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Our Mission: “Empower communities to educate for a just and peaceful world.”

World Citizen is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to support Peace Education and the concept of World Citizenship. It was founded by Lynn Elling and launched on United Nations Sunday in 1982. World Citizen focuses its activities on children and youth following the advice of Mohandas Gandhi who said, “If we are to reach real Peace in this world, we shall have to begin with the children." In that spirit, World Citizen today touches thousands of young people through its two programs, the Peace Education Program (with both onsite and online offerings) and the International Peace Site Program.

International Peace Sites commit to five Peace Actions:

  • Seek peace within yourself and others
  • Reach out in service 
  • Protect the environment 
  • Respect diversity
  • Be a responsible citizen of the world
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