Rotary and Positive Peace_2016

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What is a "Positive Peace"? Why is it so important for Rotarians and RCs' partners to know about it? How RI is transforming practically the "Positive Peace" concept? Is Rotary a PeaceBuilding organization? What is the relation between the IEP-PPI 8 factors, the 17 indicators of the UN-SDGs and the current RI- 6 AOF? Rotarians in Lebanon are invited to discuss if we are in needs of a basic education for a social peace? What about R.I General Secretary John Hewko intervention on "Positive Peace" at Washington, June 2016? Are we "positive peacemakers" without knowing it or are we positive peace believers? What about RCs in Lebanon? Is District 2452 AOF for 2018-2019 related to the "Positive Peace" ? This is the light version posted by DGN 2018-2019, Michel P. JAZZAR [D.2452 - 9 Countries]

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In this session::

RI highest priorities. What is a “positive peace”? Is Rotary a “positive PeaceBuilder ” organization? In this session:

In this session::

RI highest priorities. What is a “positive peace”? Is Rotary a “positive PeaceBuilder ” organization? In this session:

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Working for peace has always been a top priority for Rotary

What is the Purpose of Rotary? :

Encourage , through fellowship, high ethical standards in all vocations. Improve communities through a range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational activities. Advance international understanding by partnering with clubs in other countries. What is the Purpose of Rotary?

Object of Rotary:

FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service ; SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service . Object of Rotary

In this session::

RI highest priorities. What is a “positive peace”? Is Rotary a “positive PeaceBuilder ” organization? In this session:

Why a Peace new approach?:

It’s time for new approach in our work for peace—solutions based on crafting the conditions that contribute to a peaceful society [PPI], rather than simply focusing on the causes of war [GPI]. Why a Peace new approach?

(-) and (+) peace:

(-) and (+) peace Negative peace Defined as peace: Absence of violence/war or fear of violence. Positive peace Defined as peace: Justice for all, Restoration of relationships Creation of social system Constructive resolution of conflicts Absence of violence in all forms Presence of harmony. …… Global Peace Index -GPI Positive Peace Index -PPI Institute for Economics and Peace-IEP

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… Role of: RI Clubs Districts

In this session::

RI highest priorities. What is a “positive peace”? Is Rotary a “positive PeaceBuilder ” organization? In this session:

What is Peacebuilding? :

What is Peacebuilding ? To prevent the start or resumption of violent conflict by creating a sustainable peace. To create an environment supportive of self-sustaining, durable peace

1st Rotary’s approach to “Positive Peace”:

1 st Rotary’s approach to “Positive Peace” Ethics

When peace exists?:

Where people are interacting non-violently and are managing their conflict positively – with respectful attention to the legitimate needs and interest of all concerned . When peace exists?

The Rotary 4 way Test:

Of the things we think, say or do: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? The Rotary 4 way Test هل هي الحقيقة ؟ هل هذا عادل لكل المعنيين بالأمر؟ هل سيحقّق النية الحسنة وأفضل الصداقات ؟ هل سيعود بالمنفعة على كلّ المعنيين بالأمر؟

The Rotary 4 way Test:

Of the things we think, say or do: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned ? The Rotary 4 way Test

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ethics

3rd Rotary’s approach to “Positive Peace”:

3 rd Rotary’s approach to “Positive Peace” Code of Conduct

Positive Peace:

Instead of examining the causes of war, we can explore the attitudes , institutions and structures that build a more peaceful society, and work to create those conditions in vulnerable areas before conflict even occurs. Positive Peace Johan Galtung 1996 Prevention

The 8 factors that create Positive Peace are:   :

Well-functioning government: Sound business environment: Equitable distribution of resources: Acceptance of the rights of others: Good relations with neighbors: Free flow of information: High levels of human capital: Low levels of corruption: The 8 factors that create Positive Peace are:   pillars

What governs rules & structures:

These pillars interact with and affect society’s attitudes, institutions & structures. What governs rules & structures

Rotary COC:

Rotary COC

Code of Conduct:

Code of Conduct

4th Rotary’s approach to “Positive Peace”:

4 th Rotary’s approach to “Positive Peace” Strategy: AOF

TRF - Global Grants: :

Areas of Focus Humanitarian project International partners Sustainability Training agenda  Positive peace TRF - Global Grants:

Sustainability and Training:

“Will this Rotary approach succeed?  that depends on one key aspect — sustainability . Sustainability and Training To be sustainable: To provide training and maintenance plans .” G.S of RI John Hewko , @ “Peace Summit”, Washington 15 June 2016

Sustainability and Training:

This requires: detailed program monitoring, solid data collection, and field workers trained in the principles of Positive Peace . http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#page/news/1301 Sustainability and Training

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From July 11-20, 2016 the United Nations will host the  High-level Forum on Sustainable Development  to assess progress on the Sustainable Development Goals , a set of 17 connected goals to address our social, economic, and environmental challenges.

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2015

RI months & observances:

July: RY beginning, no designation August: Membership and New Club Development September: Basic Education and Literacy October: Economic and Community Development November: The Rotary Foundation December: Disease Prevention and Treatment January: Vocational Service February: Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution March: Water and Sanitation April: Maternal and Child Health May: Youth Services June: Rotary Fellowships RI months & observances In yellow the 6 AOF

5th Rotary’s approach to “Positive Peace”:

5 th Rotary’s approach to “Positive Peace” Collaboration & Partnership

collaboration between Rotary and the Institute for Economics and Peace-IEP:

collaboration between Rotary and the Institute for Economics and Peace-IEP “The ambassador program”

RI GS John Hewko:

Spoke at a “peace summit” on 15 June 2016 in Washington D.C., calling Rotary’s collaboration with the IEP [institute] “very promising.” “The two organizations have begun a peacebuilding project in Uganda ” : “With a Rotary global grant , Rotary members will use the institute’s findings/results to educate 100 Rotaractors on how they can become pillars of peace. ” RI GS John Hewko

RPFs win resources to hold 10 peacebuilding events :

During the “10 for the 10th” competition, which celebrated the 10th annual release of the index , ambassadors submitted creative ideas for communicating the findings/results of the report and working with clubs. The winners will get training to give “Global Peace Index” presentations in 10 cities around the world and will receive up to $1,000 to conduct the events. RPFs win resources to hold 10 peacebuilding events

“The ambassador program.” :

10 Rotary Peace Fellows are about to get even more guidance in their area of focus . They are not just peace fellows, but also a select group of “Global Peace Index Ambassadors” recognized for their innovative ideas on working with Rotary clubs to spread messages of peace.   “The ambassador program.” http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#/page/news/1355

How this collaboration run:

Rotary Peace Fellowships win resources to hold 10 peacebuilding events: 1000$/event [IEP]. Clubs/Districts can submit for a Rotary GG. [VTT] Clubs/Districts will host the RPFs/IEP ambassadors. How this collaboration run

Sustainability and Global Grants:

Sustainability and Global Grants V ocational T raining T eam members increase impact by providing or receiving training to ensure that knowledge is passed on to the greatest number of individuals.

RI Peacebuilding programs-partnerships::

RI Peacebuilding programs-partnerships: Polio: Rotary is a spearheading partner in the  GPEI to end polio Peace and conflict resolution: The Rotary Peace Centers program  with  six partner universities  Fellowships UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education  ~6/year MSc water Water and sanitation: Rotary and the  U.S. Agency for International Development USAID  P rojects United Nations and International Organizations. Global FoodBanking Network Shelterbox for disaster relief Rotarians to work with them directly Rotary International c/o Representatives.

6 Rotary Peace Centers:

6 Rotary Peace Centers Head Bullets

~6 MSc Water fellowships:

~6 MSc Water fellowships Rotary and UNESCO-IHE [Delft] have teamed up to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis by increasing the number of trained professionals needed to develop, plan, and implement solutions in countries that bear the brunt of the problem. A strategic partnership between TRF and UNESCO-IHE will directly support the goals of the Water and Sanitation Area of Focus .

RCs Peacebuilding activities [e.g.]:

RCs Peacebuilding activities [e.g.] working to create the social and economic conditions that encourage social peace : AOF. scholarship programs [ambassadors of goodwill]. professional and student exchange programs. fellowships: Peace and conflict resolutions – Water Management. international service projects between countries . advocate for international understanding.

Lebanon RCs’ approach to “Positive Peace”:

Lebanon RCs’ approach to “Positive Peace”

RC Beirut Cedars:

RC Beirut Cedars

Lebanon RCs 2016-17:

Lebanon RCs 2016-17 RC Kesrouan “Culture of Peace” RC Beirut Cedars “Peace through Education and Sports”

Lebanon RCs 2016-17:

RC de Beyrouth Lebanon RCs 2016-17 Toufic Aris , Pdt . 2016-17

D. 2452 Area of Focus 2018-2019:

D. 2452 Area of Focus 2018-2019 Basic education for a social peace Concept : Background, Objectives, Format and participation, Reports [progress, final], photos, and District a ward. Social peace is a way of sustaining social life distant from internal conflict.

Resume:

Resume Rotary is a PeaceBuiling organization. Rotary is associating the “Positive Peace” 8 factors-IEP and the 17 indicators SDGs-UN in its 6 AOF . Rotary is working to create the social and economic conditions that encourage peace.

Bibliography:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peacebuilding https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-positive-peace-john-hewko https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/news-media/rotary-peace-fellows-win-competition-spread-peace http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#/page/news/1355 http://unfoundationblog.org/common-questions-on-the-sustainable-development-goals-what-is-the-high-level-political-forum-on-sustainable-development/ Bibliography

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