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Teachers work for peace and reconciliation through educational programmes

Teachers work for peace and reconciliation through educational programmes

The need to have an educational system which promotes peace and reconciliation rather than perpertuating violence ans war is the focus of a programme entitled “Education for a Culture of Peace”. In a joint interview with the CNA, Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot participants to the programme Loizos Loukaides and Süleyman Gelener point out that,

Cyprus peace talks not ‘stuck’ on property issue

UN-brokered Cyprus peace talks aiming to reunite the divided island are not stuck on the thorny issue of property, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said on Friday. Talking to state radio, Christodoulides also said: “We are not stuck on the property issue. It is a difficult issue, one that touches many other aspects of the Cyprus

Greek Cypriot teachers visited schools in the north & planted olive trees as a sign of peace

Around 60 Greek Cypriot teachers have crossed over to the occupied-area of Nicosia to visit Turkish Cypriot schools, conveying messages of peace, friendship and cooperation. As a symbolic gesture of peace between the two communities the Greek Cypriot teachers, who were accompanied on their visit by Turkish Cypriot teachers, gave olive trees to be planted

3+1 future scenarios for Cyprus

By Michalis S Michael Since the collapse of the Annan Plan in 2008 – the contention being that its finality was rendered during Demetris Christofias presidency– we are able to visualise, more clearly, the contradictory trajectory of Cyprus’s peace talks. By using the Burkean dictum that ‘those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat

In Cyprus, a renewed push toward peace raises new questions

The US has said a peace deal between the Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus might be “within reach.” But some observers of the divided island suggest an agreement might be difficult to sustain. Like any good politician, US Secretary of State John Kerry understands the symbolic importance of a photograph. The image of him

Women as agents of peace By @eratokm1

Women throughout the centuries have struggled to safeguard their rights and participate in society on an equal footing with men. In ancient Greece, Aristophanes’ Lysistrata persuaded the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing them to negotiate peace and end the Peloponnesian war; during the French Revolution,

Cyprus problem different perspectives and how it could possibly be resolved

The Cyprus Problem has remained unsolved for decades. It has been likened in many ways to a Rubric Cube puzzle that cannot be worked out. This video looks at different definitions of what the problem is – how it could possibly be resolved and considers a number of research findings on the past and possibilities

We need to clarify ‘current user’

There is no doubt that property is the most complicated of the Cyprus issue chapters on reunification and that progress or non- progress during its discussion will determine to a large extent the prospects of an agreed solution. According to the agreement of the two leaders announced on July 27, 2015, “dispossessed owners and current

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