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 November 2015

Ban ki-Moon

Secretary-General, United Nations

Honorary President of the Council

(South Korea)

Hal Klepak

Professor Emeritus of History and Strategy, Royal Military College of Canada

President of the Council

(Canada)

Fernando Blasco

Director, UN Chef de Cabinet

Vice-President of the Council

(Argentina)

Francisco Rojas

Rector, University for Peace

Member

(Chile)

Pilar Álvarez-Laso

Representative, UNESCO Director-General

Member

(Mexico)

Jean Arnault

Visiting Fellow, New York University

Member

(France)

Alicia Barcena

Executive Secretary, ECLAC

Member

(Mexico)

Juany Guzman

Ambassador of Costa Rica in Panama

Costa Rican Government Representativa

(Costa Rica)

Wakako Hironaka

Former Member, House of Councillors of Japan

Member

(Japan)

Monica K. Juma

Principal Secretary, Ministry of Defense of Kenya

Member

(Kenya)

David Malone

Rector, United Nations University

Member

(Canada)

Roza Otunbayeva

Former President of Kyrgyztan

Member

(Kyrgyztan)


Mercedes Peñas

First Lady of Costa Rica

Costa Rican Government Representativa

(Spain)