University for Peace (UP) / Universite Pour la Paix
Founded by Resolution 35/55 of the 35th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the activities of the University focus on: Study of Peace; Education for Peace; and Human Rights. Among its essential missions are to promote the spirit of understanding, tolerance, and peaceful coexistence among all human beings, and to contribute to the universal task of educating for peace by engaging in teaching, research, postgraduate training and dissemination of knowledge. The First Draft Medium-Term Plan (1988–1992) emphasizes: training of educators and communicators for peace, and the development of curriculums for peace education at different levels; acting as a clearing-house in providing information on peace and peace-related matters; and monitoring, analysing, and intellectually supporting the Central American peace process. The University organizes research, conferences, colloquia, meetings and workshops on peace questions. The International Peace Data and Information Centre (CEDIPAZ) ensures the functioning of the University by identifying, collection and disseminating relevant data.