We believe that THE WORLD is over-armed and peace is under-funded.

Mission: (1)Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation
(2)Strengthening of the disarmament regimes in respect to other weapons of mass destruction, and chemical and biological weapons
(3) Disarmament efforts in the area of conventional weapons, especially landmines and small arms, which are the weapons of choice in contemporary conflicts.

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Our Office seeks to promote global norms of disarmament: Global norms for disarmament are vital to the sustainable development, quality of life, and ultimately the survival of this planet. The need for such norms arises directly from the legacy of the last century of wars and preparations for wars. The costs of such conflicts have been extraordinary and have included the loss of untold millions of innocent civilians. Weapons of mass destruction, along with excess stocks and illicit transfers of conventional arms, jeopardize international peace and security and other goals of the Charter of the United Nations. We believe that the potential effects from the use of weapons of mass destruction - especially nuclear weapons - demand their elimination. We believe that the very possession of such weapons necessarily entails risks of use. We shall work therefore to assist the UN, its Member States and civil society in efforts to eliminate such arms. We acknowledge that disarmament alone will not produce world peace. Yet we also maintain that the elimination of weapons of mass destruction, illicit arms trafficking and burgeoning weapons stockpiles would advance both peace and development goals. It would accomplish this by reducing the effects of wars, eliminating some key incentives to new conflicts, and liberating resources to improve the lives of all the people and the natural environment in which they live. We believe that disarmament will advance the self-interests, common security and ideals of everybody without discrimination. Yet despite these benefits, disarmament still faces difficult political and technical challenges that can only be surmounted by deliberate human action, strong institutional support, and understanding among the general public. We call this combined effort sustainable disarmament - our fundamental goal. We believe that the global dangers posed by such weapons cannot be eliminated by the actions of any one country. We are convinced that the UN is the place to forge multilateral approaches to alleviate such threats. We also believe this effort requires a focal point within the UN system to integrate these activities and to meet the expectations of Member States. We affirm our commitment - to perform these roles with dedication and diligence; to assist the Secretary-General, Member States and groups within civil society; to promote equal opportunities for men and women, while promoting gender perspectives on disarmament; and to bring credit to the United Nations in the goals we seek and the means we pursue to achieve them.

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We are a group team Jordanian Goodwill Ambassadors for International Peace was formed team of Jordan as the first team in the Middle East for peace and humanity and then was formed teams of 19 Arab countries. We formed those teams where consists of one team of 10 ambassadors and 7 advisers and our activity and our development and humanitarian peace and social and psychological, religious and cultural, and the empowerment of women, youth and community

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For the last 15 years, our organization has hosted an event 'Youth Peace Week Festival' in the first week of December. This year it will run from 2nd to 7th December, and on 5th we will observe an important session in recognition of the International Volunteers Day.

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In the framework of the International Volunteer Day, my colleague (Paul Diarra) and I are organizing a workshop for young people (15 to 17) on journalism and citizenship. 20 young boys and girls are attending a 5 day workshop (2 weeks) on how to produce short TV documentaries which will be projected public on December 4th for the local community. The activity is being organized with the commitment and volunteer support of the Koulikoro community, actively engaged in the education of its young.

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Transforming Seoul into a city of happiness Murals Project: Helping to keep neighborhoods safe
This project is designed to reduce fear of crimes at night by paint murals in bright luminous paint. The project is intended to promote public safety by creating a welcoming atmosphere and building friendly relations between neighbors. The PVC partnered with the Gaebong Community Service Organization and CPTED(Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) experts for the project. The community was supportive of the program from the beginning. The PVC members visited the project site several times to decide how the mural should be designed, to get final confirmation of the project, and to collect the resources required for the project’s completion. They recruited volunteers through the 1365 portal and personal contacts. Art students volunteered to draw outlines and told the volunteers what colors to paint and where. Volunteers felt as though they had done something valuable when they completed the painting and saw the residents smiling. The beautiful images have created a positive change that pleases the community of Gaebong-dong. The mural makes the area around Geosung apartment much more beautiful and symbolizes the beginning of neighborhood activism and enrichment. It has become increasingly common for individuals with specialized skills and talents to use their expertise to help others through their volunteer work. Seoul Volunteer Center is beginning to adopt these types of skill based programs. Planning volunteer corps – Nationwide volunteer program The Planning Volunteer Corps, also called “PVC”, is a typical volunteer program run by the Seoul Volunteer Center. The mission of PVC is managing the recruitment and retention of volunteers, as well as planning, conducting and assessing programs that lead to social change. PVC members are creative leaders who plan, conduct and assess volunteer programs that are meant to eradicate social problems and issues. The responsibilities of these leaders include developing and planning volunteer activities, obtaining the educational, material and human resources required to complete the projects, and assessing and analyzing the success of the programs upon completion. The PVC is involved in the programs they help set up from the beginning to the end. The PVC is a global leader that identifies the needs and issues a community is facing, takes the initiative to find a solution to the dilemma, and finds citizens willing to volunteer their time to help resolve the problem. The PVC started several projects in 2009. Some of these projects include environmental volunteering, voluntourism, family volunteering, and neighborhood volunteering as part of “Da Ha Ja”, which means volunteering together even if only for a day. In 2013, PVC projects have mainly focused on respect for life and energy conservation. Projects focusing on community issues will also be implemented from May to September as a year project. Corps volunteers will be dispatched to companies, non-profits, and local volunteer centers which do not have the resources to implement the programs by themselves. These programs will help to spread out the volunteer labor which will allow projects to be completed more quickly. In February, fifty volunteers, who passed the strict screening and interview process, were provided with the basic education which allowed them to begin volunteer work. They also participated in an overnight workshop in Yangpeong where they discussed what new volunteer work would be planned and organized in 2013. The PVC will play a major role in promoting social change under the slogan, “We are changing the world”. We are hoping for many people to join our volunteer program in the future.

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The purpose of Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace.

Youth for Human Rights International – Cuddalore Chapter mobilized thousands of Indians to vote for the My World Survey. Where internet or mobile options are not available, YHRI-CUDDALORE partners IHRC,NCIB,IPCLJ at the grassroots level are supporting offline surveys since AUGUST 2013 reaching out to thousands of Indians to engage them in the post-2015 process. So far, about 3500 offline votes have been collected through this mobilization effort, covering more than eight Colleges named Anna University-panruti campus , St-Annes College of Engg & Tech , Annai Velanganni Poly technique college , Krishnasamy college of Engg & Tech, Mother Theresa college of Engg & Tech ,Siga Groups of Institution ,MRK college of Engg and Tech and etc., from all the four regions of Cuddalore, Pondicherry, and Villupuram Districts from Tamilnadu. The survey provided opportunities to youth (both rural and urban), educationists, and women, tribal, marginalized and poor people to give their opinion about the changes that will make this future free of poverty and more equitable. The students of Engineering of ANNA UNIVERSITY-PANRUTI CAMPUS reached out to more than 1000 tribal, marginalized and poor households from the remote areas form Panruti (Pannapakkam,Andikuppam,Pillayaarkuppam and etc.,).The survey was translated in Tamil, a language the people speak. YHRI-CUDDALORE reached out to more than 130 children and youth in slum and remote areas of Pondicherry (Thavalakuppam, abishekapakkam, kanniyakoil and etc.,). The participating youth felt that in a society where they hardly ever get a chance to have their say, it was a great feeling to learn that the UN wants to hear them.

-DATCHANAMOORTHY
Chapter Incharge-YHRI

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I am Zamira from Azerbaijan and Armenia. I was born in one but raised in another. Both countries are in conflict for more than 20 years now, Millions of youth like me has seen the start of the conflict, the escalation-war, witness its cease and lives its aftermath. I cant say that the war is over as it is still on in buffer zones, papers, TVs, online...anywhere. In 2009 I have decided to end the violence inside of me and join peacebuilders. Enrolled in Master Degree Program in USA through Edmund Muskie Program I have started my journey, the journey of peace. At the moment i am contributing in developing of Caucasus Center of Peacemaking Initiative which is currently working on uniting youth of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia through peace actions.

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Commonwealth Human Rights Training for ASIA :
I have been Selected by the YHRI-India to attend the Human Rights Training for Trainers in New Delhi from March 18th 2013 to 22nd March 2013 in this many Organization and Government officials have been participated and this is conducted by commonwealth Secretariat and Indian Government. YHRI South Asia Summit:
I have attended the South Asia Summit in Chennai on March 1st to 3rd which have been for enrich the youth on Human Rights Education the conference outreach the Delegates from the India,Srilanka,Bangladesh,Nepal,Maldives,Pakistan,Afganistan,Bhutan and others from various places from the world. Helping Hands: The HELPING HANDS (activity) is to provide NOTE BOOKS, GEOMERTY BOX, PEN, PENCIL, and ERASER to the Students who are under below poverty line. For Our surprise, almost all the tiny tots of the school were found under poverty line, so our team planned to give away the study materials to all the 150 kids in the school. Poster Contest:
This Poster Contest is an important milestone in my Human Rights Career.
We the Coordinators of the YHRI-Cuddalore conducted a District Level Students Poster contest on 11th August 2012 based on the 30 Human Rights declared in UDHR.
We invited students from all the schools in our district. Nearly 500 students from various schools participated in this contest .We selected the students in 3 levels i.e. Primary (6th to 8th), High School (9th and 10th), Higher Secondary (11th and 12th) and we selected picture from all three levels. We invited our Municipal Chairman Mr P.Paneer Selvam as Chief Guest to distribute the prizes to the winners of the contest. International walk for Human Rights:
I the Coordinator of the YHRI conducted an International Walk for Human Rights on 10th December 2012(Human Rights Day) to stretch awareness on Education on 30 of Human Rights declared in UDHR to the Public and the School Students. I along with the coordinator of YHRI invited students from all the schools in Cuddalore district. Nearly 300 students from various schools participated in this International Walk and public were very supportive to us. They too joined us to give more strength to the event. More than 100 people joined us. We started our walk form UNION OFFICE at 11.00 AM with 400 members via BUS STAND,4 CROSS ROAD and we completed our walk in MUNICIPAL OFFICE at 1.00 P M.

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L'air est venu et il est déjà veu ou nous devons, nous sacrifié, nous battre pourque le monde retrouve la paix apres avoir vecu tout ces maux: ( la ccorruption, l'inégalité, l'injustice, l'éthicisme, le frontalisme, ...)

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Am Elizabeth Were from Nairobi, Kenya and I have personally made it a point to create a peaceful environment in my country especially round this time of the year when my country is going through elections. Kenya is one country in Africa and the world that has enjoyed peace over the years until in 2007 when we held the Elections. Thanks to politicians, we got divided along tribal lines. We talked badly to our neighbours, people we grew up referring to as brothers and sisters. It was so bad seeing such people attack each other without a thought. We took peace for granted. Listened to politicians, forgetting the fact that they care less about the welfare of the common man. I have been talking to my friends through small groups, on facebook and any available medium about the importance of peace. I keep reminding them that regardless of the outcome of the elections, we should appreciate, embrace, accomodate and love each other. That there is life beyond elections. That we need each other to survive. That each one of us is an important thread in this life. I have reminded them, and am getting somewhere with this, about how blissful and what a pleasant sight it is to see people from different tribes and races co-exist. I keep reminding them that the absence of peace is war. War is expensive - morally, physically, financially. We need each other. Arise lets embrace peace, the world. Arise Africa. Arise Kenya.

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