Strategic Plan

Vision 1000! EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Since its founding in 2009, International Cities of Peace has achieved much success in both growth and impact. Last year, the Association of peace cities exceeded membership of 300 Cities of Peace in over 60 countries and the growth has accelerated. Yet as organizational icon Marshall Goldsmith said, “What got you…

Tehran, Iran: International City of Peace

First City of Peace in Iran! Amidst last week’s air strikes and the geopolitical turmoil that always seems to reign in the Middle East, an IRANIAN VETERANS FOR PEACE group has stepped forward to establish the capital of Iran as an International City of Peace! A watershed moment. Veterans of the 1990s Iran-Iraq War where…

Zhijiang and Weifang, China

Two Announcements for China! ON FEBRUARY 3, 2021, TWO CITIES IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA WILL ESTABLISH THEIR COMMUNITIES AS THE 307TH AND 308TH INTERNATIONAL CITIES OF PEACE. Zhijiang in Hunan Province and Weifang in Shandong Province will join Nanjing in Jiangsu Province, which was established as the 169th International City of Peace in…

Thesis on Cities of Peace

Thesis on International Cities of Peace   Motivation and Contribution in Building a Culture of Peace: A case study of International Cities of Peace A thesis presented and accepted by the Faculty of the Department of Sociology, University of Exxex by Thomas Dodge In 2020, Mr. Thomas Dodge interviewed Board Member Peter vanden Dungen, Founding…

Volunteer Positions

Volunteer Opportunities International Cities of Peace is an action-oriented, non-profit organization with Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC, the United Nations body for NGOs. The organization is strong and effective with an All-Volunteer leadership that is committed and working toward establishing a global network of Cities of Peace. Hundreds of in-situ leaders are working to bring…

Peace Posters!

2019 PEACE POSTER EXHIBITION Thousands of artists around the globe submitted designs based on “Peace and City” and some extraordinary beauty was the result. With Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata in the background, the Executive Director of International Cities of Peace reads an excerpt of his nonfiction work, “The Elements of Peace: How Nonviolence Works”. The excerpt,…

Stop the Spread!

Mini-grants to Cities of Peace in Africa STOP THE SPREAD IN AFRICA! The leaders of thirteen Cities of Peace in Africa have received $200 mini-grants for Virus Prevention in their community: Fizi, D.R. Congo; Monrovia, Liberia; Bamenda, Cameroon; Nateete, Uganda; Kubwa, Nigeria; Mathare, Kenya; Kabarnet, Kenya; Wamba, Nigeria; Kawempe, Uganda; Uyo, Nigeria; Kanyana, Uganda; Mwenga,…

Virus Prevention Kits

STOP THE VIRUS IN AFRICA! Amazing news today. Mini-grants for COVID-10 PREVENTION KITS are being donated to 13 Cities of Peace in Africa by UNESCO Chair of Peace Studies at Nanjing University and my friend Professor Liu Cheng of Nanjing: City of Peace. Many City of Peace leaders applied but complete information was provided before…

Victory Communities

The ICP Victory Community Program. A commitment by leaders of Cities of Peace around the globe to address the next decade of existential Challenges. International Cities of Peace is rolling out a new Program that addresses the dire challenges that Cities of Peace will face this decade and beyond. From pandemics to climate change to…

Latest from China!

Latest News from Nanjing: City of Peace The Communication from our City of Peace colleagues in Nanjing, China describes many peace activities in China and beyond. Photo: A meeting of the Peace Committee in Nanjing where the criteria for Chinese Cities of Peace was discussed. Nanjing: City of Peace is an Alliance partner with International…