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Iranian “Messengers of Peace” met with Mayor of Hiroshima

japon-travelA delegation of survivors of chemical warfare and volunteers of Tehran Peace Museum who visited Hiroshima to attend the 67th anniversary of A-bomb attack as well as several other meetings and events , met with “kazumi Matsui”, Mayor of Hiroshima on 7 August 2012.

During this meeting which was a part of “Messengers of Peace” mission organized by Tehran Peace Museum and the Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support  - SCWVS -, Mayor Matsui expressed his support to the exchanges between peace museums of Tehran and Hiroshima as well as fruitful peace exchanges between NGOs and citizens of Iran and Japan since 2004.

At the end of this meeting, envoy of the Mayor of Tehran, handed the message of Mayor Qalibaf to Mayor Matsui.

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Mayor of Tehran Paid a visit to Tehran Peace Museum

 

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Bagher Qalibaf, Mayor of Tehran paid a visit to Tehran Peace Museum on Monday 30 July 2012.
Following his visit to different sections of the museum, he had a meeting with board members as well as volunteer members of the museum including survivors of chemical weapons attacks who work for TPM as volunteer guides.

 

During his visit the project of documentation and oral history of chemical warfare survivors was launched officially. To see photos of this visit click here 

Kid's Guernica: AN INTERNATIONAL ART PROJECT FOR PEACE

2012/06/28 - 2012/10/14

 

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In order to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Gernika, the Gernika Peace Museum, the Peace Research Center Gernika Gogoratuz and the Culture House of Gernika, have organized the International Art Project for Peace, "Kids’ Guernica". It is a major mural exhibition painted by children in different parts of the world on canvas measuring 3.50 x 7.80 m, referring to Picasso’s "Guernica".

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Memorial ceremony for A-bomb victims, 6-9 August 2012

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In remembrance of 67th anniversary of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki atomic bomb attack, Tehran Peace Museum will host the installation and video art : “1 second white, 1 second black”.

This is an art work by Shirin Abedinirad and Alireza Amirhajebi, which will be performed on 6th August 2012, from 8:15am to 8:15pm and will be followed on 7th and 8th August.

Side events including workshop for making paper crane, reading Sadako’s story, prayer for world peace, etc.. Will be held at the Peace Museum on those days.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Iran, visited Tehran Peace Museum

 

UNHCR-enMr. Bernard Doyle, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Iran, visited Tehran Peace Museum on 22 July 2012.

During this an hour visit, representatives of UNHCR office in Iran also had a meeting with Tehran Peace Museum’s members and volunteer guides to discuss the possibilities for future collaboration and joint projects with focus on raising awareness about the consequences of war with focus on supporting war refugees as a peaceful and humanitarian value as well as spreading peace and friendship culture .

Japanese students and their teachers visited Tehran Peace Museum

 

school-jpA group of Japanese students of the Japanese school in Tehran along with their teachers, visited Tehran Peace Museum on Wednesday 18 July 2012.

During this visit, which was part of their educational program about war and peace, the students also watched documentary films about atomic bomb attack to Hiroshima and Nagazaki and had chance to talk to war survivors who volunteer for the peace Museum.

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United Nations Children’s Fund (unicef) Representative in Iran, visited Tehran Peace Museum

 

unicef-picaMr.Mohamed El Munir Safieldin, United Nations Children’s Fund (unicef) Representative in Iran, visited Tehran Peace Museum on 16 July 2012.

During this visit, which lasted more than an hour, representatives of unicef office in Iran also had a meeting with Tehran Peace Museum’s members and volunteers to discuss the possibilities for future collaboration and joint projects with focus on Children & Peace related issues as well as peace education program.

to see the photos of this visit click here


Foreign Journalists visited TPM

 

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A group of foreign journalists and Participants of the World Conference  on Women & Islamic Awakening visited  Tehran Peace Museum on 12 July 2012

 

 

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Talk for Peace!

Focus-Group-Discussion-FGD-001Tehran Peace Museum is pleased to announce that the English Discussion Group with the focus on peace related topics has been started since few weeks ago. 

 All interested individuals who are in intermediate to advanced levels of English are welcome to join the group.

 It would be a great opportunity not only to improve listening/speaking skill but also to exchange Ideas about different topics and improve our knowledge.

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opportunity for listening to eye witness accounts of Chemical Warfare survivors

 

world-free-of-WMDOn the occasion of “National day for campaigning against Chemical Weapons” there will be an opportunity for all citizens to meet with survivors of chemical warfare and listen to their eye witness accounts.

On Thursday 28 June, at Tehran Peace Museum several CW victims - most of them are volunteer guides of the museum – will host visitors to share their experience with them and to raise awareness about the consequences of Chemical Weapons.

Those who are interested to meet with them and listen to first hand eye witness accounts are invited to join us on 28 June 2012 from 9 am to 4 pm.

On the sideline of the event there will be several presentations by experts and art exhibitions in the museum.  For group visits contact us in advance.

Countdown to the International Day of Peace 2012

100 days_countdownLess than 100 days left to the International Day of peace .

The International Day of Peace, marked every year on 21 September, gives us all a chance to reflect on the unconscionable toll – moral, physical, material – wrought by war.  Those costs are borne not only by us today, but by future generations as well.

This year, Tehran Peace Museum as usual, will organize an observance on this day.  Further details of the event will be announced soon. If you are interested in contributing in this event , please contact us!

Opportunity for those who are interested in Peace and conflict studies

 

A Masters degree in "conflictology"


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The first of joint activities to be undertaken under the new cooperation between UNITAR (The United Nations Institute for Training and Research) and the Open University of Catalunya, in collaboration with Peacekeeping Programme that will be followed by joint activities in international law.

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Workshop on International Humanitarian Law

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  TPM - ICRC Collaboration

According to an agreement between the International Committee of Red Cross ICRC and Tehran Peace Museum TPM, a series of training courses on International Humanitarian Law IHL will be held in TPM . the first program of such series would be a workshop on IHL and use of prohibited weapons which will be held at TPM in mid July 2012.Although this workshop is primarily designed for students of International Law, however those with other backgrounds who are interested in participating in the workshop can apply.

For further information and application please contact us via email.

Education Opportunity at University for peace

UpeaceThe UN-mandated University for peace is accepting applications for the Distance Education programme: online Master of Arts in "Sustainable Peace in Contemporary World".

For further details visit U-Peace website : www.upeace.org

Workshop on UN Structure and Function / Finding UN Documents was held in Tehran Peace Museum

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 A collaboration between UNIC-Tehran and

 Tehran Peace Museum

Two workshops on United Nations structure and activities / finding UN documents were held by UNIC-Tehran in Tehran Peace Museum.

The workshops were held during two days on 23-24 May 2012 in which 25 students of master of International law and political sciences participated.

Those who are interested to participate in the coming workshops in this field can contact tehran peace Museum for further information and registration.

 

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International Day of Museums IDM 2012

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Every year since 1977 International Museum Day is organised worldwide around May 18

 

This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.

These recent years, International Museum Day has been experiencing its highest involution with almost 30,000 museums that organised activities in more than 100 countries.

In Tehran, a ceremony will be held to mark the IMD on Sunday 20 May in which representatives of many Iranian museums will attend.

Report: Peace Drawing Exhibition of Iranian & Japanese Children

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The Peace Drawing Exhibition of Iranian & Japanese children, was held on 9th & 10th of May 2012 in Arasbaran civic center - Tehran. This exhibition was organized by Hadis Pre-school Center and Tehran Peace Museum as a part of a long term cultural exchange program between Iranian and ‏international children which is aimed to promote a culture of peace and friendship between children.

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Peace Drawing Exhibition of Iranian & Japanese Children

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a collaboration of Hadis Pre-school Center and Tehran Peace Museum

9th & 10th May 2012, Arasbaral Cultural Center, 10am to 6pm

The 27th exhibition of the Hadis Pre-school students’ drawings, which is a new collaboration between Hadis and Tehran Peace Museum, presents a joint program between Iranian and ‏Japanese children seeking advocate peace and friendship culture between children.

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Lest we forget the victims of Chemical warfare...

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On Sunday 29 April 2012 at Tehran Peace Museum, the observance of the day of remembrance for all victims of chemical weapons was held. Many participants attended the event including survivors of chemical warfare, representatives of international organizations, academics, journalist, etc.

The UN secretary General's message was delivered by the head of UNIC in Tehran then a Video message by the Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons OPCW was shown followed by a message by a survivor of chemical attacks on behalf of Iranian victims of chemical warfare.

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Message by the PNND on 29 April memorial ceremony

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Statement on the occasion of the

International Day of Remembrance for all victims of Chemical warfare

 

For the memorial ceremony  in Tehran Peace Museum 29 April 2012

 

On behalf of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, I extend deepest respects to all those from Iran who have suffered from the devastating effects of chemical weapons use.

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STATEMENT BY THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE OPCW

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ORGANISATION FOR THE PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS

REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR ALL VICTIMS OF CHEMICALWARFARE

Today the Chemical Weapons Convention completes 15 years of its operation. This represents 15 years of progress that has no precedent in disarmament. The Convention embodies a commitment that took a hundred years to codify. An unqualified and unconditional ban on chemical weapons was the only means to prevent the carnage that humanity witnessed time and again.

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Ban Ki-moon's Message

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UN Secretary General's Message on

  THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS

 29 April 2012

 

The Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare is an occasion to mourn those who have suffered from these inhumane arms and to renew our resolve to eradicate them from our world.

When we remind the world of the agony inflicted by chemical weapons, we present the most compelling case for permanently outlawing them and establishing and verifying, through the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), a comprehensive and legally binding ban.

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Press Release

 

On International Day of Remembrance for

all victims of Chemical warfare

29 April 2012 – Tehran

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A remembrance ceremony to commemorate victims of Chemical Weapons will be held in Tehran Peace Museum on Sunday 29 April 2012 from 10 to 11 am.

In the memorial ceremony this year, messages of the UN secretary General and the OPCW Director General will be delivered.

 

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TOT Workshop on: “ Peace education”

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A training of trainers workshop on “Peace education” with focus on techniques for teaching peace to children will be held in Tehran Peace Museum on Wednesday 18 April 2012.

This workshop is a part of the Peace education program of the Tehran Peace Museum.

Participants will receive certificate of attendance.

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