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An international committee has been established to develop the curriculum for the Culture of Peace, as proposed by Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain to the United Nations.

January 24, 2018

         The Special Committee for the Development of the Peace Culture Program, established by the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation, is convening its inaugural meeting in the Italian capital, Rome. The committee's primary objective is to implement the proposal submitted by the Foundation's Chairman to the United Nations, which was subsequently approved. This proposal aims to introduce peace education curricula worldwide.

         During the meeting, scheduled for the 28th and 29th of January, the committee, led by Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, will prepare lessons inspired by the poet's book titled "Contemplations for Peace." The committee members include:

1.   Michael Frendo, former Speaker of the Maltese Parliament

2.   Finchenzo Scotti, former Italian Minister

3.   Charles Ferdinand Nothomb, current President of the University of Linc, former Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and President of North-South Dialogue Foundation

4.   Franco Frattini, former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of International Organizations Foundation in Italy

5.   Terje Rød-Larsen, President of the International Peace Institute (IPI) and former UN Coordinator

6.   Michele Capasso, President of the Mediterranean Foundation

7.   George Ulrich, Secretary-General of the Joint European Universities for Human Rights and Democracy

8.   Laura Trozzi, Secretary-General of the World Academy of Poetry

9.   Luigi Moccia, President of the Altiiero Spinelli Center

         The committee's main task is to lay the methodological foundations for a peace culture based on equitable principles among nations, focusing on the idea of integration rather than dominance and subordination. It aims to seek points of convergence between the cultures of various peoples, emphasizing the dangers of conflicts, and highlighting the role of peace in nation-building, development, stability, and security. The committee will be guided by the seven principles outlined by Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain in his book "Contemplations for Peace." These principles include: respect and sincerity, peace and necessity, consensus on peace, historical need for peace, peace as a path of communication, peace as a culture, and peace in education and learning.

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