IN MEMORIAM: JUAN ANTONIO CARRILLO SALCEDO
21st January 2013 | Last Saturday, 19th January a friend of the Foundation Culture of Peace, the professor of International Law, Juan Antonio Carrillo Salcedo, passed away. He was a great defender of the Human Rights and of the International Justice from different universities all around the world, and from our Foundation – he was one of its trustees. From the Foundation Culture of Peace – Barcelona we want to claim his career and to convey our condolences to his family.
IT IS TIME TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY
Padua, 10th December 2012- On 10th December, International Human Rights Day, a series of event were hold in Padua under the title of “Time to abolish death penalty”. The event, organized together by the International Commission against Death Penalty, the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua and the Foundation Culture of Peace, counted with the participation of some of the members of the Commission, including Federico Mayor (President), Giuliano Amato and Ruth Dreifuss. It also involved some of the main NGO within the fight against Death Penalty, such as Amnesty International, Sant’Egidio, Hands off Cain, and representatives of the Italian institutions.
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HIGH LEVEL FORUM ON THE CULTURE OF PEACE
UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, 14 SEPTEMBER 2012
The forthcoming 14 September the High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace will take place in the United Nations’ headquarters in New York. This is organised by the Office of the President of the 66th General Assembly in cooperation with the Foundation Culture of Peace, Inter Press Service (IPS) and the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace.
The United Nations General Assembly resolution 53/243 on the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture Peace, establishing the principles and foundations of the Culture of Peace, was adopted by consensus on 13 September 1999. Since then, the General Assembly through its subsequent annual substantive resolutions has highlighted the priority it attaches to the full and effective implementation of this visionary decision which is universally applicable. In addition, the Assembly proclaimed the year 2000 as the “International Year for the Culture of Peace” (52/15) and declared the period 2001 to 2010 as the “International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World” (53/25).
Recognising the need for an additional boost to the global movement to promote the Culture of Peace, as envisaged by the United Nations, particularly in the current global context, this day-long, first-ever General Assembly High Level Forum is intended to be an open public opportunity for the UN member states, UN system entities, civil society including NGOs, media, private sector and all others interested to have an exchange of ideas and suggestions on the ways to build and promote the Culture of Peace. A special focus obviously will be on the implementation of the 1999 Programme of Action on Culture of Peace as well as for the further strengthening of the global movement that has emerged, following the observance of the International Decade.
The event counts with the support of the Permanent Missions to the UN of Bangladesh, Benin, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Philippines and Republic of South Africa.
PUBLICATION: “CLIMATE CHANGE AND PEACE”
The Foundation Culture of Peace has carried out the edition, thanks to the support of the Department of the Presidency of the Generalitat de Catalunya, of “Climate Change & Peace: The Effects of Climate Change on Global Peace and Security & its Humanitarian Dimension”. It gathers the contributions of the international seminar on the issue that the Foundation organised in November 2009 within the framework of the official COP+15 process, as well as a complete and updated compendium of the background documentation on the subject made by the main international organizations (United Nations, EU, OSCE, etc.). It also includes a foreword and a study with the novelties within this area since beginning 2012.
The first copies were handed out among representatives of governments, international institutions and civil society during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which was held from 20 to 22 June in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
COLLABORATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE FCP
AND EL CONSORCI DE LA ZONA FRANCA
Last December 2011, the Foundation for a Culture of Peace signed a collaboration agreement with El Consorci de la Zona Franca. The Foundation has its headquarters in Barcelona at the building Nexus II, belonging to the Consorci. It is located in the North Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Among others, the agreement includes the development of the project on the starting up of a Documentation Center on the work areas of the Foundation.
10 YEARS OF CULTURE OF PEACE, 10 ARTICLES
SUPPORT FOR THE PROCESS OF PEACE IN COLOMBIA
Between the 21st – 23rd February 2011 the “Making Peace in Colombia” conference was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, organized by Colombians for Peace, the organization that Piedad Córdoba leads. The meeting counted with the support of the Argentinean Foreign Ministry and the Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America (COPPPAL).
The Foundation, which supports the Process of Peace in Colombia, attended the forum with the presence and participation of its President, Federico Mayor Zaragoza and Manuel Manonelles.