International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc.

                                                              

A Culture of Peace is a Peaceful World

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OVERVIEW

The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit and non-government organization based in the Philippines. The mission and work of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. are guided by its preamble in its founding Charter.


This International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. is founded on the merits of impacting some of the peace purposes and principles of the United Nations, specifically the post Millennium Development Goals.


The IPDCI also provides a forum for its General Members namely: The Board of Trustees; The Honorary Board of Trustees, The Executive Board; including the Peace Volunteers and Peace Collaborators to express their views, action plans, and initiatives towards the promulgation of its Peace Pillars facilitated by the Security Council, Secretariat Council, World Affairs Council, and Protocol Council.


The current IPDCI's Chief of Administrative Officer is the Chairman.


PRINCIPAL ORGANS

The Principal Organs of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. shall refer to Security Council, Secretariat Council, World Affairs Council, and Protocol Council.


The Council shall refer to a division of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc.




SECURITY COUNCIL

The Security Council shall be responsible for the maintenance, implementation, and evaluation of the programs subsumed to its peace pillars namely peace diplomacy participation; peace diplomacy culture; and, peace diplomacy administration and policy, including its initiatives.




SECRETARIAT COUNCIL
The Secretariat Council shall be the principal body for administration and coordination of the Board of Trustees, Honorary Board of Trustees and Executive Board of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc., including its Peace Volunteers and Peace Collaborators towards their duty stations on peace missions around the world.



WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL

The World Affairs Council shall be the main deliberative and representative of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. to world affairs.


The World Affairs Council shall facilitate the relationship of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. to the United Nations Organization.


The World Affairs Council shall coordinate the requisites on the accreditation of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. to the United Nations Economic and Social Council for greater understanding, participation and foster goodwill.


The World Affairs Council shall strengthen ties between the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. and other various Non- Government Organizations across the world.


The World Affairs Council shall oversee the partnership of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. to various private organizations relevant to its Purposes and Principles.


The World Affairs Council shall affirm friendly gestures of shared peace aspirations of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. to various government organizations.




PROTOCOL COUNCIL

The Protocol Council shall be responsible, under the IPDCI Charter for the maintenance of correspondence; conjoint, dialogues and multilateral discussions with greater understanding of the personalities involved including customs, traditions and ceremonial rites.


The Protocol Council shall ensure cordial correspondence at all times.


The Protocol Council shall observe and facilitate conjoint, dialogues and multilateral discussions, private or public affairs at all times.




OBSERVANCES

The Observances of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. are anchored to the observances of the United Nations Organization in promoting and preserving the value of the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, International Peace Day, and the United Nations Day.


The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. adopted the designated international days, special observances of the United Nations in proliferating international awareness on these contentious issues.




PREAMBLE

The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. aims to proliferate international peace diplomacy through cultural understanding and mutual collaboration among cultures of the global society, aims to prevent cultural barriers, non-stock, non-profit and non-government organization.


The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. affirms to contribute to the international development of world peace through cultural modalities cognizant to the aspirations of the United Nations Organization.


The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. aims to foster peace diplomacy participation; peace diplomacy culture; and, peace diplomacy administration and policy.


The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. articulates a collective effort to resolve global peace processes, thus, collaborate an active global community in promoting the welfare of peoples with the aid of peaceful resolutions.


Chapter I: Purposes and Principles (Articles 1-18)


Chapter II: Membership (Articles 19-30)


Chapter III: General Assembly (Articles 31-35)


Chapter IV: Principal Organs (Articles 36-40)


Chapter V: Security Council (Article 41)


Chapter VI: Secretariat Council (Articles 42-49)


Chapter VII: World Affairs Council (Articles 50-55)


Chapter VIII: Protocol Council (Articles 56-59)


Chapter IX: Diplomatic Protocol and Practices (Articles 60-61)


Chapter X: Working Languages (Articles 62-64)


Chapter XI: Identity and Symbols (Articles 65-71)


Chapter XII: External Relations (Articles 72-74)


Chapter XIII:  Initiatives (Articles 75-76)


Chapter XIV: Observances (Articles 77-81)


Chapter XV: Amendments (Articles 82-88)


Chapter XVI: Ratification and Signature (Articles 89-90)




PILLAR {PEACE PILLARS}

TITLE {MANILA PEACE DECLARATION, DECEMBER 2015}



Recalling the Preamble of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc., including its peace pillars embodied therein,


Recalling also the Charter of the United Nations, Chapter 1, Articles 1.1., which states that “ to maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and  removal of threats of peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of peace;”


Recalling further the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other imperative instruments founded on the United Nations principles among its system,


Recognizing that “A Culture of Peace is a Peaceful World,


Expressing deep concern about the proliferation of differences that leads to conflicts in various parts of the world,


Recalling the resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/ES-7/8), by which it proclaimed the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression;  (A/RES/58/220), by which it proclaimed the International Peace Day; and (A/ RES/ 168 (II) (A/ RES/ 2782 (XXVI), by which it proclaimed the United Nations Day,


Recognizing the important role of the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s function to NGOs in addressing active dialogue on sustainable development,


Solemnly proclaims the present Manila Peace Declaration in strengthening the promotion of a culture of peace in today’s world: The Bogotá Peace Action Plan, The Bonn Peace Action Plan, and The Perth Peace Action Plan.





2015 Annual Board Meeting

27th December 2015

PILLAR {FIRST PILLAR}

{PEACE DIPLOMACY PARTICIPATION}


TITLE {BOGOTÁ PEACE ACTION PLAN, DECEMBER 2015}


We, the peoples subsumed to the Board of Trustees, Honorary Board of Trustees, and Executive Board launched the Bagotá Action Plan in Bogotá, Colombia, with the goal reflective on the aspirations of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc., and the United Nations that is closer to a peaceful world. The Bogotá Action Plan seeks to promote the first pillar (Peace Diplomacy Culture) of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. across the world having regard to the United Nations’ Preamble.


The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. articulates its preamble anchored on its legacy, a culture of peace is a peaceful world, thereby, achieved through its first pillar:


To foster peace diplomacy participation through international collaboration, cooperation, and collective coalition.


Convinced that this action plan will help us establish a framework for PEACE DIPLOMACY PARTICIPATION through:


Peace Processes 

The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. shall achieve sustainable and broad-based peace process mechanisms.


Peace Education

The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. shall strengthen inclusive active peace education.


Muslim-Christian Cultural Diplomacy

The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. shall reinvigorate, rigorous and result oriented Muslim-Christian cultural diplomacy.




PILLAR {SECOND PILLAR}    

{PEACE DIPLOMACY CULTURE}


TITLE {BONN PEACE ACTION PLAN, DECEMBER 2015}


We, the peoples subsumed to the Board of Trustees, Honorary Board of Trustees, and Executive Board launched the Bonn Action Plan in Bonn, Germany, with the goal reflective on the aspirations of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc., and the United Nations that is closer to a peaceful world. The Bonn Action Plan seeks to promote the second pillar (Peace Diplomacy Culture) of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. across the world having regard to the United Nations’ Preamble.


The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. articulates its preamble anchored on its legacy, a culture of peace is a peaceful world, thereby, achieved through its second pillar:

To promote peace diplomacy culture through the immersion of cultural differences across nations.

Convinced that this action plan will help us establish a framework for PEACE DIPLOMACY CULTURE through:


Peace Cultural Invention and Innovation

The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. shall define and draft mechanisms that promulgates various peace cultural invention and innovation.


Peace Cultural Studies

The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. shall deepen its literature and works on peace cultural studies.


Globalization of Peace Development

The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. shall work side by side through strong partnership with various international organizations.




PILLAR {THIRD PILLAR} 

{PEACE PEACE DIPLOMACY ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY}


TITLE {PERTH ACTION PLAN, DECEMBER 2015}


We, the peoples subsumed to the Board of Trustees, Honorary Board of Trustees, and Executive Board launched the Perth Action Plan in Perth, Australia, with the goal reflective on the aspirations of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc., and the United Nations that is closer to a peaceful world. The Perth Action Plan seeks to promote the third pillar (Peace Diplomacy Administration and Policy) of the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. across the world having regard to the United Nations’ Preamble.


The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. articulates its preamble anchored on its legacy, a culture of peace is a peaceful world, thereby, achieved through its third pillar:


To proliferate peace diplomacy administration and policy through the establishment of cultural networks and uphold diplomacy.


Convinced that this action plan will help us establish a framework for PEACE DIPLOMACY CULTURE.


Peace Policy Programs 

The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. shall engage on the works to peace policy programs in small and feasible variations.


International Issues

The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. shall address and respond to pressing international issues through dialogues that enhances public awareness and participation.


Peace Policy Development

The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. shall engross with peace policy development works.



IPDCI AT THE UNITED NATIONS ECOSOC

IPDCI aspires to become an accredited of the UN Economic and Social Council as an NGO in Special Consultative Status. IPDCI has the intentions to comply the requirements of the UN ECOSOC in the next ten years, 2013-2023.



WHAT IS UN ECOSOC?


UN ECOSOC means United Nations Economic and Social Council. ECOSOC is the United Nations platform on economic and social issues.



UN ECOSOC MANDATE


ECOSOC is one of the six main organs of the UN established by the UN Charter in 1946. ECOSOC is the principal body for coordination, policy review, policy dialogue and recommendations on economic, social and environmental issues. ECOSOC serves as the central mechanism for the activities of the UN system and its specialized agencies, supervises the subsidiary and expert bodies in economic, social and environmental fields.



UN ECOSOC FUNCTIONS


ECOSOC engages a wide variety of stakeholders in a productive dialogue on sustainable development through a programmatic cycle of meetings. The work of the Council is guided by an issue-based approach ensuring a sustained and focused discussion among multiple stakeholders.



WHAT IS THE SPECIAL CONSULTATIVE STATUS?


The United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) grants Special Consultative Status to NGOs whose programs are of direct relevance to the aims and purpose of the United Nations. Such designation, the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. may attend UN conferences, designate UN representatives to all UN missions in the world, and circulate statements at ECOSOC and other UN meetings once accepted.



“CONSULATIVE STATUS” in the UN Charter


The foundation of the “Consultative Status” with the UN ECOSOC is based on Article 71, Chapter 10 of the United Nations Charter. The Philippines, IPDCI’s home country, is a signatory of the UN Charter. Based on this, “The Economic and Social Council may make suitable arrangements for consultation with non-government organizations which are concerned with matters within its competence. Such arrangements may be made with international organizations and, where appropriate, with national organizations after consultation with the Member of the United Nations concerned.”


UN RESOLUTION 1996/31 ON THE SPECIAL CONSULTATIVE STATUS


“23: Organizations that have a special competence in, and are concerned specifically with, only a few of the fields of activity covered by the Council and its subsidiary bodies, and that are known within the fields for which they have or seek consultative status shall be known as organizations in special consultative status.”



WHY SHOULD IPDCI GET THE SPECIAL CONSULTATIVE STATUS?


The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. aspires to become more relevant and aligned to the purpose and principles of the United Nations Organization in raising awareness specifically to peace development.



HOW DOES THE SPECIAL CONSULTATIVE STATUS AFFECT IPDCI?


The “Special Consultative Status” will strengthen the International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. in fulfilling its roles in the international arena, representing the unspoken words of some millions of peoples to decision makers during the parliamentary proceedings of UN ECOSOC meetings and assemblies.