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What communities can do[edit]

Overview, see right hand column for more

  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Community Safety partnerships

Why it matters[edit]

Peace and community safety can be seen as an essential precondition of sustainable development.

Peace is a period of harmony between different social groups that is characterized by lack of violence or conflict behaviors, and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility and retribution, peace also suggests sincere attempts at reconciliation, the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all. W

There is also perhaps an argument that peace also suggests prosperity in matters of environmental welfare and justice.

Neighborhood watch[edit]

A neighborhood watch or neighbourhood watch, also called a crime watch or neighbourhood crime watch, is an organized group of civilians devoted to crime and vandalism prevention within a neighborhood. In other words, neighborhood watch is a crime prevention scheme under which civilians agree together to keep an eye on one another's properties, patrol the street, and report suspicious incidents to law enforcement agencies.

The aim of neighborhood watch includes educating residents of a community on security and safety and achieving safe and secure neighborhoods. However, when a criminal activity is suspected, members are encouraged to report to authorities, and not to intervene. W

Resources[edit]

Apps for sustainability[edit]

Quotes[edit]

World Peace Day: 17 inspirational quotes about peace, telegraph.co.uk

Video[edit]

Events[edit]

2015

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November 16 - International Day for Tolerance W

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October 2 - International Day of Non-Violence W

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September 21 - International Day of Peace W

internationaldayofpeace.org

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April 13 - Global Day of Action on Military Spending W

demilitarize.org


News and comment[edit]

2015

Paris: how can we start unpicking the spiral of humiliation and violence? Rob Hopkins, November 18 [1]

See also[edit]

  • local information can be found, or shared, via our many location pages


Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Peace

External links[edit]

  • Saferworld, seeks to improve safety and community security from violent conflicts in regions all over the world. W


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. Transition Network


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