XIII World Congress 2003
Education for Peace:
The Best Investment for Future Generations



XIII World Congress 2003











In brief, the International Association of Educators for World Peace acts through education, to protect the environment from air and water pollution, and to help implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The basic dimensions of our philosophy are a firm belief in peace and confident steps to achieve a new era of world peace. In 1973, the Association became a non governmental organization of both the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It also became a part of the United Nations Department of Information (UNDPI). In 1990 the same Association became officially linked with the United Nations International Children’s Educational Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Conference on Environmental Development (UNCED). It now has chapters in over 100 countries. In 1987, the U.N. Secretary-General, Javier Perez de Cuellar, designated IAEWP as a PEACE MESSENGER of the world on behalf of he U.N. General Assembly, in recognition of significant contributions made to the program and objectives of the 1986 International Year of Peace.

We are working through: international exchanges, community outreach and education, multifaceted dialogue with international leaders, UNESCO clubs, lecture presentations, seminars, workshops, special events, World Action Congresses taking place every two to four years, hosted in Norway, 1970; Romania, 1974; India, 1978; USA, 1982; Austria, 1986; S. Korea, 1990, and Malta, 1992; Russia, 1994; Croatia, 1996; Brazil, 1998; Great Britain 2000; and numerous other resources.




On a world-wide basis, the Association publishes several newsletters, bulletins, newspapers, journals and books in a number of languages, including French, Spanish, Romanian, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic, in addition to English. However, the four publications on a global scale are the Circulation Newsletter which brings news about IAEWP on-going activities; the Peace Progress Journal which prints articles on ideas, studies, and activities that promote international understanding and world peace; the Peace Education Journal which publishes articles on the philosophy and techniques that are being used throughout the world in the promotion of peace education, and the UN News which brings constructive information about the peaceful goals and objectives of the United Nations.

The Association offers UNESCO Seminars developed in six sessions each for various community groups on topics of human concern. Such groups consist of teachers, students, parents, senior citizens, physicians, lawyers, businessmen, nurses, prisoners, law enforcement officers and church ministers. Last but not least, the Association has developed peace education pilot schools projects for the explicit purpose of creating a new generation of individuals capable of waging a permanent peace on earth. This peace education endeavour originated in Romania in the early seventies and is now being developed worldwide.

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