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Vol 9 No 2

MU Organizes UPEACE Meeting
in China

     As part of MU's continuing collaboration with the United Nations-affiliated University for Peace (UPEACE), MU assisted in organizing the 'Second Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Network of Universities and Institutions for Collaboration on Education, Training and Research for Conflict Prevention and Peace Building', held in Beijing, China, on 22 - 23 May. The event was co-hosted by Tsinghua University's Center for Environmental, Resources and Energy Law in Beijing, and held in collaboration with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs with funding support from the UN Development Program. The Meeting's focus was on three thematic areas in conflict prevention and education for peace: environment, resources and sustainable development; culture, ethnicity and religions; and post-conflict and disaster operations. These themes emerged from the First Network Meeting in Bangkok in December 2000, also co-organized by MU, where a Collaborative Program for Education, Teaching, Research and Communication in Conflict Prevention and Building a Culture of Peace was developed by the Network members.

     The Network members are comprised of leading universities and institutions in the Asia-Pacific region, represented by their distinguished academic and governmental leaders with relevant expertise. Over 30 Members were represented at the Second Network Meeting in Beijing, hailing from 19 different Asia-Pacific countries.