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 Tony Jenkins on January 13, 2016 at 1:54pm

Dear friends of the Global Campaign for Peace Education,

The Global Campaign for Peace Education’s new website serves as a clearinghouse for peace education news, policy perspectives, resources, curricula, events and more: 

Here is a link to a compilation of articles published in the past m... (the same info as our “monthly newsletter” that is distributed by email) .  

You can always keep up with the news on the website where you can also subscribe to get peace ed in your inbox daily, weekly or monthly.  

The content of the Global Campaign is diverse yet focused.  Our priority is to feature curricula on current and critical issues and articles that illuminate challenges and successes in the field of peace education and the ways in which peace education is growing and developing around the world.  We bring attention to curricula, news, programs, policies, and opinions related to the study of and preparation of formal and non-formal educators to teach for peace.  Many articles emphasize pedagogy, practice, teaching theory, educational policy, or research related to peace education.  We also include current news and resources related to issues of violence that peace educators should be knowledgeable of so that they might incorporate this knowledge into their curricula and classrooms.   And, useful to all in the field, we publish a global peace education calendar featuring conferences, trainings and courses in peace education.  

We are always looking for contributors of new and original perspectives on peace education, and to share resources found elsewhere.  If you’d like to contribute to the content of the Global Campaign please drop me an email or submit and article directly via the website’s “submissions” link.  Anyone can submit articles or events for review. 

We will be launching a few exciting new features in the coming months.  I’ll be sure to share these updates with the PJSA list as they occur.  

Thank you for helping us #SpreadPeaceEd.

Best wishes,

Tony Jenkins 

Coordinator, Global Campaign for Peace Education

Managing Director, International Institute on Peace Education

Director, Peace Education Initiative at The University of Toledo

Comment by Ludmila Cyblova on June 25, 2015 at 4:26pm

Innovative idea how to sponsor children in developing countries

Comment by El-Hibri Foundation on May 12, 2015 at 2:05pm

So glad to be part of such an amazing group of educators of peace around the world. At the El-Hibri Foundation, we try to reward peace educators by providing a $30,000 cash prize to outstanding peace educators and multiple scholarships to graduate students in the field of peace and conflict resolution. 2015 Peace Education Prize nominations close on May 17, 2015 and 2015 Peace Education Scholarship applications close September 4, 2015 . Please spread the word!

Comment by Michelle Lee Rosenthal, LMSW on November 11, 2011 at 4:42pm

To All PCDN Groups: Please check out some of my blogs, contests and scholarship:


Thanks for your time and efforts at building Peace on Earth.


Michelle Rosenthal, LMSW


Comment by Dr. surendra pathak on July 27, 2011 at 2:20am

Can you guide me? How can I get the membership of the IIPE and CIPE. We are working in this field in India.

Comment by Odwe Dennis on July 2, 2011 at 5:26am
i am very excite of the work you are doing. wish you well. just in case you would like to expand to Africa please do not forget Uganda and i will be willing to be your focal person. we can make adifference in the world of injustice
Comment by Abdiaziz Bashir on February 6, 2011 at 1:49am
As the world is now a global village, i want to be among the few with the vision of making it safe.
Comment by shyam tosawad on January 11, 2011 at 3:23am
Dear friend
"Vasudev kutukbkam" entire world is a family, this was a teaching of our indian culture and traditional.
we created countries, boundaries,religions,cast,race for a genuine reason or a false reasons for any reason.but this the time to realize that we are one and we naturally interconnected with each other ,which we can just realize by watching inhale and exhale of breaths the source is same ,without any discrimination,religion, boundaries, equally for all living life of universe .When we understand this simple thing then we must understand how our and other's life is equally important, valuable ,respectable .we should follow the nature's rule ,non violence .peace ,god has given us a human life not for destruction but for look after the wellbeing of all living life.
Comment by Pyana Mwamba Symphorien on November 6, 2010 at 5:47am
If the culture of peace has to be promoted in our contemporary world, peace education actitivies or experiences might go beyong the boundaries of schools or universities and embrasse the society as whole. This implies increasing awarness on peace education therories and practices at school or universities; but also at the levels of family, community, municipality, etc. This is beacause violent behaviour anywhere (at school) may affect peace every (family or community). Beyond teachers' peace education study groups, I would for instance imagine or call upon parents peace education study groups. Public educational policy, political campain, seminars and workshops at the various stages of the society are as well critical in contributing to the goals of the campain.

One of the main challenges to the advancement and promotion of peace education is including peace education therories and practices in schools and universities curriculum, but also developing public peace education projetcts and programs that embrace the majority of the population. In this vein, political will from national governements and increased engagement from private civil society groups (NGOs, churches, etc) are needed.
Comment by Awad Abdelaziz Fadalmola Aljak on August 21, 2010 at 10:19am
dear !
Abdoulie Jeng
Yes all solutions to be reached from grassroots level because informal education its better than formal education.

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