Hague Appeal for Peace

The Global Campaign for Peace Education

Peace education is a participatory process which changes our way of thinking and promotes learning for peace and justice.

The Hague Appeal for Peace Global Campaign for Peace Education has two goals.

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.

Second, to promote the education of teachers to teach for peace.


Everyone wants peace, how do we get there?

By integrating peace education into all schools!

Get invoIved

If you would like to be part of the campaign,
please fill out the following Response Form and
send it to one of our offices by letter, fax or e-mail.

Response Form

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Send me the video (cost: US $20 CHF 30)

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Enclosed is my contribution for the Global Peace Education Campaign

I have the following expertise that would help advance the campaign

Send US $ check or money order to the Hague Appeal for Peace NY office

Send £ sterling or Swiss Franc check to the I.P.B. office OR electronic bank transfer to the I.P.B. bank account:

6-8 Place Longemalle
1204 Geneva, Switzerland
Account. No: 140049.29.00.90-9
Swiftcode: COOPCHBB Clearing No: 8447

Hague Appeal for Peace c/o IWTC (IPB)
777 UN Plaza
New York, NY 10017, USA
Tel: +1 212 687 2623
Fax: +1 212 661 2704

International Peace Bureau
41 rue de Zurich
1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 731 6429
Fax: +41 22 738 9419






The Global Campaign for Peace Education was launched in May 1999 at the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The Hague Appeal for Peace Campaign brings together groups that focus on human rights, disarmament, the environment, women's rights, and social justice to work towards abolishing war in the 21st Century.

The need
Humanity faces challenges of unprecedented proportions: the continued development of weapons of mass destruction, conflicts between states and ethnic groups, the spread of racism, 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.

Peace education
In order to be equipped to tackle these interwoven problems, the coming generation deserves a radically different education. Students need the skills and knowledge to create and maintain peace.

The peace education they deserve includes human rights, development and environmental education. Human security and disarmament issues, reconciliation, conflict prevention/ resolution training, critical media awareness, gender studies, non-violence and international relations are all part of peace education. The methodology of peace education encourages critical thinking and prepares students to act on their convictions.

Over the past 45 years, important work has been done: UNESCO's recommendations on education for international understanding, peace, human rights and fundamental freedoms in 1974; UNESCO's 1994 action plan for education for peace, human rights and democracy, proclaimed by education ministers and signed by 144 countries; and the steady growth in the number of peace education courses offered in schools throughout the world. But this is only a beginning.

How the Campaign works
The Global Campaign for Peace Education is open to the initiatives of individuals and groups throughout the world. The work of the campaign is carried out in each country, each community, by groups and individuals who take it upon themselves to join the campaign.

Those active in the campaign organize forums, write letters, circulate petitions, create working groups, form delegations to meet with government offcials, and write articles for publication. They use every technique they can think of to build support for peace education.

How to get involved
• Visit the campaign website at: http:/lwww.ipb.org
• Read the newsletter
• Order the Hague Appeal conference video.
• Join the campaign listserve. Send a blank e-mail mesage to: HAP-PE subscribe@topica.com
• Send a postcard to your head of state or education minister.
• Request a resource list.
• Contact our two coordinating offices.
• Join us today

Endorsers Global Campaign for Peace Education:

- Educating Cities

- International Association of Educators for Peace

- Peace Child International - UNICEF (List in formation) Coordinating

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