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> Meetings of the International Coalition

International Committee
The next meeting of the International Committee will take place on February 5 and 6, 2007 in Paris, in the meeting room of the International Coalition for the Decade. The last meeting was held on September 28 and 29, 2006.

General Assembly
The next General Assembly of the International Coalition will take place in June 2007. The previous ones were held in June 2005 and June 2006.

> Work of the Commissions

The International Campaign Commission is about to launch its campaign on children's right to a violence-free education and to peace and non-violence education.

> Participations

International Conference
"Actors for a culture of peace and non-violence"

The International Coalition co-organised with the French Coalition for the Decade, which presides it at present, the International Conference "Actors for a culture of peace and non-violence" from June 2 to 4, 2006. At the heart of the 2nd International Salon for Peace Initiatives, these were the occasion to gather a large audience around personalities of the whole world, through 7 roundtables and 60 workshops.

Contribution to th UN Study Group on Violence against Children

The Legal Document Commission - which is now the International Campaign Commission - submitted the contribution of the International Coalition for the Decade to the UN Study Group on Violence against Children. The group is led by an independent expert, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro. The Study, rooted in children's human rights to protection from all forms of violence, aims to promote action to prevent and eliminate violence against children at international, regional, national and local levels. The Study is a UN-led collaboration, mandated by the General Assembly (UN GA resolution 57/190), to draw together existing research and relevant information about the forms, causes and impact of violence which affects children and young people up to the age of 18 years). A major report will be published in 2006 and recommendations presented to the UN General Assembly. For further information, you can visit the website of the Study Group.

World Social Forum 2005

The International Coalition for the Decade co-organised a conference which took place at the time of the World Social Forum 2005 in Porto Alegre. The topic of the conference was "Experiences of non-violent resistance in the countries in conflicts". See the leaflet (in French).