The Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) was launched at the Hague Appeal for Peace conference in May 1999.The Need
The Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) seeks to develop the capacities, in teachers and learners, to face challenges of unprecedented proportion: the continued development of weapons of mass destruction, armed conflicts between states and ethnic groups, the spread of racism, gender inequality, community violence, the huge and widening gap between the rich and the poor throughout the globalized economy, massive violations of human rights and the degradation of the environment.How the Campaign Works
The Global Campaign for Peace Education seeks to foster a culture of peace in communities around the world. It has two goals:
1) First, to build public awareness and political support for the introduction of peace education into all spheres of education, including non-formal education, in all schools throughout the world.
2) Second, to promote the education of all teachers to teach for peace.
The Campaign is a non-formal network comprised of formal and non-formal educators and organizations, each working in their own unique ways to address the goals above. This form allows Campaign participants to focus their energies towards meeting the goals and needs of their constituents - while at the same time promoting and making visible the growing global network of educators working for peace. The Campaign helps to facilitate the exchange of ideas, strategies and best practices through a monthly newsletter and also seeks to connect peace educators via our online database.Sign-up to Receive the GCPE monthly newsletter
The monthly newsletter of the Global Campaign for Peace Education features articles and news as to how and where the GCPE network is active and growing. It includes a monthly introductory letter from a member of the GCPE; reports from the field chronicling successes and challenges; listing of events, conferences, and trainings in peace education from around the world; new publications; job postings; and occasional action alerts. Sign-up online today!