International Cities of Peace is an association of citizens, governments and organizations who have by proclamation, resolution, or by citizen advocacy established their communities as official Cities of Peace. Every community has a legacy of peace, whether it is by a historical event or by local peace heroes or groups who have contributed to their citizen’s safety, prosperity and quality of life.
Peace building is more effective at the community level where needs are known and solutions come from collaboration and cooperation between all sectors of society: the arts, education, environment, business, safety and security, recreation, faith-based, service, wellness, and government. It means building schools and health clinics, teaching nonviolence and the Golden Rule, and taking care of orphans and those at-risk, including refugees and those affected by war, poverty and hunger.
International Cities of Peace defines peace as the consensus values of safety, prosperity, and quality of life for all in the community. Indeed, peace is not a hope, it’s a right.
International Cities of Peace is an all-volunteer, altruistic yet practical organization dedicated to facilitating the establishment of Cities of Peace worldwide. The central organization is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association, a cooperative much like an industry trade association. International Cities of Peace members include hundreds of self-established Cities of Peace on all six continents. In 2017, Cities of Peace, Inc.
achieved Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council for NGOs.
To learn more about the work of International Cities of Peace, visit: https://www.internationalcitiesofpeace.org/about/