Global Campaign for Peace Education


Global Campaign for Peace Education

The Global Campaign for Peace Education has two goals: 1) to build public awareness and political support for the introduction of peace education into all spheres of education, and; 2) to promote the education of all teachers to teach for peace

Location: Global
Members: 189
Latest Activity: Jan 13

About the Campaign

Campaign Goals 

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.

Campaign Statement

 A culture of peace will be achieved when citizens of the world understand global problems; have the skills to resolve conflict constructively; know and live by international standards of human rights, gender and racial equality; appreciate cultural diversity; and respect the integrity of the Earth. Such learning can not be achieved without intentional, sustained and systematic education for peace.

The urgency and necessity of such education was acknowledged by the member states of UNESCO in 1974 and reaffirmed in the Integrated Framework of Action on Education for Peace, Human Rights and Democracy in 1995. Yet, few educational institutions have undertaken such action. It is time to call upon ministries of education, educational institutions and policy makers to fulfill the commitments.

A campaign to facilitate the introduction of peace and human rights education into all educational institutions was called for by the Hague Appeal for Peace Civil Society Conference in May 1999. An initiative of individual educators and education NGOs committed to peace, it is conducted through a global network of education associations, and regional, national and local task forces of citizens and educators who will lobby and inform ministries of education and teacher education institutions about the UNESCO Framework and the multiplicities of methods and materials that now exist to practice peace education in all learning environments. The goal of campaign is to assure that all educational systems throughout the world will educate for a culture of peace.

Campaign Form

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 connect educators and facilitate the exchange of ideas, strategies and best practices through its website and newsletters.


Founded at the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference in 1999.

The Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) was launched at the Hague Appeal for Peace conference in May 1999. 

After the conference, the Hague Appeal for Peace took the responsibility of coordinating the Campaign.  It has since been coordinated by the Peace Boat, the Peace Education Center at Teachers College Columbia UniversityGlobal Education Associates and the National Peace Academy National Peace Academy.   It is presently coordinated by the Peace Education Initiative at The University of Toledo.

The GCPE has since emerged as a non-formal, international organized network that promotes peace education among schools, families and communities to transform the culture of violence into a culture of peace.


The Peace Education Initiative at The University of Toledo coordinates the Global Campaign for Peace Education.

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Comment by Ohanjanyan Zaruhi on December 26, 2009 at 9:41am
Dear Tony,

Your efforts are really appreciable. I would be very glad to be useful. in 2010 our organizing is going to implement project dealing with peacebuilding, and human rights by means of non-formal education.

Thank you again!
Comment by Muhammad Adnan on December 23, 2009 at 7:03pm
Comment by Azra T. Syed on December 21, 2009 at 11:55pm
Hi Tony,

Would love to be part of your effort and do whatever I can to help promote Peace Education.

Azra T. Syed
Comment by Sohail Mahmood on December 2, 2009 at 10:57am
glad to be part of the group
Comment by Joaquin Salazar on December 1, 2009 at 10:57pm
Hi, Tony:
Thank you for the information and the opportunity of joining world-wide with people who are working for individual and collective peace. We are also starting to work on peace education basically analysing the psychological (cognitive) origins of anger and violence and the basic mediation techniques and other means of disarming the violence.
Any commnets and suggestions will be appreciated. Best wishes.
Comment by ABDIA MOHAMUD on November 21, 2009 at 12:25pm
Hi Tony
Many Thanks for the information.
We are starting Peace Education in schools February 2010.
I look forward to learn a lot.
Comment by peace on November 20, 2009 at 8:17pm
Thank you Tony
Let us explore more with idea.
Comment by Tony Jenkins on November 20, 2009 at 7:10pm
The GCPE is celebrating it's 10th anniversary by conducting a global survey of advances, opportunities and obstacles. The discussion forum topics above are based upon some of the survey questions.

If you would like to participate in the survey please send an email to: news(at)

The results of this survey will be published on the GCPE website in 2010. We hope the survey will help make visible the advances made in peace education over the past 10 years; provide us with an opportunity to reflect on the present status of the field; and to begin to identify and address the main challenges for the future of this important work.

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