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GOALS AND PROJECTSOpen letters to the heads of states/heads of governments of the English speaking countries
 
 

 
INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
FOR EDUCATION
AND CULTURE
PLANET OF PEOPLE

(extract from the Charter)

Goals of the ‘Planet of People’ Foundation are to contribute to:

•  mutual knowledge, understanding and respect between all peoples;

•  counteraction to racial, ethnic, religious and political extremism;

•  development of peace-keeping processes;

•  elimination of double standards in foreign and internal policy;

•  education of new generations in a spirit of democratic values, civil service and a culture of peace.

To realize these purposes the Foundation will:

•  create a global network of the partner organizations, branches, representative offices of the PPIFEC to work on the implementation of the ‘Planet of People’ project worldwide;

•  create a multilingual web portal of the PPIFEC and the web sites of the PPIFEC’s partner organizations, branches, representative offices in various countries;

•  use the "Planet of People" web portal as a globally available educational resource for a limited number of topics, first of all as kind of a country-specific multilingual (about 50 languages) online print, photo, audio and video historical, cultural, social, political, etc. Encyclopedia "Planet of People" including the materials of the original "Planet of People" TV project and various materials offered by right-holders from around the world as well as a web platform for advertising all other "Planet of People" projects and similar activity of other organizations;

•  establish the “International Broadcasting Corporation "Planet of People" – International (global) public television and radio” first of all for the work on the ‘Planet of People’ media project (television, radio, on-line);

•  work out a cultural and educational, news and analytical "Planet of People" TV project , dedicated primarily to the history and practically all aspects of present-day life of all currently existing states, and to the most acute global problems, designed to be available from a video archive on the multilingual "Planet of People" web portal and - later - synchronized global broadcast on the multilingual cross-border "Planet of People" TV Channel and selective broadcast on interested educational and other TV channels in all countries;

•  establish in partnership with the interested governments a multilingual non-profit "Planet of People" TV channel to ensure the synchronized broadcast of the "Planet of People" TV project as well as other projects of the IBC "Planet of People" and programs of partner production companies and channels;

•  organize broadcasting of a network of the IBC’s radio stations in various countries;

•  organize annual nation-wide and international "Planet of People" contests for middle-, high school- and college students dedicated to political and cultural history and today of their, other countries and the whole mankind as well as acute issues affecting the modern global community;

•  organize annual regional, national, cross-border, transcontinental, round-the-globe "Planet of People" Marathons;

•  organize "Planet of People" youth travel programs, "Planet of People" local, country-wide and abroad volunteering programs as well as annual international "Planet of People" youth summer camps in various countries principally for the winners of the annual nation-wide and international "Planet of People" contests;

•  establish a "Planet of People" Cultural and Educational Center to design and implement educational and cultural programs within the general conceptual framework and appropriate to the mission of the "Planet of People" Foundation;

•  support and coordinate the establishment and activity of a network of the "Planet of People" International Cultural and Educational Center’s branches and representative offices around the world to work at the national, regional and local level implementing general design and basic programs of the PPICEC in combination with their own programs and in conformity with national, regional and local circumstances;

•  organize annual "Planet of People" World Festivals, the core design and schedule of which will enable it to be considered above all as a peace-keeping, anti-war and anti-terrorism event.


translated from Russian by ____________

UNITED NATIONS
EDUCATIONAL,
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATION

(extract from the Constitution)

The Governments of the States Parties to this Constitution on behalf of their peoples declare:
That since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed;

That the wide diffusion of culture, and the education of humanity for justice and liberty and peace are indispensable to the dignity of man and constitute a sacred duty which all the nations must fulfill in a spirit of mutual assistance and concern;

That… the peace must…be founded, if it is not to fail, upon the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind.

For these reasons, the States Parties to this Constitution... are agreed and determined to develop and to increase the means of communication between their peoples and to employ these means for the purposes of mutual understanding and a truer and more perfect knowledge of each other's lives;

In consequence whereof they do hereby create the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for the purpose of advancing, through the educational and scientific and cultural relations of the peoples of the world, the objectives of international peace...

Article I
Purposes and functions

1. The purpose of the Organization is to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.

2. To realize this purpose the Organization will:
(a) Collaborate in the work of advancing the mutual knowledge and understanding of peoples, through all means of mass communication and to that end recommend such international agreements as may be necessary to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image;

(b) Give fresh impulse to popular education and to the spread of culture:

... By suggesting educational methods best suited to prepare the children of the world for the responsibilities of freedom;

(c) Maintain, increase and diffuse knowledge:

By encouraging cooperation among the nations in all branches of intellectual activity, including the international exchange of persons active in the fields of education, science and culture and the exchange of publications, objects of artistic and scientific interest and other materials of information;

By initiating methods of international cooperation calculated to give the people of all countries access to the printed and published materials produced by any of them.

With a view to preserving the independence, integrity and fruitful diversity of the cultures and educational systems of the States Members of the Organization, the Organization is prohibited from intervening in matters which are essentially within their domestic jurisdiction.

 
             
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