Museum of Peacekeeping Operations Bulletin
Peacemakers of all countries— unite!
Voice of Peacemakers
# 258 (English version)
September 30, 2006
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Contents: FROM TOTALITARIAN THINKING TO PEACE THINKING
ON THE WAY TO PEACE CULTURE IN RUSSIA

 


FROM TOTALITARIAN THINKING TO PEACE THINKING
ON THE WAY TO PEACE CULTURE IN RUSSIA

Presentation of Activities of Russian Peacekeeping Veterans to the 5th Northern European Conference
on Veteran Support "Collaboration with Young Generation"

(23 - 27 October 2006, Military Rest Centre, Rynia n/Warsaw, Poland)

Prepared by Dr.Valery Guerguel, director of Museum of Peacekeeping Operations, UN peacekeeping veteran (UNTSO, 1973-76)

 

Part 1. SPESIFIC FEATURES OF CHILDREN NGO

 

1.1. What is NGO of Children? Conditions for its Operation

1.1.1. NGO - a group of people united on the basis of common traditions, ideology (ideals), economic interests and religion beliefs to realize its interests in different forms of activities. NGO may be identified by its flag, specific uniforms and insignia.

NGO of youth - a group of young people of over 14 (18) years united on the basis of self-government and interested in joint activities in social, political and economic spheres to secure its common interests.

NGO of children - a group of children (scholars) and adults united on the basis of self government to realize its interests in professional orientation, physical and intellectual growing in different forms of activities. Ratio of children to adults is not less then 4:1.

1.1.2. What is necessary to have to provide operation and development of children NGO?
Children NGO functioning requires:

a) Positive (consolidating) ideas or/and a hero.
b) Money and accommodations.
c) Adult coordinators (leaders).
d) Educational technologies.
e) Plans and programs (including games and attracting events in spheres of sports, arts and social life).
f) Support or/and supervision of older generation (veterans and parents).
g) Support of official bodies (local authorities, regional or federal governments, international community)
e) Attracting uniforms, insignia, traditions and songs.

Note. Children NGO is to be out of politics.


Part 2. TYPES OF NGOs IN THE USSR AND IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATIONPES OF NGOs IHE USSR AND IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

2.1. Main types of NGOs in former Soviet Union. Cooperation of Veterans with Young Generation

Types of NGOs/ Characteristics & activities Political Parties/
the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
NGO of Veterans of War and Labor Communist Union of Youth /KOMSOMOL All-Union Pioneer Organization Other NGOs
1. Number of members 19 000 000 40 000 000 33 000 000 25 000 000 300 000
2. Consolidating idea (Bolshevist ideology) + (Code of Builder of Communism) + + Oath of Pioneer +
3. Cadres of Instructors System of training of Party instructors at Party schools System of WW2 veteran experience exchange System of training of youth instructors System of training of Pioneer guides +
4. Ladder for development of cadres From Pioneer leader (scholars of 10-14 years) to Youth/KOMSOMOL leader (14-28 years), then to member of the Communist Party (from 18 years) and to the Veteran of Labor (from 60 years)
5. Support of Government + + + + +
6. Forms of Activities
6.1. Ideological Training Party Meetings, political briefings Veteran meetings,
political briefings
KOMSOMOL meetings,
political briefings
Pioneer meetings Political briefings
6.2. Ceremonies (parades) on the occasion of international, national and communist holydays + + + + +
6.3. Others Evening Universities of Marxism-Leninism, Party literature and newspapers Experience exchange sessions, museums of combat glory, publication of memoirs, organization of mourning ceremonies Evening universities of Culture, organization of exhibitions, museums, publication of newspapers and books Pioneer wall papers at schools, organization of Pioneer museums (corners), meetings with WW2 veterans, pioneer summer camps Struggle for peace
7. Veteran support of Party, KOMSOMOL and Pioneer' activities Meetings of veterans with Party members Lectures (classes) of Bravery at institutions, schools and summer camps, assistance in organization of school museums of Combat Glory, awarding with badges and certificats Classes of Bravery at schools and summer camps, assistance in organization of school museums of Combat Glory, awarding with badges and certificats +
8. Party, KOMSOMOL and Pioneer support of veterans Invitation of veterans to classes and ceremonies to be organized by Party Invitation of veterans to classes and ceremonies to be organized at schools and institutions Invitation of veterans to classes and ceremonies to be organized at schools +

 

2. 2. Forms of Activities and Types of NGOs in Russia by 1998

Note: There were no the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the KOMSOMOL as well as domination of Marxist-Leninist thinking in politics, economy and culture.

Types of NGOs/ Characteristics & activities Political Parties/ the CPRF, "Our Home is Russia", Liberal democrats, Yabloko and many others
NGO of Veterans of War and Labor NGOs of Youth (a few hundreds in number) NGOs of children (a few thousands in number) Other NGOs
1. Total number of members Appr. 2 000 000 - 3 000 000 (CPRF - 380 000 members) 40 000 000 Appr.100-150 000 Up to 1 000 000 Up to 100 000
2. Consolidating idea (Bolshevist ideology) - (+only with CPRF) - - - -
3. Cadres of Instructors - (+only with CPRF) + WW2 veteran experience exchange - - -
4. Ladder for development of cadres - - - - -
5. Support of Government - + (partial support) - - (Sometimes regional government support) -
6. Forms of Activities
6.1. Ceremonies (parades) on the occasion of international, national and other holydays + + + + +
6.2. Others Organization of party forums, exhibitions, museums, publication of newspapers, books and web-sites Experience exchange sessions, organization of museums of glory, publication of memoirs and books, organization of mourning ceremonies Organization of exhibitions, museums, publication of books, newspapers, web-sites Pioneer wall papers at schools, organization of museums (corners) Struggle for peace activities
7. Veteran support of Party, KOMSOMOL and Pioneer' activities Meetings with members of parties Classes of Bravery Classes of Bravery at schools (camps), assistance in organization of school museums of Combat Glory Meetings with members of NGOs
8. Children and Youth NGOs support of veterans Invitation of veterans to classes and ceremonies to be organized by Party Invitation of WW2 veterans to institutions, assistance in compiling the Book of Memory Invitation of WW2 veterans to schools, assistance in compiling the Book of Memory  


Part 3. SOVIET AND RUSSIAN NGOs OF PEACEKEEPING VETERANS

 

3.1. Soviet and Russian NGOs of UN Peacekeeping Veterans

Name of NGO Time of Operation Founders/coordinators Notes
Peacekeeper's section of the UN Association of the Soviet Union 1990-1992 Vladimir Zakharov
Alexander Ryzhov
Grigory Kovrizhenko
15-20 members
Interregional public organization "UN Peacekeepers Club" 1991-1993 Guerman Pimenov
Valery Guerguel
Up to 100 members
Solnechnogorsk section of UN Peacekeepers Club 1993-2006 Valery Guerguel 1. It was reregistered as Union of Peacemakers in 1997
2. It established the Museum of Peacekeeping Operations in 1993
Museum of Peacekeeping Operations 1993-2006 Valery Guerguel
Vladimir Zakharov,
Anatoly Isaenko,
Eugene Komlyakov
 
Interregional public organization "Russian Association of the Veterans in UN Peacekeeping Missions" 29 July, 1998-2006 Nikolai Belik (President 1998-2000)
Mikhail Ermolaev (Vice-President 1998-2000)
1. Includes Moscow and St-Petersburg sections.
2. Sergei Lavrov as President and Victor Tarusin as Vice President since 2000
Moscow regional public organization "Union of Peacemakers" 1993-2006 Valery Guerguel It was known as Solnechnogorsk section of UN Peacekeepers Club 1993-1997
Council of Peacekeeping Veterans of the Ministry of Interior of Russia 2002-2006 Vladimir Rusakov 19 members in 2002
Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace 1998-2006 Valery Guerguel, Vladimir Zakharov, Anatoly Isaenko, Eugene Komlyakov, Samir Al Jijakli, Alexander Gorelik, Alexey Nikolenko, Yuri Shishaev, Valdimir Pavisky, Marina Shirshova, Ilya Zarouba,; schools principals and coordinators of 60 Schools of Peace Over 1 500 members (children - 1300, adults - 200);
Over 60 Schools of Peace (both secondary schools and NGOs);
Museum of Peacekeeping Operations and other NGOs

 

3.2. Projects of Soviet and Russian NGOs of Peacekeeping Veterans

Name of NGO Projects and Activities Coordinators Notes
Peacekeeper's section of the UN Association of the Soviet Union 1. Session on exchange of peacekeeping experience (1991) Vladimir Zakharov,
Alexander Ryzhov
20 members
Interregional public organization "UN Peacekeepers Club" 1. Conference "UN Peacekeeping Operations: Problems and Experience" (Moscow, 11-12 Apr., 1993 and Solnechnogorsk, 23-24 Nov., 1993) Guerman Pimenov,
Valery Guerguel
Over 150 participants incl. Lt-Gen Ensio Siilasvuo (Finland), Brig-Gen Englund (Sweden), Lt-General A.S. Kulikov (Commander of Interior Forces of Russia) and Col. N.F. Arinakhin (Peacekeeping Department, Russia)
2. International seminar and role game on problems of Russia in the field of UN peacekeeping (Moscow 1993) Over 40 participants
3. The book "In the Service of Peace 1973-1992" (Moscow, May 1993) List of 600 names of Soviet and Russian UNMOs and troops
Solnechnogorsk section of UN Peacekeepers Club (Union of Peacemakers since 1999) 1. Project "Museum of Peacekeeping Operations" (1993-2006) Valery Guerguel,
Vladimir Zakharov, Anatoly Isaenko, Eugene Komlyakov
Museum was organized at the proposal of participants of the conference "UN Peacekeeping Operations: Problems and Experience
Interregional NGO "Russian Association of the Veterans in UN Peacekeeping Missions" 1. Draft National Peacekeeping Concept (2000) Sergei Lavrov, Victor Tarusin The draft was presented to the first Deputy of Chief the General Staff of the RF Col.Gen. V.L. Manilov (2000)
2. Charity Fund of Veterans in the UN Peacekeeping Missions (2001) Victor Tarusin Purpose of the fund - social support of peacekeepers and their families
Museum of Peacekeeping Operations 1. International Forum "Ecological Security and Peacekeeping in Euro-Asian Space" (Moscow, May 1995). Co-organizers: Russian Ministry of Ecology, Federation of Peace and Accord and others Valery Guerguel,
Vladimir Zakharov, Anatoly Isaenko, Eugene Komlyakov,
Tatyana Romanova
Over 200 participants representing 120 ecological NGOs which adopted Public Environmental Code
2. The memorial book of Soviet and Russian UN peacekeepers:
a) "In the Service of Peace. 1973-1992" (Moscow, May 19930;
b) "In the Service of Peace. 1973-2000" (Moscow, June 2000);
c) The book "In the Service of Peace. 1973-2003" (Moscow, 2004)
Valery Guerguel,
Guerman Pimenov,
Yuri Bogomolov,
Alexander Borisov
a) List of 500 names of Soviet and Russian UNMOs and troops.
b) List of 800 names of Soviet and Russian UNMOs and CivPols
b) List of over 2 000 names of Soviet and Russian UNMOs and CivPols incl. list of Russian peacekeepers perished 1973-2003
3. Exhibitions:
a) "On the Service of Peace and Humanism" at Federation of Peace and Accord, Moscow, 18-20 May
b) UN Peacekeeping: In the Service of Peace" Moscow, Oct 18-28, 1995
c) "UN Peacekeeping: 1948-1996" at Moscow House of Europe Oct. 24, 1996
d) "UN Peacekeeping Operations: Yesterday and Today" at Moscow Mayer Office, Dec. 19-20, 1998
e) "Museum of Peacekeeping Operations" at "Vystrel" Military Academy, Solnechnogorsk, 1996-2003
f) "Russian UN Museum to the 60-th anniversary of the UN", at Solnechnogorsk Historical Museum, Aug 2004-Feb.2005
Valery Guerguel, Samir Al Jijakly, Aleksei Nikolenko, Ilya Zarouba, Ludmila Imennova
4. Website "Museum of Peacekeeping Operations"( 1999-2006) Valery Guerguel
5. "Voice of Peacemakers" bulletin (2001-2006) Council of Veterans of Museum of PKO
6. Website "Peace Education Net of Schools of Peace"( 2002-2006) Valery Guerguel
Council of Peacekeeping Veterans of the Ministry of Interior of Russia 1. Conference on Peacekeeping organized on the occasion of the 10-th anniversary of Russian Civpol participation in UN Peacekeeping (April 2002)
2. The memorial book "In the Service of Peace. Civpols"
Vladimir Rusakov,
Denis Tikhomirov,
Yuri Bogomolov,
Alexander Borisov and others
In collaboration with the Ministry of Interior of Russia (over 100 participants) incl. guests from the Ukraine
Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace 1. "Model of UN Peacekeeping" project (1998-2002)
2. Parades at the International Peace-Day (1999-2006)
3. Celebration (parades) of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers (2002-2006)
4. Decade of Volunteer Deeds, Dec.1-10 (1999-2005)
5. Spring Peacemaking Action, Apr.15-May.15 (2000-2006)
6. Festival of Russian Sports, March (2001-2006)
7. Contest of drawings and essays "Blue Beret" (2001)
8. Campaign "Stop Violence on TV screen"
9. Contest of Songs about Peace and Peacemakers (Jan.-Mar.2004)
10. Contest "New Songs about Peace" (Jan.-Apr.2006)
11. National Contest "UN Peacekeeper of the Year" (2004-2006)
12. Contest "Young Peacemaker of the Year" (2006)
13. "Library of Peace" project
Valery Guerguel, Alexander Gorelik,
Vladimir Zakharov,
Anatoly Isaenko,
Eugene Komlyakov,
Alexey Nikolenko,
Ilya Zarouba,
Marina Shirshova,
Yulia Vlasova,
Zarafshan Isaev,
Svetlana Volkova;
principals and coordinators of over 60 Secondary Schools of Peace
Over 1 500 members (children - 1400 and adults - 100);
60 Schools of Peace (both secondary schools and NGOs)


Part 4. PEACE THINKING AS AN IDEOLOGY

 

4.1. Mile Stones of Global Peace Thinking

Years Events
1920 Charter (Statut) of the League of Nations
1929 Publication of Pact of Roerich
1945 Charter of the United Nations
1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1954 Hague Convention

1974

Recommendation on Education in the Spirit of International Understanding, Cooperation, Peace, Respect of Human Rights and Basic Freedoms adopted by UNESCO November 19, 1974
1989 Yamoussoukro Conference (Culture of Peace)
1992 Environmental Summit in Rio
1998
Declaration on Culture of Peace
2000 International Year of Culture of Peace and Manifesto 2000
2001-2010 International Decade of Culture of Peace and Non-Violence

 

4.2. Development of Peace Thinking and Peace Education by NGOs in Russia

##
Activities and Projects
Name of NGO
1
Publication of series of books on Culture of Peace (1996-2006) Non-commercial NGO - "Center "Ethnosphere"
2
Draft convention on Peace Education (2003-2006) International Movement "Teachers for Peace and Mutual Understanding"
3
Assemblies of Generations (2000-2006) International Movement "Teachers for Peace and Mutual Understanding" in collaboration with RUSMOL and others
4
"Model United Nations" Project UN Association of Russia, Moscow International High School
5
"Young Ambassadors of Peace" Project (2004-2006) "Children of Russia" Fund, Federation of Peace Funds in collaboration with Government of Moscow and others
6
Training Course of Peace Builders Institute of Culture of Peace in Kazan (Republic of Tatarstan)
7
Museum of Culture of Peace "Aspects of Education" school

 

4.3. Contribution of Peacekeeping Veterans into Development of Peace Thinking and Peace Education in Russia

Years
Events
Results
1993
International Conference "UN Peacekeeping Operations: Problems and Experience" Letter to President of Russia with an appeal for development of National Peacekeeping Concept
1995
International Forum "Environmental Security and Peacekeeping in Euro-Asian Space Draft Public Environmental Code "Human Being and the Earth"
1996
NATO workshop "Conflict and the Environment" in Norway Presentation of Draft Public Environmental Code "Human Being and the Earth" in English
2001
Contest of drawings and essays for children and youth "Blue Beret" Drawings and essays of children and youth
2002
Working group of RAVUMP Draft Concept of Peacekeeping in the RF
2002
Moscow Conference "School of Peace is a School of Young Peacemakers" Draft Code of Honor of Young Peacemaker
2004
Contest "Songs about Peace and Peacemakers" Songs and poetry of children and youth
2006
Contest "New Songs about Peace" Songs and poetry of children and youth
2004-2006
National Contest "UN Peacekeeper of the Year" and "Young Peacemaker of the Year" (since 2006) Winners of the contest


Part 5. COLLABORATION OF RUSSIAN PEACEKEEPING VETERANS WITH YOUNG GENERATION

 

5.1. Activities of Veterans and Young Generation in Fields of Peace Education and Association with the United Nation

Years Activities Participants,
chil/adults
Place Organizers
1997-2006 Training Course "Civil and Patriotic Education of Children in the Spirit of Culture of Peace and Peacemaking" From 26 to 52 students (school principals and teachers) each year Moscow Moscow Teacher Development Institute, Museum of Peacekeeping Operations
1998
20-22/05
Annual Education and Sport Game "Model of UN Peacekeeping - 1998" 200/20 Solnechnogorsk Museum of Peacekeeping Operations, Youth Committee of Moscow region, "Vystrel" Academy
1999
11-16/06
Annual Education and Sport Game "Model of UN Peacekeeping - 1999" 200/25 Solnechnogorsk Museum of PKO, Government of Moscow, "Vystrel" Academy, UNIC Moscow, UN Dep. of PKO
3-10/12 Week of Fair Deeds (Volunteering for Peace) 60 secondary schools Moscow Museum of PKO, Dep.of Education of S-W district of Moscow, UNIC Moscow, UNV
2000
26-28/05
Annual Game of Young Peacemakers of S-W District of Moscow "Model of UN Peacekeeping -2000" 180/20 Bikovka in Moscow suburbs Museum of PKO, Dep. of Education of S-W district of Moscow
Sept Parade on the occasion of the International Day of Peace 300 children Secondary Schools # 1115 Museum of PKO, Dep. of Education of S-W district of Moscow, UNIC Moscow
3-10/12 Week of Fair Deeds. Volunteering for Peace 55 secondary schools Moscow Museum of PKO, Dep.of Education of S-W district of Moscow, UNIC Moscow, UNV
2001 Feb. - 2006 Publication of "Voice of Peacemakers" Bulletin in internet Council of veterans of the Museum Moscow Museum of PKO, UNIC Moscow
2001
15/04-15/05
Spring Peacemaking Action 50 secondary schools Moscow Museum of PKO, Moscow Teacher Development Institute
25-29/06 Moscow City Game of Young Peacemakers 200/20 "Leader" training center in Moscow Museum of PKO, Moscow Teacher Development Institute
15/07-09/08 Mission of Young Peacemakers in the Ukraine 25/2 Alushta in the Crimea Museum of PKO,
Government of Moscow
Dec. 2001
-2006
Educational Project "Peace Education Net of Schools of Peace" From 25 to 60 secondary schools Russia and CIS Museum of PKO, Moscow
Teacher Development,
UNIC Moscow
1-10/12 Decade of Fair Deeds. Volunteering for Peace 50 secondary schools Russia Museum of PKO, Dep.of Education of S-W district of Moscow, UNIC Moscow, UNV
2002
15/04-15/05
Spring Peacemaking Action 50 secondary schools Russia Museum of PKO, Moscow Teacher Development Institute
25/06-19/07 Mission of Young Peacemakers in the Ukraine 30/2 Alushta in the Crimea Museum of PKO,
Government of Moscow
21/09 Celebration of the International Peace Day - planting of Peace Tree Young peacemakers and veterans UNIC Moscow UNIC Moscow, Museum of PKO
1-10/12 Decade of Fair Deeds. Volunteering for Peace 50 secondary schools Russia Museum of PKO, UNIC Moscow
2003
23/02
Parade on the occasion of the Day of Defender of the Motherland 150 children Alexandrovsky Park in Moscow Government of Moscow, Moscow Council of Children NGOs and Movement of YPM&SP
15/04-15/05 Spring Peacemaking Action 50 secondary schools Russia Museum of PKO, Moscow Teacher Development Institute
21/09 Meeting of Young peacemakers and peacekeeping veterans on the occasion of the International Day of Peace 300 children and veterans Moscow House of NGOs Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace and Government of Moscow
23-28/09 Autumn camp of young peacemakers and members of other children NGOs of Moscow 200/20 In the suburbs of Moscow Movement of YPM&SP and Government of Moscow
7/11 Participation of young peacemakers in parade on the Red Square for celebration of the 62-th anniversary of the military parade in 1941 100/10 Red square of Moscow Government of Moscow, Moscow Council of Children NGOs and Movement of YPM&SP
1-10/12 Decade of Fair Deeds. Volunteering for Peace 50 secondary schools Russia Museum of PKO, UNIC Moscow
2004
Jan-Mar
Contest of Songs about Peace and Peacemakers 50 secondary schools Moscow House of Teacher Moscow House of Teacher, Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace and other NGOs
Jan-Feb Collection of signatures under the open letter to President Putin "Stop Violence on TV screens!" 50 secondary schools Russia Union "Civil Society to Children of Russia", Movement of YPM&SP and other NGOs
28/02- 2/03 Festival of Russian Sports 200/20 Secondary School # 271 in Moscow Secondary School # 271 and Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace
1-4/04 Camp of Moscow children NGOs Council on Culture of Peace 200/20 In the suburbs of Moscow Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace and Government of Moscow
15/04-15/05 Spring Peacemaking Action 50 secondary schools Russia and CIS Museum of PKO, Moscow Teacher Development Institute
4-10/05 Spring camp of Moscow children NGOs Council 200/20 In the suburbs of Moscow Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace and Government of Moscow
26/05 Celebration of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers 250 young peacemakers and veterans Moscow House of NGOs Government of Moscow and Movement of YPM&SP
10-30/06 Mission of young peacemakers to Bulgaria 10 young peacemakers Kamchia Camp in Bulgaria Moscow children NGOs Council and Government of Moscow
2-4/07 Train of Memory to Minsk 11 young peacemakers Minsk, Belorussia Moscow children NGOs Council and Government of Moscow
21/09 Meeting of young peacemakers and peacekeeping veterans on the occasion of the International Day of Peace 200 children and veterans Moscow House of NGOs Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace and Government of Moscow
28/09-2/10 Autumn camp of Moscow Children NGOs Council 200/20 In the suburbs of Moscow Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace and Government of Moscow
7/11 Participation of young peacemakers in parade on the Red Square for celebration of the 63-th anniversary of the military parade in 1941 120/10 Red square of Moscow Government of Moscow, Moscow Council of Children NGOs and Movement of YPM&SP
1-10/12 Decade of Fair Deeds 50 secondary schools Russia and CIS Museum of PKO, UNIC Moscow
2005
28/02- 2/03
Festival of Russian Sports 200/30 Secondary School # 271 Secondary School # 271 and Movement of YPM&SP
Jan-Apr Contest on History of World War-2 35 secondary schools Moscow Center of History Moscow Center of History and Movement of YPM&SP
15/04-15/05 Spring Peacemaking Action 50 secondary schools Russia and CIS Museum of PKO, Moscow Teacher Development Institute
21/09 Parade and Celebration of the International Day of Peace 250 children and veterans Monument to antifashist coalition, Moscow UNIC Moscow, UNDP Russia and Movement of YPM&SP
Jan-Oct. National Contest "UN Peacekeeper of the Year" Awarding ceremony of winners Oct 24 in Moscow Russia UNA Russia, UNIC Moscow, Ministries of Defense and the Interior, Movement of YPM&SP
7/11 Participation of young peacemakers in parade on the Red Square for celebration of the 64-th anniversary of the military parade in 1941 120/20 Red square of Moscow Government of Moscow, Moscow Council of Children NGOs and Movement of YPM&SP
1-10/12 Decade of Fair Deeds. 50 secondary schools CIS Museum of PKO, UNIC Moscow
2006
Jan-Oct.
National Contest "UN Peacekeeper of the Year". Winners to be awarded Oct 24 Russia UNA Russia, UNIC Moscow, Ministries of Defense and the Interior, Movement of YPM&SP
Jan-Oct. Regional Contests "Young Peacemaker of the Year". Winners to be awarded Oct 24 Over 80 secondary schools Russia Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace
28/02- 1/03 Festival of Russian Sports 220/40 Secondary School # 271 Secondary School # 271, Moscow House of Children NGOs, Movement of YPM&SP, "Street Children" Center
Feb-Apr Festival-Contest "New Songs about Peace" 60 secondary schools Moscow House of Teacher Moscow House of Teacher, Movement of YPM&SP, "Street Children" Center
March 28 Presentation of Festival-Contest "New Songs about Peace" and the disc of song-winners 2004 100 representatives of NGOs and Schools of peace "Infoprostranstvo" exhibition hall in Moscow Moscow center "Street Children" and Movement of YPM&SP
21.04 Final Concert "New Songs about Peace" 300/30 Moscow House of Teacher Moscow House of Teacher, Movement of YPM&SP, "Street Children" Center
Jan-May Contest of social projects 50 secondary schools Institute of Open Education Institute of Open Education and Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace
15/04-15/05 Campaign "March of Young Peacemakers" in support of Walk the World 50 secondary schools Russia Museum of PKO, Moscow Institute of Open Education
21/05 Participation in Walk the World in Russia 400 young peacemakers Red square of Moscow World Food Program, "March of Peace" sporting club, TNT and Movement of YPM&SP
30/09 Final stage of the contest "Young Peacemaker" in Central disttrict of Moscow 80/20 Secondary school # 1221 Secondary school # 1221, Movement of YPM&SP
21/09 Parade and Celebration of the International Day of Peace 300/50 Monument to antifashist coalition, Moscow UNIC Moscow, Movement of YPM&SP "Street Children" Center with support of UN System Resident Coordinator
10/10 Round table "Security of UN peacekeepers in UN missions" 4/15 Moscow Museum of PKO and Movement of YPM&SP


Part 6. CHILDREN NGOs OF MOSCOW CITY

Note: There are from 4 to 5 thousands of children NGOs in Moscow, most of which have no fixed membership.

 

6.1. Principal Characteristics of Largest Children NGOs of Moscow

## Characteristics Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace Moscow City Pioneer Organization
1 Consolidating idea (ideology) Social justice through peacemaking in Russia and abroad Fight for social justice
2 General purpose Education of a citizen capable to solve problems by peaceful ways Education of a patriot on the basis of Russian traditions
3 Hero Peacemakers and peacekeepers of the past and the present Fighter for justice
4 Moral principles Love of the Motherland, tolerance to traditions of different nations, internationalism, collectivism, kindness, respect of older generations and national traditions Love of the Motherland, respect of national traditions, collectivism, selflessness, kindness
5 Program document
(educational program)
Draft Code of Honor of Young Peacemaker, Memorial book "In the Service of Peace" (Program "Young Peacemaker") (Program "Pioneer")
6 Membership (numbers) Fixed membership of children since Sept. 2004 (1 300 children and 200 adults) Fixed membership of children and adults (1 100 members)
7 Location (sections) At the Secondary Schools in 10 administrative districts of Moscow, 3 regions of the Russian Federation, in Byelorussia and in the Ukraine (Schools of Peace) In 7 administrative districts of Moscow
8 Material (economic) base Teacher's volunteering, veterans support as well as partial support of Moscow government and UN Information Center in Moscow Instructor's volunteering and partial support of Moscow government (Pioneer fees and contributions)
9 Symbols Flags of Russia and the UN, Flag of Moscow Movement of Young Peacemakers, blue beret and blue scarf, uniforms, shoulder straps, badges according to young peacemaker ladder and hymn Flag Pioneers, , shoulder straps, badges according to pioneer ladder, uniforms, side-cap, red tie, pioneer songs
10 Forms of activities Educational games, parades, camp meetings, voluntary peacemaking actions, decades of fair deeds, conferences, meetings with veterans, seminars, festivals of sports Pioneer actions and parades, camp meetings, conferences, meetings, seminars, meetings with veterans, pioneer raids, festivals and competitions in sports
11 Factors providing further development of NGO 1. Training course of teachers on peace education at the Teacher Development Institute.
2. Museum of Peacekeeping Operations
3. Support of UN agencies in Russia.
4. Awailability of 20 000 UN peacekeeping veterans in Russia and 1 000 000 international veterans in the world
1. Availability of Pioneer NGOs in different regions of Russia and CIS states.
2. Wast reserve of instructors trained during previous years
3. Well known pioneer songs and pioneer traditions


Part 7. CONCLUSIONS

 

7.1. Reserves for Development of Veteran Collaboration with Young Generation

1. Better use of potentials of the United Nations (funding by UN, touring of UN missions by veterans with children singers and dancers)
2. Wider cooperation with World UN Association.
3. Coordination of activities of peacekeeping veterans of different countries.
4. Cooperation of international veterans with Scout Movement, Movement of Pioneers and other international children NGOs.

 

7.2. Possible Steps for Strengthening Veteran Collaboration with Young Generation in Support of the United Nations

I. In Field of Cooperation

1. International Internet Round Table "Activities of NGOs on the Occasion of the 60-th Anniversary of UN Peacekeeping" (to be marked May 29, 2008).
2. Establishment of national and world organizing committees for the celebration of the 60-th Anniversary of UN Peacekeeping.
3. Development of national and world plans for the celebration of the 60-th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping.
4. World conference of UN peacekeepers and leaders of international children NGOs.

II. In Field of Peace Thinking

1. Organization of World Conference on Peace Education
2. Adoption of Draft Convention on Peace Education by UNESCO or GA of the UN
3. Development of National Plans for peace education concepts in country members of the UN

The Editorial Board
V.V.Guerguel, Ph. D., Chief Researcher of the Moscow Institute of Open Education, UN military observer (UNTSO 1973–1976), director of the Museum of Peacekeeping Operations (editor of the bulletin).
V.F.Zakharov, director of the Center for the International Educational Programs, UN military observer (UNTSO 1976-1979).
A.I.Isaenko, UN military observer (UNTSO 1973–1976).
E.E.Komlyakov, deputy principal of the Secondary School # 1239 in Moscow, UN military observer (UNTSO 1980–1982).
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