Early History of the Culture of Peace
The Global Movement and the International Year for the Culture of Peace: IV. Use of the Internet Page 33

Introduction and UNESCO's Mandate
Page 1

Yamousoukro and Seville Statement
Page 2

Origins and Executive Board Adoption
Pages 3 - 4

Launching the Programme: El Salvador and Roundtable
Pages 5 - 6 - 7

1993 General Conference
Page 8

National Projects
Pages 9 - 10

Programme Unit
Page 11

Toward a Global Scope
Pages 12 - 13

Transdisciplinary Project and Human Right to Peace
Pages 14 - 15 - 16

1997: A New Approach
Page 17

UN General Assembly Resolutions
Page 18

Resolution for International Year
Page 19

Declaration and Programme of Action
Pages 20 - 21

Resolution for International Decade
Pages 22 - 23

Training Programmes
Page 24

Global Movement
Pages 25 - 26

Publicity Campaign
Pages 27 - 28

Decentralized Network
Pages 29 - 30

Manifesto 2000
Page 31

Use of Internet
Pages 32 - 33

Future of the Culture of Peace
Pages 34 - 35 - 36 - 37 - 38

Annexes and Documentation
Page 39


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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.

As of 2003 the culture of peace website continued to be maintained by UNESCO, including the Planet Society exchange system. But a few years later, UNESCO removed the website. I have reproduced it here (click on the word peace to open the website). Much of the historical material from the International Year for the Culture of Peace is available on the site, including articles written by NGOs and a listing of the signatures obtained on the Manifesto 2000 from those countries with large numbers of signatures.

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Home page of UNESCO Culture of Peace Site as of 2005

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.


Home page of CPNN as of 2005
(click on image to go to actual site)

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.

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