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IIPT President Louis D’Amore planting
the first peace tree at Uganda Martyr’s
Trail Peace Park
Unity Peace Park
Richmond Hill
Ontario, Canada
IIPT Peace Park dedication in Pattaya
as the city is declared a “City of Peace”
Pattaya, Thailand

Global Peace Parks Project

“The future belongs to those who give the next generation reasons to hope”     Pierre Teilhard DeChardin

As we begin a new Century and new Millennium, it is appropriate that we re-dedicate ourselves to a peaceful and sustainable world.  A world where all are adequately fed, clothed, housed and have the opportunity for a dignified means to sustain their livelihood and the livelihood of their families.  A world where all children are nurtured and educated, and can look forward to growing into adulthood in a caring, global community.  A world that respects the integrity of our ecosystems and the  land, air and water that sustains all life.  A world that is sustainable for the benefit of future generations.

The Global Peace Parks Project builds on the success of IIPT’s Peace Parks Across Canada Project commemorating Canada’s 125th birthday as a nation in 1992.     

IIPT Global 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. Many of IIPT Peace Parks have erected a Peace Pole with the message 'May Peace Prevail on Earth' in different languages.

The Objectives of the IIPT Global Peace Parks are:
  • To nurture the growth of peace and understanding at home and
    throughout the world.
  • To enhance awareness of a community’s commitment to peace and a
    healthy environment.
  • To create a common ground for members of the community to come
    together in celebration of their nation’s people, land, and heritage, and the common future of all humankind.
  • Reflect on our connectedness to one another as a Global Family and to the earth of which we are all a part.
What Peace Means to Me


How to get involved?
 

Want to start a Peace Park in your community?
This practical kit will help you get started IIPT Global Peace Parks Project


‘Peace Parks Across Canada’
To Commemorate 15th Anniversary

Cities and towns across Canada will be re-dedicating Parks to Peace originally dedicated 15 years ago to commemorate Canada’s 125th birthday as a nation.

Each of the original Peace Parks incorporated a ‘Bosco Sacro’ (Peace Grove) of 12 trees as a symbolic link with one another, and with nature - and as a symbol of hope for the future. The 12 trees were also symbolic of Canada’s 10 Provinces and two Territories. As there are now three Territories, we are suggesting that a 13th tree be planted as part of the “Re-dedication Ceremony.”


Cities and towns that did not dedicate a park to peace in 1992 are invited to join us in dedicating a peace park on this 15th anniversary occasion. Please use this link to register your Peace Park. For help in getting started – Please see our “Peace Park Tool Kit

For a complete list on the cities who dedicated a Peace Park please click here. More information on the original project is available here.
 
Canada Francophone! Pour une liste des villes qui ont dédiée un Parc Canadiens de la Paix, cliquez ici. Plus d'information sur le projet ici.

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