University for Peace (UPEACE)

Université pour la Paix
Universidad para la Paz (UPAZ)

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Established on the initiative of the Government of Costa Rica, under A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) Resolution 35/55 of the 35th Session of the General Assembly, which called for a treaty organization to "support the central Peace and Security Objectives of the United Nations through a World-Wide Movement of Education of Peace." Proposed by President of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Carazo, Sep 1978; resolutions, 19 Dec 1978 and 14 Dec 1979, of UN General Assembly; preliminary work of B-XD1364 - International Association of University Presidents (IAUP). Inaugural meeting of Council: 6 Mar 1982. Headquarters in Costa Rica. Statutes registered in 'UNTS 1/19735'.


Promote among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence; stimulate cooperation among peoples; help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations.


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Council (governing body) comprises 17 members, 10 of whom are appointed by UN Secretary-General in consultation with the Director-General of UNESCO and 7 ex-officio members as follows: the Chancellor of the University; the Rector; 2 members nominated by the Government of Costa Rica; a representative of the UN Secretary-General; a representative of the Director General of UNESCO; the Rector of the United Nations University.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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