The culture of peace and non-violence is a commitment to peace-building, mediation, conflict prevention and resolution, peace education, education for non-violence, tolerance, acceptance, mutual respect, intercultural and interfaith dialogue and reconciliation. (UNESCO)

A mindset of violence, and use of violent means to appropriate, resist or avenge destroys peaceful coexistence.  Strength of nonviolence surpasses the violence and violence of any form can never bring justice and peaceful solutions. VIVAT promotes life, dignity, human rights with a strong message for peace and nonviolence with every group and initiative.

Culture of Peace fosters sustainable development since it is aimed at helping people cope resiliently and creatively with ethical, cultural, political, environmental and other social transformations.