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 University, and Global Education Associates. The Campaign is now coordinated by the National Peace Academy, with Tony Jenkins, NPA Vice President for Academic Affairs, providing oversight and direction.
The GCPE 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 described below. 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 Global Campaign for Peace Education has two goals:
- To see peace education integrated into all curricula, community and family education worldwide to become a part of life.
- To promote the education of all teachers to teach for peace.
The Campaign helps to facilitate the exchange of ideas, strategies and best practices through a monthly email-based newsletter that features articles and news as to how and where the GCPE network is active and growing. It includes a monthly introductory letter from a member of the GCPE; reports from the field chronicling successes and challenges; profiles of peace educators; listing of events, conferences, and trainings in peace education from around the world; new publications in the field; job postings; and occasional action alerts. The Campaign also manages a peace education global community calendar where you can find and post peace education related events, activities, conferences, and training opportunities.
The Global Campaign for Peace Education maintains an independent website.
Here are some important links:
Global Campaign for Peace Education website
Sign-up or contribute to the monthly newsletter
Peace Education Global Community Calendar