About us

 APNIEVE is a non-profit organization of individuals and institutions from the private and public sectors, and is affiliated with the United Nations Educational, Social, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The network was founded by a group of eight experts from Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Russian Federation, and Thailand in March 1995 in Seoul.

The international organization is the response of Asia Pacific members to the 1994 Geneva Declaration and Framework of Action on Education for Peace, Human Rights and Democracy adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in Paris.

Inspired by UNESCO’s vision-mission of “Peace for Development and Development for Peace," APNIEVE was created “to promote and develop international education and values education for peace, human rights, democracy, and sustainable development through networking and cooperation among individuals, groups and institutions working on these fields in the Asia Pacific and the rest of the world." 


The group achieves this through the “preparation of teaching-learning materials and the training of administrators and teachers from all levels in the use of a holistic approach to education and the integration of values across the curriculum."

APNIEVE’s network in the Philippines receives support from the Philippines National Commission for UNESCO, to conduct a series of teacher training workshops to enhance the competencies of teachers in values education.  APNIEVE – Philippines promote inter-cultural understanding, peace, human rights and sustainable development through acquiring skills for valuing processes, building broad support for peace education, and training various groups of educators in the Philippines.