Toward a Global Culture of Peace

The United Nations in a series of resolutions and programs to launch the 21st Century, has called for a transition from the culture of war to a culture of peace. You may read an early history and a monograph about the culture of peace on this website. In the Year 2000, one percent of the world's population (75 million people) took part in the signature campaign on the Manifesto 2000 for the International Year for the Culture of Peace. This was followed in 2005 and 2010 by a World Report on the Culture of Peace that has been presented to the UN for the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010). Over 3000 pages of information and 500 photos submitted by over 1000 organizations from more than 100 countries testify that the global movement for a culture of peace is advancing, although this is not yet recognized by the mass media.

For up-to-date news from the global movement see the culture of peace news network (CPNN).

Although it is difficult to see history as it unfolds, I have taken up the challenge in my monthly blog, Transition to a Culture of Peace; World History As It Happens. As I say there in the "about" section

We can see from the World Reports and CPNN that more than ever before in history people believe that we need to abolish war. This consciousness has been growing for a century now. And more recently, over the past few decades, the consciousness is growing that we must cultivate and create a culture of peace to replace the culture of war. If you believe, as I do, that the ultimate force in world history is the consciousness of people, then you can see why I believe that the world is on the verge of a great transformation.

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