Invitation to Participate: Survey Exploring Networked Impact of Peace/Conflict-Focused International Education Programs

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston are conducting a study on the networks formed through peace/conflict-focused international education and study abroad programs, and the impact that these networks have in fostering peace. If you direct (or work/teach in) such a program, or have in the past, they ask for your assistance in filling out an online survey.

Call for nominations: El-Hibri Peace Education Prize

The El-Hibri Foundation awards an annual $30,000 Peace Education Prize to individuals who have dedicated their lives to making outstanding contributions and demonstrating long-term leadership in building inclusive and socially just communities in the United States. The Peace Education Prize is intended to celebrate and encourage individuals who embody the principles of peace, justice, and inclusion. Nominations are due July 31.

Request for Proposals: Contemplative Communities in Higher Education Grant Program

In partnership with the Fetzer Institute, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society is pleased to announce the Contemplative Communities in Higher Education Grant Program for 2016. These grants are designed to provide seed funding to develop just, inclusive, and compassionate communities in academia: educational communities which share a commitment to the transformation of higher education and society through the use of contemplative practices and methods.

Nominate a Teacher for the Global Teacher Prize

The Global Teacher Prize is an annual one million dollar award from the Varkey Foundation to be given to a super-special teacher. One innovative and caring teacher who has made an inspirational impact on their students and their community will receive the reward of a lifetime. Teachers deserve recognition for the magic they create every day. Now you can nominate the teacher who helped open your eyes or has lit your child’s imagination.

Photo: Peace & Conflict Studies, University of Colorado - Boulder.

Peace and Conflict Studies Undergraduate Program Survey: Assessing Student Demand

A Peace and Justice Studies Association working group is conducting a survey of undergraduate peace and conflict studies and related programs to gather historical enrollment data and other evidence demonstrating student demand for studying and pursuing degrees in the field. We invite and encourage you to contribute information regarding your academic program to this collective effort that we believe will benefit colleges and universities developing and implementing peace related programs.

Invitation for Youth to Submit Videos to the United Nations for the International Day of Peace

The Education Outreach Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information invites young people from around the world between the ages of 15 and 24 to submit 10- to 15-second videos in English on how the Sustainable Development Goals can build peace. Submissions will be accepted from now until 1 September.

Call for Submissions: The Education Youth Video Challenge

The Education Youth Video Challenge, coordinated by the The Education Commission and organized with support from A World at School Global Youth Ambassadors and MTV Voices, invites young people ages 13-30 to create a video of 30 seconds or less answering one or both of these questions: How can education best prepare you for your future? What would your ideal school of the future look like? Submission deadline: June 30, 2016.

Apply now for the Evens Prize for Peace Education 2017

Does your secondary school have a strategy for dealing with ‘hot topics’ in a constructive way? Does your organization support secondary schools to deal with ‘hot topics’, through applying concrete strategies and tools? If so, your school or organization might be in the running for the Evens Foundation Peace Education Prize 2017. The 2017 prize aims to identify inspiring initiatives successfully implemented in secondary schools, so as to answer the need for ‘hot topic’ education strategies and so that these strategies can be promoted and shared with other schools.

Call for Nominations: Edward O’Brien Human Rights Education Award

In memory of Ed O’Brien, pioneer human right educator and valued member of Human Rights Educators (HRE) USA who died suddenly this summer, the organization’s Steering Committee has established the Edward O’Brien Human Rights Education Award. The award recognizes an outstanding contribution to human rights education in the United States. Nominations are due June 15.

Goi Peace Foundation: International Essay Contest for Young People

This annual essay contest of the Goi Peace Foundation, an activity of the UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development, is organized in an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world. The 2016 theme is “Education to Build a Better Future for All.” We live in a world with many complex problems, both local and global. What kind of education and learning would help us address these challenges and create a sustainable world and a better life for all? Essays are due June 15.

Shrinking Civic Space: Add you thoughts to the Charter of Civic Participation

The International Civil Society Centre is bringing key actors together in defense of democracy and civic participation to develop a Charter of Civic Participation – a basis for international solidarity and a collectively agreed reference point for civil society organizations and citizens. They want to hear the voices of civic activists, no matter whether they work in grass roots communities, on digital platforms or in civil society organizations (CSOs). 1. Why is space for civic action important? 2. What provisions are necessary for civic action?

Call for Student Papers: 12th Annual Morton Deutsch Awards for Social Justice

The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University, is sponsoring the 12th annual Morton Deutsch Award for an Outstanding Graduate Student Paper on Social Justice. Morton Deutsch, one of the world’s preeminent psychologists, has made significant contributions over the many years of his career in the areas of conflict resolution and social justice. The Morton Deutsch Awards are designed to recognize innovative scholarship and practice in the area of social justice. Papers are due February 15.

Call to Contribute Ideas/Curricula & Report of Recent Actions Supporting the UN Open Ended Working Group on Nuclear Disarmament

On January 28, the UN Open Ended Working Group on nuclear disarmament (OEWG) will hold its first session in Geneva. The OEWG, open to all UN member states and to representatives of civil society, was established by the UN General Assembly to work on legal measures and norms to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. UNFOLD ZERO provides an overview of civil society actions and preparations for the OEWG and is hosting a competition to gather civil society actions – winners could win a trip to Geneva to participate in May sessions. In support of these efforts, the Global Campaign for Peace Education invites readers to submit study units and courses syllabi on nuclear disarmament that will be published on the Campaign website.

International Children’s Peace Prize: Call for Nominations

The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. Each year’s winner has, in his or her own way, demonstrated tremendous commitment to combating problems that millions of children face. The winner will receive the statuette ‘Nkosi, which shows how a child sets the world in motion, a study grant, and a worldwide platform to promote his or her ideals to the benefit of children’s rights. Furthermore, KidsRights will invest a project fund of €100,000 in projects that are closely connected to the winner’s area of work, in the country of the winner. Nominations are due March 14.

Call for entries: Disarmament Poster Contest

Call for Entries: Disarmament Poster Contest

  In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the first UN General Assembly resolution, which established the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs is pleased to sponsor the UN Poster for Peace Contest. The contest aims to raise awareness of the need for […]

UNESCO needs teachers to become advocates for sustainable development

This campaign starts following the United Nations adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), each with specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years, including a standalone target on education. This week in Paris, the Framework for Action for Education 2030, which sets the roadmap toward achieving the global education goal, has also […]

Amnesty International: Write for Rights Campaign (Dec. 4-18, 2015)

Amnesty International: Write for Rights Campaign

WRITE A LETTER. CHANGE A LIFE. DECEMBER 4 – 18, 2015 Your hand-written letters, combined with hundreds of thousands of others from around the world, can change the lives of this year’s 12 cases. Become part of the largest grassroots human rights event in the world by signing up to either host a letter writing party, […]

Help us build a global peace education directory.

Where in the World to Study Peace Education? Help us Build a Global Directory

There is a growing demand for peace education, yet few know of the learning opportunities that exist for gaining knowledge, developing capacities, and building the fundamental pedagogical skills for teaching peace.  To address this lack of availability of information, the Global Campaign for Peace Education, in partnership with the International Institute on Peace Education is conducting […]