UNESCO Power of Peace Network website surpasses 1000th mark
The nine-month old UNESCO-initiated Power of Peace Network (PPN) website has surpassed the 1000th mark in the number of registered members.
The PPN website was inaugurated during the 2nd Power of Peace Global Forum. The website serves as a virtual space for individuals and groups who are interested in promotion of peace, peace-building and dialogue, allowing them to network and exchange ideas and opinions.
The website is part of the larger PPN framework which had organized two Global Forums on peace: the <a href="ev.php?URL_ID=28485&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201">first one</a> in Bali (Indonesia) in 2007 and the <a href="ev.php?URL_ID=23522&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201">second one</a> in Bangkok (Thailand) in 2009. Under this framework, a <a href="ev.php?URL_ID=30455&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201">call for proposals</a> concluded on 22 June 2010. It invited submissions of projects proposals that are in line with the goals of PPN. The call received overwhelming responses with submissions from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America.
Individuals or groups with similar goals are highly encouraged to visit and register at the <a target=_blank href="http://www.thepowerofpeacenetwork.com">website</a> to tap into the fast-growing network.
The Power of Peace Network (PPN) is an interactive platform that seeks to harness innovative mechanisms to promote peace through media and ICT. It was initiated by UNESCO with the aim to increase mutual understanding around the world by supporting diverse social and cultural self-expression through modern tools of information and communication.