Nesting Peace: Creating Infrastructures To Sustain Diversity” Is The Sixth GAMIP Summit. September 16-20, 2013 In Geneva, Switzerland
The Global Alliance for Ministries & Infrastructures for Peace (GAMIP) is a community of dedicated individuals, organisations and autonomous campaigns, supporting their national governments to significantly invest in the development of skills and infrastructure dedicated to the peaceful resolution of conflict.
Nesting Peace is the Sixth Summit of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace (GAMIP), a worldwide community of individuals in civil society, business and government who work toward a Culture of Peace by promoting the development of infrastructures for peace at various levels.
Peace Architects Tissione Parmar from United Kingdom and Anca Gliga from Romania were accepted to attend this Summit, along with peace-builders from all over the world, representing the use of inner peace towards creating infrastructures for peace.
Infrastructures for peace provide a much-needed alternative and effective framework for peace building as the traditional or liberal peace building paradigm is in crisis.
Infrastructures for peace are social structures that support and facilitate the manifold processes of peace. These include dialogue, reconciliation, mediation, peace education, restorative justice, and many others. They need to be carried out with continuity, supported socially, and engaged by all stakeholders, starting at the local level. This is made possible by infrastructures for peace, which function as the implementing mechanisms or enabling environments of peace. They take the form of restorative circle systems, local peace committees, national Ministries for Peace, peace academies, peace museums, among others.
Just in the last 12 years, the world has seen the creation of the first four Ministries for Peace, as well as Offices, Departments and other institutions for the promotion of peace within governments. Outside of government, countless more infrastructures for peace have been developed by civil society around the world, including with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and many other actors.
The Summit was able to gather a heterogeneous group of actors, coming from governments, civil society organizations, the United Nations system, academia, business, youth, artists, the justice system, religious groups, indigenous peoples, the police and others. This year the Summit program will also include a high-level government segment on the topic. In addition, a special effort will be made to ensure that financial factors be not an impediment to the participation of individuals.
The Summit also included an organisation market place, where global organisations and projects to do with peace were able to promote and offer information to others. Peace Revolution were able to have a stall showing photos and videos of Peace Revolution’s great work, as seen below.
As part of the conference, the group were taken to the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, and the conference finished with peace talks at the United Nations.