COLLABORATION OF VETERANS WITH YOUNG GENERATION ON THE WAY TO PEACE THINKING
|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|
|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|
|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|
Part 2. PROPAGATION OF GLOBAL PEACE THINKING IN RUSSIA
Activities and Projects
Name of NGO
|Publication of series of books on Culture of Peace (1996-2011)||Non-commercial NGO "Center "Ethnosphere"|
|Development of draft Convention on Peace Education (2003-2006)||International Movement "Teachers for Peace and Mutual Understanding"|
|Summer camps "Assemblies of Generations" (2000-2009)||International Movement "Teachers for Peace and Mutual Understanding" in collaboration with RUSMOL and others|
|"Model United Nations" Project (1990-2019)||UN Association of Russia, Moscow International High School and regional UNESCO associated NGOs|
|"Young Ambassadors of Peace" Project (2004-2016)||"Children of Russia" Fund, Federation of Peace Funds in collaboration with Government of Moscow and others|
|Training Course of Peace Builders (2002-2010)||Institute of Culture of Peace in Kazan (Republic of Tatarstan)|
|Museum of Culture of Peace (2000-2010)||"Aspects of Education" private school in Moscow|
| a) Educational and sports game "Model
of UN Peacekeeping" (1998-2002)
b) Restoration of game "Model of UN Peacekeeping 1998" (2018-2019)
|a) Museum of Peacekeeping Operations
b) Scientific and Practical Center "Peacemaker" with assistance of Museum of Peacekeeping Operations
2.2. Development of Peace Thinking by Peacekeeping Veterans
|International Conference "UN Peacekeeping Operations: Problems and Experience". 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 (Director of Peacekeeping Department of the Ministry of Defence, Russia)||Letter to President of Russia with an appeal to develop of National Peacemaking Concept|
|International Forum "Environmental Security and Peacekeeping in Euro-Asian Space||Draft Public Environmental Code "Human Being and the Earth"|
|Participation of Russian peacekeeping veterans in NATO workshop "Conflict and the Environment" in Norway||Presentation and publication of Draft Public Environmental Code "Human Being and the Earth" in English|
|Contest of drawings and essays for children and youth "Blue Beret"||Drawings and essays of children and youth|
|Elaboration of Draft Concept of Peacemaking in the RF by Working group of RAVUNPM||Publication of Draft Concept of Peacemaking in the RF|
|Moscow Conference "School of Peace is a School of Young Peacemakers"||Code of Honor of Young Peacemaker|
|Contest "Songs about Peace and Peacemakers"||Peaceful songs and poetry of children and youth|
|Contest "New Songs about Peace"||Peaceful songs and poetry of children and youth|
|National Contest "UN Peacekeeper of the Year"||Winners of the contest|
|Contest "Young Peacemaker of the Year"||Winners of the contest|
3.1. List of Soviet and Russian NGOs of UN Peacekeeping Veterans 1990-2019
Name of NGO Time of Operation Founders/coordinators Notes Peacekeeper's section of the UN Association of the Soviet Union 1990-1992 Vladimir Zakharov
15-20 members Interregional public organization "UN Peacekeepers Club" 1991-1993 Guerman Pimenov
Up to 100 members Solnechnogorsk section of UN Peacekeepers Club 1993-2006 Valery Guerguel 30 members Museum of Peacekeeping Operations 1993-2019 Valery Guerguel, Vladimir Zakharov, Anatoly Isaenko,
Council of veterans of the museum:Valery Guerguel, Vladimir Zakharov, Anatoly Isaenko, Eugene Komlyakov,
Interregional public organization "Russian Association of Veterans in UN Peacekeeping Missions" 29 July, 1998-2019 Nikolai Belik (President 1998-2000), Mikhail Ermolaev (Vice-President (1998-2000)
Sergei Lavrov as President and Victor Tarusin as Vice President since 2000 (Anatoliy Solovyev as Vice President since 2011) Moscow regional public organization "Union of Peacemakers" 2007-2009 Valery Guerguel 30 members Council of Peacekeeping Veterans of the Ministry of Interior of Russia 2002-2010 Vladimir Rusakov 19 members in 2002 Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace 1998-2019 Valery Guerguel, Vladimir Zakharov, Anatoly Isaenko, Eugene Komlyakov, Samir Al Jijakli, Alexander Gorelik, Alexey Nikolenko, Yuri Shishaev, Valdimir Pavisky, Marina Shirshova, Ilya Zarouba; Secondary schools' principals and coordinators of 120 Schools of Peace Over 1 500 members (children - 1300, adults - 200);
Over120 Schools of Peace (both Secondary schools and children NGOs in 8 regions of Russia);
Museum of Peacekeeping Operations and other NGOs
3.2. Projects of Peacekeeping Veterans in Peace Education
Name of NGO Projects and Activities Coordinators Notes Solnechnogorsk section of UN Peacekeepers Club 1. Project "Museum of Peacekeeping Operations" (1993-2019) 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" Russian Association of Veterans in UN Peacekeeping Missions 1. Draft National Peacemaking Concept (2000) Sergei Lavrov, Victor Tarusin
2. Celebration (parades) of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers (2009-2018)
Sergei Lavrov, Anatoli Soloviev
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,
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" (May 1993);
b) "In the Service of Peace. 1973-2000" (June 2000);
c) The book "In the Service of Peace. 1973-2003" (2004)
d) The book "In the Service of Peace. 1973-2008" (2009)
e ) The book "In the Service of Peace. 1973-2013" (2014)
f ) Electronic version of the book "In the Service of Peace. 1973-2019" (2008-2019)
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
a) "On the Service of Peace and Humanism" at Federation of Peace and Accord, Moscow, 18-20 May 1995.
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, 1996-2010
f) "Russian UN Museum to the 60-th anniversary of the UN", at Solnechnogorsk Historical Museum, Aug 2004-Feb.2005
g) Exhibition of the section of Museum of Peacekeeping Operations in the Northern Caucasus (2018)
Valery Guerguel, Samir Al Jijakly, Aleksei Nikolenko, Ilya Zarouba, Ludmila Imennova
Valery Guerguel, Vasiliy Roenko
4. Website "Museum of Peacekeeping Operations"(1999-2019) Valery Guerguel 5. "Voice of Peacemakers" bulletin (2001-2019) Council of Veterans of Museum of PKO 6. Website "Peace Education Net of Schools of Peace"( 2002-2019)
7. Website "Library of Peace" project
8. "Monuments to Peacekeepers around the World" project (2016)
9. Interdisciplinary program "Network of Schools of Peace" (2002-2015)
10. Interdisciplinary program
"Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace" (since 2016)
11.Publication of the book "Young Peacemakers: experience of education of schoolchildren in the spirit of culture of peace and peacemaking" (2005)
Valery Guerguel Council of Peacekeeping Veterans of the Ministry of Interior of Russia 1. Conference on Peacekeeping devoted to the 10-th anniversary of Russian Civpol participation in UN Peacekeeping (April 2002)
2. The memorial book "In the Service of Peace. Civpols"
Alexander Borisov and others
It was organized 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. Educational and sports game "Model of UN Peacekeeping" (1998-2002)
2. Parades at the International Peace-Day in Moscow (1999-2010)
3. Celebration (parades) of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers (2002-2010)
4. Decade of Volunteer Deeds, Dec.1-10 (1999-2019)
5. Spring Peacemaking Action, Apr.15-May.15 (2000-2018)
6. Festival of Russian Sports, March (2001-2008)
7. Summer and winter camps "Young Peacemaker" (2004-2019).
8. Contest "Miss Peacemaker of the Year" (2018)
9. International poster contest “Anniversary of UN Peacekeepers” (2018-1019)
10. Cовет юных миротворцев/Council of Young Peacemakers (2018-2019)
Valery Guerguel, Alexander Gorelik,
Zarafshan Isaev, Svetlana Volkova, Victor Belyaev, Violetta Potylitsyna, Tatiana Luchinskaya, Lidia Nepochatykh, Vasiliy Roenko;
principals and coordinators of over 120 Secondary Schools of Peace
1. Includes over 1 500 members (children - 1300, adults - 200);
2. Consists of over 120 Schools of Peace (both Secondary schools and children NGOs in 8 regions of Russia);
Museum of Peacekeeping Operations, Scientific and Practical Center "Peacemaker" and other NGOs
Part 4. CHARACTERISTICS OF RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S NGO
4.1. What is children's NGO? Conditions for its Operation
4.1.1. Children's NGO is 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.
4.1.2. What is necessary to have to provide operation and development
of children's public organization?
Children's 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, symbols, insignia, traditions and songs.
Note. Children's NGO is to be out of politics.
4.2. Principal Characteristics of Largest Children's NGOs
Аfter the collapse of the Soviet Union, the All-Union Pioneer Organization, which had several million members, ceased to exist. In its place there were formed from 9 to 11 thousand of children's NGOs in Russia, most of which had no fixed membership by 2012. The largest of them were the Interregional Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace, Moscow City Pioneer Organization and Associations of Scouts.
|##||Principal 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 present time||Fighter for justice|
|4||Moral principles||Love of the Motherland, love of Nature, and love for all people regardless of race or nationality, tolerance, internationalism, collectivism, kindness, respect of older generations and national and international traditions||Love of the Motherland, respect of national traditions, collectivism, selflessness, kindness|
|Manifesto 2000, Declaration on Culture of Peace, Code of Honor of Young Peacemaker, Public Environmental Code "Human Being and the Earth", Program "Young Peacemaker" developed by peacekeeping veterans||Program "Pioneer"|
|6||Membership (numbers)||Fixed membership of children since Sept. 2004 (1300 children and 200 adults)||Fixed membership of children and adults (1100 members)|
|7||Location (sections)||At the Secondary Schools in 8 regions of the Russian Federation||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 the Movement of Young Peacemakers, blue beret and blue scarf, uniforms, shoulder straps, badges according to young peacemaker ladder and hymn||Flag of 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 children's NGO|| 1. Exhibitions of the Museum of Peacekeeping Operations.
2. Support of UN agencies and national government.
3. Support of 20 000 UN peacekeeping veterans in Russia and 1 000 000 international veterans in the world.
4. Training course of teachers on peace education prepared and tested at Moscow Teacher Development Institute (1999-2010).
5. Availability of Young peacemakers' NGOs in 8 regions of Russia and CIS states.
|1. Availability of Pioneer
NGOs in different regions of Russia and CIS states.
2.Vast reserve of instructors trained during previous years.
3. Well known pioneer songs and pioneer traditions.
Part 5. CONCLUSIONS
5.1. Reserves for Further Development of Veteran Collaboration with Young Generation
5.1.1. Better coordination and use of potentials of the United Nations, World Veterans Federation and World UN Association.
5.1.2. Cooperation with International Scout Movement, International Movement of Pioneers and other children's NGOs.
5.2. Proposal of Russian Delegation to World Veterans Congress
5.2.1. To propose the Executive Board of WVF to establish (in accordance with Article 17, p.8 of WVF Constitution) the Special Committee on Peace Education for the study of experience of peace education in UN member states.
The aims of the Special Committee on Peace Education may be the following:
a) to propagate ideas of peace education among veteran and youth organizations.
b) to further friendly relations among national and international organizations of veterans and organizations of youth.
c) to study experience of collaboration of veterans with youth in the following peaceful projects:
“Museum of Peace” of the secondary school # 97 in Minsk (Republic of Belarus)
“Peaceful Schools International” (Canada)
“International Young Peacemaker Program" (France)
“Travel for Peace” of Erik Doken (Norway)
“Young Peacemakers Team" of gymnasium № 14 in Krakov (Poland)
“Movement of Young Peacemakers and Schools of Peace” (Russia)
“Life Link” (Sweden)
“Kharkiv Young Peacemakers’ Clubs” and “School of Peace” (Ukraine)
"The Culture of Peace News Network" (USA)
“Young peacemakers clubs” (USA).
d) to encourage cooperation and partnership between national and international organizations and the exchange of expertise and experience in the field of peace education.
5.2.2. To propose to the Executive Board of WVF to invite founders or leaders of the mentioned above peaceful projects to enter the Special Committee on Peace Education.
Contacts and information:
Russia, 141506, Solnechnogorsk, Baranova Street, 46–24.
Valery V. Guerguel, director of the Museum of Peacekeeping Operations, UN peacekeeping veteran (UNTSO 1973–1976, w/c 6502).
Phone: +7 916 071 06 30
Part 6. ILLUSTRATIONS
Note: The part 6 "ILLUSTRATIONS" is attached in "doc" format to this letter.
It may be found also in "htm" format on the website of the Museum of Peacekeeping Operations at http://un-museum.ru/vestnik/736ER.htm#6