Peace Parks are formed
throughout the world to dedicate a piece of land to our commitment
to "Building a Culture of Peace." Our goal is to circle the
earth with over 2,010 IIPT Peace Parks by 2010. At the end of
each IIPT Conference, delegates participate in a special ceremony in
which an IIPT Peace Park is dedicated to our hope for a peaceful and
sustainable world. Many of IIPT Peace Parks have erected a
with the message 'May Peace Prevail on Earth' in different languages.
|| The Credo of the Peaceful
Traveler puts forth an
ethical travel philosophy for travelers to abide by. The IIPT
promotes responsible travel by encouraging respect for hosts and the
environment. The IIPT Credo was developed over a
decade ago, and has been spread across the travel and tourism
industry worldwide. To display your support for the IIPT Credo, in
addition to adhering to its principles when traveling, please
One Earth One Family Plaque and/or Note Cards.
||World Peace Travel is
a new IIPT endeavor, beginning in 2006, which offers tours to
various destinations around the world. This initiative was launched
as means of offering travel opportunities that promote a ‘Culture of
Peace through Tourism.’ We invite you to join us for our upcoming
Tour to the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, scheduled February 13 to
February 26, 2007. Also, please keep an eye out for future
details announcing the Abrahamic Faith Tour.
opportunities endorsed by IIPT have been implemented by the IIPT
Student/Youth Network and colleagues with
Miracle Corners of the World.
Beginning in the summer of 2006, the 'Ray of Hope for
Children of Tanzania' project is being undertaken to help improve life for primary school
children of Kibada,
located on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam. Fundraising activities will help
provide educational materials, desks, a computer, mosquito nets and
other basic necessities.
Click here to read more information and to contribute.
new Consulting Division of IIPT is under development. IIPT
recently entered into a strategic alliance with the
International Executive Service Corps
with the aim to utilize its expertise on promoting sustainable
IIPT together will maximize their combined knowledge and experience
to benefit the private and public sectors as well as civil society
of client countries. This agreement was announced at the 3rd Global
Summit held in Thailand, October 2005, where IESC's President and
CEO, Spencer King, was a keynote speaker
theme: 'Role of the World's Largest Industry in Advancing the UN
IIPT's wide network of practitioners with
experience in a variety of fields and regions are pleased to offer
their services as project consultants.
Just a Drop, an international water-aid charity organized on
behalf of the global travel and tourism industry, is IIPT's
official charity. Just a Drop was recently awarded an IIPT
Achievement Award for its fundraising efforts undertaken to
provide clean water access to thousands of children and their
families. By constructing wells, hand pumps and health and
sanitation programs, Just a Drop is working to stop children
from dying from aliments of water pollution. IIPT carried
out a special campaign in support of Just A Drop to assist grief
stricken survivors of the Indian Ocean-Bay of Bengal disaster.
Click here to read press release.
||To spread awareness on
how tourism contributes to peace on earth, IIPT organizes
Conferences throughout the world on various themes of Peace through
Tourism. Many of these conferences resulted in the creation of
Declarations that express commitments to projects which
promote avenues to build upon peace through tourism efforts.
Please be sure to visit our Conferences
section to learn more.
tradition of presenting
Awards to worthy individuals and organizations
was inaugurated at the 2nd Global Conference to recognize
and honor outstanding achievements that enhance international
understanding, cooperation and peace. Please visit our
IIPT Peace Award page to learn more
about past recipients and their exceptional efforts.
IIPT Men of Peace,
for Peace Awards, IIPT Achievement
and presented in conjunction with IIPT Conferences.