05. University for Peace

Earth Charter International (ECI) is the organization that powers the Earth Charter global movement with information, networking, and education to turn conscience into action.  

ECI hosts the Secretariat and Education Center based at the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. The ECI Secretariat functions as the coordinating hub for the worldwide movement. It manages communications and promotes the use of the Earth Charter as an education tool, ethical framework for youth leadership and international soft law document. 

The Earth Charter Education Center offers a variety of online and on-site education programmes that highlight the importance of incorporating sustainability values and principles into decision-making and education. The Center’s work is implemented under the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter, which generates educational programmes and research activities in English, Spanish and Portuguese. 

The Center contributes to the implementation of UNESCO Resolutions adopted in 2003 (32C/17) and 2019 (40C/20) which recognize the Earth Charter as an important ethical framework for sustainable development. 

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