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Teaching methods in Peace Education:a TOT program for teachers

globeTehran Peace Museum as part of its peace education program and as a cultural exchange between Iran and Japan, in collaboration with Japanese school in Tehran will host a Training of Trainers (TOT) session on 24 October 2012. During the two hours class, Japanese teachers of the Japanese school in Tehran will share their experiences, and teachers as the target group will learn about “Teaching and Promoting Culture of Peace to primary & junior high school students” as well as “War and Peace concepts in children & youths’ mind”.

The language of the program is Japanese, simultaneous Persian translation will be provided. Attending this session for teachers and educators would be free.

Date & Time: 24 October 2012, 4-6 pm

Venue: Tehran Peace Museum

Second workshop on International Humanitarian Law

IHL2 RiterThe Second workshop on International Humanitarian law was held in Tehran Peace Museum on Thursday 18 Oct 2012. In this educational program which was co-organize by the Peace Museum and the International Committee of Red Cross ICRC, 30 students -mostly from law schools - attended and topics like: Relationship between Peace studies and IHL,  laws of armed conflicts, principles of IHL, Chemical Weapons Convention, Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement,etc was discussed and students have chance to discuss on some exemplary cases. 

Mr Pierre Ryter, head of ICRC delegation in Tehran was special guest of the opening ceremony of the workshop.

To see the Photos of the event click HERE.

Online Photo Gallery to celebrate Children’s National Week on Tehran Peace Museum’s website

 

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To celebrate International Children’s Day (7 October 2012) and Children’s National Week (6-12 October 2012), Tehran Peace Museum will have an online photo gallery with pictures of the children on its own website. The pictures in this virtual gallery focused on “Children, Family & Society” which is also the message of this year’s children’s national week.

During this week, lots of programs and ceremonies will be held on the country; such as a celebration at “House of the Artists” on 7th October, from 3 to 6 pm, which unicef office in Iran invited all the children to attend.

Tehran Peace Museum as before, will host groups of children and school students; and wishes a year full of peace for the children, their families and the society.

To watch the photos of this virtual gallery, please click HERE.

Workshop on International Humanitarian Law was held in Tehran Peace Museum

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The first program of the Workshops on International Humanitarian Law was held in TPM on Thursday 04 October 2012.

 40 students (mostly from law schools) attended this workshop where subjects including: Principles of IHL, Implementation and enforcement of IHL, Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, IHL and disarmament treaties, chemical weapons convention and the role of peace museums in disseminating IHL were discussed. 

To see the Photos of the event click HERE.

Panel Discussion on Sustainable Life-Style - Sustainable Peace was held in Tehran Peace Museum

leaf darkAn expert panel discussion with the focus on “Sustainable Life-Style – Sustainable Peace” was held in Tehran Peace Museum on 1st October 2012, from 3 to 5 pm.

In this round table discussion, Dr Hans Levander, Founder of the Life-Link Friendship-Schools from Sweden and representatives of Iranian schools which are members of this project, Ministry of Education & Training, teachers, students, artists, AIESEC members, as well as some of the Tehran Peace Museum’s members and volunteers were present.

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UN Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2012

 

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On the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls for a complete cessation of hostilities around the world.

We also ask people everywhere to observe a minute of silence, at noon local time, to honour the victims – those who have lost their lives, and those who survived but must now cope with trauma and pain.

The theme of this year's observance is "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future".

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International day of Peace was celebrated in Tehran

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 Many children, their parents, activists, war veterans, NGO members and others gathered in the Tehran Peace museum on Friday 21 September to celebrate the International ِDay of Peace. The ceremony was started with the message of the UN secretary General which was delivered by the head of UNIC in Tehran then a short film by Iranian filmmaker “Abas Kiarostami” was screened. Children’s prayer for peace and one minute silence followed by candlelit vigil as well as speech by head of ICOM-Iran were other parts of the IDP observance in Tehran.

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Peace Postcards Exhibition is now open for visitors

200 Peace Postcards from 20 differentposter-PPC

 

countries from all over the globe

Date: 23 - 26 September 2012

  

ARASBARAN CULTURAL CENTER - Tehran

Visiting hours: 10 - 18

Addmition: free

 

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International Day of Peace observance in Tehran Peace Museum

IDPdove SThe observance of the International day of Peace IDP will be held in Tehran peace museum on Friday 21 September 2012 from 17:00 to 18:30.

Citizens, activists, representatives of International organizations as well as several children who have participated in the “UN art for peace contest” will attend the ceremony.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

In this Year's observance in Tehran there will be several programs including : Message of the UN Secretary General, Candlelit vigil and art performance by children

Talk for Peace!

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“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
Albert Einstein

Tehran Peace Museum is committed to promote peace through different means. We strongly believe that global peace is achievable and it can only be achieved by understanding. For a better understanding we need to communicate with each other more efficiently and this is why we thought Free English Discussion group fits into our mission.

This group is supposed to be a place where people can discuss about interesting peace related topics and the ways we can promote our goals at the same time that we practice our English.

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You don't need to be in certain age group or certain English skill level to join this group. Also there is no need for registration in advance. It’s a once in a month activity at Tehran Peace Museum and it is by donation for each session. The money goes to offset expenses and to promote Peace Museum's missions.

This is how it works: you like the topic; you drop by; you pay (if you like! ;-) and voila, you are all set to start Talking for Peace!

You can also choose to become a member of this group’s activity in Yahoo! Group, This way you will receive all updates and reminders for the sessions. To become a member of this group please send an E-mail to:

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Hope to see you soon.

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The peace messenger: a poem from Canada

 dove-peopleThanks to Canadian Poet "Robert Hicks" who has recently sent this impressive poem to the Tehran Peace Museum

to read the whole poem click below:

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Report: Memorial ceremony for A-bomb victims, 6-8 August 2012 at Tehran Peace Museum

 

video-artIn remembrance of 67th anniversary of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki atomic bomb attack, TPM hosted an installation&video art: “1 second white, 1 second black”. This was an art work by Shirin Abedinirad and Alireza Amirhajebi, which performed on 6th August 2012, from 8:15am to 8:15pm and followed on 7th and 8th August.


Side events including workshop for making paper crane and telling the Sadako’s story held at the Peace Museum on the above mentioned days.

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Iranian “Messengers of Peace” met with Mayor of Hiroshima

japon-travelA delegation of survivors of chemical warfare and volunteers of Tehran Peace Museum who visited Hiroshima to attend the 67th anniversary of A-bomb attack as well as several other meetings and events , met with “kazumi Matsui”, Mayor of Hiroshima on 7 August 2012.

During this meeting which was a part of “Messengers of Peace” mission organized by Tehran Peace Museum and the Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support  - SCWVS -, Mayor Matsui expressed his support to the exchanges between peace museums of Tehran and Hiroshima as well as fruitful peace exchanges between NGOs and citizens of Iran and Japan since 2004.

At the end of this meeting, envoy of the Mayor of Tehran, handed the message of Mayor Qalibaf to Mayor Matsui.

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Mayor of Tehran Paid a visit to Tehran Peace Museum

 

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Bagher Qalibaf, Mayor of Tehran paid a visit to Tehran Peace Museum on Monday 30 July 2012.
Following his visit to different sections of the museum, he had a meeting with board members as well as volunteer members of the museum including survivors of chemical weapons attacks who work for TPM as volunteer guides.

 

During his visit the project of documentation and oral history of chemical warfare survivors was launched officially. To see photos of this visit click here 

Kid's Guernica: AN INTERNATIONAL ART PROJECT FOR PEACE

2012/06/28 - 2012/10/14

 

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In order to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Gernika, the Gernika Peace Museum, the Peace Research Center Gernika Gogoratuz and the Culture House of Gernika, have organized the International Art Project for Peace, "Kids’ Guernica". It is a major mural exhibition painted by children in different parts of the world on canvas measuring 3.50 x 7.80 m, referring to Picasso’s "Guernica".

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Memorial ceremony for A-bomb victims, 6-9 August 2012

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In remembrance of 67th anniversary of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki atomic bomb attack, Tehran Peace Museum will host the installation and video art : “1 second white, 1 second black”.

This is an art work by Shirin Abedinirad and Alireza Amirhajebi, which will be performed on 6th August 2012, from 8:15am to 8:15pm and will be followed on 7th and 8th August.

Side events including workshop for making paper crane, reading Sadako’s story, prayer for world peace, etc.. Will be held at the Peace Museum on those days.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Iran, visited Tehran Peace Museum

 

UNHCR-enMr. Bernard Doyle, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Iran, visited Tehran Peace Museum on 22 July 2012.

During this an hour visit, representatives of UNHCR office in Iran also had a meeting with Tehran Peace Museum’s members and volunteer guides to discuss the possibilities for future collaboration and joint projects with focus on raising awareness about the consequences of war with focus on supporting war refugees as a peaceful and humanitarian value as well as spreading peace and friendship culture .

Japanese students and their teachers visited Tehran Peace Museum

 

school-jpA group of Japanese students of the Japanese school in Tehran along with their teachers, visited Tehran Peace Museum on Wednesday 18 July 2012.

During this visit, which was part of their educational program about war and peace, the students also watched documentary films about atomic bomb attack to Hiroshima and Nagazaki and had chance to talk to war survivors who volunteer for the peace Museum.

Click here to see more photos of this visit

United Nations Children’s Fund (unicef) Representative in Iran, visited Tehran Peace Museum

 

unicef-picaMr.Mohamed El Munir Safieldin, United Nations Children’s Fund (unicef) Representative in Iran, visited Tehran Peace Museum on 16 July 2012.

During this visit, which lasted more than an hour, representatives of unicef office in Iran also had a meeting with Tehran Peace Museum’s members and volunteers to discuss the possibilities for future collaboration and joint projects with focus on Children & Peace related issues as well as peace education program.

to see the photos of this visit click here


Foreign Journalists visited TPM

 

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A group of foreign journalists and Participants of the World Conference  on Women & Islamic Awakening visited  Tehran Peace Museum on 12 July 2012

 

 

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Talk for Peace!

Focus-Group-Discussion-FGD-001Tehran Peace Museum is pleased to announce that the English Discussion Group with the focus on peace related topics has been started since few weeks ago. 

 All interested individuals who are in intermediate to advanced levels of English are welcome to join the group.

 It would be a great opportunity not only to improve listening/speaking skill but also to exchange Ideas about different topics and improve our knowledge.

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opportunity for listening to eye witness accounts of Chemical Warfare survivors

 

world-free-of-WMDOn the occasion of “National day for campaigning against Chemical Weapons” there will be an opportunity for all citizens to meet with survivors of chemical warfare and listen to their eye witness accounts.

On Thursday 28 June, at Tehran Peace Museum several CW victims - most of them are volunteer guides of the museum – will host visitors to share their experience with them and to raise awareness about the consequences of Chemical Weapons.

Those who are interested to meet with them and listen to first hand eye witness accounts are invited to join us on 28 June 2012 from 9 am to 4 pm.

On the sideline of the event there will be several presentations by experts and art exhibitions in the museum.  For group visits contact us in advance.

Countdown to the International Day of Peace 2012

100 days_countdownLess than 100 days left to the International Day of peace .

The International Day of Peace, marked every year on 21 September, gives us all a chance to reflect on the unconscionable toll – moral, physical, material – wrought by war.  Those costs are borne not only by us today, but by future generations as well.

This year, Tehran Peace Museum as usual, will organize an observance on this day.  Further details of the event will be announced soon. If you are interested in contributing in this event , please contact us!

Opportunity for those who are interested in Peace and conflict studies

 

A Masters degree in "conflictology"


UNITAR-UOC

The first of joint activities to be undertaken under the new cooperation between UNITAR (The United Nations Institute for Training and Research) and the Open University of Catalunya, in collaboration with Peacekeeping Programme that will be followed by joint activities in international law.

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