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"A Culture of Peace is a set of values, attitudes, modes of behaviour and ways of life based on respect for life, ending of violence and promotion and practice of non-violence through education, dialogue and cooperation (...).

Source: UN, "Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace", resolution 53/243, p. 2, General Assembly, 93rd session, Oct. 1999, UNESCO.

The full definition given by this UN Declaration is:

 

"A culture of peace is a set of values, attitudes, traditions and modes of behaviour and ways of life based on:

  • Respect for life, ending of violence and promotion and practice of non-violence through education, dialogue and cooperation;
  • Full respect for the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of States and non-intervention in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any State, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and international law;
  • Full respect for and promotion of all human rights and fundamental freedoms;
  • Commitment to peaceful settlement of conflicts;
  • Efforts to meet the developmental and environmental needs of present and future generations;
  • Respect for and promotion of the right to development;
  • Respect for and promotion of equal rights and opportunities for women and men;
  • Respect for and promotion of the right of everyone to freedom of expression, opinion and information;
  • Adherence to the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, tolerance, solidarity, cooperation, pluralism, cultural diversity, dialogue and understanding at all levels of society and among nations; and fostered by an enabling national and international environment conducive to peace."