Global Peace Education Day
Global Advisory Council President Federico Mayor Zaragoza transmitted a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urging the United Nations to establish an annual Global Peace Education Day.
Webinar Attendance from 86 Countries
Over the last two years, more than 5,000 peace educators and peace advocates from 86 countries participated in our two conferences and 3 forum, presented by over 100 global faculty. Nearly 5,500 registered for the event. This means that nearly 60% of those who registered actually attended, a remarkable number for only events, where the typical percentage is 30%. Attendee surveys consistently rated our activites at 4.5 on a 5 point scale.
Widely Read Mailings
We have used our mailing list to inform our audience about other relevant educational opportunities offered by network stakeholders. These emails are opened by more than 50% of recipients, a much higher percentage than the 30% industry average.
Pan African Intergovernmental Organization – CAFRAD
Two GPEN representatives were appointed to the International Advisory Council of CAFRAD.
Government of Italy
We participated in a successful advocacy effort to mandate peace education programs in Italian schools.
Solari Foundation and Spanish Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations
We facilitated a partnership between the Solari Foundation of Chile, and the Spanish Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations.
COEDU22 Education Convention for South America
We cosponsored a conference on a comprehensive educational program for South America, and helped arrange for peace educator Prem Rawat to serve as a keynote speaker.
African Union Art Exhibit
We curated an exhibit by artists of African Union nations during a US. Presidential Summit with African Union representatives in Washington, DC.
Global Peace Education Day Webinar 2023
We are actively organizing our third annual Global Peace Education Day Conference on September 20th. This year’s theme is Learning Human Rights to honor the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
United States Tax Exempt Status
Just this year, we received notice of our approval as an official U.S. tax exempt organization. A team of experienced volunteers is already at work writing operational grant, project grant and sponsorship proposals. We hope to obtain funding to hire staff, upgrade the quality of our educational presentations, improve our website and establish online community in which peace educators, communities, and supporters can connect with one another on an ongoing bases. We welcome your recommendations for new projects and funding sources.