UPEACE Council

 

The Council of the University for Peace is the governing body of the University composed of 17 members (currently 15 members).

Ten members are appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations in consultation with the Director-General of UNESCO, and seven ex-officio members: the Chancellor of the University, the Rector, two members nominated by the Government of Costa Rica—the host country—a  representative of the UN Secretary-General, a representative of the Director-General of UNESCO and the Rector of the United Nations University.

Council of the University for Peace

Updated December 2017


António Guterres

Secretary-General

United Nations

(Portugal)

Hal Klepak

Professor Emeritus of History and Strategy

Royal Military College of Canada

(Canada)

Fernando Blasco

Former Director

Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General

(Argentina)

 

Enrique Barón Crespo

Former President

European Parliament

(Spain)

 

Fatima Akilu

Executive Director

Neem Foundation

(Nigeria)

 

Pilar Álvarez-Laso

Representative, UNESCO Director-General

(Mexico)

 

Jean Arnault

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia and Head of the UN Mission in Colombia

(France)

 

Alicia Barcena

Executive Secretary

ECLAC

(Mexico)

 

Lalla Ben Barka

Coordinator

UNESCO Chair on "Community Research on Development Levers: Emergence through Innovation"

(Mali)

Ouided Bouchamaoui

President

Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA)

(Tunisia)

 

Oscar Fernández-Taranco

Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support

UNSG Representative to the Council

(Argentina)

 

Meenakshi Gopinath

Founder and Director

Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP)

(India)

 

Francisco Rojas

Rector, University for Peace

(Chile)

 

David Malone

Rector, United Nations University

(Canada)

 

Xiaoyu Zhang

Executive Vice President

China International Council for the Promotion of Multinational Corporations (CICPMC)

(China)