Essay on United Nations Mandated University For Peace
Established in December 1980 as a Treaty Organization by the United Nations General Assembly. As determined in the Charter of the University, the mission for 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 people and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations.”
The wider mission of the University should be seen in the context of the worldwide peace and security objectives of the United Nations. The central importance of education, training and research in all their aspects are to build the foundations of peace and progress and to reduce the prejudice and hatred on which violence, conflict and terrorism are based. The Charter of the University calls for UPEACE “to contribute to the greater universal task of educating for peace by engaging in teaching, research, post-graduate training and dissemination of knowledge fundamental to the full development of the human person and societies through the interdisciplinary study of all matters related to peace”.
The University for Peace has a variety of programs including:
● Department of Environmental Development
○ Environment Development and Peace