Office of the President of the Republic of Ecuador. PROGRAMME DOCUMENT CULTURE OF PEACE OFFICE. Purpose of the project:.
CULTURE OF PEACE OFFICE
To carry out the initial activities of the Culture of Peace Office (OCP) by implementing projects for the formulation of policies and activities from the perspective of a culture of peace which may have an impact on the development and/or consolidation of values, attitudes and behaviours that promote the exercise of peace as a basis for human development in dignity.
To coordinate initiatives that foster exchanges
among civil society and its involvement in
processes of multisectoral and intercultural
To formulate policies with a culture of peace
Focus, constituting transverse themes in
all State policies.
This new stage requires the coordination
of domestic efforts to build a CULTURE OF
PEACE, which would strengthen national
unity in diversity and promote democratic
coexistence in order to arrive at a State
Policy conducive to long-term action and
The Culture of Peace Office is established as
a body under public law, with legal status and
its own assets and administrative system,
Attached to the Office of the President of the
Republic, with headquarters in the city of Quito
and national jurisdiction, and authority to set
up local or regional representative offices.
It is established under the patronage of and
with technical advice from the UNESCO Office
in Ecuador and UNESCO Headquarters in Paris
It coordinates its activities in general with all government authorities, in particular with the Ministry of External Relations, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance.
OCP, as an arm of the Executive, seeks to generate values, attitudes and behaviours based on the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, tolerance and solidarity as the foundation of the process of national development.
Its policies fall within the context of the International Year for the Culture of Peace.
It is part of a strategy aimed at the strengthening of democracy, respect for human rights and the elimination of discriminatory attitudes.
Dr Ramon Torres GalarzaPrincipal Adviser. Author of the document
Director of OCP
With the support of:
UNESCO – Ecuador
Dr Arvelop Garcia Rivas, Representative
Mission to UNESCO Paris
Dr Gonzalo Abad
Ministry of External Relations
Dr Benjamin Ortiz and Dr Francisco Carrion
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Recreation
Ms Rosangela Adoum Jaramillo
Quito, August 1999
Document disseminated in the context of the first official visit of the President of the Ecuador to Peru