GLOBAL & UN PEACE ORGANIZATIONS
Culture of Peace Initiative
The Culture of Peace Initiative (formerly We the Peoples Initiative) is a United Nations designated
Peace Messenger Initiative, coordinated by Pathways to Peace, that is helping to connect
individuals and organizations to build a culture of peace.
International Day of Peace Steering Group
International Day of Peace NGO Committee
International Day of Peace Vigil
Pathways to Peace
Pathways to Peace is an international Peacebuilding, Educational and Consulting organization
serving locally and globally. Playing a key role in co-ordinating International
Day of Peace celebrations for over 20 years, Pathways to Peace is an official Peace
Messenger of the United Nations. Each year, PTP submits the annual report to the UN
for the International Day of Peace, listing activities that take place worldwide
on September 21.
Toda Institute for Peace and Global Policy Research
The Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research is a new kind of institute
for a new kind of world, a world endowed with expanding channels of communication
yet sorely in need of dialogue. Globalization of the world's economies, societies
and cultures is producing serious risks of clashing civilizations but also
opportunities for dialogue among civilizations.
World Peace Prayer Society
The World Peace Prayer Society is a nonprofit, non-sectarian, member-supported
organization dedicated to spreading the message and prayer May Peace Prevail on
Earth all over the world. The World Peace Prayer Society is best known for
the Peace Pole Project and World Peace Prayer Ceremony with the flags of all nations.
A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument that displays the message and prayer May
Peace Prevail on Earth on each of its four or six sides,usually in different languages.
There are more than 250,000 Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world
dedicated as monuments to peace. They serve as constant reminders for us to visualize
and pray for world peace.
The World Peace Prayer Ceremony is a global celebration of the oneness of humanity.
The Ceremony invites people from every race, religion and background to pray jointly
for the peace of the lands and people of the world. During the Ceremony, a prayer
is recited for peace and happiness to prevail in every nation of the world.
This is most often done with the flag of each country being presented.
GLOBAL & UN SPIRITUALITY ORGANIZATIONS
Interspiritual Dialogue 'n Action (ISDnA)
"ISDnA is an informal global network open to all persons and groups with interest
in interspiritual community, dialogue and activism. At its heart, ISDnA seeks to
illumine Brother Wayne Teasdale’s vision that there is a shared experience common
to all Awakened Consciousness, be it religious or secular. At the core of this
experience, which is Oneness, the invigorated Heart fosters a life of unconditional
service and an honoring of all experience as it has been passed down by myriad religious,
philosophical and ethical traditions. Bro. Wayne believed that this millennium
is a time for sharing from this Consciousness of Oneness and witnessing it unfold
in what he called a “civilization with a heart”. He also believed that many persons
worldwide have been prepared for this shared realization and unfolding. ISDnA sees
itself as one of many networks and groups who have received this same message
at this time. ISDnA simply identifies itself as a network whose incipient
inspiration has come from our own friendships with Bro. Wayne and his vision
that it is the power of “authentic friendships” that will drive such an
inspiration forward. Over the last five years ISDnA has unfolded in this
spirit, in a completely voluntary and informal format."
Kosmos Associates Inc.
The mission of Kosmos Journal and Kosmos Associates Inc is to inform and inspire participation in shaping our first
global civilization through transforming and connecting the objective world of global
realities and the subjective world of spiritual values and worldviews on individual
and collective levels. Its goals are to
• Elevate and deepen
discourse and dialogue on global affairs
• Explore new forms of global governance\
• Deepen and strengthen the inner life and its interconnectedness to
• Explore new forms of spirituality for a global era
• Deal with complexity through an Integral Worldview
• Enhance human solidarity through honoring cultural and
• Encourage the growth of an informed Global Civil Society
About their journal, they state: “We are the first generation called to build
a global civilization. This task will require us to radically transform our inner
beliefs and values, create new organizational processes and leadership, as well
as reform or build new institutions that embrace the outer realities and inner consciousness
of the 21st century. S&R is for those who are consciously participating in building our
global future. It is for those who understand that in order to do this we must develop
an informed and comprehensive integral approach that includes:
Realities and the Global Agenda
Stakeholders: Governments, Business and Civil Society
Worldview and Diverse Values
Activism both Individual and Collective”
NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (NY)
CSVGC is a Committee of the Conference of NGOs in consultative relationship with
the United Nations.
"The Committee aims to integrate spirituality and values into all areas of the
United Nations agenda and of public policy. We aspire to support the spiritual principles, global
ethics and universal values such as respect, justice, peace, dignity, freedom, responsibility and
cooperation, that underlie the work of the United Nations as reflected in the Charter of the United
Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
"In order to fulfill the promise of the United Nations to create a more peaceful, just and
sustainable world, we support the recognition and acceptance that spirituality and adherence
to universal values are key factors in providing solutions to global concerns. This
committee recognizes the importance of connecting with our divine essence, inner wisdom
and the oneness of life. We believe that an increased awareness and application of the
importance of a value, spirit and soul conscious dimension at all levels of society
particularly at the United Nations will allow for the finest and the highest levels of
human potential to flourish for the benefit of all." From the Evolving Mission Statement.
Temple of Understanding
The mission of the Temple of Understanding, a global interfaith organization, is
to promote understanding among the world’s religions; to recognize the Oneness
of the human family; and, to achieve “A Spiritual United Nations.”
United Nations Days & Years Meditation Initiative
The UN Days & Years Meditation Initiative promotes human unity and right relationships
by encouraging individuals and groups from all spiritual and religious heritages
to support the UN Days and Years and Decades through meditation and prayer.
"Millions in all parts of the world include some form of subjective activity - meditation,
prayer, reflection - in their pattern of life. A significant number are motivated by the wish to
contribute to human unity. The UN Calendar offers a unique opportunity to be more effectively
engaged in this process.
World Commission on Global Consciousness & Spirituality
The Commission seeks to inspire consciousness of the
wholeness of the
human family and the sacred tapestry of all life. This
foundation of a global consciousness that honors the wisdom found in
traditions, cultures and disciplines.
GLOBAL & UN-BASED VALUES & ETHICS ORGANIZATIONS
Council of Ethics Based Organizations
"Representing our individual organizations but joined in common cause,
we have formed a council of peers to share information and raise
ethical humanist responses to UN-related initiatives in the fields of
rights, intellectual and religious freedom, peace and conflict,
ethics, and sustainable development". Cebo.org is a collegial approach
information sharing between ethics-based organizations with NGO status
at the United Nations.
Values Caucus at the United Nations
The Values Caucus is a forum based on a commitment to values shared by
all of humankind.The Values Caucus affirms that such values exist, and
believe that choosing to live by these values will lead to a global
peaceful cooperation in an interdependent and culturally diverse
believe that without this commitment to shared values, humanity will
live under the threat of war, subsistent standards of living, and
the natural resources of our endangered planet.
RELIGIOUS AND FAITH-BASED UN & GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS
Committee of Religious NGOs at UN
The Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations is a coalition
of religious non-governmental organization representatives who share
points of view and are dedicated to the pursuit of peace, understanding and mutual respect.
Faith-Based Caucus of the International Criminal Court
The Coalition for an International Criminal Court (CICC) is an
international network of NGOs and legal experts whose main purpose is
to advocate for
tan effective and just ICC. This network of over 1000 participating
other organizations, works to develop strategies on substantive
legal issues relating to the Court's organization and activities. The
NGO Coalition for the ICC (AMICC) is the United States network within
CICC. With over 30 US-based NGO members, AMICC has been convened to
promote US cooperation with the ICC and the soonest possible US
ratification of the Rome
Tripartite Forum on Interfaith Cooperation for Peace
The Tripartite Forum is a partnership of governments, UN agencies and civil society
organizations that emerged out of a Conference on Interfaith Cooperation for Peace
held at UN Headquarters in New York. June 2005.
United Religions Initiative at the UN
The aspiration of the URI-UN is to engage the membership, including
organizational members as well as individuals, and other religious,
like-minded groups at the UN, in activities and initiatives of the
Nations and of the United Religions Initiative. In addition, the
URI-UN will help
to expand the outreach of the UN through the URI network worldwide.
GLOBAL AND UN SOCIAL CHANGE ORGANIZATIONS
The Lifebridge Foundation, Inc. was established in 1992 for the
of supporting organizations and individuals who, through cultural,
and/or scientific means, are dedicated to creating bridges of
among all people by bringing to realization the concepts of one
the interconnectedness of all life. In 2005 the focus of the Foundation shifted
with the establishment and operation of the Lifebridge Sanctuary, a unique space
in the Hudson Valley, for thoughtful gatherings, retreats, workshops, seminars and conferences.
Tribal Link Foundation Inc.
"Tribal Link is a communications network linking indigenous peoples with civil society,
relevant networks, information, media and resources with a special focus on the
United Nations system. Tribal Link provides communication and outreach to the
public regarding indigenous peoples, human rights and the International Decade
of the World's Indigenous Peoples."
GLOBAL & UN ECOLOGICAL ORGANIZATIONS
Earth Values Caucus at the United Nations
The Earth Values Caucus seeks to infuse ecological values into the
United Nations agenda, documents, and processes. We understand
development to mean the integration of three dimensions - the
social, and the economic-and will advocate for the incorporation of
integration into all aspects of the United Nations work.
Global Ecovillage Network
We are creating a sustainable future by identifying, assisting and
coordinating the efforts of communities to acquire, social, spiritual,
and ecological harmony. We encourage a culture of mutual acceptance
solidarity and love, open communications, cross-cultural outreach, and
education by example. We serve as a catalyst to bring the highest
humanity into a practical reality.
Water Stewards Network
Uniting people to restore and preserve the waters of the world.