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Bringing Peace to the DRC

Bringing Peace to the DRC

Peace is Profitable Contributor Andreas Perez de Fransius writes about how peace and development are increasingly understood as linked.  As its name suggests, one of the key aims of “Peace is Profitable” is to show that peace facilitates prosperity. That does not mean...

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Kai Brand-Jacobsen — Supporting those Building Peace in Cyprus

Kai Brand-Jacobsen — Supporting those Building Peace in Cyprus

In Part 2 of 2, guest contributor Vasilis Migkos interviews the co-founder of Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) and the director of its Department of Peace Operations (DPO), Kai Brand-Jacobsen who shares his experiences, emotions, thoughts and...

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Allison Pytlak – Advocating for a Weapons Free World

Allison Pytlak – Advocating for a Weapons Free World

Allison Pytlak, the Control Arms Coalition's Campaign Manager, discusses how she got involved in advocacy and what it's like to do work that makes a difference.  Tell me how you got started. I have been very lucky. After I finished my undergraduate degree in International...

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Raise a Flag for Peace

Raise a Flag for Peace

We’d like to introduce you to The Peace Flag, a new initiative that seeks the establishment of the world’s first official flag of peace. The Peace Flag is not a new flag, but rather, any flag, rendered colorless – white on white – such that it retains its identifying...

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Clive Jachnik – From the Navy to Peacebuilding… and Painting

Clive Jachnik – From the Navy to Peacebuilding… and Painting

Tell me how you got started. Growing up in a military family I was fascinated by the Cold War as a child and, following a circuitous route, eventually ended up as a Naval Officer in the British Royal Navy which is where I developed an understanding of defense politics and...

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International Day of Peace – September 21

International Day of Peace – September 21

The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General...

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NYC Peace Museum – Creating a Space for Peace

NYC Peace Museum – Creating a Space for Peace

SuZen sees peace as coming from a peaceful mind and heart. Being patient and accepting and compassionate towards others. She believes each one of us has to create our own inner peace to have peace in the world. Each of us has to be pro-active and work on our own inner being....

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Talyn Rahman-Figueroa – Helping Governments and NGO’s Communicate

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa – Helping Governments and NGO’s Communicate

Tell me how you got started. During my time at university, I was fascinated by how the United Nations was able to host peace talks with 192 countries that were, at one time, at war with each other. I was incredibly eager to learn about how an institution that operated on a...

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