UNESCO Chair in Building Sustainable Peace(770), established in 2007 at The Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).


Peace, sustainable development.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of building sustainable peace. It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe and North America, and in other regions of the world.
  • The purpose of this Chair shall also be: (1) to advance multidisciplinary research into the conditions for building sustainable peace, and the causes of war and other forms of violence; (2) to promote worldwide cooperation designed to assist the advancement of peace research, in particular, to promote studies and teaching related to the pursuit of sustainable world peace; (3) to encourage worldwide dissemination of results of peace research.

Host Institution


Progress report 2007-2008 (short version)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences.

Contact: Prof. Arnim Langer, UNESCO Chairholder

Director, Centre for Research on Peace and Development (CRPD)
KU Leuven
Parkstraat 45, box 3602
3000 Leuven, Belgium
Phone: +32.(0)
Email: Arnim.Langer(at)