11 DECEMBER 2017

Launching of the school campaign in Zaragoza on the occasion of Human Rights Day. Colegio de Fomento Sansueña.

13 DECEMBER 2017

Exhibition "Looking to the Stars" in Coruña with Xunta de Galicia.

14 DECEMBER 2017

Meeting of the Board.


12-26 JANUARY 2018

Exhibition "The Road to Cyprus" in the Corte Inglés in Alicante with participation of the Embassy of Cyprus.

30 JANUARY 2018

School Day of Non-violence and Peace at the Colegio Caude in Majadahona with participation of the Embassy of India and an exhibition.


Trip to Cyprus. Launching of the campaign at the Town Hall of Paphos in Cyprus.

21-25 FEBRUARY 2018

AULA Student Offer Fair.


Act at the Casino de Madrid.

2 JULY 2018

Deadline for the delivery of students art works.

29 AUGUST 2018

International Day Against Nuclear Tests. Launching of the campaign with CTBTO.


Meetings of the joint pre-selection commission composed of the Embassy of Cyprus and Peace and Cooperation.


4-10 OCTOBER 2018

World Space Week. Possible exhibition of "The Road to Cyprus" at the United Nations in Vienna.

24 OCTOBER 2018

United Nations Day. Meeting of the international jury of the School Prize.


Exhibition at the Corte Inglés in Zaragoza hold together with the Colegio Sansueña.

10 DECEMBER 2018
Human Rights Day. The 2018 School Awards Ceremony at the Town Hall of Paphos in Cyprus.

Peace and Cooperation has a global mission. Since its nomination in 1986 as Peace Messenger by the United Nations, this Foundation has been presenting its school campaigns at the UN Headquarters in New York and holding press conferences with the support of the Spanish Permanent Mission. Since 2005, its prize-giving and award ceremonies have been held in several cities around the world. 

The "Road to..." began in 2011, which includes all activities and events related to the school campaign, simultaneously announcing the city where the end of the School Award will be held. As of right now, we have celebrated the "Road to Jakarta", "Road to Manila", "Road to Algiers", "Road to Hong Kong" and the latest campaign the "Road to Buenos Aires", which will finish in the capital of Argentina on November 22nd, 2016. The exact venue will be chosen during the meeting of the International Jury on October 24th, United Nations day. For 2017, our proposal is Vienna.

The universal work on the school campaigns has given us the possibility to meet many colleagues and friends in the search of shared values, as well as great moments of fraternity and forums of peace and love.

Every school award campaign intends to enlighten and suggest a collective reflection on some of the most diverse aspects of world problems.

In 2016, the campaign was centered on the figure of Don Quixote and the Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations.

Why don't we use our creativity to achieve a better world? That is the purpose and the big challenge for the schools and teachers around the world. In order to move forward in our pilgrimage we are calling to our aforementioned friends that we are proud to have found during our Roads to support us in continuing in and improving on our work.


In recent years we have seen that creativity is the key to increase participation in our annual school campaign, the School Award, in which both independent school centres and schools who belonged to a network of centres, partake in.

With this in mind, we came up with the idea to establish an International Council which has received very positive feedback. This council is made up of many original initiatives: the Hong Kong School of Creativity directed by Mike Chan and his chain of atelier shops; the great network of creativity at CEDART in Mexico and KANOON in Iran - here we must first mention the director of CEDART, Cuqui Montelongo, and next the educator Zohreh Shamloofard from KANOON; the Instituto Carlos Steeb in Buenos Aires, directed by the principal Ariel Arévalo; the European School in Colombia and the social promoter Claudia Beatriz Mosquera Guzman; in Philippines we have Rodel Ramos Rivera with Quirino High School; the work of professor Alicia Arroyo, the head of Instituto Jacito Benavente de Tetúan of Morocco, our former staff member of Arequipa (Perú) Cecilia Medina-Villanueva and the teacher of Imphal in India, Jelshyam Laishram. In Spain, we have the distinguished Pilar Barroso, the director of CAUDE of Majadahonda; Andres Izquierdo, professor of Instituto Isabel la Católica of Madrid; Chelo Marazuela, professor of Isidra de Guzman de Alcala de Henares; and Mercedes Roig, professor of Formento de Sansueña of Zaragoza.

On another note, the extraordinary contribution of the educator Elvira Sanchez-Igual from World Association of Early Childhood Educators, AMEI-WAECE deserves a special mention. She recently laid out the foundation for the latest school award campaigns and presented them at the United Nations in New York with Joaquin Antuña. 

With our accumulated experience and enthusiasm during the last thirty years, Peace and Cooperation is thankful for the support of these knights of Creativity, it is impossible to list all of the contributors who participated in this launch of the World Alliance of Creativity.

In order to launch this initiative, we have nominated Noelia Silva as general secretary and Bruna Suzuki, Isabel Martin and Diego Rodríguez and other colleagues.

The whole thing is a puzzle and a kaleidoscope of creativity that is in progress and integrates the School Award of Peace and Cooperation. The General Director of UNESCO Koichiro Matsurra in his message at the Forum of Barcelona in 2004 referred to Peace and Cooperation as, "an organization that has already achieved seniority in the tireless defense of peace and nonviolence, and one of its most exceptional initiatives through the Peace and Cooperation School Award has been to distinguish the efforts of those in the various parts of the world who implement the ideals of peace and respect for cultural diversity". These kind words oblige us to move forward with renewed determination and energy to spread and promote to all interested parties, creativity for peace and simultaneously serve as a forum for discussion and proposal.

Finally, we have to look towards the future and further the internationalization of Peace and Cooperation and prepare the Peace and Cooperation School Award for 2017: “Looking at the Stars - The Future of the World”.  We have signed a letter of understanding with UNOOSA to complete this ambitious project. There are two challenges, open ourselves to fraternity and rethink our world looking beyond the galaxies for understanding and peace, 2017 “The Year of the Stars”.

Cronicas del Alba
by Joaquín Antuña presidente of Peace and Cooperation

25th September 2016

Casino of Madrid presented the book by the president of Peace and Cooperation, Joaquín Antuña, Crónicas del alba (Dawn chronicles). The work, whose cover has been illustrated by the painter Francisca Blázquez, includes a collection of articles published on Galicia Digital by the author and it is also about the activities of Peace and Cooperation.

The Embassy of Cyprus was represented by the diplomat Cristiana Tzica, coordinator of the campaign “The path to Cyprus”, which will start on 20 October at the United Nations in Vienna and will finish on 10 December 2018 at the Cypriot city of Paphos. The event was also attended by the academician Pedro Rocamora, of the Royal Academy of Doctors of Spain; Emilio Ginés, member of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture of the UN; Joaquín Santisteban, expert in finance; the editor Lidia González and other illustrious fellow members.

Peace and Cooperation present its School Award 2017 in Vienna

October 20th 2017

The NGO Peace and Cooperation presented the School Awards 2017 'Looking at the stars' at the International Centre of Vienna on 20 October.
The event was chaired by the director of UNOOSA, Simonetta di Pippo, and the ambassadors of Spain, Gonzalo de Salazar, and Cyprus, Marios Ieronymedes, accompanied by the members of Peace and Cooperation Elvira Sanchez-Igual and Joaquín Antuña. The Extraordinary Award Yuri Gagarin was given to a young artist of the School of Creativity of Hong Kong and other school awards of 11 countries were also presented.
UNOOSA and Peace and Cooperation also signed a collaboration agreement for a school campaign in 2018 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty that sanctions Peace in Space. The next edition of the School Award will take place on 10 December 2018 in Paphos (Cyprus).

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Participation of Ambassador Iernmymides to the Award Ceremony of Peace and Cooperation Organisation

Vienna, October 20th 2017

H.E. the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus in Vienna, Mr. Marios Ieronymides participated on 20 October 2017, to the award ceremony for this year's student art competition under the title "Looking at the Stars: The Future of the World", organised by the of the non-governmental organisation “Peace and Cooperation”.

Flying High in aula 2017
PressTV - Iranian school children win international peace award

October 20th 2017

Iranian school children have won awards at an international arts competition to promote peace and cooperation across the world.

Flying High in aula 2017
Madrid, March, 2017

Among the highlights of AULA were the presence of  ESA and UNOOSA. With its 20 000 metres, its 164 exhibitors, its 9000 professors and more than 160 schools, the Student Fair AULA held in Madrid in IFEMA has for one year more embodied youngsters' wishes and worries for their academic education. In 2016, the Fair made the headlines for hosting more than 144 000 visitors. Some special guests led by commander Lily marked this year by adding enthusiasm and by dressing up in their space suits which immediately brought the observers in another dimension. Main goal of Lily's crew was promoting their “Interplanetary Journey: a space adventure” which aims at stimulating the interest of children through Spatial Missions,  Spatial Robotics, Night Astronomic Observations and interactive workshops. All of these activities, through which children explore the Solar System, are meant to arouse imagination and encourage creativity.

Peace and Cooperation celebrated School Day
for Peace on anniversary of Gandhi's death
Madrid, Janury 2017

The anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi was the framework in which the School Day for Nonviolence and Peace, organized by the NGO Peace and Cooperation, was held at CAUDE School in Majadahonda on 30 January. Among other members of the Diplomatic Corps attended the ambassadors of Bulgaria and Cyprus.

Joaquín Antuña receives the 2013 Cooperation Award from the Association of Correspondents of Latin American Press

The International Press Club (IPC) celebrated the delivery of its 2013 annual awards on Wednesday, May 7th, at the Pavilion Gardens of Cecilio Rodriguez at the Buen Retiro park of Madrid. The event was chaired by the governmental vice president, Mrs. Soraya Sáenz de Santamaria; the Mayor of Madrid, Mrs. Ana Botella, and the President of the aforementioned Club, Mrs. Carmen Enriquez.


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Peace and Cooperation at United Nations
The Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Dr Asha-Rose Migiro
receives the messages addressed to Ban Ki Moon from the hands of Joaquín Antuña. December 4th 2009

December 3rd 2009, press conference at the United Nations. Presentation of the 2010 Peace and Cooperation School Award “Take care of your planet”. From the left to the right: Elvira Sánchez Igual from the World Association of Early Childhood Educators (AMEI-WAECE), Joaquín Antuña, and Nancy Rivard, president of the Humanitarian Organization Airline Ambassadors from the United States – partner of the Peace and Cooperation Foundation for 10 years – during the press conference at the United Nations in New York.

Peace and Cooperation and Joaquín Antuña receive the Global Compassion Award, in the presence of Nancy Rivard, President of Airline Ambassadors, and the other awardwinners Jim and Darlene McCord, at the United Nations, New York, on December 3rd, 2009.

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