AUGUST 2023 PROMOTING CULTURE OF PEACE THROUGH DIPLOMACY, EDUCATION AND THE ARTS, NEW YORK
THE INTER PARLIAMENTARY COALITION FOR GLOBAL ETHICS
MISSION OF GUATEMALA AND MISSION OF MADAGASCAR TO THE UNITED NATIONSINVITATION
Promoting Culture of Peace Through Diplomacy, Education and the Arts
Side Event to HLF on the Culture of Peace: BEST PRACTICES MODELS
August 30,2023/15:00 – 17:00 pm/Conference Room C AGENDA
15:05/INTRODUCTION AND GREETINGS
Host Missions SESSION I
THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS AS A MODEL FOR PROMOTION OF THE CULTURE OF PEACE
Dr. Francisco Rojas Aravena, Rector University for Peace
United States Congressman Lawler
Mr. Hadi Al Hayat, Bahrain Al Hayat Group Mr. Martin Oliner, Founder Culture for Peace Institute
Mr. Martin Oliner, Founder Culture for Peace Institute LAUNCHING OF THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS LEADERSHIP EDUCATION INITIATIVE AS A BEST PRACTICES MODEL
Mr. Sultan Khalifa Abdulla Ali Al Rubaei, Trends Research and Advisory UAE
Rabbi Itzhak Dayan, European Council of Rabbis U.N. Representative
Imam Tawhidi, VP Global Imams Council
Dr. Jonathan Granoff, World Academy of Arts and Sciences YOUTH INITIATIVE ON SHARED VALUES AS BEST PRACTICES MODEL
Sergio Kopeliovitch, founder,Journeys for Peace
Presentation of Master Class Exhibit by May Ways Studio
Sports for the Culture of Peace /Mr.Eric Rubin, Exec Dir. Project Max SESSION II
THE MODEL OF THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION FOR PEACE AND HUMAN RIGHTS (COPADEH) IN GUATEMALA
Ambassador of Guatemala to the United Nations/H.E. Carla Maria Rodriguez Mancia
THE GLOBAL EDUCATION FOR THE CULTURE OF PEACE AND SDG'S WEEK, General Assembly DRAFT RESOLUTION INITIATIVE
DPR of Madagascar to the United Nations/H.E. Vero Henintsoa Andriamiarisoa
Side Event to HLF on the Culture of Peace: BEST PRACTICES MODELS
August 30, 2023/15:00 – 17:00 pm/U.N. Conference Room CCo-sponsors:
GLOBAL PARTNERS FOR PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
ISRAEL HERITAGE FOUNDATION
WORLD COUNCIL OF IMAMS
UAE JEWISH COUNCIL
EUROPEAN COUNCIL OF RABBIS
JOURNEYS FOR PEACE Backgrounds:
The theme for the High-Level Forum for a Culture of Peace 2023 is “Promoting a Culture of Peace in the Digital Era”. The Inter Parliamentary Coalition for Global Ethics/Peace Beyond Borders has initiated a groundbreaking project along with partners in the framework of the Abraham Accords as a best practices model for conflict resolution and the establishment of a culture of peace and to serve as a guideline for current and future leaders and civil society. The Abraham Accords Alliance for Peace Beyond Borders is networking with the following organizations in this endeavor: UAE Trends Research and Advisory, The Center for Righteousness and Integrity, Journeys for Peace, My Ways Studio, the European Council of Rabbis, Global Council of Imams, the Jewish Council of the Emirates, World Evangelical Alliance, World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Peace University, Sapienza University Department of Law and Religion, World University Consortium and the Institute for the Study of the Levant. The first strategy session was held in Dubai February 2023 followed by a conference at Sapienza University in Italy. The initiative entails the development of a model curriculum for the culture of peace for youth ages 6 to 18, university level academics, guidelines for diplomats, members of parliament and civic leaders and a youth art program will be presented at the side event. The goal is also to prepare a model education curriculum and guidelines for public officials in cooperation with United Nations Agencies and to be available on a global level through digital access. The project will ultimately result in the need to propose a Global Education for the Culture of Peace and SDGs Week to provide all UN member nations an annual week to focus on the need for national legislation on education for the culture of peace and global and national activities to that end. As noted in the SDGs item 16, the SDGs can only be achieved in "peaceful societies" and the international community is in need of an annual week to dedicate to implement this goal. Additional Best Practices Models presented at the August 30th side event conference are:
- A: In Guatemala the activities of the Presidential Commission for Peace and Human Rights (COPADEH) in culture of peace education as a model for culture of peace initiatives.
- B. The UAE curriculum on tolerance serves as a best practices model
- C. The Madagascar model of a society living in peace is a best practices model
- D. The Abraham Accords Youth Program: THE ART OF SHARED HERITAGE/ Youth in the Abraham Accords partner countries and around the globe are presented with resources on the text of the Abraham Accords as a model for the culture of peace and are asked to express their views of the shared heritage as a best practices model….
- 1.Interfaith Dialogue: The Accords promote interfaith dialogue and understanding by fostering cooperation and peaceful relations between Israel and Arab nations. They provide a platform for open communication and exchange between different religious communities.
- 2.Diplomatic Engagement: The Accords demonstrate the power of diplomatic engagement and negotiation in resolving conflicts and establishing peaceful relations. They serve as an example of how dialogue and diplomacy can lead to positive outcomes and bridge divides.
- 3.Mutual Recognition: The Accords involve mutual recognition and acceptance of each other's sovereignty and right to exist. This recognition is a fundamental aspect of building a culture of peace, where parties acknowledge and respect each other's existence and rights.
- 4.Economic Cooperation: The Accords promote economic cooperation and integration, which can lead to increased prosperity and stability in the region. Economic development and shared opportunities contribute to fostering a culture of peace by reducing poverty, inequality, and grievances.
- 5.People-to-People Connections: The Accords encourage people-to-people connections, cultural exchanges, and tourism, enabling individuals from different backgrounds to interact and learn from one another. These connections foster understanding, empathy, and appreciation of diverse cultures, contributing to a culture of peace.
- 6.Conflict Resolution: The Accords demonstrate a commitment to resolving conflicts through peaceful means and dialogue rather than resorting to violence. They provide a framework for addressing differences, disputes, and historical grievances in a constructive and nonviolent manner.
- 7.Regional Stability: By establishing peaceful relations and cooperation, the Accords contribute to regional stability. They help create an environment where conflicts and tensions are minimized, allowing for the development of a culture of peace that benefits the entire region.
- 8.International Cooperation: The Accords highlight the importance of international cooperation and support in building a culture of peace. They involve the engagement of multiple countries and international actors, demonstrating the collective effort required to promote peace and stability.
- 1.Constructive Engagement: The theory emphasizes the importance of engaging in dialogue and direct interaction with former adversaries or nations with which there have been historical conflicts. By moving away from isolation or hostility, constructive engagement aims to build bridges and foster understanding between different parties.
- 2.Economic Interdependence: The theory recognizes the role of economic interdependence in promoting stability and peace. By fostering economic cooperation, trade, and investment opportunities, the Accords seek to create mutual interests and incentives for peaceful relations, as countries become more reliant on one another for economic growth and development.
- 3.Shared Security Concerns: The theory acknowledges the existence of common security challenges faced by countries in the region. By establishing cooperation in areas of security, intelligence sharing, and counterterrorism efforts, the Accords aim to address these challenges collectively, promoting stability and safeguarding the interests of all parties involved.
- 4.People-to-People Connections: The theory recognizes the power of people-to-people connections and cultural exchanges in fostering understanding, empathy, and tolerance. By encouraging direct interaction between individuals from different backgrounds and facilitating tourism and cultural exchanges, the Accords aim to bridge divides and build relationships at a grassroots level.
- 5.Recognition and Acceptance: The theory emphasizes the importance of recognizing and accepting the legitimacy of different nations and their right to exist. By explicitly acknowledging each other's sovereignty and right to self-determination, the Accords aim to create an environment of respect and acceptance, challenging previous narratives of animosity.
- 6.Regional Cooperation: The theory promotes a broader regional approach to peace and stability. By involving multiple nations in the Accords and encouraging their participation, the aim is to create a regional network of cooperation and engagement, addressing not only bilateral relations but also regional challenges and opportunities.