Institute for Peace and Justice
Phone: (619) 260-7509
Fax: (619) 260-7570

Location: KIPJ Room 113
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

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Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

U.N. Connection

The United Nation's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) granted Special Consultative status to the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice in July 2004. The status enables the institute to designate representation to the U.N. Headquarters in New York and U.N. offices in Geneva, Paris and Vienna. Membership includes regular participation in programs and requests to respond to issues of concern.

In addition to participating in U.N. programs, the institute has recognized the work of the United Nations and its local supporter, the United Nations Association (UNA) of San Diego, by hosting panels, talks and a 2002 celebration of the establishment of the International Criminal Court. The institute has hosted the Junior Model United Nations spring conferences, as well as the annual United Nations Day UNA program. Dee Aker, Kroc School strategic peacebuilding advisor, was awarded the UNA Nona and Carol Cannon award for her work for the UNA of San Diego.

The institute also partners with various entities of the United Nations in its programming and conferences, including bi-annual co-sponsorship by UN Women in Women PeaceMakers Conferences.

More information about our participation with the United Nations: