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ERIC Number: EJ940988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace
Borel, Rolain; Cawagas, Virginia; Jimenez, Alicia; Salvetti, Nika
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v5 n2 p245-249 Sep 2011
This article features the University for Peace (UPEACE), an international academic institution that was created as a Treaty Organization within the framework of the United Nations (Resolution 35/55-1980) to support the central peace and security objectives of the United Nations. UPEACE has carried out postgraduate programs since its inception in the early 1980s. In 2000, as part of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's initiative towards reforming the United Nations system, UPEACE entered into a new phase of consolidation and expansion. In the Class of 2010, the university enrolled 198 graduate students from 58 countries. The headquarters of the UPEACE system is in Costa Rica, the country that proposed the creation of the University to the UN General Assembly. The UPEACE system also includes offices in Addis Ababa, Geneva, Manila and New York. UPEACE embraces a comprehensive multi- and inter-disciplinary approach in its focus on peace and conflict transformation. While all programs share a common foundation in the field of peace and conflict studies, each provides a special emphasis on one of the following areas: international peace studies; media, peace and conflict studies; gender and peace-building; peace education; international law and settlement of disputes; international law and human rights; natural resources and sustainable development; natural resources and peace; environmental security and peace (and climate change); and responsible management and sustainable economic development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica