To build a culture of peace on a healthy planet, the Global Peace Education Network connects peace educators and communities, advocates peace education policies and programs, and campaigns for an official United Nations Global Peace Education Day.
Campaign for a Global Peace Education Day
While the United Nations has established more than 150 international days for different humanitarian themes, there is no day dedicated solely to peace education. Because peace is central to the UN mission, an official UN day should be declared to promote peace education throughout the world.
Global Peace Education Day Conference
The annual Global Peace Education Day Conference gathers peace advocates and educators, officials and dignitaries, scholars and scientists, civic leaders and clergy, artists and entertainers to showcase practical approaches to sharing peace skills.
Date of next conference: 20th September 2023
We are committed to promoting grassroots peace education initiatives and sharing peace education curricula and best practices from around the world.
Watch videos from previous conferences
The Global Peace Education Network connects and gathers peace advocates and educators aligned to the UN Strategic Development Goals (SDGs):
- Officials and Dignitaries
- Teachers and Educators
- Coaches and Facilitators
- Learning and Development Specialists
- Scholars and Scientists
- Civic Leaders and Clergy
- Artists and Entertainers
If this sounds like you, join our network!
Our journey so far
United States Tax Exempt Status
First some exciting news. Just last week, we received notice of our approval as an official U.S. tax exempt organization. A team of experienced volunteers is already at work writing operational grant, project grant and sponsorship proposals. We hope to obtain funding to hire staff, upgrade the quality of our educational presentations, improve our website and establish online community in which peace educators, communities, and supporters can connect with one another on an ongoing bases. We welcome your recommendations for new projects and funding sources.
Global Peace Education Day
Global Advisory Council President Federico Mayor Zaragoza transmitted a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urging the United Nations to establish an annual Global Peace Education Day.
Webinar Attendance from 86 Countries
Over the last two years, more than 3,000 peace educators and peace advocates from 86 countries participated in our conference and forum webinars, presented by over 100 global faculty. Nearly 5,500 registered for the event. This means that nearly 60% of those who registered actually attended, a remarkable
Widely Read Mailings
We have used our mailing list to inform our audience about other relevant educational opportunities offered by network stakeholders. These emails are opened by more than 50% of recipients, a much higher percentage than the 30% industry average. Detailed figures are attached.
Pan African Intergovernmental Organization – CAFRAD
Two GPEN representatives were appointed to the International Advisory Council of CAFRAD.
Government of Italy
We participated in a successful advocacy effort to mandate peace education programs in Italian schools.
Solari Foundation and Spanish Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations
We facilitated a partnership between the Solari Foundation of Chile, and the Spanish Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations.
COEDU22 Education Convention for South America
We cosponsored a conference on a comprehensive educational program for South America, and helped arrange for peace educator Prem Rawat to serve as a keynote speaker.
African Union Art Exhibit
We curated an exhibit by artists of African Union nations during a US. Presidential Summit with African Union representatives in Washington, DC.
Global Peace Education Day Webinar 2023
We are actively organizing our third annual Global Peace Education Day Conference on September 20th. This year’s theme is Learning Human Rights to honor the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Planned segments include:
Human Rights and Justice
- Climate and Ecology
- Security and Peacekeeping
- Arts and Culture
- Sustainable Development
- Education and Life Learning
- Health and Wellness
In order to build a culture of peace on a healthy planet, the Global Peace Education Network connects peace educators and communities, advocates peace education policies and programs, and campaigns for an official United Nations Global Peace Education Day.