IAEWP Charter ...


The name of the organization shall be the "International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP)".

S e c t i o n I



The lnternational Association of Educators for World Peace is founded to contribute to the improvement of man’s ability to live at peace; and to educate world citizens for peaceful coexistence and cooperation so that all people may have free access to the achievements of science and civilization.

These purposes shall be achieved :
(1) By arousing in teachers and other educators a full awareness of our responsibilities in moldlng future generations for a peaceful world.

(2) By promoting that kind of education that will help each individual from his earliest years to develop his full human potential for constructive, peaceful living in the expanding communities in which he grows : family, neighbourhood, school, local community, country, in fact, the whole human world.

(3) By seeking to enable individuals through constant educational improvement to deal with and to resolve misunderstanding, personal as well as social, in the spirit of wisdom, charity and duty.

(4) By supporting production and wide spread distribution of educational materials for the furthering of social progress, international understanding, and world stability.

(5) By making the full use of mass media for the cause of peace, especially in the proper communication of controversial views and issues, local and global, so as to maximize cooperation and conciliation.

(6) By encouraging the development and use of peace research throughout the world’s educational systems.

(7) By advocating the creation of United Nations universities for justice, peace, and progress in order to influence the power structure of the world through their function as international counselling centres, and by placing them, whenever possible, in the areas of conflict for equalizing the flow of knowledge, for reducing aggression and for generating attitudes of fraternization.

(8) By suggesting to national and international leaders.

(9) By encouraging the establishment of any world institution for learning that serves the spirit of the UN-Charter and also by stimulating existing colleges and universities to implement progress of study related to the peace moldlng problems of men.

(10) By cooperating with authorities at various levels in implementing especially the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


The Association in pursuit of its purposes stated in Article l shall act in accordance with the following principles:

(1) The principle of individual responsibility:

Zeal in the service of people shall be regarded as key to a healthy world. Therefore, every member shall in his dally activities assist in restoring worthy life whenever needed and in building the world a new as a collaborative enterprise inspired by the Idea of a peaceful, democratic world community.

(2) The Principle of educational priorities:

Education in a wide sense of the world shall be regarded as the means by which a person gains insight essential to mastery of himself, his technical machinery and his social conditions. Therefore, the Association shall strongly stimulate universal and lifelong education in all parts of the globe and strive to enhance its values and quality and its priority in budgetary planning by authorities.

(3) The principle of unity through diversity:

The Association shall seek to enable man to Iive without prejudice and to cultivate the deep feelings of oneness and solidarity among all human beings.


(1) Since the Association embraces the basic principles of the United Nations Organization, the members of the Association are requested to cooperate with the specialized institutions established by intergovernmental agreement in economics, social, cultural, recreational, health and other areas related to the field of education.

(2) The Association shall cooperate with the pollicies and activities of the specialized agencies and offices of the United Nations.


The international Association of Educators for World Peace shall:

(1) Collaborate in the work of existing and functional organizations that have stated goals and purposes.

(2) Propose to other educational associations' programs on peace problems that are flexible in nature and capable of being adopted and modified according to cultural background, environment, and changing needs of people.

(3) Update educational means for the reciprocal dissemination of culture and the elimination of literacy.

(4) Encourage education that is free of prejudice and party politics which promote ideas that may hurt peace and understanding.

(5) Stimulate tolerance in human beings so that they unhampered may contribute towards the welfare of mankind regardless of sex, nationality, race, creed, religion and culture.

(6) Seek to be recognized by its activities, as being international same way as the Red Cross by transcending geographical boundaries in every aspect of its work.

(7) Strive to acquire international prestige for the Association and to help develop faith and confidence in it on the part of all who are concerned with the destiny of mankind.


S e c t i o n II



(1) Membership in the IAEWP is open to all educators in the wide sense of the word; that is, any person who by his activities, postilion, status or otherwise influences fellow citizens in an educational capacity and who accepts the Charter and is willing to carry out the obligations mentioned herein.

(2) The admission of a new member to the Association will be done by the National Chapter or an Association officer authorized to recruit members.


Membership in a local Chapter automatically includes international membership which carries involvement in all of the Association’s activities.


The Association may award Honorary Membership to persons who, although not directly connected with the Association, are actively engaged in the promotion of international understanding and world peace.


Membership fees shall be determined by the National Chapter.


S e c t i o n III



The organs of the Association shall consist of: (a) A General Chapter; (b) Vice-Presidents for Continental Affairs; (c) Regional Chapters; (d) National Chapters; (e) State Chapters; and
(f) Local Chapters.

The Association shall have an international Secretariat and an Advisory Board. The world Congress shall be the highest body for sanctioning programs and pollicies.

The General Chapter


The Executive Body of the Association shall be the General Chapter. It will consist of the President, Executive Vice-President, Vice Presidents for Continental Affairs, the Secretary-General, the Treasurer and others members elected by the World Congress bringing the number to twenty five members.


The General Chapter shall establish a program of activities to achieve and implement the Association’s objectives. The Chapter can meet as often as needed but there should be atleast one meeting prior to each World Congress which takes place every four years or any others period to be specified by the General Chapter itself. The President or the Executive Vice President may instruct the Secretary-General to call for a General Chapter meeting. In case of necessity, any member may request the President or the Executive Vice-President to call for such a meeting.


The General Chapter shall receive annual and special reports from the Vice Presidents for Continental Affairs who, in turn, will coordinate all the work of the National Chancellors within their respective global area.


The General Chapter can make a decision only when atleast a quorum of thirteen members is present provided among these there is the President, the Executive Vice-President or the Secretary General. However, if necessary, arrangement may be made for postal votes. For any decision to be valid, atleast thirteen votes must be cast, including any duly recorded abstentions.

Continental, Regional, State and Local Chapters


A Continental Chapter shall consist of the Vice-President for Continental Affairs and the National Chancellors. At the meeting of the Continental Chapter there could be invited to participate as observers representatives of others countries that do not have as yet a National Chancellor.


A Regional Chapter shall consist of the Regional Chancellor and the Chairmen of Local Chapters within its regional area. The State Chancellors within the same regional area are also exofficio members of the Regional Chapter.


A State Chapter shall consist of the State Chancellors and the officers of each Local Chapter within the State. Such officers are the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman and the Secretary-Treasurer.


(1) A Local Chapter shall consist of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary-Treasurer and atleast nine others members.

(2) Local Chapters are advised to hold meetings monthly. Atleast once every four years election of officers shall take place.

(3) The Members of a Local Chapter should be divided into small groups to cover special aspects of peace building work within the local area: groups for school curriculum problems, parent education, public relations and community counselling and research work.


(1) Regional, National, State and Local Chapters shall maintain direct communication within the International Secretariat of the Association in order to secure an adequate, reciprocal information service.

(2) The General Chapter and every Chapter of the Association shall have a Treasurer appointed by its members.

(3) Non-members of the Association may attend Chapter meetings as guests upon invitation but will not have a vote.

International Secretariat


(1) The term of the President shall be four years. His election shall be made by the World Congress as recommended by the General Chapter. He presides over the General Chapter and, along with the Secretary-General and the Executive Vice-President, he is the official representative of the organization internationally.

(2) The term of the Executive Vice-President shall be for four years and he could be
re-elected by the World Congress upon recommendation of the General Chapter. His specific job is to coordinate the work of the Association’s officers. When conflicts or misunderstandings arise among officers, the Executive Vice-President will decide who is to do what in accordance with the instructions he receives from the General Chapter.

(3) The International Association of Educators for World Peace shall have a Secretariat composed of the Secretary-General and such staff as the Association may require. The Secretary-General’s election shall be made by the World Congress every four years upon recommendation by the General Chapter which may propose his re-election.

(4) The Secretary-General shall share the administrative duties of the Association with the President and the Executive Vice-President as defined by the General Chapter. Each one of them may delegate any amount of responsibility as needed to Vice-Presidents for Continental Affairs as well as National Chancellors in the effective development of the organization.

(5) The Secretary-General shall execute the decisions made by the General Chapter and the World Congress and shall keep the President, the Executive Vice-President and the General Chapter informed about actions for improvement in international relations and the achievement of world peace, together with the means being adopted in regional areas to further the goals of the Association.

Advisory Board


(1) The Association shall have an Advisory Board of international personalities who need not be members of the organization.

(2) The Advisory Board shall consist of not more than thirty members from various parts of the world. They shall be appointed by the General Chapter after consultation with the Secretariat.

Congresses and Conventions

Article XXI

The World Congress shall take place every four years. Extraordinary congresses may be called by the General Chapter at any time. Continental conventions will also take place every four years or as often as the Continental Chapter deems needed.

(1) Participants of the World Congress should include member-delegates according to policies adopted by the International Secretariat and sanctioned by the General Chapter.

(2) Members of the Association who are not delegates may participate in World Congresses and may vote in all matters upon Iegitimation. For voting procedures the number shall be limited to three memebrs a country who are elected or appointed by their National Chapter.

(3) Each member shall have one vote.

(4) Candidates for the Association‘s high offices must have furnished evidence of hard work and self-dedication to the cause of the organization.


Members of the Continental, Regional, National, State and Local Chapters may hold annual conventions to discuss educational activities for the benefit of international unity.


The various Chapters may also invite non-members as observers or partlcipate in the various conventions organized by them. All participants may voice opinions but non-members cannot vote.

S e c t i o n IV



The Association shall receive its financial support from membership dues, foundations, private and government grants or any others legitimate means available. The money will be used to meet the expenses such as future publications of the Association, to meet expenses of international and regional conventions and to operate the Secretariat.


Yearly financial statements of National Chapters must be submitted as appropriate to
(a) The International Secretariat and (b) the Local Agencies as required by local laws. For specific projects, the Secretary-General may assign an officer to assume specific financial responsibilities linked directly to the involved project.

S e c t i o n V



(1) A World Congress of the Association to review the Charter may be called by the General Chapter. The date and place should be chosen according to the convenience of the members of the Association and be determined by majority vote.

(2) Any alterations in the present Charter decided by a two-thirds majority vote of representatives to the World Congress of the Association shall take effect immediately after adoption.







Further details are available from :

Dr. Priyaranjan Trivedi
Senior Vice President of IAEWP for Continental Asia
International Senior Vice President of IAEWP for Curriculum Design
IAEWP Director General of Education for conducting
Online Peace related Awareness Capsule Courses
International Association of Educators for World Peace
A 14-15-16, Paryavaran Complex, South of Saket
New Delhi - 110030, India, Tel. : +91-11-29533830, add 29533801
Email : [email protected] 
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