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IAEWP Website

Welcome to International Association of Educators for World Peace

This website titled www.iaewp.international is the official website of the International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) - an NGO affiliate of the United Nations (ECOSOC).


The International Association for Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) was established in the year 1969 by Dr. Charles Mercieca in the presence of the Representatives of more than 55 countries. The idea behind the establishment of IAEWP was to bring and maintain peace on the Mother Earth by promoting peace education as a mass movement. The first important meeting and session of the IAEWP took place in Norway in the year 1970 by a selected group of peace educators lead by Dr. Charles Mercieca. It was during this important session that the first Charter of the IAEWP was drafted and unanimously passed with a view to running this important international organization in all countries of the world.

The International Association for Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) became a famous non-political, non-governmental and non-profit making international body geared towards the attainment of international understanding and world peace within a few years after its inception. The International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) got recognition as an NGO affiliate of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations in the year 1973. Later on, the IAEWP also joined the Department of Public Information (DPI) of the United Nations. The then United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar designated IAEWP as a Peace Messenger of the World on behalf of the UN General Assembly in recognition of the significant contributions made by IAEWP for furthering the objectives of the 1986 International Year of Peace. The IAEWP got officially linked with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the year 1990. The IAEWP is also attached with the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Presently, IAEWP has the consultative status with ECOSOC only. Attachment and affiliation with other international bodies are likely to be restored / sought shortly. 

2012 : Dr. Charles Mercieca, President, IAEWP inaugurating the National Peace Interaction Meet at New Delhi in the auditorium of the Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, New Delhi. He is seen with the then the Vice President, IAEWP for South Asian Affairs, Dr. Priyaranjan Trivedi.

It may be mentioned that Dr. Priyaranjan Trivedi has been elected as the new President of IAEWP with effect from May 1, 2022.

Further details are available from :

Dr. Priyaranjan Trivedi
President of IAEWP
International Association of Educators for World Peace
A 14-15-16, Paryavaran Complex, South of Saket
New Delhi - 110030, India
Email : [email protected], [email protected]
Website : www.iaewp.international

Prof. Dr. Priyaranjan Trivedi
IAEWP President
Role : Presidential Leadership and Executive Decisions
A 14-15-16, Paryavaran Complex
South of Saket, Maidangarhi Marg
New Delhi - 110030, INDIA
Email : [email protected], [email protected]
WhatsApp : +91 8527975833

Dr. Ayo Ayoola Amale
IAEWP Executive Vice President
Role : Deputy President
First Conflict Resolution Services Inc.
& Center for Peace Education
Hse No. 2 Ayoola Amale Crescent,
Ikd, Lagos, NIGERIA
Email : [email protected]
Contact: +233249208848 / +2347016268583

Dr. Alfredo Sfeir-Younis
(Dzambling Cho Tab Khen)
IAEWP Senior Vice President (Strategy Development)
Email : [email protected]
Contact : +56 9 8623 4656

Mr. Donizete Xavier da Silva
IAEWP Secretary General
Role : Secretary General
Email : [email protected] [email protected]

Mr. S.S. Varatharajan
IAEWP Board Member
Role : Senior Vice President, Administration & Capacity Building
52 Jalan SS 3/68, 47300 Petaling
Jaya, Selangor, MALAYSIA
Email : [email protected]
Contact: 006011 2525 1941

Mr. Willard Van De Bogart
IAEWP Board Member
Role : Senior Vice President, Public Relations
518/217 Building 2.
The Room Ratchada-Ladprao,
Ladprao 32 ,
Chankasem Chatuchak Bangkok
10990, Thailand/USA
Contact : 089 894 3030
Email : [email protected]
Contact : +66-289 894 3030

Dr. Markandey Rai
IAEWP Board Member and Senior Vice President
Role : Chief Liaison to UN Agencies & SVP Global Communications
Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Technological And
Medical Sciences University
IGTAMSU SSB Gate Campus, Ziro,
Lower Subansiri, Arunachal Pradesh, Ziro,
Arunachal Pradesh 791120, INDIA.
Residence : Joy Apartments, Dwarka, New Delhi, INDIA
Contact :+91 9899479265 / 7042553666
Email : [email protected]
Contact :+91 9899479265

Prof. Emeritus Dr. Noor Muhammad Larik
IAEWP Board Member
Role : Senior Vice President, Statistics
Email : [email protected]

Mr. Ragupathy Rajagopal
IAEWP Board Member
Role : Senior Vice President, Standards & Ethics
De Leaf, No 36, 7, Jalan Kasuarina 11,
Bandar Botanik, 41200 Klang,
Selangor, Malaysia
Email : [email protected]
Contact : +60169576167

Mr.Vivek Umrao Glendenning
IAEWP General Advisory
15 Fenner Street,
Downer 2602,
Australian Capital Territory (ACT),
68 Beattie Street,
Balmain 2041,
New South Wales (NSW),
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Contact : +61 401422095
WhatsApp Number: +61 261761554

Ms. Lana Yang
IAEWP Board Member
Role : General Advisory
201 South 18th Street, #2411,
Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA,
Contact: +1 215-833-2586, Fax: +1 215-545-4123
Email: [email protected]

IAEWP Board Member
Role : General Advisory
Hamlet of the Jewel cases, 53 street
Auguste Renoir, 69200
Email : [email protected]
Contact: 33675551485
(Speaks French)

The Most Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena
IAEWP Board Member
Role : General Advisory
President, Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre
Leh, Ladakh, INDIA
Email : [email protected]

Prof. Bernard Scott
IAEWP Board Member
Role : General Advisory
Email : [email protected]

Professor Bishnu Pathak
IAEWP Board Member
Role : General Advisory
House No. 9, Peace Colony,
Sukedhara, Budhanilkantha-9,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Contact: +977 1 4650696
Cell: +977 9841 345514
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Susan J. Zipp
IAEWP Board Member
Role : General Advisory
P. O. Box 1206
Novato, CA 94948 USA
Contact: +1-415-893-1369 +1-707-367-4433
Email : [email protected]

Ms. Jacqueline Ripstein
IAEWP Board Member
Role : General Advisory
Email : [email protected]
[email protected]

Dr. Charles Mercieca

Prof. Dr. Charles Mercieca is the Founder President of the International Association of Educators for World Peace ( NGO- United Nations) and has been the driving force of IAEWP since 1967 till his retirement in the month of May 2022.

Dr. Charles Mercieca was the Professor Emeritus of Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama, USA

He lives in Huntsville, Alabama, USA and frequently travels the globe on world peace missions delivering life-inspiring messages of peace and global harmony.

B.A. (English & Classics), Loyola College, Naxxar, Malta, 1955
B.A. (Philosophy & Speech) Aloisianum College, Gallarate, Italy, 1958
B.S. (Theology & Pedagogy), St. Louis University, Missouri, USA, 1965
M.S. (School Administration & Experimental Psychology), Kansas State University, USA, 1964
Ph.D. (Philosophy & Historical Foundations), University of Kansas, USA, 1966


Alabama A&M University, 1967 / 2001
Huntsville, Alabama, USA

Director, Institute for International Relations and Intercultural Studies, 1971/98
Consultant, Public Schools Supervisors and Counselors, 1969/74
Professor, History and Philosophy. Directed student teaching, seminars, workshops. Instructor, courses in communication, administrative skills.
Lecturer on peace education studies and programs worldwide.

Kyung Hee University, Fall 2000
Seoul, South Korea

Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Peace Studies, Researcher and lecturer in historical evolution of peace ideas.
Consultant & Contributor, UN News Newspaper and The Korea Times,
Participant, UN related activities in Seoul.

Tver State University, Spring 1993
Tver, Russia

Visiting Professor, Directed a peace education pilot schools project for kindergarten, elementary and secondary schools in Tver, extended later in major Russian cities including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, and Novosibirsk. Lectured in philosophy, religion, and political science

National Autonomous University of Santa Ana, Spring 1990
Santa Ana, El Salvador

Visiting Professor, Lectured in philosophy and political science to students and professors. Researcher in Central American communication skills, Conducted a peace education pilot schools project in selected schools of Santa Ana.
Consultant, Administrative skills, teaching methods at all levels of education.

Northeastern University, Summer 1985
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Visiting Scholar, Researcher in International Cooperative Education. Lectured on peace education projects.
Consultant, Peace Education Studies and Programs at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Harvard University, Spring 1985
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Associate in Education, Researcher in administrative skills, effectiveness and relevance in teaching methods, race and racial prejudice, crime prevention strategies, communication as a key to world peace.
Consultant, Doctoral thesis writing, peace education studies and projects.

International Association of Educators for World Peace, 1969/-
NGO, United Nations (ECOSOC), UNICEF, & UNESCO
Huntsville, Alabama USA

Founder, By 2005 membership exceeded 60,000 in over 90 nations.
Director, Secretary-General, 1970-78; Executive Vice President, 1978/98;
President, 1998/-, Secured tax exemption from IRS, 1970. Affiliation to United Nations' Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 1973. Organized 22 international peace conferences. Affiliation to United Nations International Children's Educational Fund (UNICEF), 1990.

Consultant, United Nations (ECOSOC) and UNESCO on disarmament, environment, human rights, drug abuse, peace education studies and programs since 1973.


Enlisted in several WHO'S WHO including Who's Who in Community Service,

Who's Who of Intellectuals, and Who's Who in the United Nations.

Membership in several organizations including the Russian Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, National Education Association, World Council for Curriculum and Instruction, and the Philosophy of Education Society.

Languages Studied: English, Maltese, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Latin, Greek, Korean


Published seven books including Crucial Issues Facing the World (2004), Marian Spirituality: Key to Eternal Happiness (2004), Way of Love and Repentance in the Church of the Third Millennium (published in Russian, 1997), Marian Apparitions: Meaning and Purpose (published in English and Russian, 1997), World Peace and Spirituality of the 3rd Millennium (published in both English and Russian, (1996), Mismanagement in Higher Education: A Case Study (1986),

Published over 900 articles world-wide including Education for Peace: What It Entails; Teaching Methods: On Making Classroom Instruction More Effective and Relevant; Perspective of Putin's Russia: Status Quo versus Progress; Administrative Skills and the Development of the Human potential; How Capitalism Plots to Kill the Russian Soul, and Space Age Philosophy and the Academic Revolution of the Twenty First Century, Culture of Peace, China's Political Mind in Perspective, Realization of Pax United Nations, Global Governance in the 21st Century; Weapons Industry: Source of Terrorism; Swiss Business School; Charlatans of America; What Should be Taught in the 21st Century; Perspective of Peace Idea in History; How to Motivate Your Team to Optimum Performance.

Current Communications Address :

Dr. Charles Mercieca,
Founder President Emeritus,
International Association of Educators For World Peace ( NGO-UN ),
P.O. Box 3282
Mastin Lake Station
Huntsville, Alabama 35810-0282,
The United States of America.
Email : [email protected]