Peace studies : ‘United Nations and the Art of Peace’


I’m studying Peace

What was your major in college? Me? I majored in ‘peace’. …? Department of Peace? Is there such a thing? To be exact, It’s name is the department of ‘United Nations and the art of peace’. UNITAR(The United Nations Institute for Training and Research), WFUNA(World Federation of United Nations Associations) and Kyunghee University  worked together to develop this master´s degree. “Fostering experts and hands-on workers in the field of Peace studies” is why it was created. Oh Joon, Ambassador to the U.N, is appointed by a full-time professor.

If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known. – George C. Marshall

Why Peace studies?

Civil war and terrorism were surging since 2000. 500,000 people were killed every year. One day? 1,300! It is estimated that 90 % of the casualties caused by war is the civilian. Almost all of them are women and children. Longing for peace is more growing in the nervous international community. So World’s leading universities offer the course of peace studies. This is why. Actually it is very hard to achieve peace. Because it can’t achieve by one man. It is a problem of culture and level of consciousness. I guess Spinoza want to say something to you. “Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.” It is hard but we can do it! United Nations and the art of peace!

do not want the peace which passeth understanding, want the understanding which bringeth peace. – HelenKeller

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!