> Meetings of the International Coalition
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.
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.
"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).