Category Archives: Videos

GenPeace Reps Skypes with Louis Jalandoni and Coni Ledesma of the NDF

Asian Institute of Management, Makati City–Selected members of GenPeace took part in a historic skype dialogue with Louis Jalandoni and Coni Ledesma, prominent leaders of the National Democratic Front. During the skype meeting last March 2, 2012, the youth’s calls during the GenPeace General Assembly were highlighted by the GenPeace representatives. Mirma Tica, Gerald Eustaquio and Kaye Limpiado presented the youth’s calls for: 1) Easter Peace Talks, 2) Protect the Environment; and 3) End Impunity. (click here for the GenPeace Statement for the GPH-NDF Talks)

GenPeace reps met (cyberly) with Louis Jalandoni of the NDF. The youth called for the resumption of talks and fully supports the peace process as the ‘way to go’. At the background is the video-beamed image of Louis Jalandoni and Coni Ledesma from Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Jalandoni welcomed the youth’s calls particularly on the protection of the environment and the ending of the climate of impunity in the country. Regarding the call for peace talks to resume, he said that the NDF also aspires for a just and lasting peace in the country. He further encouraged the youth to advocate for peace to the President and even the security sector.

The GenPeace representatives were invited by the peace civil society community under Waging Peace Philippines and through Prof. Ed Garcia of the International Alert. Some of the other dialogue participants were Karen Tanada of GZO Peace Institute, Sr. Ma. Arnold Noel and Joeven Reyes of Sulong CARHRIHL, former Senator Bobby Tanada, and Gus Miclat from the Initiatives for International Dialogue.

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GenPeace Documentary: A Story of Peace


Peace is still elusive for the Philippines. The country is still wrought by a forgotten
war spanning approximately four decades. GenPeace seeks to educate and call to action
the young generation to help put and end to the armed violence by supporting the peace
processes.

The International Day of Peace, celebrated every 21st of September, is one opportunity
to raise awareness and support for peace from the youth in the country. This short
documentary showcases some of the local realities and peace initiatives of GenPeace and
its partner- and member-organizations.

Approx. 10 minutes, Filipino with English subtitles
Edited by: King Mark Baco
Produced and Written by: Generation Peace Youth Network

PLURAL+ 2011 Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity & Social Inclusion Calls for Youth Participation

© UNICEF/NYHQ2009-0963/Simona Caleo

Calls for Youth Participation

Building on the successes of the past two year’s of PLURAL+, a youth video festival on migration, diversity and social inclusion, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) again invite the world’s youth to submit dynamic and forward-thinking videos focusing on these issues.
PLURAL+ has not only provided young people with an effective platform to express themselves on key migration and diversity issues, but also the opportunity to reinforce the belief of the UNAOC and IOM that youth are indeed powerful and creative agents of social change.
“PLURAL+ participation demonstrated how young people across the world are willing to creatively engage in complex social issues such as migration and cultural inclusiveness”, said Marc Scheuer, Director of the UN Alliance of Civilizations. “We were very pleased with the quality and relevance of the entries received, and we are thankful for the commitment of PLURAL+’s partners in supporting the distribution of these videos at festivals, conferences and TV broadcasts around the world.”
This year again, young people between the ages of 9 and 25 are invited to submit short videos of one to five minutes in length. The videos should express participants’ thoughts, experiences, questions and suggestions on migration, diversity, integration and identity, highlighting their realities as well as ideas on developing a peaceful coexistence in diverse cultural and religious contexts.
The aim of PLURAL+ is to ensure youth engagement in these important issues both at local and global levels by mainstreaming their voices through a variety of media platforms and distribution networks (broadcast, video festivals, conferences, events, Internet, DVD) around the world.

“We were pleased to see that the PLURAL+ entrants shared their thoughts, struggles and fears about their identity as youth as well as migrants. The true voice of PLURAL+ is found by listening to a population which is not only entering a new society as a migrant, but entering adulthood as well,” said Michele Klein Solomon, IOM Permanent Observer to the United Nations.
A prestigious international jury will select three winners in three age categories (9-12, 13-17, 18-25). Each winner will be invited to New York, all travel expenses paid, to present  their work at PLURAL + 2011 Awards Ceremony at the Paley Center for Media on 10 November 2011.
PLURAL+ partner organizations will also award other exciting prizes and professional opportunities. Including co-productions and a chance for awardees to gain international exposure by presenting their work at film and video festivals, conferences and events around the world.
PLURAL + 2011 deadline for video submission is 1 July, 2011. Early submission are encouraged. Further information, including guidelines, regulations, awards, and the entry form can be found at the PLURAL+ website at: www.unaoc.org/pluralplus

PLURAL+ is a joint project of the UNAOC and the IOM with the support of many international partners, including: AlJadeed TV, Anna Lindh Foundation, BaKaFORUM, Chinh India, CineSalud Spain, CMS NewYork, COPEAM, FFUC, MEC Serbia, NEXOS, Respect Magazine France, Roots&Routes Germany, RFC Jordan, WBFF Italy, SIGNIS, FPW Armenia, UNTV, UNESCO AV Platform, TCC New York, UNICEF, and WNV New York.
For more information, please contact:
Matthew Wade, IOM  New York at  plural@unaoc.org

Culture of Peace (Part 6: World Peace through the Town Hall)

Culture of Peace (Part 5: Movement against the Empire)

Culture of Peace (Part 4: Culture of Peace)

Culture of Peace (Part 3: Culture of War)

I gave this lecture on Culture of Peace at the International Leadership Development Program Conference of the University of Connecticut Institute of Comparative Human Rights in August 2009. It was recorded by Connecticut Network Television.

– David Adams

Culture of Peace (Part 2: War and Human Nature)

Culture of Peace by David Adams at the International Leadership Development Program Conference of the University of Connecticut Institute of Comparative Human Rights in August 2009 as recorded by Connecticut Network Television.

Culture of Peace by David Adams (part 1: INTRO)

Culture of Peace by David Adams at the International Leadership Development Program Conference of the University of Connecticut Institute of Comparative Human Rights in August 2009 as recorded by Connecticut Network Television.

The Elders Support “Every Human Has A Right Campaign”