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The Peace Foundation PO Box 8055, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150 Level 2, 128 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton Auckland 1023 Aotearoa/New Zealand Phone +64 9 373 2379 Fax + 64 9 379 2668 Email: Follow us on Facebook

This report has been collated by Caroline Ongleo-Calub, and completed by Christopher Le Breton Cover image: The Peace Foundation

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Message from Patrons - Pauline Tangiora and Richard Northey..................................................................2 Message from the President - John Hinchcliff..........................................................................................................3 General Management Report - Caroline Ongleo-Calub....................................................................................4 Cool Schools Peer Mediation & Leadership through Peer Mediation - Christina Barruel........ 6 Kia Tau te Rangimarie - Carol Smith.................................................................................................................................10 REACT - Lucy Stewart..................................................................................................................................................................11 Schools Peace Week.....................................................................................................................................................................12 Family Programme........................................................................................................................................................................13 Auckland City for Peace Awards.........................................................................................................................................14 Internship Programme...............................................................................................................................................................16 International Representative Report - Alyn Ware...................................................................................................17 Treasurer's Report.........................................................................................................................................................................20 Audit Report......................................................................................................................................................................................21 Acknowledgements.....................................................................................................................................................................31 Call for Support...............................................................................................................................................................................33 Patrons and List of Staff and Contractors.....................................................................................................................34

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Tena koe this year has been one of monitoring issues from around the world as well as internally the crisis that wars have left people homeless hence the thousands of people crossing into countries that are now finding difficulties resettling them. This has taken much time in letter writing not only to our own government but also to UN Security Council as we need to make them more accountable within Aotearoa and working with youth on the values that peace starts with them as been worth while young

people are here now we need to give them a more visible role within the foundation. To all in The Peace Foundation thank you for the past years work to those retiring wish you the best. Finally let us remember in all the 100 years ceremonies of Anzac the very brave conscientious objectors who held their stance of non violence and peace kia KAHA KIA MAIA KIA MANAWANUI In peace Pauline E Tangiora

MESSAGE FROM THE PATRON RICHARD NORTHEY I know this has been a tough year for The Peace Foundation and we shall miss the passion and commitment of Caroline Ongleo and of other staff that we shall lose because of the necessity for downsizing. However the Mission of the Peace Foundation shall surely be sustained. Our work at peer mediation of conflict in schools and throughout the community remains as effective and vital as ever. We have successfully involved young people and visitors to New Zealand in extending our work in the education system and community. Through our International Affairs and Disarmament Committee Alyn, Kate, Laurie, Rod and the others have

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demonstrated creativity and commitment at promoting peace and disarmament initiatives worldwide. The Foundation’s follow up work on the declarations of Peace Cities are making peace and tolerance a reality at grassroots level. We successfully staged an Actions for Peace Conference that revealed many inspiring and practicable ideas. I would like to express my personal thanks to John Hinchcliff and the Board members, Caroline Ongleo and Christine Barruel and the staff, to the interns, volunteers, members and supporters who have initiated and achieved so much over the 40 years of The Peace Foundation.


Another year. Another occasion to celebrate our accomplishments. Another set of challenges attempting to force themselves into our overloaded range of activities. And, as always, another opportunity to pay tribute to: • Our employed colleagues whose contributions are as relevant as ever • Our range of trainers and the large number of interns and volunteers and • Our Council members who contribute a considerable time to our mission. The list of our office colleagues deserving our gratitude include the following. • Caroline Ongleo who masterminds the difficult lead role and who must juggle an endless variety of challenges that must be completed yesterday. • Christina Barruel who continues

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to lead our nationally successful flagship Cool Schools programme focusing on Peer Mediation. Virin Gomber who manages our strategically important Family Programme. Carol Smith, our kuia, who engages in our quest to share our focus with Maoridom and help people understand better the Treaty of Waitangi and Maori customs kaupaper). Alyn Ware, our International Representative, based in Basel and with commitments to many peace related activities; Marcus Zhao who is the keeper of our financial operations. We should also acknowledge Joanna Nua who, before her resignation brought dignity and charm to the front of our office.

Sadly, we must farewell Caroline who has served as General Manager for 6 years. She embraced the responsibilities of this position at a time of ferment and has managed to bring a competent, dedicated and unassuming leadership. She takes our gratitude and respect An emphasis focussing on nuclear disarmament is led by Rod Alley and Richard Northey. This has taken a less

prominent but crucial role that we intend to bring to prominence in the year ahead. Planning a Conference occupied considerable time and energy of some of us throughout the year. It revolved around a grant of $50,000 given to us by the Fund to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. It yielded the respect and interest of more than 260 people who attended and shared their commitment to a peaceful future. Our Actions for Peace Conference received 175 proposals. Some replicated others and there were repeats. We now have a list of 106 proposals. Wherever appropriate these will be sent to organisations focussing on relevant aspects. This list is available from our office. We must search for new premises, balance our budget and reach out to our members. But we must not lessen the energy we spend on tackling one or two of the major factors that threaten not just our peace but our very survival. To more successfully contribute to peaceful future we seek new participants who are willing to bring different approaches and new dedication to our precious quest.

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a website revamp. Our refurbished

workforce development.

website has more interactive features such as school

This 2015 we celebrate the 40 years of existence of The Foundation for Peace Studies Aotearoa/New Zealand Incorporated, and honour our founders who had the vision of peaceful local, national and global communities. We further acknowledge the many men, women, youth, communities and funders who have supported our mission of promoting peaceful relationships among people of all ages and cultures through peace education, research and action. From April 2014-June 2015, we are proud to report on our accomplishments towards our mission with the ever fervent passion as we face challenges in building sustainable peace. We started the financial year with a capability assessment and strategic planning, and a restructure into three pillars - general management, peace education and peace development for us to remain relevant to our vision, and to address current and emerging conflicts and peace issues worldwide. We celebrated our success on being a responsive organisation, achieving population and performance outcomes, having adaptive leadership, continuing programme innovation, and establishing collaboration. We determined our action priorities for the year as strategic governance, financial viability and sustainability,

Strategic governance

partnership login and video postings.

Our council members also took advisory

We also launched our website www.

functions aside from governance roles. for the

The advisory role provided expertise

'World Without War: Action for Peace'

and guidance to the three pillars of the

Conference in commemoration of the

organisation. The advisory committees

centennial of World War 1. We also had

are called Wakahirahira that proved to

more regular media releases and social

be effective.

media postings on disarmament, peace

We also welcomed two new members

activities, events and issues.

to the Council - Anna Quinn and Robert Mackay. Anna Quinn resigned early

Workforce development

2015 but is still very much available

Management had been privileged

as management mentor on conflict

to attend international conferences

resolution and mediation. Robert is not

i.e. World Alliance for Religions Peace

a newcomer to The Peace Foundation,

Summit in Seoul, Korea, and the

as he served as staff at the then PF

Bullying Conference in Gold Coast,

Wellington office, and was active as


youth peace advocate.

Supervision and mentoring for management have been made available

Financial viability and sustainability

especially to assist with the restructure

Funding was our greatest challenge for

and their new roles.

the year. Our vulnerability is attached

Staff were able to access professional

to the changing priorities and limited

development opportunities relevant

funding of government and trusts. With

to their functions i.e. First Aid, Treaty

the aim of diversifying we explored

of Waitangi, and other programme

creative fundraising through the Peace

management and organisational

Calendar, Auckland Bed Race, and

development workshops.

Schools' Mufti Days; and worked with

Our bi-cultural practice has been

organisations and donors for productive

honed through Carol Smith, our

partnerships, i.e. Te Waipuna Puawai for

Kaihapi, who introduced Tikanga Maori

Peaceful Family Communication, and

and Te reo Maori in our organisation.

Global Future Charitable Trust. At our

Tikanga Maori practices include mihi

last Annual General Meeting, we have

whakatau for welcoming and thanking

adopted a change in our financial year

new staff, interns and volunteers, which

from 1 April- 31March (previously), to 1

are very much appreciated by all.

July-30 June to synchronise with most of our funders’ finance calendar.

We are lucky to have the addition of the very capable Lucy Stewart joining us as Youth Programmes Co-ordinator, and

Organisational technology and

Chris Siver who did the maternity cover


for Lucy. Stella Solon also joined us as

We boosted our online presence with

Web Developer and IT Support, whose

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“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” - Martin Luther King

expertise was timely and much needed. Carol Smith joined us as Kaihapi for the Kia Tau te Rangimarie Programme and the bi-cultural practice of the Foundation. We are extremely grateful to our ever-growing local and international interns and volunteers who have made possible our peace efforts and provided resilience to the Foundation. However, we were sad to farewell outstanding staff such as: Tania Te Whenua, the then Kia Tau te Rangimarie Programme Co-ordinator and Trainer; Annalie Sieberhagen, the then peace education programmes administrator; and Joanna Nua, the then office administrator. The Foundation continues to reflect on its future and there will be many more years of working on its goal of promoting peaceful relationships.

Message of Thanks Six years with The Peace Foundation have been enriching with responsibility and service for me. I am proud to have contributed to the Foundation in my different roles as programmes manager, director, acting general manager and head of peace development. I had the opportunity of growing funding, nurturing existing donors and exploring new collaborations, initially managing the programmes, developing the International

Internship Programme, and helping establish Auckland City for Peace. It is now time for me to move on, and I sincerely thank the following: Council - John, Raewyn, Dale, Rod, Steven, Lisa, Robert and Lina and past Council members for the leadership; interns and volunteers for their talents and vibrant energy; and funders and donors for the crucial financial support. I could not express my utmost appreciation to the team of Marcus, Christina, Carol, Virin and Lucy for the dedication, hard work and camaraderie. I wish the Foundation the very best in its peace journey.

30 local and international

149 parents and caregiver of young people with skills and enhanced positive attitude on building respectful, peaceful and loving families and communities

130 schools (11 schools in Pakistan, 2 Africa and 1 India) promoted peace education and disarmament during Schools’ Peace Week with the theme ‘collaboration for peace’

interns and volunteers with enhanced awareness and skills on peace building


“Peace is its own reward.” - Mahatma Gandhi

1000 secondary

students with awareness on armed conflicts and disarmament

2151 96


students and adults in schools empowered with skills on peaceful conflict resolution and mediation for relationship building and socio-emotional learning


Auckland for City Peace Awards organised

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COOL SCHOOLS PEER MEDIATION AND LEADERSHIP THROUGH PEER MEDIATION by Christina Barruel, Head of Peace Education “Conflict is a part of everyday life; it is how we deal with it that makes the difference”

The Cool Schools (primary) and LtPM (secondary) programmes where delivered successfully to 96 schools throughout New Zealand between April 2014 and June 2015. There were 2151 students and 851 teachers who were the beneficiaries gaining skills for peaceful conflict resolution to assist them in building positive, caring relationships throughout their lives. Non-contract training ($21,357) and subscriptions from Partnership Schools ($15,850) brought a total revenue of $37,207 for The Peace Foundation during this period.

Learning (SEL) is a key component of Relationship Education and is addressed in the learning and development of young people when they are exposed to the social skills taught in the Cool Schools and LtPM Programmes. Recent research shows that school wide implementation of restorative practices and peer mediation leads to improved academic outcomes, improved behaviour and a school culture where the health and wellbeing of staff and students is enhanced.” Additionally, while attending the Health Promoting Schools National Symposium held in October 2014, Christina Barruel noted that the NZCER (New Zealand Council of Education Research) and ERO (Education Review Office) are focusing a lot more on wellbeing for success. Their new approach is more student-centred supporting a model where ‘hauora’ (holistic wellbeing) is an important indicator of the success of a school community. This is all good news in beginning the process of bringing the Ministry of Education back on board as a key funder for our school programmes.

New role: Head of Peace Education The Peace Foundation instigated some interesting structural changes in June 2014. The role of Head of Peace Education was now responsible for leading a dynamic team to ensure the highest quality suite for the seven Peace Foundation education programmes. These are: Cool Schools (primary), LtPM (Leadership through Peer Mediation) and REACT (secondary), Kia Tau te Rangimarie (Maori), Peaceful Family Communication (parents, teachers, caregivers), Peaceful Teen Communication (teenagers) and ProPeaceWork (workplace). With these programmes we have the means to support health and wellbeing in local communities through relationship education that focuses on social-emotional learning. Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Relationship Education:

Welcome to Carol Smith , Kia Tau te Rangimarie Programme Coordinator and Trainer Tania Te Whenua took four months maternal leave from her part time position as Kia Tau te Rangimarie co-ordinator and trainer during mid December 2014. The Peace Foundation appointed Carol Smith into the temporary position. Carol has been involved in education for 38 years. She began as an early childhood teacher, in the Department of Education, management of early childhood centres, a volunteer in Vanuatu with Te Tuau Tawahi (Volunteer Service Abroad) taught in London for a year and for the last 8 years has been a lecturer on the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) at UNITEC, Auckland. She feels the position of Maori Programme Co-ordinator at Te Tuapapa Rongomau o Aotearoa (Peace Foundation of New Zealand)

A recent report, released to all New

will allow opportunities for the organisation to grow in its

Zealand schools in May 2015 by

commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to mahi alongside

the Ministry of Education, entitled:

whanau, tamariki and kura in resolving conflicts using

“Relationship Education Programmes: A

appropriate kawa kaupapa Maori (Maori processes).

Guide for Schools”, by Dr Gillian Tasker (our Wellington regional trainer), states that:

be confident, connected and lifelong learners. Social Emotional

Dr Gillian Tasker

“Relationship education supports the vision of The New Zealand Curriculum so that young people will

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Carol accepted the permanent part time position in April 2014 when Tania chose to continue her role as ‘New Mum’

LEADR Supports the LtPM Secondary Programme LEADR is a vibrant community of mediators, arbitrators, adjudicators, restorative justice practitioners and other professionals who have come together with IAMA to form a not-for-profit organisation called Resolution Institute.. LEADR members make LEADR coaches at the MRGS Advanced Training a valuable contribution to the LtPM programme by coaching students in mediation skills and sharing their experience. LEADR Trainer and LtPM Coach Anna Quinn says, “Mentoring students is a really good way for LEADR mediators to develop their own skills both in coaching and gaining more experience with mediation in a different context. During 2014, Christina Barruel, was offered a LEADR Scholarship. This provides for up to three New Zealand students, recent graduates, or workers in the not-for-profit/ NGO sector to attend the LEADR 5 Day Mediation workshop valued at $3,260. The workshop introduces participants to the theory and practical skills of mediation. Christina will be attending the workshop in November 2015. Two National Trainers’ Hui’s for Professional Development and Strategic Action Planning The Schools Peace Education National Trainers’ Hui, held in July 2014 at the National Library provided an opportunity through the Appreciative Inquiry process (facilitated by Elaine Dyer) and the Walt Disney Strategy (facilitated by Andrea O’Hagan) to look at the best of ‘what we have’ in order to imagine ‘what can be’ and then to explore and decide on ‘what will be’. This process enabled the team to have input into the strategic goals, objectives Schools Peace Education National and action plan for the Trainers Hui school programmes. Another two-day trainers’ hui was held in December 2014. The first day was a professional development workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and Maori Cultural Competency led by Raewyn Bhana. During the second day Elaine Dyer, from Violence Free Waitakere, gave a presentation on “Collaboration for Peace”. Further discussion and planning was made by the team to complete our peace education strategic action plan that was started in July.

Marketing and Promotion of School Programmes • The Herald on Friday 30th May 2014 featured an article titled: The Secrets of our Highest Performing Low Decile Schools. Mount Roskill Grammar, our flagship secondary school (who celebrated their 20 year association with The Peace Foundation in August 2014) was one of the seven New Zealand schools mentioned in the Education Review Office report. • LtPM got a mention in the July 2014 edition of Metro magazine with an article entitled Best Schools In Auckland. Mount Roskill Grammar School featured in this edition and mentioned their peer mediation programme as being a key factor in promoting student well being at school. • Issue 25 of the Schools News bulletin featured an article titled “Teaching Them Skills to Stop the Bullying.” This comprehensive article profiled our three school programmes; Cool Schools, LtPM and Kia Taut e Rangimarie. • Andrea O’Hagan, our Bay of Plenty trainer featured in the Whakatane Beacon. This local newspaper featured Andrea’s good work training peer mediators at Whakatane High School during August 2014. The article mentioned that she has now trained peer mediators in almost all the Eastern Bay secondary schools. • Our school programmes newsletter, MediationWorks and The Peace Foundation’s newsletter, Peaceworks, have numerous articles from schools and partners which feature the uniqueness of our programmes. There were two editions of MediationWorks distributed to schools, funders and other Mediation Works Newsletter stakeholders during October 2014 and June 2015. Peace Education Programmes Newsletter

Changemakers for Peace Peacemakers for Change

“We stand together as one and we stand for peace.” The Mount Roskill Grammar School team at the 2014 Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium

Photo credit: Manon Bourey (French intern at The Peace Foundation)

In this issue ...

The Peace Education School Programmes:

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Rotokauri School Excels The Power of Words in Communication Reflections on the 2014 Schools’ Peace Symposium Arts4Peace - Schools’ Peace Week in Pakistan New Staff and Interns at The Peace Foundation Cool Schools Google App for iPads Proving Useful Notices ... and more ...

Peace Education Programmes Newsletter

Changemakers for Peace Peacemakers for Change

Schools' Peace Week 2015

Theme: Collaboration 4 Peace: Local, National, Global In this issue ...

The Peace Education School Programmes:

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Positive Message Bombing Understanding Your Intention Celebrating Pink Shirt Day REACT raises awareness Peace Week in Pakistan Kia Tau te Rangimārie Awesome Interns Jade Speaks Up ... and more ...

Network Meetings During 2014, two Cool Schools network meetings were facilitated in Christchurch and Hastings. Both meetings were well attended and were valuable opportunities for programme coordinators to come together and share ideas of what is working well in their schools. Student peer mediators from Student presentation at a Network Meeting

Oaklands Primary School, Christchurch, gave a presentation on how user friendly their iPads are on duty. Their technology teacher has designed a

Cool Schools Primary Mediators

Cool Schools App so that continued ....

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peer mediators on duty record all information via a Google live format on their iPad. This allows for efficient recording of information which is sent to the Cool Schools Coordinator via email. In March 2015, a Peace Week Network Meeting was held at Baradene College to inspire both primary and secondary coordinators on this years theme: Collaboration4Peace: local, national, global. Lots of creative ideas were discussed for the 2015 SPW Teacher’s Toolkit. Awesome Interns A special thanks to these awesome interns who have worked hard to support our peace education programmes : Emile Laarhoven for assisting with training facilitation, Lisette Venema for conducting research and writing a report titled, “The Success of the Leadership through Peer Students and interns at SHGS

Mediation Programme”, Adries Nammensma, for

updating the peace education programmes website content, Chikita Kodical for assisting with presentations to schools on the topic of ‘bullying’ and for assisting with the co-ordination of MediationWorks, Ymke Koostra, who helped facilitate school trainings and wrote the first draft of LtPM’s Trainer’s Manual

India, participating in the event which was held from the 4th to the 8th August 2014. The theme was Arts4Peace’: Design it, Speak it, Sing it, Dance it, LIVE IT! A highlight of Peace Week this year was the two contests that the Arts4Peace theme really promoted: the ‘Design it’ contest and the ‘Sing it’ contest. The culmination of Peace Week was the Peace Symposium for ten Auckland secondary schools on Friday 15th August at the Western Springs Community Garden Hall. This was an opportunity for schools around the Auckland region to present their Peace Week activities Guest performers and speakers were invited to the symposium to inspire the participants. The keynote speaker, Cam Calkoen, was unforgetable. He talked about overcoming his challenges as an individual born with cerebral palsy, reminding us that “attitude determines altitude” and to “dream big, achieve more!”

Peace Week in Pakistan

Symposium Keynote Speaker Cam Calkoen

and, Nadeem Ghazi, who arrived from Pakistan in January 2015 and spent 3 months training with Christina Barruel learning about the content and delivery of our programmes so that he can now be a peace education trainer for schools back in Pakistan.

Ymke Koostra

Nadeem Ghazi in Action

Ymke Koostra

Ymke Koostra

Peace Education Leadership Award Goes to Mount Roskill Grammar School During Peace Week 2014, The Peace Foundation acknowledged Mount Roskill Grammar School’s 20 year commitment to the successful implementaion of LtPM. A special assembly was held at the school and a presentation given by Christina Barruel and Yvonne Duncan to the Principal and programme coordinator, Donna Hourigan-Johnston. The school received an Excellence in Peace Education Leadership Award for being a leader in peace education for secondary schools throughout New Zealand.

Schools' Peace Week and the Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium 2014 The 2014 Schools’ Peace Week was a great success with 130 schools from New Zealand, 11 schools from Pakistan, 2 schools from Africa (Benin and Rwanda), and 1 school from Peace Education Leadership Awards

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No2Bullying Conference Christina Barruel was selected to be a presenter at the No2Bullying Conference 2015 held on the Gold Coast of Australia at the end of June 2015. Her topic was: Promoting Health and Well-being through Relationship Education: An introduction to the social skills taught in Cool Schools and LtPM. The purpose of her presenation was to inform participants about how the skills we teach in our national school programmes help students and teachers to nurture positive relationships with others, especially when they find themselves in conflict. Christina presented to over 50 Australasian participants and has since formed positive collaborations with organisations doing similar work in Australia.

a selection of testimonials “One of the key values practiced in Edgecumbe College is whakawhanaungatanga where we try to develop a family atmosphere so that all students are encouraged to care for their fellow students like their own whanau. The LtPM programme gives students further skills in developing these positive relationships and taking the lead in helping peers to resolve conflict issues just like a well functioning family would do.” Beryl Riley Guidance Counsellor/LtPM Programme Coordinator Edgecumbe College (Bay of Plenty)

Farewell to our Peace Education Programmes Administrator Due to funding cuts, the role of Peace Education Programmes Administrator was disestablished in June 2015. This part time position was held by Annalie Sieberhagen for 15 months. She did a fabulous job supporting the development and management of the schools’ and family education programmes database, evaluation analysis, project and event management, and administration. Her skills and expertise were valued and Annalie Sieberhagen and Christina Barruel appreciated by the national team of trainers and are sadly missed.

“The Cool Schools Programme fits well our vision for the Woodstock Learner which encourages students to; build positive relationships, participate in leadership initiatives, become self-managing and to think constructively through problem solving and communicating effectively. Our peer mediators work consistently to keep the profile of peaceful conflict resolution and peer mediation high so that school-wide interest and motivation is maintained.” Margaret Bull Cool Schools Coordinator Woodstock School (Hamilton)

Thank you A big thank you to the awesome team of colleagues, trainers, interns and volunteers who have given hours of work throughout the financial year to keep our school programmes resilient. Finally, a sincere thank you to our funders and partners: The Ministry of Health, the Lottery Grants Board, the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board, the Puketāpapa Local Board, Partnership Schools, the many schools who have funded their own trainings, The Mental Health Foundation, members from LEADR & IAMA and Janine Edge from TalkingWorks. Your wonderful support enables our school programmes to carry on making a positive difference in local communities.

“I feel that MRGS would not be the safe school it is today if it wasn’t for the mediations offered at our school.” Student Mount Roskill Grammar School “Mediation holds a special value that even after a thousand words I find hard to express. I am still very much a mediator despite taking the badge off four years ago. The lessons I have learnt about kindness, empathy, and leadership, have been lessons I have taken with me for self improvement and for navigating key decisions in my life well after exiting the school gate for the last time.” Akshat Chugh Past Advanced Mediator Mount Roskill Grammar School (2011)

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KIA TAU TE RANGIMARIE PROGRAMME (KTR) By Carol Smith, KTR Co-ordinator and Trainer E hara taku toa I te toa takitahi Engari he toa taku tini My strength is not from myself Alone but from the strength of the group

Tena ra koutou katoa nga whanau, nga kaiako, nga tamariki mokopuna. Having been in this position since January I am astounded at how quickly time travels. As I look back on my engagement with whanau, kaiako and tamariki mokopuna over this time I reflect on where Kia tau te Rangimarie has been delivered and some of the wonderful outcomes that have been achieved. Kia tau te Rangimarie was “birthed” from the very successful secondary school programme LtPM (Leadership through Peer Mediation). This is a wonderful initiative which allows for the perspectives of conflict resolution from a Maori perspective which incorporates a kanohi ki te kanohi process called hohou rongo. Hohou rongo is a process of mediation which allows for mana to be restored and enhanced. The training begins with identifying mediators dispositions through the Creation Story and identifying the dispositions of nga Atua , leading into the process of pohiri and how this process begins hohou rongo., leading into the practice of implementing hohou rongo. A key aspect for students to have a sense of mana whenua (belonging) using kakahu (cloaks). These kakahu were worn by students to allow them to have another experience within their Te Ao Maori as each was related to an Atua and the dispositions they might display. The programme is customized to each environment /school in liaison with kaiako Maori and whanau. I have

been privileged to have been invited to A Academy, Whangarei, Henderson High School and Waitakere College and each of these schools determined the best possible type of delivery for their students. Nga mihi nunui ki nga whanau. Examples of different deliveries were: • 6x1 hour workshops over 2 weeks. • 2x1 day workshops over two weeks. • One day workshop with a revisit. For many akonga, understanding how to relate tikanga and te reo Maori in the process of conflict resolution can be challenging as ithe ncorporating of Te Timatanga o Te Ao (Creation Story) and kawa pohiri might not be viewed as processes the resolving of conflict. Kia Tau teinRangimarie Therefore, often more time is needed to reclaim the importance of these kaupapa and how relevant they are to understand being Maori. An exciting development has emerged which allows for those students who have undertaken the Kia tau te Rangimarie programme (kai whakatau) to walk alongside LtPM mediators so that there can be a sharing of “culture” between the two groups by being able to view the world of conflict resolution through another lens. I believe the bringing together of the mainstream and a Maori way resolving conflict will assist in peace making in schools and kura and eventually in our society here in Aotearoa.

Kia Tau te Rangimarie

Nga akonga o te kura o Waitakere ki Auckland in the process of hohourongo

No reira Kia kaha tonu nga whanau i roto te kaupapa meanui, te kaupapa rangimarie. Naku noa na Carol Smith (Te Rarawa)

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Nga kaiwhakatau o te kura o Waitakere wearing kakahu which represent nga Atua

REACT - The Peace Foundation Resonding to Armed Conflict By Lucy Stewart - REACT programme coordinator

Responding to Armed Conflicts

The Peace Foundation’s Responding to Armed Conflict (REACT) presentation has had its busiest yet, delivering presentations to almost 1000 students across Auckland on a range of topical issues. We have been very fortunate to have an experienced and dedicated research team who have a lot of expertise in the field of peace and disarmament and are eager to share their knowledge and experiences. Topics requested by schools this year have been varied and challenging: Boko Haram, the Syrian conflict, terrorism, ISIS, the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Ebola and its connection to conflict and poverty, the Baltimore Riots, conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa and child soldiers. The REACT team has been very impressed with the students that have attended the presentations and their insightful comments and discussions. We have been encouraged by their knowledge on various peace issues and their desire to make a difference in the world. Today’s youth will be the leaders of tomorrow and as such it is vital that they are informed, responsible global citizens who value diversity, and practice critical thinking and understanding. The REACT presentation is available for free to all high schools in the wider Auckland region. The presentation focuses on issues of armed conflict and promotes peaceful solutions and disarmament. The purpose of the presentation is to raise awareness and promote discussion among young people on these issues and present them with ways that they can engage in global issues

in a peaceful way. Our topics vary from presentation to presentation depending on schools’ needs and wishes. Some comments from students regarding our presentations: "They put the situation in another perspective that was very encouraging and open." "I learned the factors that had contributed to this issue and that it was different from what was first perceived." "Great ideas were brought up, and I really enjoyed it! Thank you Peace Foundation for bringing up great ideas." The REACT presentation can be delivered to class groups, lunchtime clubs or school assemblies. The content is flexible depending on a school’s needs and wishes and we are happy to adjust our topics to fit into NCEA requirements. If you would like to book the REACT team to present at your school, please email us at: react@ or contact us on: 09 373 2379 We look forward to hearing from you.

Photo credits: Peace Pals - One People One Planet 2012

REACT research team, Lucy Stewart and Lynn Dudenhoefer, presenting to Westlake Girls High School.

REACT research team, Lynn Dudenhoefer and Chris Siver, presenting on Child Soldiers at Whangaparoa College.

REACT research team, Chris Siver, Lisa Gellert and Heloise Faure, after presenting at Kelston Girls Intermediate

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SCHOOL’S PEACE WEEK BY LUCY STEWART By Lucy Stewart The Peace Foundation New Zealand, started Schools’ Peace Week to educate people of the consequences of nuclear war and to campaign for a world of nuclear weapons. The date of Schools’ Peace Week commemorates Hiroshima Day on 6 August, and Nagasaki Day on 9 August. The event has become increasingly popular in New Zealand and abroad each year and students are engaged in various activities, which promote peaceful practices in our schools and communities. By making small changes we are able to empower people to create a safe world based on justice and human rights as well as to build a sustainable environment and peaceful relationships.

The theme for Schools’ Peace Week 2014 was ‘Arts4Peace: Design it, Speak it, Sing it, Dance it, LIVE it!’ The event was a big success with one hundred schools participated, both within New Zealand and internationally. The international schools were located in India, Pakistan and Rwanda. This was an overall increase in participation since 2013, by 41%. The Schools’ Peace Week team at The Peace Foundation put together a very comprehensive Toolkit which provided lots of activity ideas for students and schools to take part in. Students across New Zealand and in the

schools internationally took part in a wide range of peace activities such as creating peace banners, writing peace poems, choreographing peace dances, creating peace artworks and origami among many others. Judges assessed the various sections and chose winners from each category who were presented their prizes at the Peace Symposium. The week concluded with the youth Peace Symposium at Western Springs Garden Community Hall which was a wonderful event. Students from schools across Auckland came together to celebrate peace and showcase their projects from Peace Week.

Kia tau te Rangimarie SCHOOLS’ PEACE WEEK 2015 COLLABORATION 4 PEACE: Local, National, Global 3rd - 9th August 2015 To register visit our website on: or contact: Registration is free and all registered schools will receive a Peace Week Activities Toolkit, stickers and posters. Keep in touch on www.facebook/spw2015

The Schools’ Peace Week team began preparations and planning for Schools’ Peace Week 2015 early this year. The theme for Schools’ Peace Week 2015 was ‘Collaboration4Peace: Local, National, Global’. To celebrate this event, The Peace Foundation encouraged primary and secondary schools from all around New

Zealand to use this week as an opportunity to focus on collaborative activities in their families, schools, communities and abroad. Activities ideas were provided in a Toolkit to engage students in peacebuilding. Our aim was to foster respect, tolerance and understanding within the community by working together towards the same goal. The Peace Foundation has a particularly noteworthy partnership with the Peace Education Welfare Organisation (PEWO) in Pakistan, and together the two organisations collaborated closely in the lead up to Schools’ Peace Week 2015, including hosting the PEWO CEO Nadeem Ghazi for a three month internship in Auckland. We are positive about the future of this partnership and look forward to future collaboration. Schools’ Peace Week for 2016 will be held from Monday 8th August to Friday 12th August (Week 2, Term 3, 2016 NZ). The theme for 2016 will be ‘Dialogue for Peace’. This theme arose out of our World without War Conference 2015. The secondary school symposium will be on Friday 19th August. We are looking forward to Schools’ Peace Week 2016 already and are brimming with ideas for new activities. We welcome schools to get in touch if they would like any more information or would like to register their interest in participating in this event. Please get in touch with our team if you would like any more information: Email: Phone: 09 373 2379

Stephen Njoto (Mt Roskill Grammar) Age 17

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FAMILY PROGRAMME By Virin Gomber, Family Programme Manager

“It’s not how big the house is; it’s how happy the home is that matters most” – Zig Ziglar These words reflect the age-old wisdom of all the things that make a house a home. Whatever the size, location or value of a house, if the residents are not living happily with each other, it can never become a home. And one of the keys to happy home dwellers is how they communicate with each other. This determines the level of their understanding of each other’s needs and values, and eventually how they respond to everyday family circumstances. The Peace Foundation’s Family Programme endeavours to achieve empowered communication for families so they can foster an environment of respectful relationships. In the last financial period (April 2014- June 2015) for the Family Programme, we successfully delivered the ‘Peaceful Family Communication’ throughout Auckland. For the MSD contract, 123 new clients, from varying cultural and ethnic backgrounds, benefitted from these workshops as part of this programme, We also successfully completed the Lottery Grants Board regionally-funded programme with a couple of workshops delivered to mainly two women-centric groups of 26 participants from Asian Family Services and Te Waipuna Puawai, Most participants at The Peaceful Family Communication workshops indicated they found the concepts being taught quite valuable in making a difference in their families and communities. Some of the key trends and issues that were identified from the delivery of these workshops are as follows: • Majority of the workshops last year were a result of a succesfully delivered previous workshop in the last couple of years. Benefits from the workshop in previous years prompted the host organisations, such as St Heliers Community Centre, Te Waipuna Puawai, Pakuranga Playcentre and Torbay School, to offer their space and support for another workshop. • One of the feedbacks from participants has been the desire to have more time for role-plays and practising the skills so as to incorporate the learning in the safe environment of the workshop. While it’s a promising feedback indicating the participants value the skills being taught, the funding limitations currently don’t allow us to provide more time. • A strong needs-analysis process was used

for most workshops, especially the ones hosted for the host organisation’s teams and networks. While this resulted in helping the trainer to customise parts of the workshop to suit the needs of the participants, it also provided us new learning on maximising the needs analysis process. • Another feedback that came out strongly was to make space in the workshop content delivery for same-sex couples. This also includes the suggestion to change some terminology so as to not be presumptious about the users’ sex status. We have now updated the delivery of workshop content to cater to this important aspect. • There was also suggestion from some participants at a couple of workshops to allow for clarity that the skills taught may not be suitable for certain situations, like in cases of family violence and addiction. Since the Peaceful Family Communication course has always been promoted as a preventative skills course rather than corrective or therapeutic, we plan to make sure this point is re-iterated in future workshops. • The trend of more women participants than men for these workshops continued this year, with only 23% of the participants being males and the rest females (77%). The trend of couples attending the workshops together was also visible again. • Participants in our 2014-2015 workshops represented a range of ethnic groups, reflecting Auckland's diverse ethnic make-up, including New Zealanders of European origin (approx 40%), Maoris (approx 23%), Pacific Island (approx 18%), Asian, African and other ethnicities (approx 30%) and Indian (approx 2%). The Peace Foundation has also been working to strengthen its relationships with like-minded organisations engaged in similar work to support families and reduce violence, especially with coordinating the 2015 White Ribbon campaign in Central Auckland, through organising a White Ribbon Day Dinner and March/Rally in central Auckland. We were aslo part of the White Ribbon campaign in South Auckland in 2013-2014, and participated in the event activities, including the White Ribbon Family Fun Day in Manukau. Marketing strategies for the programme inlcuded networking, use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), email campaigns and broadcast media, providing widespread awareness around the benefits of the programme. I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to our Auckland-based trainer Yelena Kostyugova, and Bay of Plenty based trainers An-

drea O’Hagan and Mike O’Hagan (who were the original programme content developers) and for their undying passion and commitment for the Family Programme. We also engaged the services of Pauline Young as a new facilitator, as we trial to recruit her as a regular trainer going forward. A word of praise for The Peace Foundation team – Caroline Ongleo-Calub, Christina Barruel, Annalie Sieberhagen, Joanna Nua, Lucy Stewart, Marcus Zhao and the team of interns who supported the programme with their contribution at various levels. We are also thankful to all the Council members for their ongoing guidance and support. In the coming year, we look forward to further strengthening of the Family Programme and continuing to promote peaceful family relationships.

The Peace Foundation team supporting the 2014 White Ribbon Fundraising Dinner.

The Peace Foundation team with the Mayor Len Brown at the 2014 White Ribbon Family Fun Day in Manukau.

a selection of testimonials “The course provides very important learning for you and your children. How you say (things) to your children as a parent makes their future, personality, problem solving, and coping mechanisms.” “It is an important and wonderful tool to communicate peacefully within your family and community to see positive results.”

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AUCKLAND CITY FOR PEACE by Caroline Ongleo-Calub 2014-2015 was a year of establishing engagement with local boards and communities, exchange of learning with international cities, and recognition of peacemakers in Auckland. Auckland City for Peace Toolkit Promotions In partnership with Auckland Council, The Peace Foundation was able to formally present to 12 local boards and engage with other local boards to agree to implement peace activities on a community level as highlighted in the Auckland City for Peace Toolkit on an annual basis. Other mayors for peace in New Zealand, and community organisations were also encouraged to implement the Toolkit with The Peace Foundation serving as a facilitator or a resource person to help implement peace activities.

Auckland City for Peace Learning Exchange Eleven representatives from Shinagawa City Assembly was hosted by Auckland Council and The Peace Foundation on 24-26 November 2014 to exchange information about peace initiatives that are part of the wider Cities for Peace movement, of which Auckland became a part of in 2011 and Shinagawa in 1985. The delegates were welcomed by Cnr Cathey Casey and local boards, with a presentation delivered by Kathryn Nemec of Auckland Council Global Partnerships and Strategy and Jan Ziegler-Peri of Auckland Council of Community Development and Safety. Caroline Ongleo-Calub of The Peace Foundation presented on the highlights of the

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Auckland City for Peace initiatives. The delegates also met with The Peace Foundation Council and staff. Twenty-one representatives from the special program of the Korean Prime Minister’s Office headed by Professor Chanho Kwon of Sanymung University visited The Peace Foundation on 14 April for learning about social and public innovation. The Peace Foundation presented on its successes on its peace education programmes, and peace development initiatives through the Auckland City for Peace and the disarmament campaigns which was followed by an interactive and interesting forum. The visit was highlighted by a Peace Walk around the Domain, and a reception at Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Auckland City for Peace Awards The Auckland City for Peace Awards aim to recognise the contribution of young people and adults to peace service and leadership in their community in a way that contributes to community and environmental development.

Auckland City for Peace, 21 September 2014

Youth Age Category 13–18 years 1st Place Winner Diana Qiu for her outstanding devotion to peace building within her school and wider community; for being an ambassador of social justice, peer mediator and mentor; and for being active and enthusiastic leader in many peace-related events 2nd Place Winner Sulani Helg for her dedication in helping out less-privileged children in her school community by taking part in the Breakfast Club; for being a Reading Mentor; and for leading 40-hour famine team at her school 3rd Place Winner William Vake for his passionate and enthusiastic actions towards ‘youth at risk’ by transforming their lives through values education and spiritual guidance Special Award Winner The Big Stand for their passion and courage to stand up against violence, bullying and peer pressure, and for helping create a safe physical and emotional school environment at Howick College Finalist Seve Paeniu for his commitment and leadership in his school and wider community through co-ordination of many projects, and especially for mentoring young people by tapping into their leadership potential Finalist Kalolaine Ikayuka for caring support to her school and local community including her contribution towards Health Council and Humanitarian Aid Leadership Finalist Ery Zhu  for excellent leadership skills within her school community and involvement with global and community environmental initiatives

Finalist Amandeep Kaur for demonstrating motivational leadership skills in her school community through involvement in various school councils and helping the school and wider community towards more successful lives Finalist Amanda Ngo for her active and enthusiastic engagement and leadership in a range of school and community programmes  

Youth Age Category 19 – 24 years  1st Place Winner Fatani Paea Manukia for being a youth leader promoting fairness, justice and peace through sports; and for volunteering to mentor youth at risk and youth with sports aspirations 2nd Place Winner Carlos Ulberg for being a philanthropist making positive changes in the lives of troubled youth through sports; and for being an exceptional role model for youth to overcome poverty and violence 3rd Place Winner Christina Masae for her passion and dedication to address social issues affecting youth, and volunteering as warden to keep her community safe  Adult Category  Winner Patrick and Helen Doherty for their utmost dedication and commitment to community wellbeing, peace building in the environment and neighbourhood, working for thriving families, and being advocates for justice  Finalist Carol Laidlaw for being a dedicated volunteer working tirelessly for the benefit of the elderly and families in crisis; for initiating the Breakfast in Schools programme; and for working to save the Safe House in Hibiscus Coast Finalist Cam Calkoen for being an inspiration to young people and adults by dreaming big to make life awesome by defying challenges Finalist Anita Killeen for meritorious volunteer services and establishing the Pro-Bono Panel of Prosecutors for SPCA Auckland to support animal welfare  

Auckland City for Peace Awards, 12 June 2015 Youth Category 1st Place Winner Romy Lee for her passionate commitment to the principles of peace through education and leadership by encouraging youth to more active political participation on human rights, social justice, multiculturalism and diversity issues 2nd Place Winner Saffron Huang for dedicated commitment to the principles of peace through education by actively engaging in discourse on intercultural understanding, and national and international conflicts 3rd place Winner Desaray Williams for effective commitment to the principles of peace through leadership and education by standing up against family violence Finalist Le Hung (Vincent) Nguyen for his diligent commitment to the principles of peace through fundraising co-ordination and support for organisations that support children’s rights Finalist Zephyr Sacayan for her competent commitment to the principles of peace through education and development by engaging students in peace programmes and events Finalist Leorida Peters for her excellent commitment to the principles of peace through education by engaging in discussion and advocacy about cultural sustainability and diversity

Adult Category Winner Thuten Kesang for his lifelong commitment to the principles of peace by standing up for human rights and through work in multicultural education Winner Natalie Germann for her outstanding commitment to the principles of peace demonstrated through mentorship, counselling, advocacy and education in a broad range of areas and communities

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INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME The internship programme has been very successful this past year and is continuing to grow in popularity and scope. We have had a diverse team of interns from numerous different countries working on peace and disarmament issues, as well as assisting The Peace Foundation with operations such as IT and marketing. For the current financial year we have had 24 interns working with us for placements of between 3-5 months. We have fostered several successful partnerships with tertiary institutions to be able to offer their students practical work experience to complement their studies. This year we have hosted interns from Unitec, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), University of Auckland, Otago Polytechnic, Sciences Po Toulouse

(France), Massey University, Friesland College (the Netherlands) and Hanze University of Groningen (the Netherlands). We have also offered placements to many new migrants to New Zealand to assist them with practical work experience and English language skills training. We have had interns from a host of different countries including Pakistan, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, France, Germany, the Netherlands, China, and India. All of our interns are offered a range of professional development opportunities such as our Maori language and Cultural Competency courses, and the opportunity to attend various trainings such as The Peaceful Family Communication workshops and Peer Mediation in High Schools.

Farewelling Andries Namensma, our IT intern from Friesland in the Netherlands.

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examples of the many projects that our interns have been working on • Research on the State of the Nation in relation to the 2015 Global Peace Index. • Schools’ Peace Week organisation, liaising with schools, social media campaigns. • Research for REACT (Responding to Armed Conflict) presentations and their delivery to school groups. • Designing presentations for Youth Peace Ambassadors and their delivery to school groups. • Facilitating Global Wave in New Zealand and holding title of Country Coordinator. • Assisting with the White Ribbon Campaign. • Organising The Peace Foundation stall at the Auckland International Cultural Festival. • Participating in the Auckland Great Bed Race - in which we won the category for the fastest female team.

INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE REPORT Ayn Ware exciting Global Wave actions, including in Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guam, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall islands, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam and other countries. Launch of Global Wave 2015 at Peace and Planet rally in New York

Dear Peace Foundation It has been an honour and pleasure to serve as the Peace Foundation International Representative. Being based primarily in Europe since August 2012 has given me an opportunity to participate in a wide range of international projects and events of relevance to the Peace Foundation. I have been guided by regular contact with the Peace Foundation office, Council and Disarmament Committee. Hopefully my reports and participation in regular conference calls has assisted to keep the Peace Foundation informed and engaged in these international events and activities. I take this opportunity to report on a few of the activities in which I have been engaged. A full list of events is appended at the end.

Basel Peace Office The Basel Peace Office has served as my main base in Europe. It was established by three Swiss and four international organisations at the invitation of the Basel Mayor Guy Morin, to bring together effective programs and key constituencies for the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free world. I was appointed as the Director. Despite low funding – insufficient for anyone to have a salary – we have many volunteers and interns and are able to operate a full program of events and initiatives, engaging academics, legislators, youth/students, religious communities, diplomats, international organisations and general public. The proximity to Geneva enabled considerable engagement in UN initiatives and events. The proximity to European capitals enabled considerable engagement with governments and parliaments. Key programs and actions for 2014-2015 included UNFOLD ZERO, Global Wave 2015, the Basel OSCE Forum, Framework Forum roundtables, Peace and Sports, engaging religious communities, World Humanitarian Day and the international Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. See Global Wave 2015 Global Wave 2015 involved people all over the world waving goodbye to nuclear weapons as a message to the 2015 NPT Review Conference to agree to start a diplomatic process to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. There were over 100

Wave goodbye to nuclear weapons in front of the United Nations

There were waves at schools & universities, homes & workplaces, city halls & parliaments, places of worship & interfaith gatherings, peace monuments & museums, at music festivals & sports events, at nuclear weapons deployment sites and production facilities, and at conferences and special anniversary events. See a video of global wave actions, slide show of Global Wave actions and news articles on some of the interesting waves.

Bike Away the Bomb and the ATOM project wave goodbye to nuclear weapons in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington DC

Global Wave actions were presented to the governments at a plenary session of the NPT review conference on May 1, as well as through private meetings with government representatives, social media (twitter and facebook), and at side events at the United Nations. The result was that the governments, in the final days of the UN conference, appeared ready to establish a United Nations process (an Open Ended Working Group) to take forward comprehensive nuclear disarmament negotiations. 

UNFOLD ZERO UNFOLD ZERO is a new platform I established for United Nations (UN) focused initiatives and actions for the achievement of a nuclear weapons free world. UNFOLD ZERO aims to unfold the path to zero nuclear


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weapons through effective steps and measures facilitated by the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, UN Secretary-General and other UN bodies. In 2014 UNFOLD ZERO organised a number of actions and events in conjunction with the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. These included the UN commemorative event in Geneva, parliamentary actions, a social media and video action How Many Nuclear Weapons in the World, and video interviews of the UN High Rep for Disarmament, the Vice-President of Mayors for Peace and the Secretary-General of the Inter Parliamentary Union. UNFOLD ZERO also promoted a number of UN initiatives including the Nuclear Zero cases in the International Court of Justice and the proposal for the UN to affirm the illegality of targeting populated areas.

Parliamentary engagement – PNND Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), for which I am Global Coordinator, had a very successful program from April 2015 – June 2015 including: • Events in a number PNND and Religions for Peace event of parliaments on the at the 2015 NPT Review Conference humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, including in Austria, France, Japan, Norway, UK… • Joint letter from NATO parliamentarians to President Obama opposing the nuclear threat postures in Europe and any expansion of nuclear weapons deployment in Europe; • Adoption of text on the risks of nuclear weapons in the Inter Parliamentary Union resolution (adopted by consensus) on cyberwarfare. See World body of parliaments highlights cyberwar and nuclear risks • Parliamentary side-events at the UN General Assembly in New York, NPT Prep Com, NPT Review Conference in New York, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Vienna and IPU Assemblies in Geneva and Hanoi; • Launch of joint initiative with Religions for Peace. See NPT event highlights cooperation between legislators and religious leaders In addition, some PNND Council Members were elected to high level positions. Abdullah Ensour became Prime Minister of Jordan, Federica Mogherini became Foreign Minister for the European Union, Holger Nielson became Foreign Minister of Denmark, Saber Chowdhury became President of the Inter Parliamentary Union and Ui Hwa Chung became speaker of the South Korean Assembly. A number of other PNND Council Members are chairs of their parliamentary foreign affairs committees.

YOUTH Interns and university program PNND and Basel Peace Office hosted a number of interns (university students) over the year. The internship program trains the students in international diplomacy, nuclear policy and cooperative security. Interns participated in BPO and PNND events at the UN in Geneva and Vienna. Basel Peace Office also

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runs a practical program on conflict resolution and international organisations for a University of Basel graduate program. Ilmenau conference students practicising cooperation and trust-building, something vital for nuclear abolition Ilmenau International student conference I was keynote speaker and workshop organiser for the Ilmenau conference Dare to Care in May 2015. Over 300 university students from 70 countries gathered at the Technical University of Ilmenau for 10 days to explore key issues facing humanity, and the responsibility of youth to act effectively to address these issues. My address (one hour) and workshops focused on nuclear weapons, conflict resolution and Ilmenau conference students practicising cooperative security. See: Nuclear bombs, cooperation and cooperative games and the prisoners’ trust-building, something dilemma. vital for nuclear abolition

Religious Communities – Resource Guide I was honoured to be invited by Religions for Peace to produce the Resource Guide on Nuclear Disarmament for Religious Leaders and Communities which provides background information on nuclear weapons issues, reflections on the important role of religious communities to support nuclear abolition, relevant religious teachings, statements on nuclear disarmament from a variety of religions, special commemorative days for action, and contacts/resources to further assist educate and engage religious communities. The resource was released by Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla and Religions for Peace at the UN on September 25 just before the High Level Meeting on Disarmament, and then launched fully at an international gathering of over 600 Religious leaders in Vienna in November. I also participated in the launch of the Japanese version in Tokyo in December. We organized the publication of a German version, and its launch in basel. The Guide has also been translated into Spanish, Arabic and French. Because of their large membership and principled positions, religious groups in particular have enormous potential to advance nuclear disarmament worldwide. Its new publication “Resource Guide on Nuclear Disarmament for Religious Leaders and Communities” is a welcome step forward on the road to a nuclear weapon–free world. Message by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, for the UN launch of the Nuclear Disarmament Resource Guide for Religious Communities.

Framework Forum The Framework Forum brings together government officials and policy experts to explore and develop the framework to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world. I organized two events for the Framework Forum – a half day roundtable in Geneva on September 8 (see Governments and experts meet in 'Framework Forum' to discuss key proposals and new initiatives for nuclear

disarmament) and a lunch-time event in New York on October 22. See Using “Building Blocks” To Construct a World Free of Nuclear Weapons.

Framework Forum panel: Ambassador Raúl Heredia (Mexico), Kamelia Kemileva, Uta Zapf (PNND Co-President), Alyn Ware, Ambassador Michael Biontiono (Germany) and Prof Juergen Scheffran

Nuclear Zero court cases On 24 April 2014, the Republic of the Marshall Islands filed lawsuits in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the nine nuclear-armed states holding them accountable for flagrant violations of international law with respect to their nuclear disarmament obligations. Of the nine, only India, Pakistan and the UK accept compulsory jurisdiction of the ICJ. The others are thus likely to drop out of the case. I am an adviser to the legal team for the cases. In New York we briefed NGOs and governments on the claims and met privately with a number of governments including New Zealand to encourage them to join the case as additional applicants or later as interveners. I also spent a couple of weeks in London meeting with disarmament organisations and parliamentarians to discuss the case and its relevance to UK nuclear weapons policy, including on the issue of replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system. See

Basel OSCE Forum – cooperative security and a nuclear weapon free world Leading thinkers and policy makers from 24 countries gathered in to Basel from July 3-5 to discuss current armed conflicts and other security threats, and to explore the capacity of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to resolve such conflicts, prevent war and eliminate the reliance on nuclear weapons both in Europe and globally. Organised by the Basel mayor Guy Morin Basel Peace Office, the opening the Basel OSCE Forum forum included mayors, parliamentarians, academics, government officials and representatives of the OSCE, United Nations, Inter Parliamentary Union, International Federation of Red Cross Societies and non-governmental organisations involved in conflict resolution, disarmament and security. The forum, which was featured on Telebasel – the main TV station for the North Switzerland region - included discussion on a range of conflicts such as Ukraine, Syria and Israel/Palestine, as well as the geo-strategic politics currently preventing progress on nuclear abolition. The Forum was the first in a series of events during the term of Switzerland as Chair of the OSCE. See Basel City President – Can the OSCE reduce the reliance on nuclear weapons and war?

World Humanitarian Day – Making Peace exhibition Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons – Peace and Planet Abolition 2000 Assemblies – 2014 and 2015 At the Abolition 2000 Assembly in May 2014, a new global coalition Peace and Planet was established. The coalition brings together the issue of nuclear abolition with climate protection, ‘move the money’ (cut military spending to pay for social, environmental and economic needs) and opposition to war. Peace and Planet organized a major rally, conference and lobbying at the 2015 NPT Review Conference. At the Abolition 2000 Assembly in May 2015, the main planning was on the continuation of the Global Wave 2015 and Peace and Planet campaign – with a focus on the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and nuclear abolition initiatives at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly. Abolition 2000 website and facebook I am one of the managers of the Abolition 2000 website and facebook pages. We regularly post articles, reports, announcements and event information on the site. Peace Foundation members are encouraged to visit the website, ‘like’ the facebook page and circulate key announcements to your social media. See and Abolition2000

Basel Peace Office commemorated World Humanitarian Day by organising a free outdoor youth concert with Play for Rights on the Im Fluss stage on the Rhine river on August 17. We distributed information about World Humanitarian Day to public attending the concert. We also organized a reception on the guest stage overlooking the performance for Basel parliamentarians and key Swiss peace organisations including swisspeace, Women for Peace, Physicians for Social Responsibility and Basel Peace Office. We also supported the outdoor Making Peace Exhibition – which was opened the day after the concert on the same stretch of the Rhine river.

Alyn, Loten (Tibet Music Festival) and Ashley (exhibtion curator) at the opening of the Making Peace Exhibition

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Schedule of activities and events: April 2014 – June 2015

• Concert on the Im Fluss stage on the Rhine river

• April 1-4, Nuclear Disarmament and the Role of India conference, Delhi. Conference organized by Pugwash India and the Institute for Defence Analyses. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the opening speaker. I was the closing speaker. • April 6, International Day for Sport, Peace and Development, Basel. Organised a Peace Run to the 3-countries corner Peace Pole – meeting place of France, Germany and Switzerland. • April 10-13. International Convention of Environmental Laureates, Freiburg. Liaising with other environmental laureates. Drafted a joint declaration on importance of funding environment action to prevent climate collapse. • April 14. International Day on Military Spending conference, International Peace Bureau, Geneva. I spoke on nuclear weapons spending and actions to curtail this. • April 20. Ostermarch rally and march at US nuclear weapons base, Büchel. Keynote speaker (and performer) on lessons from New Zealand for German anti-nuclear campaign. • April 24. Inter-faith conference on nuclear disarmament, Washington DC • April 28-May 9. Conference of States Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT prep com) and related side events, New York • May 15, Prague Vision conference, Czech Senate, Prague. Speaker on parliamentary actions for a nuclear-weapon-free world, and possibilities for progress during the Obama administration. • June 10-13. Summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict. Participant in the summit. • June 14-20. London. Meetings with key disarmament groups on the Marshall Islands case in the International Court of Justice against the nuclear armed States - and other key developments. • June 26-27: Cross-party conference in the French Parliament, Paris. Speaker • July 4-5: OSCE Forum on Cooperative Security and Nuclear Disarmament, Basel. Organiser of this forum which attracted UN officials, OSCE officials, legislators, academics, government officials and disarmament experts from 24 countries. • Aug 1-3: International Fellowship of Reconciliation 100th

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Anniversary Conference, Konstanz. Speaker and co-leader (with Nobel Laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire) of the non-violent direct action at the Commerz bank to protest their investments in nuclear weapons. August 17: Youth Concert, Basel. Co-organiser of an outdoor concert (on a floating stage on the Rhine) and reception to commemorate World Humanitarian Day. Sep 4-5. EU Non-proliferation Consortium, Brussels. Participant Sep 6: PNND European Section event. Organiser Sep 8, 9: Framework Forum event Geneva. Organiser Sep 13-17: RECNA conference on NE Asia NWFZ. Tokyo. Speaker Sep 18: PNND Japan conference. Keynote speaker Sep 25: Int Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Geneva. Organiser Oct 13-16: IPU Assembly, Geneva. Participant Oct 17: PNND/IPU event on exemplary national legislation for nuclear disarmament. Organiser Oct 19-30: UN General Assembly, New York. Meetings, lobbying and side events. Nov 5-7: Copenhagen, Pugwash/PNND Conference on an Arctic NWFZ. Speaker Nov 20-21: Seminar fur Soziologie field trip to the UN. Organiser Dec 2-3: Launch of German version of the Religions for Peace Resource guide. Organiser Dec 4-5: Prague Agenda Conference. Speaker Dec 8-9: Vienna Conference on humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. Speaker and organiser of side events. Dec 15-19: Nagasaki University. Speaker

2015 • Feb 19-20: Vienna, OSCE PA Winter Meeting. Organiser of side event • March 2: Brussels, European Parliament PNND event. Organiser • Mar 3-7: Mumbai, Right Livelihood conference. Speaker • Mar 8-11: Delhi, PNND meetings • March 12-15: Frieburg, Environmental Laureates Convention. Participant • March 19: Geneva, CD Civil Society Conference. Participant • March 20: World Federalists Swiss conference. Speaker • Mar 28 – Apr 1: Hanoi: IPU Assembly. Organiser of side events. Participant in drafting committee • April 22-23: Ypres conference, 100 years since chemical weapons. Speaker. Global Wave organiser • April 28 – May 20: New York, NPT Review Conference • May 29 – June 2, Ilmenau, Germany. International Youth Conference. Speaker and workshop organiser


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Programme, and funding worth $20,000 per annual

year (to June 2016) reporting a surplus of $8,000.

from HB Williams, were not granted. Funding for the

However, there is still much work to do to regrow our

Maori Programme for which the Lotteries Grant Board


contributed $82,423 concluded in November 2015.

It is important to acknowledge the financial

By December 2014 we had fewer funders to cover

support that we received from the Ministry of Health,

our overheads and had lost the above $170,000 in

Ministry of Social Development, Lottery Grants Board,


Department of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Youth

Looking forward, the three years’ contract of

Development, Global Futures Charitable Trust, HB

service for the Ministry of Health’s Cool Schools

Williams Trust, Auckland Council, and the Auckland

Programme, worth $555,000 will take us through until

Local Boards. Their support is crucial to the ongoing

December 2016. The Ministry of Social Development

success of The Peace Foundation.

three years’ contract of service for the Peace Family

On Behalf of the Foundation, I acknowledge the

Communications Programme and worth about

generosity of Ann Tod from KPMG, our auditor, who

$160,000, is also now in the second of three years,

is providing free audit services to the Foundation for

ending in June 2017.

the second (of three) financial years. Her report will

The Peace Foundation started to record a small

be made available. I also acknowledge and thank

monthly deficit about December 2014. A contingency

accountant Bevin Fitzsimons for his helpful and

plan was developed, including staff redundancies,

ongoing financial advice.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Peace Foundation is grateful for the generous support of the following Funders and Sponsors:

Ara Taoihi Auckland Council Auckland Local Boards • Albert-Eden Local Board • Hibiscus Coast Local Board • Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board • Puketapapa Local Board • Waitemata Local Board David Levene Foundation Disarmament Education United Nations Implementation Fund Eurojap Automotive and Tyre Service Ltd Global Futures Charitable Trust

Goodwill Foundation HB Williams Turanga and JN Williams Memorial Trust IT Check Solutions Lottery Grants Board • Lottery National Community Multi-year Funding • Lottery Regional Community Auckland • Lottery World War 1 Commemoration Fund Ministry of Health Ministry of Social Development Ministry of Youth Development Toro Churro

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Peace Foundation is grateful for the generous support of the following Interns:

Interns 2014 – 2015



• Emilie Laarhoven – Amsterdam University • Lauren Monteil – IEP Sciences Po Toulouse, France • Lisette Venema – Hanze University Gronigen, The Netherlands • Jean-Baptiste Rufach – IEP Sciences Po Toulouse, France • Grace Ahn – Auckland University (Criminology student) • Eddie Tuiaveli – University of Auckland • Gerhard Joseph – University of Auckland • Manon Bourey – IEP Sciences Po Toulouse, France • Andries Nammensma – Freisland College, The Netherlands • Lieke Remenan – Hanze University Groningen, The Netherlands

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Toby Curtis - New Zealand (Independent) Anne-lynn Dudenhöfer – Uppsala University, Sweden (Independent) Nadeem Ghazi – Peace Education Welfare Organisation, Pakistan Derira Tarisa Harahap – Indonesia (Independent) Doan Thanh Hai – Massey University Lisa Gellert – Germany Ymke Koostra - Hanze University of Groningen, The Netherlands Chris Siver – University of Auckland Heloise Faure – IEP Sciences Po Toulouse, France Chikita Kodikal – University of Auckland (Independent) Jamaima Hoque – Philippines (Independent) Ridhima Rao Donthineni – Otago Polytechnic Auckland Leo Buccahan – Bradford University, United Kingdom Bhaumik Dixit – Otago Polytechnic Auckland Natalie Saunders – AUT University (Independent) Nishat Bhuiyan – AUT University Ervie June Juarez – Cornell Institute of Business and Technology Narender Limba – Cornell Institute of Business and Technology Erlyn A. Sana – University of the Philippines – Manila (Independent) Amy Walsh – AUT University

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT There are various ways of supporting The Peace Foundation: • Become a member • Make a donation • Leave a bequest • Sponsor a programme or event Visit our for details on membership and donation, and to get more information on how you can support.

Leave a Peace Legacy Behind When leaving a charitable gift to The Peace Foundation in your Will you can keep on building lasting peaceful relationships locally, nationally and globally. There are two types of purposes your bequest can have. You can either choose to make it a general-purpose gift or a special-purpose gift. A general-purpose gift gives The Peace Foundation the opportunity to invest in important peace programmes or events. This is of immense value for The Peace Foundation. A special-purpose gift might be of more value to you, this purpose could be for one of the programmes of The Peace Foundation: • School programmes • Family programme • Peace development • Peace research There are there possible ways of leaving a bequest: • A specific sum or percentage of your estate • The residue of your estate • A specific gift of property When leaving a bequest it is of utmost importance that it is stated in a clear and legal way, therefore we advise you to consult with a solicitor or a professional adviser. If you already put together a Will, you can easily update it with a codicil – an additional clause that includes your bequest and complies with all the requirements of a valid Will. Thank you for your interest in The Peace Foundation and in the possibility of leaving a Peace Legacy to help building lasting peaceful relationships. For more information please contact: or call (09) 373 2379.

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PATRONS Prof Noam Chomsky Dame Barbara Goodman Dr John Hinchcliff Sir Jerry Mateparae Lady Janine Mateparae Richard Northey Dame Laurie Salas Jack Shallcrass Pauline Tangiora Dr Marilyn Waring Cardinal Thomas Williams COUNCIL John Hinchcliff – President Raewyn Bhana – Vice President Dale Hunter – Treasurer Roderic Alley Steven Arnold Lisa Er Lina Gonzalez Robert Mackay Anna Quinn (until May 2015) INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Alyn Ware

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STAFF Caroline Ongleo-Calub, General Manager and Head of Peace Development Marcus Zhao, Finance Manager Christina Barruel, Head of Peace Education Carol Smith, Kaihapai, Kia Tao te Rangimarie Programme Coordinator Lucy Stewart, Youth Programmes Coordinator Virin Gomber, Family Programme Manager

CURRENT TRAINERS Andrea O’Hagan, CS Trainer: Primary & Secondary (Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Waikato) Gillian Tasker, CS Trainer: Primary & Secondary (Taranaki, Wellington, Manawatu/Wanganui, Tasman/Nelson) Lisa Gibson, CS Trainer and Family Programme Trainer Lynn Scott, CS Trainer: Primary & Secondary (Northland, Far North) Tracy Scott, CS Trainer: Primary & Secondary (South Island) Yelena Kostyugova, Family Programme Trainer Pauline Young, Family Programme Trainer

Peaceful local, national and global communities.

To build peaceful relationships among people of all ages and cultures - from personal to global - through education , research and action.

In pursuing this mission we are committed to honour Te Teriti O Waitangi, human rights and the peaceful resolution of conflict and to modeling peace-making values within the Foundation and beyond.

• Provide a strong platform, based on research and sound infrastructure, for educational, community and international activities. • Harness commitment and expertise, including the experience of our elders and the vitality of our youth. • Liaise and partner with others working for peace. • Provide practical tools for peaceful living including skills and methods for conflict resolution and violence prevention.

• To honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our work. • To assist in the development of a more peaceful, less violent society through education of children and adults. • To promote the development of interpersonal skills for handling relationships and conflict constructively. • To work for peace, disarmament and social justice. • To network nationally and internationally. • To play a monitoring role regarding issues and policies relating to the objectives of the Foundation for Peace Studies. • To promote peace issues and initiatives actively through the media/event. • To encourage the media to promote peaceful and positive community values. • To model peace-making values within the Foundation and outside.

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