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Yamousoukro and Seville Statement
Origins and Executive Board Adoption
Launching the Programme: El Salvador and Roundtable
1993 General Conference
Toward a Global Scope
Transdisciplinary Project and Human Right to Peace
1997: A New Approach
UN General Assembly Resolutions
Resolution for International Year
Declaration and Programme of Action
Resolution for International Decade
Use of Internet
Future of the Culture of Peace
Annexes and Documentation
Meanwhile, in preparation for the International Year for the Culture of Peace an information exchange system was established using Internet to serve all of the participants in the global movement. This system was developed by the team that had come to the unit with Enzo Fazzino on the basis of their previous experience with the Planet Society exchange initiative. It consisted of two Websites, one a public site called IYCP and the other a limited-access site called IYCPTEC. Each partner signing a partnership agreement received a unique Internet Access Code enabling them to put information about their flagship events, projects, Manifesto signatures and newsletter articles on the IYCPTEC site. The information was then automatically transferred to the public IYCP site.
This model of paired Websites, one public and the other private, by which partners could enter information, was used as the basis for two projects proposed in February 2001 for development by UNESCO in 2002 2003, one for culture of peace education materials, the other for information about the activities of all UNESCO partners. The process by which these projects were conceived involved a series of meetings and discussions by intersectoral working groups. In addition, a third project was developed by young professionals, including Zeynep Varoglu, for the further development of CPNN. UNESCO decided not to support these projects.
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The CPNN and Planet Society Internet systems were supported in principle by United Nations documents for the culture of peace: paragraphs 24 and 25 of UN Document A/55/377 of 12 September 2000, operative paragraphs 8 and 9 of UN General Assembly Resolution A/56/5 of 13 November 2001 and operative paragraphs 7 and 8 of Resolution A/57/6, 27 November 2002. However, these systems remained small and without resources from the United Nations or other funding agencies. The site of CPNN has been maintained by my own resources.