of that agreement.
Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, is the
Honorary President of the University for Peace. As part of the
continuing process of United Nations reform, Secretary-General Annan has
taken a number of measures since early 1999 to reorganize, strengthen
and internationalize more fully the University for Peace so as to enable
it to contribute more effectively to the peace and security objectives
of the United Nations.
Maurice Strong from Canada, a Special Adviser to the
Secretary-General, is the President of the Council of the University for
Peace, and Elizabeth Odio, former Vice-President of Costa Rica, is
The Council has defined an innovative programme of education,
training and research for peace, focused on key issues, including
conflict-prevention, human security, human rights, environmental
security and post-conflict rehabilitation.
For complete information visit the University for Peace website at: http://www.upeace.org/