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Conflict Resolution Network

The purpose of The Conflict Resolution Network 
is to research, develop, teach and implement 
the theory and practice of Conflict Resolution 
throughout a national and international network 
and to concern ourselves with conflict 
from the global and international 
to the local and personal. 

We do this believing that, 
for the peaceful society, 
there is much goodwill; 
what we lack is good skill.

Conflict resolution skilling is the individualís basic tool 
in making a lasting contribution to peace. 
We believe that a culture of peace depends on building conflict-resolving community 

Conflict Resolution Network in the Year 2000

CRN is acting as a registrar and information centre for year 2000 International Year for the Culture of Peace (IYCP2000), using our website for networking and informing the media.

CRN dynamically pursues reconciliation with our Aboriginal community and the outlawing of all and every form of racism (Stella Cornelius serves on the NSW Reconciliation Committee).

We keep our publications up-to-date (Helena Cornelius still finds herself glued to the computer, researching, writing and editing). We encourage the inclusion of conflict resolution in all education and training.

We return with renewed vigour to Work for All Who Need It (the elimination of involuntary unemployment) and Working for Peace (employment issues in societies being rebuilt after collapse).

The year 2000 will see the launch of our unit of postgraduate study at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS), University of Sydney. This unit is devoted to Peacebuilding Media. We continue our support to our initiative Media Peace Awards.

Together with CPACS, we continue our on-going involvement in human rights education, serving on National and NSW Committees.

We continue - and seek partners - in the program Building Conflict-Resolving Government to mitigate the adversarial vehemence of political debate.

"The Culture of Peace is a transition
from the logic of force and fear
to the force of reason and love."
Director-General of UNESCO
Mr Federico Mayor


Your Invitation to participate in
2000 International Year for the Culture of Peace

The UN has declared the Year 2000 the International Year for the Culture of Peace (IYCP2000). UNESCO (Paris) is the lead agency.

Many people - and organisations - would welcome the opportunity to participate in IYCP2000 and, to assist in this, CRN acts as an Information Centre and Registrar. It is hoped that an IYCP2000 Information Centre will also inspire others and invite media interest.

  • Send us 100 words of news of your project, activity, event, ceremony, poster, publication, brochure or other and we will put it on our website.
  • Go to the following internet site and sign up directly with UNESCO (Paris) as organisational messengers for the IYCP: http://www2.unesco.org/manifesto2000/uk/uk_dev_mess_org.asp

  • From this sign-up, you will receive, directly, an internet account number that gives you access to flyers, posters, ways to enter signatures etc.
If you are a member of an international organisation, consider co-ordinating with them. Funding:  Mr Downer has written to all the Premiers stating that, although there is no special Federal funding for IYCP2000, he encourages them to support events and projects for the year.  This encouragement may give entree to State funding.

Reporting back:  Mr Downer also asks the States to report all activities held.  We gather he will then report back to UNESCO.

Request to register your activity for 
2000 International Year for the Culture of Peace
Register Form here!

Email: crn@crnhq.org
Website: www.crnhq.org


Manifesto 2000

For a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence

The year 2000 must be a new beginning for us all. Together we can transform the culture of war and violence into a culture of peace and non-violence. This demands the participation of everyone. It gives young people and future generations values that can inspire them to shape a world of dignity and harmony, a world of justice, solidarity, liberty and prosperity. The culture of peace makes possible sustainable development, protection of the environment and the personal fulfilment of each human being.

You can join the international movement for the culture of peace and non-violence by spreading the word about Manifesto 2000 and by signing Manifesto 2000. Just go to http://www.unesco.org/manifesto2000

"Recognising my share of responsibility for the future of humanity, especially for today's children and those of future generations, I pledge - in my daily life, in my family, my work, my community, my country and my region - to:

  1. respect all life: Respect the life and dignity of each human being without discrimination or prejudice;
  2. reject violence: Practice active non-violence, rejecting violence in all its forms: physical, sexual, psychological, economical and social, in particular towards the most deprived and vulnerable such as children and adolescents;
  3. share with others: Share my time and resources in a spirit of generosity to put an end to exclusion, injustice and political and economic oppression;
  4. listen to understand: Defend freedom of expression and cultural diversity, giving preference always to dialogue, and listening without engaging in fanaticism, defamation and the rejection of others.
  5. preserve the planet: Promote consumer behaviour that is responsible and development practices that respect all forms of life and preserve the balance of nature on the planet;
  6. rediscover solidarity: contribute to the development of my community, with the full participation of women and respect for democratic principles, in order to create new forms of solidarity."

Email: crn@crnhq.org
Website: www.crnhq.org


Visit CRN for details on Services

The elimination of involuntary unemployment for Australia and world-wide is one of CRNís human rights and social justice projects.

CRN is actively campaigning, encouraging and offering support to political candidates who use conflict-resolving principles.

The need for Conflict-Resolving Government challenges us to establish civil discourse.

Order our books, manuals, video and audio tapes on-line.

Find out how to join a course or run one in your own organisation.

Need a mediation, a difficult meeting facilitated, community consultation organised and chaired? We may have your answer.

If you have a conflict thatís troubling you, print off our CR Checklist and run the issues through its paces.

Get the rundown on the twelve skills of Conflict Resolution and how you apply them.

Read up on the latest CR news.

Click onto Services for CRNís specialist consultancies.

Join our free mailing list.

Be part of "2000, UNís Year for the Culture of Peace" (IYCP2000).

Send us an e-mail. Join an international dialogue on Conflict Resolution.

"Conflict-Resolving Media" provides guidelines for responsible journalism. Great for the media and press release.

Adversarial debates are old hat. Turn your debating group into a dialogue group via the "Conflict-Resolving Game".

"Quick Guide" on Fighting Fair - Do you want a quick reference to Conflict Resolution skills to put on your fridge or pin on your noticeboard?

Many programs, now well established in community, still operate dynamically. These include CR courses; CR consulting and in-house training; CR facilitation of meetings; CR training support; mediation; schools and youth development; and, cultural diversity. Phone, fax or email us to contact each directly, or visit our website <www.crnhq.org> and click onto "Services" for their details.

Resources such as books, audio and video tapes, posters and brochures are readily available. Ask for catalogue or visit our website <www.crnhq.org> and click onto "Resources".

You can contact us for counselling, advice and mentoring, or help with studentsí assignments; our cost-free CRN Information Centre has become a widely used national and international resource.
Now, the phone (or answering phone), fax, mail and email are responded to promptly. From 1 January 2001, these may not be attended to so regularly.

Although we will then not be able to give you the instant response of the past, please be patient with us and please stay in touch.

It is a small change in that continuum which started in 1973, then as the Peace and Conflict Resolution Program of the United Nations Association of Australia, then - as now - dedicated to building the conflict-resolving community. We deeply appreciate your participation.

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