The main mission of the forum is to provide access to culture of peace for the security of future generations. It is envisioned to be introduced in the education at an early age and proceed on to all subsequent levels. It is a long term process which should provide both children and young adults with an awareness and respect for human values and rights. we are all called to develop the skills of active listening, dialogue and mediation, and to propose activities with diverse levels of competency, introduce to the all societies topics such as: guidelines for peace in today’s world peace and conflict theories; international/ regional organizations; international treaties and conventions; intercultural dialogue: the role of religious institutions and communities in the current geopolitical context; and new threats to peace in the global context: resources, international terrorism, organized crime; as well as numerous others.
Increasingly, international actors and analysts are advocating a holistic understanding of peace, to move from a definition of peace as the absence of conflict towards one of positive peace. Looking at peace from this perspective requires a shift in focus from identifying and combating the causes of wars to understanding the factors that “foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies, free from fear and violence.” In fact, people would do anything to live a peaceful life. Peace, however, is not a certainty since wars are omnipresent in almost every society, ranging from civil wars to genocide. Moreover, due to the precariousness of the socioeconomic condition of a large portion of society, the inalienable rights of peace and security are often overlooked or thought of as luxuries. Those rights, however, have been proclaimed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as principle values which serve as an ethical code for people to follow all over the world, despite ethnic, religious, cultural, or racial diversity. When countries and people are victimized by the ravages of armed conflicts, it is arduous to guarantee respect for Culture of Peace. This is when education must step in and perform a major role. Indeed, to transcend the destructive repercussions of wars, Culture of Peace has to be established.