. 921 Street No. 80 Sector I-8/3 Islamabad-Pakistan; Phone# 0092-51-4430150 Fax# 0092-51-4435861; E-mail: khalid_ihro@yahoo.com  Web Site: www.ihro.org.pk

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering and facilitating tourism initiatives which contribute to international understanding and cooperation, an improved quality of environment, the preservation of heritage, and through these initiatives, help to bring about a peaceful and sustainable world.  Credo of the Peaceful Traveller: "Grateful for the opportunity to travel and experience the world and because peace begins with the individual,  I affirm my personal responsibility and commitment to: Journey with an open mind and gentle heart; Accept with grace and gratitude the diversity I encounter; Revere and protect the natural environment which sustains all life; Appreciate all cultures I discover; Respect and thank my hosts for their welcome; Offer my hand in friendship to everyone I meet; Support travel services that share these views and act upon them and, By my spirit, words and actions, encourage others to travel the world in peace."  For more information: International Institute for Peace through Tourism, Fox Hill 13 Cottage Club Road Stowe, Vermont, 05672 USA; Telephone: 802-253-2658; Fax: 802-253-2645; E-Mail: conference@iipt.org ; web site http://www.iipt.org

International Journal of Peace Studies (published in association of Commissions of the International Peace Research Association) includes interesting articles on various topics (the peace negotiation process and conflict prevention through social and economic cooperation, peace movements, etc.). If you are interested in the issue (US $10), you can contact Grassroots Publishing Cor. (email; ohio3106@ms8.hinet.net).

International League for Human Rights, 236 E. 46th Street, New York, NY 10017, U.S.A.

The International Network - Education for Democracy, Human Rights and Tolerance - In modern societies, which are characterised by their diversity, mutual toleration is becoming a key function for the maintenance of the democratic system and non-violent conflict resolutions. Education for democracy and tolerance is therefore among the most important future challenges.  Various experiences concerning fostering and educating democracy, human rights and tolerance exist around the world. They are designed for special target groups with different backgrounds. A lot of those experiences are not available or even known outside the region from where they had been developed. There is an urgent need for the exchange of this expertise.  The International Network - Education for Democracy, Human Rights and Tolerance initiated by the project partners - the Bertelsmann Science Foundation and the Center for Applied Policy Research - is especially designed to promote this exchange.  The project partners will bring together the existing know-how of the members of the network. They provide the members with the opportunity to learn new educational schemes which are derived from practical experience. The main focus of the network is practical application. Together the network will work on new educational schemes and new approaches for new target groups. In addition the members will jointly work as a co-operation of scientists and scholars to develop effective concepts, which are able to deal with future challenges.  The work of the International Network will be strongly Internet-based. For this purpose a virtual community has been set up. In this  Tolerance eGroup the members of the network can exchange data and coordinate their actions.  The results of this information exchange will be made available in the database section of this Website. It will contain materials and methods to enhance the effectiveness of tolerance education.  Multi-channeled news services will bring the results of the International Network to the attention of decision makers and opinion leaders in media, politics and the general public. Subscribe to the tolerance news alert service to get a regular update on this project.  For more information please contact the project coordinator. Furthermore, a table of contents page will help you to navigate through this website.  http://www.tolerance.uni-muenchen.de/about/index.html

International Network on Disarmament and Globalization, BC, Canada - In May 1999, thousands of people from around the world came together in the Hague to create a plan to ensure that the next century is more peaceful than the last. The International Network on Disarmament and Globalization was formed to address how globalization undermines peace.  You are invited to join this growing network of concerned individuals which shares information and promotes greater awareness of the relationship between globalization and militarism and which opposes international trade and financial institutions (like the World Trade Organization and the IMF) which do not promote peace and disarmament.  The International Network on Disarmament & Globalization 405 - 825 Granville Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1K9 Canada T (604) 687-3223 F (604) 687-3277; Email info@indg.org Web site http://www.indg.org/

International Peace Bureau is the world's oldest and most comprehensive international peace network.  With 18 internationals and 150 national/local member organizations (and 120 individuals) in 49 countries, it brings together people working for peace in many different sectors:  not only pacifists but also women, youth, labor religious, political and professional bodies.  IPB was founded in 1982 and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1910 for its efforts in promoting the establishment of the League of Nations and for spreading the message of peace to the general public.  http://www.ipb.org  Contact information:  International Peace Bureau, 41, Rue de Zurich CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland; Tel: + 41 22 731 6429; Fax: + 41 22 738 9419  e-mail:  info@ipg.org

The International Peace Garden, comprised of approximately 2,400 acres located one hour south of Brandon Manitoba, has served as a unique memorial to the peace that has existed between the United States of America and Canada since 1932.  The International Peace Garden began as a dream of Dr. Henry J. Moore of Islington, Ontario, Canada.  Dr. Moore, the lecturing horticulturist for the Ontario Department of Agriculture, was on his way home from the 1928 annual meeting of the National Association of Gardeners, a U.S. organization, when he conceived the idea of a botanical garden commemorating  the long and peaceful coexistence of the people of Canada and the United States.  Dr. Moore presented the idea of an "International Peace Garden" at the association's 1929 annual meeting in Toronto ­- the first time the session had been held outside the United States.  The proposal was approved, an international committee was formed, and the search began for an appropriate site for the garden.  Dr. Moore and Joseph Dunlop of south Euclid, Ohio, came to the Turtle Mountains at the invitation of the International peace Picnic Association -- a group formed, in part, to promote the area as the location for the International Peace Garden.  Moore and Dunlop liked what they saw.  Said Moore after an airplane trip over the area:  "What a sight greeted the eye!  Those undulating hills rising out of the limitless prairies are filled with lakes and streams.  On the south of the unrecognizable boundary, wheat fields everywhere; and on the north, the Manitoba Forest Preserve.  What a place for a garden!"  The International Peace Garden was dedicated on July 14, 1932. A crowd estimated as high as 70,000 people  from Canada and the US were in attendance. Each year, more than a quarter-million people from around the world visit the park to enjoy its colorful gardens, landscapes and wilderness areas.  For more information, John McQueen, Executive Director, International Peace Garden, email jmcqueen@peacegarden.com ; web site http://www.peacegarden.comTo read about the planned International Peace Centre, click on this link.

International Peace Operations Association - (IPOA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization of companies, individuals, and nongovernmental organizations who provide services related to conflict alleviation and avoidance, post-conflict reconstruction, and emergency humanitarian rescue worldwide.   CONTACT:  Doug Brooks, President, International Peace Operations Association (IPOA), 21 E. Bellefonte Avenue #106, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA. T: 1-202-297 9717, F: 1-413-480 2033; Email: DBrooks@IPOAonline.org, Website: www.IPOAonline.org

International Peace Research Association.  http://www.human.mie-u.ac.jp/~peace/about-ipra.htm  The purpose of IPRA is to advance interdisciplinary research into the conditions of peace and the causes of war and other forms of violence. To this end, IPRA encourages worldwide cooperation designed to assist the advancement of peace research and, in particular: to promote national and international studies and teaching related to the pursuit of world peace; to facilitate contacts and cooperation between scholars and educators throughout the world; and to encourage worldwide dissemination of results of peace research.  Since December, 2000, the homepage has been transferred to the Kodama Peace Research Office at Mie University. (Secretariat: Kodama Peace Research Office, Mie University, kkodama@human.mie-u.ac.jp )

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International School Peace Gardens was founded by Julia Morton-Marr to "develop peacebuilding curriculum and educational programs, using Peace Parks and Gardens as strategies for safer schools".   ISPG is the flagship program of the International Holistic Tourism Education Centre© (IHTEC). International School Peace Gardens, which officially began in 1994 as a UN 50th Anniversary program, is an initiative of the International Holistic Tourism Education Centre (IHTEC). IHTEC is dedicated to developing programs that educate young people through "Tourism as a vital force for peace". www.ihtec.on.ca

The International Society for Peace and Human Rights is a global network of caring individuals working together for peace, human rights and the environment.  Based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the ISPHR works with representatives in all regions of the world to contribute to the protection of peoples and places. We believe in the collective power of civil society and its ability to bring about positive change.  Web site http://www.peaceandhumanrights.org ;  Mailing Address: International Society for Peace and Human Rights, University of Alberta, Box 40, 2-900, 8900-114 Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2J7; Edmonton: Marcel Howrish ( marcelhow@yahoo.com ) ; Calgary: Lynn Foster ( fosterlf@shaw.ca ); telephone (403) 202-0638; Vancouver: Saren Azer ( sarenazer@shaw.ca )

International University of Peoples' Institutions for Peace (IUPIP) was established in 1993 in Rovereto, Italy, by the Fondazione Opera Campana dei Caduti (Peace Bell Foundation).  It provides a place for teaching and training in people's diplomacy and non-violence. The world of NGOs and social movements operating for human promotion and peace is the immediate target of this initiative.  The initiative is supported by the Trentino Forum for Peace, the City of Rovereto, the University of Trento and the Autonomous Province of Trento, which contributes financially in conformity with its bylaw n. 11 of June 10, 1991, for the promotion and propagation of the culture of peace.  The primary goals of IUPIP are: 1. to promote a global culture of peace in the spirit of UNESCO; 2. to contribute to the development of a world order based on the implementation of fundamental human rights; 3. to spread the idea of non-violence; 4. to train and to enhance the abilities and skills for people's diplomacy and the peaceful conduct of conflicts.  International University of Peoples' Institutions for Peace, Palazzo Adami, Piazza S. Marco 7 - 38068 Rovereto, TN, Italy; tel +39.0464.424288; fax +39.0464.424299; E-mail iupip@inf.unitn.it ; web site http://www.unimondo.org/iupip/index.html

The Institute for Multi-track Diplomacy mission is to promote a systems approach to peacebuilding and to facilitate the transformation of deep-rooted social conflict

Internet Resources on Genocide and Mass Killings is an extensive compilation of primary materials and annotated links.  Divided into fifteen sections, subject coverage includes topics such as The Jewish Holocaust, War Crimes and Criminals, Yugoslavia and Kosovo, East Timor, among others.  Dr. Stuart D. Stein, University of West England http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/genocide.htm

The Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace seeks to chart a course and establish a format for both dialogue and practical action that provide a major new contribution to “the hope of all ages, world peace”.  The IIFWP was founded in the hope of building a world in which peoples, cultures, races, religions, and nationalities live together in harmony, mutual respect, cooperation, and universal prosperity.  This vision of world peace underlies all the programs and activities of the IIFWP,  even though specific initiatives may pursue this quest from distinctive vantage points or in relation to a particular constituency, for example, youth, academics, religious leaders, or artists.  Building on the work of diverse organizations, the IIFWP was founded to help coordinate a wide range of activities, creating a coalition of organizations and activities that together work to establish peace throughout the world. For more information: International Headquarters, 3600 New York Avenue, NE, Suite 350, Washington, D.C.  20002; Phone: 202-269-5345; Fax: 202-526-6904; Email: iifwp@iifwp.org .  Seoul Office - 13F Dowon B/D, 292-20 Dohwa-Dong, Mapo-Ku, Seoul, 121-040, Republic of Korea; Phone: 82-2-718-9700; Fax: 82-2-717-9306; Email: iifwp@tongil.or.kr ; web site http://www.iifwp.org/ 

The Isabel Silverman Canada-International Scientific Exchange Program (CISEPO) - CISEPO was founded in 1984 by Dr. Arnold Noyek, Mount Sinai Hospital's Otolaryngologist-in-Chief, as a charitable, non-governmental organization. It began as a bilateral program between Canada and Israel to promote cooperation in the ear-nose-throat (ENT) specialty, especially in dealing with cancer in these organs.   Within two years, however, the Program was broadened to include involvements with countries such as Thailand, Brazil, the Netherlands and New Zealand.  In 1996, professional meetings took place between Canadian, Jordanian and Israeli ENT specialists, and in 1997 a trilateral, collaborative relationship among the medical communities of Canada, Israel and the Palestinian Authority was established.  The CISEPO Canada-Israel-Palestinian Authority medical and health services program will ultimately extend to dentistry, nursing, public health and other medical and paramedical specialities.  Click here for additional information.

Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPRCRI) founded in Jerusalem in 1988, is the only joint Palestinian-Israeli public policy think-tank in the world. It is devoted to developing practical solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  IPCRI is a joint Palestinian-Israeli public policy think tank aiming to aid in the development of Israeli-Palestinian peace based on the principle of self-determination, security and prosperity for all Palestinians and Israelis. IPCRI aims at developing public policy options in cooperation for the political leadership of both sides and to create mechanisms for ongoing sustainable cooperation between both peoples. The main principles which guided the established of IPCRI were: 1. IPCRI would be established as a fully joint organization based on equal partnership and ownership. 2. IPCRI would be managed by two directors - 1 Israeli, 1 Palestinian and on the basis of full parity. 3. IPCRI would have a Board of Directors comprised of equal numbers of Israelis and Palestinians, with two Chairmen, 1 Israeli and 1 Palestinian. 4. IPCRI's work would be constructive in nature, aimed at proposing political policy options that would enhance the mutual interests of both sides. 5. IPCRI would direct itself at enlisting the support and the involvement of people from the center of both societies and not from the fringes. For more information: P.O. Box 9321 Jerusalem 91092, Israel; By Phone: 972-2-277-6054; By Fax: 972-2-277-6057; email ipcri@ipcri.org ; web site http://www.ipcri.org/

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John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights - Vision: The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a vital part of the life and consciousness of every human being, within a civil and peaceable world where in human dignity, equality, and justice reign.  Mission: To make the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights an essential part of every educational endeavor in the world.  In June 2000, under the guidance and inspiration of our patrons: John Hume, MP, MEP, Nobel Laureate, Dr. Margaret Kunstler-Humphrey, M D., F R C P, The Right Honourable Antonio Lamer, P C, Former Chief Justice of Canada, and the Most Reverend Desmond M. Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus & Nobel Laureate, the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Education Foundation created a Centre for Peace and Human Rights. With the blessings of Dr. Margaret Kunstler-Humphrey, it was named after John Peters Humphrey, the principal drafter of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The creation of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and for Human Rights is based on the belief that the struggle for human rights is never conclusively won and that we continually need to reinforce these rights. Moreover, "for their full observance human rights must be ensured to all human beings and . . . this aim cannot be attained unless human rights are made known to them, particularly through teaching and education" Our goal remains the universal implementation of human rights through education, both formal and informal. We aim for the universal recognition, understanding, promotion and protection of human rights. This is essential to the maintenance and advancement of peace and the creation of an everlasting culture of human rights and peace in the world.  Contact: Box/CP 11661, Edmonton, AB, Canada, T5J 3K8, Phone: (780)-453-2638, Fax: (780)-482-1519, Email: info@johnhumphreycentre.org , Website: http://www.johnhumphreycentre.org

The Jubillenium Organization is a global organization founded to organize the international Jubillenium affairs: celebrations, events, projects and activities, and donations to charity.  The Jubillenium organization was established in April 1997, and the official opening ceremony and signing of the Jubillenium Charter was held in the Holy Land, in Nazareth, in December 1997.   The Jubillenium has set itself the goal of inspiring and promoting a better third millennium; a thousand years of peace, hope, fraternity, friendship and understanding between nations, countries, religions and people. http://www.jubillenium.com/

KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives/ Initiatives canadiennes oecuméniques pour la justice - A new ecumenical partnership bringing together the Aboriginal Rights Coalition, the Canada Asia Working Group, the Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice, Inter-Church Action for Development, Relief and Justice, the Inter-Church Coalition on Africa, the Inter-Church Committee for Human Rights in Latin America, the Inter-Church Committee for Refugees, PLURA,
the Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility and TEN DAYS for Global Justice.  July 1, 2001 marks the birth of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives/Initiatives canadiennes oecuméniques pour la justice.  KAIROS is a coalition of Canadian churches, church based agencies and religious organizations dedicated to promoting human rights, justice and peace, viable human development and universal solidarity among the peoples of the earth.  KAIROS is a decisive and faithful response to God's call for respect of the earth and justice for its peoples.   KAIROS brings together 10 previously independent inter-church coalitions, whose concerns and work increasingly overlapped, given the realities of globalization.  The new ecumenical organization provides continuity to the work of these coalitions and their more than 30-year history of highly respected research, policy development, advocacy and grassroots mobilization on a range of justice issues in Canada, Latin America, Asia and Africa.  KAIROS will also continue to partner with local ecumenical social justice networks across the country and provide funding to help build the capacities of partner organizations in the Global South.  In this context of both continuity and change, KAIROS is an appropriate name as it refers to a moment of transformation through faith.  Priority areas for the new ecumenical organization have been expressed in six thematic program committees that will have oversight for the work and make recommendations to the Board.  These six priorities areas are:  1. International human rights: monitoring, exposing, and building public pressure for change around issues of human rights abuses, including the rights of refugees, uprooted people and migrants; accompaniment of oppressed groups in affected countries of Latin America, Africa and Asia; policy advocacy work with government and multilateral institutions such as the United Nations and Organization of American States;  2. Global economic justice: researching and critiquing the global economic system in relation to its lack of consideration of the social and environmental impacts on marginalized people; maintaining strategic alliances with Southern groups; critiquing international financial institutions; policy advocacy with regard to economic alternatives; engaging Canadian corporations and financial institutions on issues of global corporate social responsibility expectations and practices.  3. Environment/Ecological justice: monitoring environmental issues of concern; analysis of governmental, multilateral and corporate responsibility for environmental damage; policy advocacy work;   4. Canadian social development: research in areas of health, housing, income security, family and child poverty, social and economic development; policy advocacy in response to existing refugee legislation and other government social policies; engaging Canadian corporations and financial institutions on issues of global corporate social responsibility expectations and practices.  5. Aboriginal peoples: advocating with Aboriginal peoples regarding Aboriginal rights and land rights; responding to regional and local Aboriginal communities to address cultural, social and economic issues; and  6.  Animation/education/communication: developing resources, training programs and other animation tools to assist grassroots ecumenical social justice networks in educating and campaigning on key issues; nurturing and supporting the growth and development of these networks.  KAIROS reflects a re-organization and consolidation of the ecumenical justice work of the Canadian churches and church-related organizations.  The intention is to ensure continuity and enhance coordination of research, advocacy, education and social mobilization.  However, the new ecumenical organization must operate with somewhat fewer resources from the participating member churches.  We seek the support of our friends and partner organizations as together we go through this transition.  Given time, grace and opportunity, we will build a partnership organization to serve the ecumenical justice community and our many partners well into the
next thirty years.  To learn more about our work, please contact us at: KAIROS, 129 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, ON Canada, M4V 1N5; Tel: 416 927 1124       Fax: 416 927 7554,      E-mail: iccaf@web.ca ; Web Page:  www.web.net/~iccaf

The Kidcast for Peace vision is: To connect children in schools and homes around the world and facilitate their ability to contribute to the world they will inherit; To inspire educators and parents to guide children (of all ages) in expressing their feeling for how to make this a happier, healthier, safer and more peaceful world; To create a global network of kids in physical locations that connect in regularly schedualed live and cyberspace "broadcasts" on the Web; To build a KidCast For Peace Web site and "Peace Place;" a repository for solutions contributing to a better world using the artistic expressions created by the "Kids".  Children of all ages (focusing on K12 and youth) share their art live, and direct us to their pre-built "KidCast For Peace" web sites, VRML worlds, chat rooms, Interactive Music spaces, etc.. Depending on time zone, Children at each participating site...will respond to comments and questions from gathered local and cyber audiences.  White Pine CU-SeeMe Internet videoconference software enables realtime interaction visually as well as sonically. The video camera is focused on the child and art together, then zooms into the art. A KidCast Central (http://creativity.net/kidcast2.html) moderator instigates and encourages the other sites to respond to what they see evoking questions, feeling and impressions.  For more information: Contact Peter H. Rosen via email: peter@creativity.net, or send a letter stating your interest to Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services, a non profit educational association. All donations are fully tax deductibile. Your support is a pledge toward building a world that works for everyone. Address inquires to: V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media, 140 Uwapo Rd., #49-204, Kihei HI 96753; Maui Hawaii Office: 808 875-4747; web site http://creativity.net/KidCast/ 

K
roc Institute at University of Notre Dame
- The programs conduct study of the causes of war and intergroup violence, the building blocks of a peaceful and just world order, the promotion of human rights and economic well-being for all, and the promotion of the global ecosystem. The objectives of the Institute has been not only to educate a growing number of U.S. and international experts to prevent violence and to promote peace but also to operate as a multifaceted training, research, and policy institute in which each activity supports the other.  http://www.nd.edu/~krocinst/  P.O. Box 639 Notre Dame, IN 46556-0639; Tel.: (219) 631-6970; Fax: (219) 631-6973

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