Culture of Peace Initiative
A Culture of Peace Starts with You
“Acting in concert we do make a difference in the quality of our lives, our institutions, our environment and our planetary future. Through our cooperation, we manifest the essential spirit that unites us amongst our diverse ways.”
— Avon Mattison
Through inspired interaction we will make choices that will build a culture of peace, which fosters the well-being of our global community. Guided by vision and acting in concert with one another, each organization and individual contributes unique expertise and thereby augments power and purpose to transcend what any one organization or individual could have achieved alone.
The Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI) is a UN-designated “Peace Messenger Initiative” with participants in all the world’s regions. Its purpose is to unite the strengths of organizations and individuals who are working to make Peace a practical reality.
In the spirit of the original vision that brought forth the Charter of the United Nations, the purpose of this local and global Initiative is to build a Culture of Peace in the 21st century, uniting the strengths of organizations, projects and peoples in order to make Peace a practical reality for the children of this and future generations. The annual highlight of this Initiative is the International Day of Peace (Peace Day), which is celebrated worldwide on September 21.