We need to reinforce our efforts to build collectively and at all levels a Culture of Peace, one of the greatest challenges being to better dialogue, understand and share between and among cultures and civilizations.
Year 2000 was a starting point for a major mobilization as it was the International Year for the Culture of Peace (UN Resolution A /RES/52/15): see IYCP Exhibition. On this special occasion, a global movement for a culture of peace was initiated by the United Nations to create a " grand alliance " of existing movements that unites all those already working for a culture of peace in its eight domains of action. This movement is now growing with the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010) (UN Resolution A /RES/53/25).
As Focal Point for the International Year for the Culture of Peace (UN Resolution E/1997/47 and lead agency for the Decade (UN Resolution A/55/47), UNESCO developed an interactive website (www.unesco.org/cp) allowing the actors of the movement to promote their initiatives and to exchange information and resources between each other for a better interaction. More than 75 million individuals and thousands of local, national and international organizations representing more than 160 countries are already part of it (see section "who is involved").