Completion of Destruction of Russian Chemical Weapons Stockpile

russiaOn 27 September 2017, the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Üzümcü, made a statement on the completion of the full destruction of the 39,967 metric tons of chemical weapons possessed by the Russian Federation.

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20th Issue of INMP Newsletter Published

INMPThe 20th issue of the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) newsletter has been published and is now available online. In this newsletter, you can find reports of peaceful activities and articles from various peace museums and other peace related sites in Japan (Hiroshima & Kyoto), Switzerland (Geneva), UK (Bradford), Belgium (Ostend), USA (California & Ohio), Canada, Germany (Muenster & Frankfurt), the Netherlands (the Hague) and Pakistan. The TPM news has been reported in pages 3 & 4 of the newsletter.
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The International Day of Peace Ceremony is Held

peace-day-2017-timA ceremony on The International Day of Peace, with the theme of "All Together for Peace" was held by TPM on September 20th, 2017 in cooperation with The International Counsel of Museums (Iran ICOM) and The Counsel for Promoting a Culture of Peace for Children.

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The Regional Summer School is held at TPM

summer-scholThe “Youth Dialogue and Peacebuilding” Summer School was held at TPM from 19th to 23rd September 2017. This course included participants from eight countries of the region: Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine, Yemen, Pakistan, Lebanon and Iran. The summer school was designed and held in cooperation with Berghof Foundation and included topics on peace, conflicts and intercultural dialogue.

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Tehran Peace Museum will be closed for visits from 19th to 23th of September

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Tehran Peace museum will host "Youth Dialogue and Peacebuilding" summer school from September 19th to 23th 2017. The museum would be closed from 19th to 23th of September for preparations and tour guiding practices.

This summer school will includes peace, dialogue and intercultural dialogue. 

Spanish Diplomats Visit Tehran Peace Museum

Spain-timThe representative of Spain to the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW); Mr. Fernando Arias González and ambassador of Spain in Tehran; Mr. Lopez Busquets, accompanied by the representative of the National Authority of Disarmament in MFA of Iran visited TPM on August 29th, 2017.

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The 6th UN Security Council Model Workshop held at TPM

isj2017timThe 6th UN Security Council practical research workshop was held on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 by the International Studies Journal (ISJ) and the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) in Iran, with TPM collaboration, along with the presence of professors and guests of Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and university students holding PhD and MA degrees in International Law, International Relations, International Criminal Law, Human Rights, Political Science, International Economics, Diplomacy, Sociology and Regional Studies from different universities in Iran.

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Former UN under Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs visited Tehran Peace Museum

un-m2017-timFormer United Nations under Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Mr. Kim Wan-Soo visited TPM on Monday, August 21st, 2017, along with Ms. Chun Misung, the first secretary of the embassy of the Republic of Korea, as well as the representative of the National Authority of Chemical Weapons Convention.

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19th Issue of INMP Newsletter Published

INMPThe 19th issue of the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) newsletter has been published and is now available online. In this newsletter, you can find a report on 9th general conference of INMP which was held in May 2017 in Belfast, Ireland as well as the news of peaceful activities in other countries including Japan, the Netherlands, UK, Germany and France.

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OPCW's Director-General Visits TPM

opcw-MTehran Peace Museum hosted director-general of the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü on July 3, 2017. Dr. Alireza Jahangiri, ambassador of I.R. Iran in the Hague; some chemical weapon victim (CWV) and volunteer guides of TPM; representatives from Sardasht and Halabjah as well as representatives from ministry of foreign affairs were among the guests.

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Focus on Survivors' Involvement

Focus on Survivors' Involvement

"Their burnt eyes and their coughs express their suffering more eloquently than any words"

While visiting the Hiroshima Peace Museum the founders of the Tehran Peace Museum realized the necessity of involving the victims of war in the creation of the museum. Only these individuals could provide credible accounts of the harsh realities of war and their correlating desire for peace.

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What is a Peace Museum?

What is a Peace Museum?

When you first hear of a "Peace museum" you may be slightly mystified or perhaps even a bit skeptical. It is easy to imagine what goes into a war museum but what can you put in a peace museum? And if the peace movement is to be represented in a museum does that mean it is being relegated to the past? 

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The Tehran Peace Museum

The Tehran Peace Museum

Currently housed in a building donated by the municipality of Tehran within the historic City Park, the Tehran Peace Museum is as much an interactive peace center as a museum. It coordinates a peace education program that holds workshops and hosts conferences on the culture of peace, reconciliation, international humanitarian law, disarmament and peace advocacy.

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Founding the Iranian Peace Museum

Founding the Iranian Peace Museum

Its founding began with a conversation between the founder of the Tehran-based Society for Chemical Weapons Victims support (SCWVS) and a coordinator for the international Peace Museums Network in 2005. This, as well as a visit to Hiroshima, Japan by members of SCWVS a year before, prompted the desire for a museum in Tehran.

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