The International University of Peace was born in 1984 in order to create the conditions and to provide the necessary tools for training, discussion, reflection, understanding and exchange of points of view and experiences concerning conflict and peacebuilding. The University was founded thanks to the initiative of Frederic Roda Pérez through Victor Seix Institute of Polemologia, and Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Prize, currently honorary president of the UIP board and trustees, whose president is Mr. Arcadi Oliveres Boadella.
Fundació per la Pau (Foundation for Peace) is an NGO founded in 1983 that works for a world in peace. By means of an increasingly better informed and active public opinion, it promotes all the cultural and structural changes required to enable the eradication of violence in relationsships between people and cultures.
We work to promote peace research to improve our knowledge about the causes of violence and wars and how we can avoid them (conferences, seminars, publications, etc.).
We promote peace education as a way of replacing, in a progressive manner, the Culture of Violence for a Culture of Peace (exhibitions, activities and teaching materials, workshops, conferences, etc.).
We are involved in campaigns and political pressure initiatives in order to engage our political institutions in compromises to move toward disarmament, demilitarization, conflict prevention, respect for human rights and active promotion of the Culture of Peace.
We support people and groups working on conflicts peaceful resolution in different countries (the Bask Country, Colombia, Israel and Palestine…).
We are members of international networks and coalitions: IPB, IANSA, CMC, ICAN and HAP.
This organization has individual membership (40). It was founded in 1999. The Centre d’Estudis per la Pau J.M. Delàs was created in 1999 in Justícia i Pau which had started in 1988. Currently, it is an independent Centre of Research and Documentation on issues related to disarmament and peace. The Study Centre for Peace was given the name of J.M. Delàs in memory of Josep Manuel Delàs, who was the chairman of Justice and Peace – Girona and previously was an army reserve commander and a member of the UMD (Democratic Military Union) and he devoted the last part of his life to the defense of peace and values of non-violence. The mission of the Centre is to strengthen the culture of peace and the construction of a disarmed society, making people aware of the negative effects of arms and militarism.
The Campus for Peace was created with a view to contributing to peace and solidarity with disadvantaged peoples and societies and promoting development cooperation, humanitarian aid and sustainability.
The Campus for Peace’s work is grounded in the basic ethical principles enshrined in pivotal documents, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or the Earth Charter.