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Tehran Peace Museum as this month's INMP spotlight

 

INMPWe are happy to inform you that the Tehran Peace Museum is this month's Spotlight on the INMP (International Network of Museum's for Peace) website.

Each month, the INMP selects one of its member museums for some well-deserved extra attention on its website. To start 2013, they have selected Tehran Peace Museum!

We hope this extra attention in INMP Spotlight will give our museum more publicity and hits on the webpage and site.

You can see these special sections via the links below:

http://www.inmp.net

http://inmp.net/?option=com_content&view=category&id=31&Itemid=107

Report: "Atlas of Mustard Gas Injuries" book-launch ceremony

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A launching ceremony of the book titled"Atlas of Mustard Gas Injuries" was held on Sunday 20 January 2013 at Tehran Peace Museum. The occasion was marked by the presence of many experts, scholars and government officials including Prof. Kouki Inai from Hiroshima, the chief editor,as well as Iranian authors of the book.

In writing this book, 27 medical doctors (18 Iranians & 9 Japanese) worked together and contributed; the “Atlas” has 22 chapters of which 14 chapters written by Iranians and 8 chapters by Japanese authors.

If you are interested to receive a copy, contact us on:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  , Please click here  to see photos of the ceremony. 

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"Atlas of Mustard Gas Injuries" book-launch ceremony at Tehran Peace Museum

 

Atlas-CoverAfter about 5 years of endeavor and cooperation between Iranian and Japanese researchers and physicians to collect and publish their experiences on health impacts of chemical weapons and methods of diagnosis and treatment of such diseases; this medical exchange finally led to compilation of the "Atlas of Mustard Gas Injuries" which has been published in English, Japanese and Farsi recently in Tokyo and is a unique book in its field.

We are pleased to announce that the book launch ceremony of this valuable book, with the presence of Prof. Inai (Chief Editor) and guests from Hiroshima as well as Iranian authors of the book, in company of scholars and academic guests will be held on Sunday 20 January 2013 (10-12 am) at Tehran Peace Museum.

To see large size cover of the book, click on the picture.

Report: Workshop on “Peace with the Environment” was held in Tehran Peace Museum

 

our-planet-earth-lg-001A half-day workshop on “Peace with the Environment” was held in Tehran Peace Museum on 27 December 2012.

Over 20 members and volunteers of the museum attended the training program which covered interesting topics. Tehran Peace Museum in collaboration with other NGOs in this field, intends to hold more workshops on “culture of peace and environment” for more participants and interested people in the near future. Through this way, the museum hopes to promote culture of peace in the society through respect to the environment.

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Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Peace and Conflict Transformation at World Peace Academy (Swiss Center for Peace Studies)

 

middle1 logoThe "World Peace Academy - Swiss Centre for Peace Studies" (WPA) is an educational institution that aims to promote a global culture of peace through the development of an innovative peace education program and the education of experts and multipliers who can take their knowledge into the field, where it matters most.

The World Peace Academy MAS(Master of Advanced Studies) study program is part of the Advanced Study Centre of the University of Basel and is focused in Peace and Conflict Transformation. The program lasts 9 months and hosts students from all over the world.

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Master of Arts Program in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation

 

logo-university-of-innsbruck-120-The UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies of the University of Innsbruck provides this master program for interested students.

The University of Innsbruck was founded in 1669 and is one of Austria’s oldest universities. According to the agreement signed between the UNESCO and the University of Innsbruck The UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies of the University of Innsbruck was established in June 2008 as a consequence of the systematic research on the interpretations of peaces and the unique approach to peace studies as developed by Innsbruck’s MA program for Peace Studies since 2001.

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Online Peace Education Network (OPEN)

 

OPEN-logoOPEN is a web-based portal for institutions involved with peace and conflict studies, both in research and practice. Participating institutions can announce programs and events under their own logo and identifying label, with a direct electronic link to their own website.

Announcements of programs and events can be posted on the OPEN space, and interested visitors can link to the institution's website for further information on the event and institution.

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Monument to Victims of Chemical Weapons Unveiled at OPCW Headquarters in The Hague

 

CWMonumentAn elegant new monument dedicated to victims of chemical weapons was unveiled in the garden of the OPCW headquarters in The Hague during an afternoon ceremony on 26 November 2012, the first day of the 17th Session of the Conference of the States Parties.

The monument was dedicated to the OPCW by the Islamic Republic of Iran and unveiled by Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for International Affairs, H.E. Mohammad Mehdi Akhoundzadeh. OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü participated in the unveiling and addressed remarks to the gathering.

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A letter to Mr Ban Ki-moon from Iranian Students

 

Qazvin Among other students' visits of Tehran Peace Museum, a group of students of Shayestegan middle school from Qazvin, along with some of their teachers, visited the museum on Monday 19 November 2012.

During this visit they read a letter to the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and handed it to Tehran Peace Museum to send it to UN representative office in Tehran.

The letter - signed by the students - was delivered to UN office in Tehran on 27 Nov. 2012 to be delivered to Mr Ban. In their letter, the students asked the UN to react against injustice and violence in the world and try for promoting Peace.

Click here to read the whole text of the letter.

Click here to see the photos of this visit

IPPNW and ICAN delegates discuss the medical consequences of nuclear weapons at the Peace Museum in Tehran

aNovember 12-15: In a fine example of IPPNW's physician-to-physician diplomacy, an international IPPNW delegation met with campaigners and activists in Iran, including one high-profile event at the Tehran Peace Museum which has garnered local media attention.

The event was organized by Iranian affiliate of the IPPNW (PSR-Iran) and Tehran Peace Museum in which several health professionals and students attended.The delegation also had meetings in hospitals and medical universities during their stay in Tehran.

Click here to watch a video report of the meeting.

Click here to see the photos of the meeting.

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INMP newsletter no.4 is recently published

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INMP (International Network of Museums for Peace) newsletter no.4 (November 2012) is recently published in 14 pages, in English.

In this newsletter, there is a full page on some of the activities of Tehran Peace Museum (page 13) during last months.

You can download this newsletter from here to get more familiar with some of the programs and activities of INMP as well as some of the museums for peace around the world

Photo report of teaching session on Peace Education methods

 

24 October 2012 - Tehran Peace Museum

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Teaching methods in Peace Education:a TOT program for teachers

globeTehran Peace Museum as part of its peace education program and as a cultural exchange between Iran and Japan, in collaboration with Japanese school in Tehran will host a Training of Trainers (TOT) session on 24 October 2012. During the two hours class, Japanese teachers of the Japanese school in Tehran will share their experiences, and teachers as the target group will learn about “Teaching and Promoting Culture of Peace to primary & junior high school students” as well as “War and Peace concepts in children & youths’ mind”.

The language of the program is Japanese, simultaneous Persian translation will be provided. Attending this session for teachers and educators would be free.

Date & Time: 24 October 2012, 4-6 pm

Venue: Tehran Peace Museum

Second workshop on International Humanitarian Law

IHL2 RiterThe Second workshop on International Humanitarian law was held in Tehran Peace Museum on Thursday 18 Oct 2012. In this educational program which was co-organize by the Peace Museum and the International Committee of Red Cross ICRC, 30 students -mostly from law schools - attended and topics like: Relationship between Peace studies and IHL,  laws of armed conflicts, principles of IHL, Chemical Weapons Convention, Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement,etc was discussed and students have chance to discuss on some exemplary cases. 

Mr Pierre Ryter, head of ICRC delegation in Tehran was special guest of the opening ceremony of the workshop.

To see the Photos of the event click HERE.

Online Photo Gallery to celebrate Children’s National Week on Tehran Peace Museum’s website

 

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To celebrate International Children’s Day (7 October 2012) and Children’s National Week (6-12 October 2012), Tehran Peace Museum will have an online photo gallery with pictures of the children on its own website. The pictures in this virtual gallery focused on “Children, Family & Society” which is also the message of this year’s children’s national week.

During this week, lots of programs and ceremonies will be held on the country; such as a celebration at “House of the Artists” on 7th October, from 3 to 6 pm, which unicef office in Iran invited all the children to attend.

Tehran Peace Museum as before, will host groups of children and school students; and wishes a year full of peace for the children, their families and the society.

To watch the photos of this virtual gallery, please click HERE.

Workshop on International Humanitarian Law was held in Tehran Peace Museum

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The first program of the Workshops on International Humanitarian Law was held in TPM on Thursday 04 October 2012.

 40 students (mostly from law schools) attended this workshop where subjects including: Principles of IHL, Implementation and enforcement of IHL, Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, IHL and disarmament treaties, chemical weapons convention and the role of peace museums in disseminating IHL were discussed. 

To see the Photos of the event click HERE.

Panel Discussion on Sustainable Life-Style - Sustainable Peace was held in Tehran Peace Museum

leaf darkAn expert panel discussion with the focus on “Sustainable Life-Style – Sustainable Peace” was held in Tehran Peace Museum on 1st October 2012, from 3 to 5 pm.

In this round table discussion, Dr Hans Levander, Founder of the Life-Link Friendship-Schools from Sweden and representatives of Iranian schools which are members of this project, Ministry of Education & Training, teachers, students, artists, AIESEC members, as well as some of the Tehran Peace Museum’s members and volunteers were present.

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UN Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2012

 

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On the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls for a complete cessation of hostilities around the world.

We also ask people everywhere to observe a minute of silence, at noon local time, to honour the victims – those who have lost their lives, and those who survived but must now cope with trauma and pain.

The theme of this year's observance is "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future".

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International day of Peace was celebrated in Tehran

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 Many children, their parents, activists, war veterans, NGO members and others gathered in the Tehran Peace museum on Friday 21 September to celebrate the International ِDay of Peace. The ceremony was started with the message of the UN secretary General which was delivered by the head of UNIC in Tehran then a short film by Iranian filmmaker “Abas Kiarostami” was screened. Children’s prayer for peace and one minute silence followed by candlelit vigil as well as speech by head of ICOM-Iran were other parts of the IDP observance in Tehran.

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Peace Postcards Exhibition is now open for visitors

200 Peace Postcards from 20 differentposter-PPC

 

countries from all over the globe

Date: 23 - 26 September 2012

  

ARASBARAN CULTURAL CENTER - Tehran

Visiting hours: 10 - 18

Addmition: free

 

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International Day of Peace observance in Tehran Peace Museum

IDPdove SThe observance of the International day of Peace IDP will be held in Tehran peace museum on Friday 21 September 2012 from 17:00 to 18:30.

Citizens, activists, representatives of International organizations as well as several children who have participated in the “UN art for peace contest” will attend the ceremony.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

In this Year's observance in Tehran there will be several programs including : Message of the UN Secretary General, Candlelit vigil and art performance by children

Talk for Peace!

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“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
Albert Einstein

Tehran Peace Museum is committed to promote peace through different means. We strongly believe that global peace is achievable and it can only be achieved by understanding. For a better understanding we need to communicate with each other more efficiently and this is why we thought Free English Discussion group fits into our mission.

This group is supposed to be a place where people can discuss about interesting peace related topics and the ways we can promote our goals at the same time that we practice our English.

You can download the latest calendar here: Download

You don't need to be in certain age group or certain English skill level to join this group. Also there is no need for registration in advance. It’s a once in a month activity at Tehran Peace Museum and it is by donation for each session. The money goes to offset expenses and to promote Peace Museum's missions.

This is how it works: you like the topic; you drop by; you pay (if you like! ;-) and voila, you are all set to start Talking for Peace!

You can also choose to become a member of this group’s activity in Yahoo! Group, This way you will receive all updates and reminders for the sessions. To become a member of this group please send an E-mail to:

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 To receive more information please send an E-mail to:

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Hope to see you soon.

Tehran Peace Museum

The peace messenger: a poem from Canada

 dove-peopleThanks to Canadian Poet "Robert Hicks" who has recently sent this impressive poem to the Tehran Peace Museum

to read the whole poem click below:

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Report: Memorial ceremony for A-bomb victims, 6-8 August 2012 at Tehran Peace Museum

 

video-artIn remembrance of 67th anniversary of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki atomic bomb attack, TPM hosted an installation&video art: “1 second white, 1 second black”. This was an art work by Shirin Abedinirad and Alireza Amirhajebi, which performed on 6th August 2012, from 8:15am to 8:15pm and followed on 7th and 8th August.


Side events including workshop for making paper crane and telling the Sadako’s story held at the Peace Museum on the above mentioned days.

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