AUSN School of Medicine is proud to sign an Academic Collaborative Agreement with The International Centre for Peace and Development Ethics at Kaeng Krachan, Thailand.
The International Peace Park of the International Centre for Peace and Development Ethics at Kaeng Krachan is an independent body, with cooperation agreements with Oran Patana Foundation, the Fulbright Academy of Law, Peace and Public Health (www.FulbrightAcademyLaw.org), Eubios Ethics Institute, the Asia-Pacific Forum for Ethics and Social Justice, and the International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies, among others.
img12The objectives of the International Center for Peace and Development Ethics include: to provide a place to consider many questions in bioethics and environmental ethics, including the treatment of different social groups when facing forces of globalization and development; to motivate people to find what should they do for peace and sustainable development; to create an international base for education of peace and sustainable development; to use more a broad meaning of peace, bioethics, environmental and social development so as to further explore many ethical topics; to develop the Youth Peace Ambassadors International; to collaborate on Conferences and Trainings; and to compile an Repository of Ethical World Views of Nature.
img13The formal inauguration of the Park and Centre was at the time of the Fifth Youth Peace Ambassador Training Workshop (YPA5) on 8 November 2012. Most of the 100 participants at the conference planted a tree in celebration of the event, and in the hope to build world peace and cross cultural understanding. Each tree has a sprinkler to irrigate them. The peace park has 20 peace plaques in English and Thai writing, selected from those sent by the youth around the world. It is planned to also have a collection of more medicinal herbs, dependent on people to look after the plants. This is a community park, garden that will develop over the coming decades.