Global Peace Education Calendar

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Jun 10 – Jul 1 all-day
2017 Bologna Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, and Reconciliation @ Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna Center | Bologna | Emilia-Romagna | Italy
12:00 am
Description: In cooperation with Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the 2017 Bologna Symposium will bring together the globe’s brightest young minds from top graduate institutions, international organizations, grassroots[...]
2017 Global Solutions Lab @ Chestnut Hill College / United Nations
Jun 18 – Jun 26 all-day
2017 Global Solutions Lab @ Chestnut Hill College / United Nations
12:00 am
2017 Global Solutions Lab: Human Rights, Sustainable Development & Design for Eliminating Extreme Poverty by 2030. At Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA and the United Nations, NY. Students and young professionals from around the world[...]
Higher Education In Emergencies & Crises, Summer School, University Of Geneva @ University of Geneva | Geneva | Geneva | Switzerland
12:00 am
Today the average conflict lasts 10 years, and families remain in internally displaced person (IDP) camps for an average of 17 years. While humanitarian programming often focuses on life-saving activities, the failure to prioritize education[...]
Online Certificate Course in Human Rights and Social Justice Training @ Online [Web-based] | Lagos | Lagos | Nigeria
12:00 am
The Human Rights and Social Justice course is designed to promote a critical understanding of the human rights discourse. The course covers modern human rights institutions and how these work for state and non-state actors.[...]
UPEACE Summer Peace Institute - Session 2: International Law of the Sustainable Development Goals @ University for Peace | Ciudad Colón | San José | Costa Rica
12:00 am
The University for Peace’s Summer Peace Institute offers summer courses on current world issues related to peacebuilding and human security.  The course brings together a diverse international group of students with the purposes of inquiry[...]
Mahatma Gandhi Summer Institute: Building Peaceful Communities @ Education Building, University of Alberta
Jul 4 – Jul 13 all-day
Mahatma Gandhi Summer Institute: Building Peaceful Communities @ Education Building, University of Alberta | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada
12:00 am
The Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta and the Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace are pleased to sponsor the Mahatma Gandhi 2017 Summer Institute: Building Peaceful Communities. This institute is coordinated[...]
Jul 23 – Jul 26 all-day
Towards an Inclusive Peace Forum @ Vaud | Switzerland
12:00 am
Towards an Inclusive Peace Forum in Caux, Switzerland from 23-26 July 2017. Isolation, fear and misunderstanding create a fertile ground for extremist views and discourses to take root, often leading to different levels of violence.[...]
Jul 30 – Aug 1 all-day
Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Women and Gender in Religions @ Nazareth College | Rochester | New York | United States
12:00 am
    This international symposium will elaborate on how religions have viewed and interpreted their sacred texts throughout their histories with reference to women and gender relations. It will also reveal how experts in religious studies[...]
Aug 2 – Aug 6 all-day
Democracy Convention: Peace & Democracy Conference @ University of Minnesota | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
12:00 am
If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most … in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution … you will find something inspiring[...]
The International Symposium on Strengthening Peace through Education @ Nagasaki | Nagasaki Prefecture | Japan
12:00 am
We welcome you to join us in Nagasaki, Japan for the International Symposium on Strengthening Peace through Education from August 9-11, 2017. This event will coincide with the 72nd Nagasaki Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony.[...]
Building Peace with Youth in Conflict @ George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Aug 18 – Aug 20 all-day
Building Peace with Youth in Conflict @ George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution | Arlington | Virginia | United States
12:00 am
A conference bridging the gap between scholars, practitioners, social entrepreneurs & religious communities to develop effectiveness in peace building presented by George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the Dialogue & Difference Project, and[...]
Aug 27 – Sep 2 all-day
International Institute on Peace Education 2017 @ Grillhof Seminar Center | Innsbruck | Tyrol | Austria
12:00 am
The 2017 International Institute for Peace Education (IIPE) will be held in Innsbruck, Austria at the Grillhof Seminar Center from August 27 to September 2, 2017. This year’s institute is being organized in partnership with[...]
Aug 28 – Sep 3 all-day
12th Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy @ Monastery of San Nicolò | Veneto | Italy
12:00 am
The Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly organised by EIUC and CHRA. The 7-day intense programme is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the[...]
Sep 21 all-day
International Day of Peace @ Global
12:00 am
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among[...]
International Day of the Girl Child @ Global
12:00 am
International Day of the Girl Child In 2011 the United Nations adopted a resolution to establish October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Learn more about International Day of the Girl Child[...]
Oct 20 – Oct 23 all-day
5th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar @ Northern Virginia Community College | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
12:00 am
Join the 5th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar October 20-23, 2017.  Faculty, both full and part time, as well as professionals working with or interested in working with community colleges are encouraged to attend. [...]
PJSA Annual Conference @ The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Oct 25 – Oct 29 all-day
PJSA Annual Conference @ The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)  | Birmingham | Alabama | United States
12:00 am
2017 conference theme: “From Civil Rights to Human Rights.” Early Bird Registration Rates & Proposal Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017. As peace scholars, educators, and activists, we are challenged with a new reality. We must[...]
Nov 2 – Nov 5 all-day
Coastal Hope: Field Training Exercise for Complex Emergencies @ Fellsmere, Florida, USA | Fellsmere | Florida | United States
12:00 am
The exercise scenario is premised on participants acting as members of a humanitarian NGO that is deployed to offer humanitarian assistance and assist a population in conflict after a Category 4 hurricane. Coastal Hope recreates[...]
Nov 16 all-day
12:00 am
International Day for Tolerance  (Resolution 5.61 of the 28th session of the UNESCO General Conference)  (A/RES/51/95)In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance[...]
Universal Children’s Day
12:00 am
Universal Children’s DayBy resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It[...]
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
12:00 am
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women  (A/RES/54/134)In February 2000, the UN designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women; inviting as appropriate, Governments, the relevant agencies, bodies, funds[...]
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
12:00 am
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleIn 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). On that[...]
8th International Conference on Human Rights Education @ Montreal | Québec | Canada
12:00 am
The International Conference on Human Rights Education (ICHRE) is the forum for practitioners, policy-makers and academics to explore innovative education solutions to global challenges. This 3.5-day conference will assemble 300 participants from all over the[...]
12:00 am
On December 1, 1948, President José Figueres Ferrer of Costa Rica abolished the military of Costa Rica after victory in the civil war in that year.[2] In a ceremony in the Cuartel Bellavista, Figueres broke[...]
12:00 am
1st December is Prisoners for Peace Day. For over 60 years, War Resisters’ International have, on this day, made known the names and stories of those imprisoned because of their actions for peace. Many are[...]
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
12:00 am
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of[...]
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
12:00 am
International Day of Persons with Disabilities  (A/RES/47/3)The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is marked around the world annually on 3 December, as per General Assembly resolution 47/3 of 14 October 1992, to promote awareness and[...]
Build Peace 2017 – Making Paper Count: New Forms Of Citizen Participation In Peace Agreements @ Universidad De Los Andes | Bogotá | Bogotá | Colombia
12:00 am
Build Peace is a conference that brings together practitioners, activists, artists and technologists from around the world to share experience and ideas on using technology, arts and research for peacebuilding and conflict transformation. This year’s[...]
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
12:00 am
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights was adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966.  It was entered into force 23 March 1976, in[...]
International Migrants Day
12:00 am
On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day. On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly had adopted[...]
International Human Solidarity Day
12:00 am
The General Assembly, on 22 December 2005, by resolution 60/209 identified solidarity as one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between peoples in the Twenty-first century, and in that regard decided to[...]
Jan 15 all-day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day @ United States
12:00 am
Signed into law in January 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday is a celebration of Dr. King’s immeasurable contribution to the United States, and to humankind. The holiday would[...]
Feb 20 all-day
World Day of Social Justice @ Global
12:00 am
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the[...]
Mar 8 all-day
International Women's Day @ Global
12:00 am
International Women’s Day 2016International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role[...]
Anniversary of MLK's Vietnam speech and assassination
12:00 am
On this day in 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke against the war on Vietnam. On this same day in 1968 he was murdered. This is a good day to celebrate his opposition to[...]
International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action @ Global
12:00 am
On 8 December 2005, the UN General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.It called for continued efforts by States,[...]
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace @ United Nations
12:00 am
After fifteen years of progress in the unprecedented Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world turned its attention to the successor Sustainable Development Goals in a period of transition to the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for[...]
Apr 7 all-day
International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda @ United Nations / Rwanda
12:00 am
On 23 December 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution (A/RES/58/234) designating 7 April, the start date of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, as the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda.[...]
Apr 7 all-day
World Health Day @ Global
12:00 am
World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. Each year a theme is selected that highlights a priority[...]
Earth Day & International Mother Earth Day @ Global
12:00 am
Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.A Global PerspectiveThe United Nations General Assembly, recognizing that Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth[...]