University for Peace

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University for Peace

"Headquartered in Costa Rica, the United Nations-mandated University for Peace was established in December 1980 as a Treaty Organization by the UN General Assembly. As determined in the Charter of the University, the mission of the University for Peace is: “to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations.”"

"Dr. Julio María Sanguinetti, former President of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay on two occasions, is the President of the Council of the University for Peace, and Ambassador Mohamed Sahnoun, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General in Geneva, is the Vice-President." [1]

Council

Accessed December 2008: [2]

International Academic Council

Accessed December 2008: [3]

University for Peace Council of Honour

Accessed December 2008: [4]

Contact

Web: http://www.upeace.org

Resources and articles

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References

  1. History, University for Peace, accessed December 24, 2008.
  2. Council, University for Peace, accessed December 24, 2008.
  3. International Academic Council, University for Peace, accessed December 24, 2008.
  4. University for Peace Council of Honour, University for Peace, accessed December 24, 2008.