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1945

 The creation of the organization that will later strive for the Culture of Peace. This can be seen in the preamble of its Constitution, which states, “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.”

1986

 A statement that humankind is neither inherently violent nor biologically programed to cause war.

1986

The idea to use the term culture of peace was inspired by an educational initiative called Cultura de paz developed in Peru and by the Seville Statement on Violence.  

1989

A meeting that essentially stated that the aims of civilization and society is to strive for peace and interculturalism. Peace is the ultimate and inherent good.

1992

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization holds its Hundred and fortieth Session. On the agenda (Item 5.4.2) is the Culture of Peace, proposed by H. E. Mr Ahmed Sayyad.  

1992

UNESCO Members adopted a Culture of Peace Programme to bring peace to conflict zones.

1993

A call to action for educators to strive for a culture of peace through teaching human rights.

1992

Culture of Peace is launched in El Salvador to recover the country from the war.

1994

First international forum on the Culture of Peace in San Salvador, El Salvador to promote and discuss the culture of peace.

1994

A discussion between important figures and UNESCO to discuss the future of peacebuilding and the challenges being presented at the present moment.  

1994

The Culture of Peace Program attempts to disarm and aid in peacebuilding operation in Mozambique.

1994

UNESCO endorses the material of conference in November, 1995, which outlines a structure for education.

1994

Participants of Tbilisi and UNESCO move towards the ideas of respecting the multifaceted nature of different sovereignties and their qualities.

1994

A discussion between important figures and UNESCO to discuss the future of peacebuilding and the challenges being presented at the present moment.  

1994

Burundi was plagued with violence and devastation, so they committed themselves to the Culture of Peace

1994

discussion of the importance of women’s role in implementing a Culture of Peace and what needs to be achieved to complete a Culture of Peace.  

1997

UNESCO explores the importance of an integrated economy and the implications it has on society and democracy.