Building culture of peace

Building peace
Creating world peace
International peace building
Constructing peace
Achieving peace
Consolidating peace
Establishing peace
Strengthening world peace
Furthering world peace
Advancing world peace
Promoting peace in the world
Fostering world peace
Achieving global peace
Organizing international peace
Serving cause of peace
Working for peace
Promoting peaceful coexistence
Promoting culture of peace

Peace-building is the action taken to identity and support structures which will tend to strengthen and solidify peace so as to avert a relapse into conflict.

It includes fostering nonviolent behaviour among nations, specifically but not exclusively as peace proclaimed by international treaties. In the broadest sense, creating nonviolent, non-aggressive, non-competitive global conditions of the relations between man and man, and man and nature.


The United Nations has elaborated an Agenda for Peace whose main goal is that of building a culture of peace. Volunteers with Peace Brigades International are not just citizen diplomats; they put their lives and lifestyles on the line and live with endangered people. Their most active work has been in Guatemala, where it is claimed that just by being there they have prevented violence and forwarded the cause of justice.

In 1993, the General Conference of UNESCO adopted the Action Programme for the promotion of a Culture of Peace, stressing its linkage to a culture of human rights and democracy. This culture entails the transformation of violent competition into working cooperatively for shared goals. It consists of attitudes, behaviours and ways of life based on non-violence, respect for human rights, intercultural understanding. tolerance and solidarity, the free flow of information, and the full participation and empowerment of women.

SERVAS International is a a cooperative travel scheme hosted in individual homes and 'open doors'. It seeks to build world peace, goodwill and understanding by providing opportunities for personal contacts with people of other cultures and backgrounds; provide educational travel by enabling people to share home hospitality, discussions and exchange of ideas in homes around the world.

The White Poppy is a symbol of peace, originally chosen in 1933 by the UK Women's Cooperative Guild to proclaim that peace is something we can all work together to achieve. It is worn on 11 November to honour the war dead and those millions who suffer from the devastation of war by working for peace.

His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi proclaimed in 2003 that is now possible to establish a permanent group of 16,000 peace-creating experts in India. Their collective practice of Vedic technologies of consciousness will create coherent world consciousness and lay the foundation for harmony in the family of nations. The full scale of Maharishi's programme to create permanent world peace calls for a group of 40,000 peace-creating experts practising Maharishi's transcendental meditation and yogic flying in India and additional groups of 8,000 experts in every other continent. Maharishi's plan also calls for the establishment of 3,000 peace palaces in the world's largest 3,000 cities, each of which will be home to groups of 10.


If peace is to thrive, it must be creative. It must be constructed (and provided with the necessary resources) on the bases of respect for fundamental rights of women and men, the free self-determination of peoples, the welfare of individuals and the development of societies in a spirit of solidarity. It is in this way that world interdependence will be fashioned.

International Chamber of Commerce
International Transport Workers' Federation
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
World Peace Council
World Fellowship of Buddhists
Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
International Christian Peace Service
International Association of University Presidents
International Peace Bureau
World Conference of Religions for Peace
Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace
World Union of Cities for Peace
Africa Peace Research and Education Association
Robert Schuman Institute for Europe
International Organization for Peace, Culture, Arts, Economics and Politics
SERPAJ-EUROPA - European Support Groups for Liberation and Nonviolence in Latin America
Minority Rights Group International
Professors World Peace Academy
European Peace University
UNESCO Network of Associated Libraries
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
International Organization for World Peace, Disarmament, Development and Human Rights
Humanist International
Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace
SERVAS International
Center for Global Nonkilling, Honolulu HI
World University Roundtable
Focolare Movement
Association of Tourism and Culture for Peace
IFLAC - International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace
International Association 'Peace through Culture'
Peace Brigades International
World Health Foundation for Development and Peace
World Spiritual Assembly
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
Nagasaki Institute for Peace Culture
Foundation for the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World
Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation
Centre for Peace, Non-Violence and Human Rights, Osijek
Maharishi World Peace Fund
Nonviolence International South East Asia Programme
Umut Foundation
Builders for Peace
Physicians for Global Survival, Canada
Balkan Centre for Peace and Culture
African League of Human Rights and Peace Culture, France
Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
Global Movement for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence
Nonviolence International
Dhamayietra Centre for Peace and Nonviolence for Cambodia and the World
International Association of Educators for Peace
KIN International
Asia-Pacific Organization for Peace and Culture
Type Classification:
F: Exceptional strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions