The French Coalition for the Decade organizes the 3rd International Salon for Peace Initiatives.
The French Coalition for the Decade
The French Coalition for the Decade for the promotion of a culture of non-violence and peace is an association created according to the French Law of 1901, composed of sixty eight associations and twelve local coalitions. It is run by an executive board of eleven members and it is supported by an honorary board composed of 130 personalities from different fields.
It aims at favoring the passage from a culture of violence to a culture of peace and non-violence. Its three majors actions are : the promotion of peace and non-violence education in the school ; the organization of the International Salon for Peace Initiatives ; the animation of the International Peace Day (September 21st).
The Decade for the promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence (2001-2010)
On November 10th 1998, and on the request of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, the UN General Assembly adopted unanimously a resolution declaring the years 2001-2010 « International Decade for the Promotion of a Culture of peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World » (Resolution A/RES/53/25 of the United Nations declaring the Decade, November 10th 1998). The UNESCO, declared leader of this Decade within the UN system in November 2000, has been in charge of promoting and coordinating the actions taking place within the framework of this Decade. Several national coalitions of NGOs that have been created since 2000 develop and encourage the action of civil society in favor of this Decade.
The French Coalition presides the International Coalition for the Decade.