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History of Young Peacemakers

The movement of young peacemakers and peace promoters appeared for the first time in Russia in 1997 as a result of adoption of the Project "Culture of Peace in Russia — 2000" by UNESCO and Russian Commission for UNESCO. This neatly elaborated project was strongly supported by UN Information Center in Moscow, UNA-Russia, Moscow Government, Center "Ethnosphere", Union of Peacemakers and many other NGOs.

Establishment of first clubs and teams of young peacemakers was initiated by Museum of Peacekeeping Operations (Union of Peacemakers) in the framework of the project "Model of UN Peacekeeping" which won the 3-rd place at the First Russian Contest "Best Projects on International Cooperation in the Field of Education" (Moscow, 1998).

By 2000 the young peacemaker movement passed the following stages

  • Simulation game "Model of UN Peace-keeping — 1998" (Solnechnogorsk, May 20–22, 1998) for children and youth (aged 14–18 years) of Moscow region with financial assistance of Committee on Youth of Moscow Region Government;

  • Simulation game "Model of UN Peace-keeping — 1999" (Moscow and Solnechnogorsk, June 11–16, 1999) for children and youth of Moscow and Moscow region with financial assistance of Committee on Education, Committee on Public and Regional Relations and Committee on Youth and Family of Moscow government;

  • First meeting and simulation game of young peacemakers of South-West district of Moscow with financial assistance of Prefect of South-West district of Moscow (Bykovka, May 26–28, 2000).

  • As a result of support by Moscow government there were established 2 to 3 clubs and teams of young peacemakers in each of 10 districts of Moscow and they organized a few volunteer actions of their own on the occasion of the International Year of Culture of Peace — 2000.

In September — December of 2000 the movement of young peacemakers continued its activities in the field of volunteering for peace.

September 19, 2000 there was marked the Millennium Peace Day while in December over 50 educational establishments took part in the Decade of Good Deeds to launch the International Year of Volunteers.

Council of Young Peacemakers was formed by the representatives of youth clubs of Moscow region March 20, 2001 at Moscow Teacher-Training Institute. The purpose of the council is to coordinate the activities of clubs of young peacemakers.

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