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INTERNATIONAL PEACE UNIVERSITY, which seeks to place the sciences and arts at the service of peace. Patronage: The eighteen Nobel Peace Prize Laureates: Oscar Arias, Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, Norman Borlaug, Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, The XIV. Dalai Lama, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Mikhail Gorbachev, Frederik De Klerk, Nelson Mandela, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Shimon Peres, José Ramos-Horta, Joseph Rotblat, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel, Betty Williams, Jody Williams, International Peace Bureau Geneva.
IPU has offered more than 600 courses and events, with a total
of 250 speakers in the fields of education and academics, culture,
art, creativity, medicine and health, personal and spiritual
development, environment and ecology, science and future studies,
politics, religion, social questions, and the economy. International
headquarters, Berlin. Tel: (+49-30) 782-3077, Fax 782-3085, E-mail:
THE GOI FOUNDATION is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting world peace from a wholly neutral position, transcending all boundaries of race, religion, or politics, with a belief that peace begins in the mind of each individual....The mission of the Goi Peace Foundation is to bring together the hearts and wisdom of all people for our common goal of peace on Earth. Contact: email@example.com http://www.goipeace.or.jp
THE WORLD PEACE PRAYER SOCIETY, which has planted over 100,000
peace poles throughout the world, stems from the Goi Foundation.
PAX CHRISTI is a catholic peace movement searching for new approaches to peace in the fields of demilitarisation security, arms trade, human rights, ecology, economic justice and reconciliation. It has national sections, associate groups, affiliated organisations and corresponding members in all countries. Address: Pax Christi International, Rue du Vieux Marche aux Grains 21, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. Tel: ++32/2/502.55.50; Fax: ++32/2/502.46.26; email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.paxchristi.net
THE UNIVERSITY FOR PEACE was established pursuant to a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly in December 1980 to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace, with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, to stimulate co-operation amongst people and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations. It has focused on such issues as: promoting a culture of peace, consensus building and conflict resolution in Central America; conflict and collaboration in the management of natural resources; training in the field of communications and peace; and human rights and peace education. Address: The University for Peace, Apartado 138-6100, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica. Tel: 506-249-1072 / 249-1512; Fax: 506-249-1929; e-mail: email@example.com http://www.upeace.org
THE ARIAS FOUNDTION FOR PEACE AND HUMAN PROGRESS, Costa Rica, founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica, is based on his vision of a Central America free from war, strife and repression, widely known as the Arias Peace Plan. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: (506) 255-2955; Fax: (506) 255-2244; The Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, Apartado 8-6410-1000, San José, Costa Rica. http://www.arias.or.cr
Museum of Peace is being built,
ISRAEL/PALESTINE CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND INFORMATION (IPCRI), 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. Contact: Gershon Baskin, Ph.D., Co-Director, IPCRI - Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information, P.O. Box 9321, Jerusalem 91092. Office Address: Laham Building, Palestine Street, El-Doha, Bethlehem, Palestine. Telephone: 972-2-277-6054 Fax: 972-2-277-6057. Home Page: http://www.ipcri.org NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES as of 1 August 2000: IPCRI General Email: email@example.com ; Gershon Baskin: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Peace Education Project: email@example.com .
THE BRAHMA KUMARIS WORLD SPIRITUAL UNIVERSITY is an international organisation working towards world peace through personal change. http://www.bkwsu.com The university is currently in partnership with UNESCO to promote the year 2000 as the International Year for the Culture of Peace (IYCP), and it is designated a 'Messenger for Manifesto 2000'. Manifesto 2000 is a document drafted by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates which highlights six pledges for individuals to contribute to living a culture of peace. As part of the university's contribution to this project, it has created 'The Peace Experience' , an experiential workshop to encourage individuals to enjoy and create more peace in their lives. The workshop is now being run by the Brahma Kumaris in over 70 countries. Contact: Sister Chandra, Brahma Kumaris, 897 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6H 1A1, Tel: 1-416 537 3034, Fax: 1-416-537 1319, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
HERITAGE HILL LERNING CENTRE, is a holistic learning "centre which promotes peace education by offering a program called the "Art of Living in Peace".The program is a U.N.E.S.C.O. approved course designed by Pierre Weil of the Holistic University of Brasilia. This is a 14-hour program. Contact: Heritage Hill Learning Centre, c/o Madeline Taylor/Ron Fowler, Box 1324, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0P 1X0, 902 542-9565 Phone, 902 423-5748 Phone, 902 542-1740 Fax; email, mailto:email@example.com http://heritagehill.hypermart.net
PEACEMAKERS TRUST is dedicated to research, education, and consultation on conflict resolution, good governance and peacebuilding through: non-violent conflict resolution and peacebuilding; prevention and resolution of conflicts involving human rights; conflict analysis including cultural, social, legal and other contexts of conflicts and disputes; processes and systems for the prevention, analysis and resolution of disputes; promotion and development of fair and accountable governance structures, dispute resolution mechanisms and decision-making processes; cooperative and participatory approaches to problem solving, planning, leadership and decision-making. Peacemakers Trust, 1745 Garnet Road, Victoria, B.C. V8P 3E2, Canada. http://www.peacemakers.ca
Women Building Peace - The international campaign to promote the role of women in peacebuilding. http://www.international-alert.org/women/
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ALLIANCES FOR AFRICA (AfA) is an African non-governmental peace, human rights and development organisation. Through strategic partnerships with local, national and regional organisations, AfA undertakes programmes to enhance or reconstruct the interface between civil and political rights and economic and social rights. AfA's Four Point Agenda: 1. Human Rights, Peace and Development; 2. Coalition-building, monitoring and networking; 3. Training and Capacity-building; 4. Community development. For more information: Alliances for Africa, Head Office, Unit 10, Aberdeen Centre, 24 Highbury Grove, London N5 2EA, UK. Tel: (44) 20 7359 1181; Fax: (44) 20 7354 4900; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . Alliances for Africa, West African Regional Consultancy, 83 Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria; Tel: (234) 1 493 5680; Fax: (234) 1 493 5681; E-mail: email@example.com http://www.alliancesforafrica.org