Mission and Objectives
United Nations affiliated University for Peace (UPEACE) was established as a Treaty Organization with its own Charter by the United Nations General Assembly in resolution 35/55 of 5 December 1980. Its mission is: -
"to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace and with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations".
In line with the mission of UPEACE, the central focus of the Africa Programme is to build the capacity of African tertiary institutions in the areas of peace, conflict, governance, security, and development. UPAP undertakings are built around two major pillars:-
- Strengthening Teaching, Training and Learning capacity of African tertiary institutions; and
- Enhancing Research and Publication by African scholars