Appeal to UNESCO on Education for Peace

22 August 1980

The 21st Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 19-23 August, 1980 in Hamden, Connecticut:

To the Director of UNESCO Department of Curriculum Studies and Methods of Education:

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting in Triennial Congress, August 18-23, 1980, at Quinnipiac College,

Aware of international tensions and of freedom struggles in many countries with their risks of erupting into violence,

Urges UNESCO to:

  1. Set up a U.N.-UNESCO radio station and to employ existing TV satellite facilities for transmitting information and U.N. policy on disarmament, human rights and development;
  2. Develop world studies programs and disseminate them to ministries of education in all member countries; and
  3. Emphasize to all ministries of education the prevention potential of peace education in a threatened world.