About the Center
UNESCO Center for Peace, promoting the ideals of UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization- has been building strong alliances in the Washington, DC metro area since 2004. Major partners include the Frederick County Public Schools, Hood College and Frederick Community College.
Since then, the center has become a cultural anchor for the region, celebrating community diversity, contributing on current issues and events, engaging policy makers, and working with all stakeholders to further understanding of peace, acceptance and tolerance.
To promote understanding of UNESCO’s mission and ideals and to translate them into programs that will help raise a new generation of Peacemakers, placing Human Dignity at the center of their activities and striving to make the culture of peace a commodity of everyday life through Education, Science, Culture and Communication.
As member of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers & Associations through the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Clubs & Associations Working Group, our UNESCO Center for Peace works to create the conditions for” dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.”