CPNN, the Culture of Peace News Network, is a space where readers exchange information about events, experiences, books, music, and web news that promote a culture of peace. It is a self-sustaining network in which You, the reader, are invited to write a news report and contribute to its discussion, and eventually to become a reporter. CPNN is a project of the United Nations International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World.
At the heart of the project are youth teams, including the team who made the World Civil Society Report for the United Nations Decade on the Culture of Peace and the team who trained as CPNN reporters at the International Leadership Training Programme at Dynamo Camp, Italy, directed by the UNESCO Chair and Institute of Comparative Human Rights.
These two youth teams serve as volunteer reporters from all regions of the world. They are looking for more reporters. Please click here to know more.
CPNN was launched at UNESCO in 1998, and then continued from 2002 until 2007 by CPNN-USA in the United States as well as CPNN-Japan. CPNN-USA is now incorporated into CPNN-WORLD, while CPNN Japan has been discontinued. The United Nations General Assembly in its annual resolution on the Decade, recognizes CPNN in operative paragraph 9 and calls for its expansion as a global network of Internet sites in many languages.
At CPNN you can read about peace actions and events and media reviews from around the world. Most importantly, you are invited to write a peace report of your own according to the CPNN rules of the game. You are also invited to discuss the reports of others by contributing to an ongoing discussion or by starting a new discussion based on a CPNN article.
If you or your organisation would like to learn how to take part in this project please click here to contact them.