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ICRC's new representative in Tehran visits TPM

icrc-logoMs. Florence Gillete, new head of representative office of ICRC in Iran visited Tehran Peace Museum along with Mr. Philip Spoerri, Director of International Law and Cooperation of ICRC in New York on December 10, 2016.

This visit was followed by a meeting in which Ms. Gillete and Mr. Spoerri got familiar with different activities of TPM.

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Professor Gerhard Freilinger visits TPM

Dr.-Gerhard-FreilingerProfessor Gerhard Freilinger, an Austrian physician who treated the Iranian chemical weapon victims of Iran- Iraq war, visited TPM on December 10, 2016. 35 years ago in Vienna airport, Professor Gerhard Freilinger accepted the first aircraft carrying women and children victims of Sardasht gas attack and treated them in Vienna hospital.

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TPM and SCWVS delegates attend the 21st Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention

OPCW2016The Tehran Peace Museum (TPM) and the Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support (SCWVS) attended the 21st Conference of State Parties (CSP) to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), in The Hague, November 28th to December 2nd, 2016. 

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"Professional Course on Peace Education" hold at TPM

کارگاه تخصصی پنج روزه‌‌ آموزش صلح The "Professional Course on Peace Education" was held at Tehran Peace Museum (TPM) as a joint project with Berghof Foundation from 7th to 11th, November 2016. 

This course, which was an introduction to peace related concepts and topics, was prepared based on academic courses on peace education and aimed to develop the participants' capacity in promoting a culture of peace. The curriculum was jointly planned by Iranian, German & Austrian academics at TPM and Berghof Foundation and included the following topics: Peace and Peace Education, Violence and Nonviolence, Conflict and Conflict Transformation and global citizenship. The participants benefited from the interactive and new methods of the workshop, too.

 

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Tehran Peace Museum will be closed for visits from 7th to 11th November 2016.

CloseThe Tehran Peace museum would be closed for visits from 7th to 11th November 2016 to hold the Professional Course on Peace Education. Peace and Peace Education, Violence and Nonviolence, Conflict and Conflict Transformation and global citizenship will be discussed in this interactive workshop.

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The Commemoration Ceremony to Appreciate Professor Mahdi Balali-Mood's Efforts

csm OPCW-The Hague AwardAccording to Mehr News Agency, the commemoration ceremony of Professor Mahdi Balali -Mood, the father of Iran's toxicology science, was held on September 27th in Birjand, South Khorasan province. In addition to appreciating Professor Balali-Mood's efforts and rewarding top students of Mood city, the life documentary of Professor Balali -Mood along with the post stamp and a rug with his portrait were unveiled. A healthcare center in Mood was also named after him.

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16th issue of INMP newsletter published

INMPThe 16th issue of the INMP (International Network of Museums for Peace) newsletter has been published and is now available on the respective website. Like any other issue of the newsletter, diverse reports and news pieces can be found on this issue regarding different activities held in different peace museums around the world.

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The Commemoration of the "International Day of Peace" in Tehran Peace Museum

international-day-of-peaceAn anniversary ceremony on the occasion of "International Day of Peace" was held at Tehran Peace Museum (TPM) on September 18, 2016 and Victims of Iran - Iraq war, TPM volunteers as well as representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Nations Information Center, the ambassadors and representatives of the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Sweden, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Tehran Municipality and Non-Governmental Organizations, were among the attendees of this event.

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Ban Ki-moon's Message

ban-ki-moon-unEvery year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on warring parties to lay down their arms and observe a 24-hour global ceasefire. The symbolism of a day without fighting is a crucial reminder that conflict can and must come to an end.

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The message of representative of chemical warfare survivors on the occasion of International Day of Peace

Sardasht-NI also have a special hello to the victims of war and survivors of chemical weapons. On the verge of the “Week of Holly Defense”, I pay tribute to the martyrs of Iran-Iraq war as well.
We are here to commemorate 21st of September, the International Day of Peace and today, we are even more happy that this event is held by the assistance of victims of chemical weapons who are now the leaders and messengers of peace.

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The message of Tehran Peace Museum on the occasion of International Day of Peace

TPM-LogoAgain, this year we commemorate International Peace Day while in many parts of the world including Yemen, Iraq and Syria and many other countries people are deprived from the blessings of peace and security and we witness the tragic humanitarian disasters caused by the greed of individuals and groups; Today not many parts of the world are safe from such disasters and peace is a vulnerable concept of this century considering that.  

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Two-day workshop on “Youths and Promoting Social Peaceful Skills”

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A two-day workshop entitled “Youths and Promoting Social Peaceful Skills” was held by Ms. Jasna Bastic and Mr. Jan Kulenovic (from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Switzerland consecutively) on Wednesday, August 24th and Thursday, August 25th at Tehran Peace Museum. 

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The 5th Model UN conference (MUN) held at the TPM

isj2016The 5th Model UN conference (MUN) in Iran was held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 in a mutual attempt by International Studies Journal (ISJ), ) and United Nations Information Centre (UINC) at Tehran Peace Museum.

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Sharing personal experiences surrounding war in Iran and Bosnia-and-Herzegovina


JJ-IRAN-Bosnia-timA discussion session focused on individual experiences surrounding war in Iran and Bosnia-and-Herzegovina was held at Tehran Peace Museum.

A group of veterans of Iran-Iraq war accompanied by volunteers from Tehran Peace Museum participated in the session that featured two peace activists from Bosnia Herzegovina and Switzerland.

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Tehran Peace Museum will be closed for visits from 23rd to 25th August 2016

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The Tehran Peace museum would be closed for visits from 23rd to 25th August 2016 to hold Youth Leadership-workshops.

Message of the President of Mayors for Peace on the Occasion of Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

hiroshima 2016On 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6th, 2016, Mayor Matsui of Hiroshima and the president of Mayors for Peace delivered this year's Peace Declaration at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony. 

 

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Hiroshima 71 years on

hiroshima-6-august-1945More than 70 years are passed and the nuclear attacks on civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki remains one of the most heinous war-crimes to this date. To mark the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing,a peace memorial ceremony was held at Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, attended by people, activists and peace-makers from all around the world.

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Lecture by Professor Jan Oberg on “MIDDEL EAST” held in Tehran Peace Museum

oberg-tim 2016On Saturday 6th August 2016, the TPM was honored to welcome Dr. Jan Oberg director and co-founder of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF), to give a lecture in English titled "The Middle East: How did the West get there? What are the alternatives now?"

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Lecture by Professor Jan Oberg on “Middle East”

Jan-Oberg-PosterTitle: “The Middle East. How did the West get there? What are the alternatives now?"
Date and Time: Saturday 6 August 2016, 15:30-17:30
Venue: Tehran Peace Museum
Professor Jan Oberg is the director and co-founder of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research in Lund, Sweden. The Foundation is an independent think tank, which has been dedicated for more than 28 years to academic research, as well as practical, on the ground experience with the purpose of promoting Article 1 of the UN Charter that peace shall be created by peaceful means.

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15th issue of INMP newsletter published

INMPThe 15th issue of the INMP (International Network of Museums for Peace) newsletter has been published and is now available on the respective website. Like any other issue of the newsletter, diverse reports and news pieces can be found on this issue regarding different activities held in different peace museums around the world;

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The New Dutch Ambassador to Iran Visits Tehran Museum of Peace

Netherlands-news-timMs. Susanna Terstal , the new Dutch ambassador, whose country is the interim representative of the European Union in Iran, visited Tehran Museum Peace on July 11th and got a first-hand taste of the ambiance and the activities at the museum.
She partook in a tour of the museum accompanied and guided by the veteran members of the museum and reviewed different dimensions of the impacts of chemical weapons that were used against Iran during the Iran-Iraq war. 

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Tehran Peace Museum Mourns the Loss of an Influential Artist

KiaroustamiIranian renowned film director and screenwriter, Abbas Kiarostami whom movies acclaimed worldwide by critics and audiences, passed away on July 4th, 2016 due to sickness. 

This prominent film maker, film editor, photographer and poet visited Tehran Peace Museum in 2014 and got to know the guides of the museum whom are the survivors of chemical weapons and enriched his knowledge about their volunteer activities to raise awareness about the consequences of war and promoting a culture of peace.

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National Day against Chemical and Biological Weapons Observed in Tehran Peace Museum

8tir-newsTo commemorate the National Day against Chemical and Biological Weapons which coincides with the anniversary of chemical attack on the Iranian city of Sardasht, an event was held at Tehran Peace Museum which comprised of a friendly meeting and discussion session with veterans and families of chemical victims. Many participants including the veterans and victims of chemical weapons, Peace Museum's narrators, families of the Iraq-Iran war victims, members and activists affiliated with NGOs, public figures and others joined us in observing the day.

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Shahab Hosseini Visits Tehran Peace Museum

Shahab-hoseiniCannes’ Best Actor Award winner, Shahab Hosseini, a figure adored by the public visited Tehran’s Musuem of Peace this week. During his 2-hour visit, Hosseini keenly listened to the museum’s tour guides in an attempt to enrich his knowledge about peaceful means and the museum’s objectives. A major part of the tour was as always dedicated to understanding the criminality and fatality of chemical weapons and the way they affected the Iranian population and veterans of war.

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