Biography of Mr. Carlos Dario Palma Lema

He has studied Philosophy (Uruguay), Theology (Jerusalem), Sociology (Italy) Biblical Archaeology (Jerusalem). He has spent his last 30 years in the formation of children and youth to a new culture of brotherhood and unity, organizing conferences and festivals nationally and internationally in several countries worldwide (Italy, France, U.K., Portugal, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and the last 11 years in Egypt).

From 2006 to 2015 he worked as Director of International Activities for some American and International Schools in Cairo. Since 2011 he has organized three major international Peace Festivals that involved more than 50,000 young people from many countries, presenting to hundreds of schools his various projects of peace education.

In 2012 he was named “Ambassador of Peace” by the Universal Circle of Peace Ambassadors based in Geneva, Switzerland, in recognition of his important activity and international prestige in favor of a culture of peace. Since 2011 he has participated every year in the World Peace Forum in Schengen (Luxembourg) and has actively contributed each time with a group of Egyptian students who have presented several workshops, testimonies and seminars on various current issues in the pursuit of peace in a so committed and suffered area. From 2012 he began to work on a new educational project for peace “Living Peace International” now present in over 1500 schools, associations and groups in 153 countries, involving more than 650,000 children, teens and youth.

Living Peace International is today working with 65 important International Peace Organizations from all over the world.
In May 2012 Mr. Palma was nominated by the World Peace Forum as Coordinator of all activities for Youth Peace Education.

In April 2014 Mr. Palma received at the headquarters of the European Parliament of Luxembourg the Peace Prize of Luxembourg by hands of Mr. Dominicus Rohde, President of the Schengen Peace Foundation and actual President of the WPF, in recognition of his last Education Peace Project “Living Peace” that has been implemented all around the world.

In November of the same year he received a Honorification by the Universal Circle of Peace Ambassadors in merit to his work for peace in the youth’s world. Also in 2014 Mr. Palma was one of the candidates for the “Education for Peace”, Prize Award in Washington and “A culture of nonviolence” of UNESCO. In May 2015 Mr. Palma organized the first Youth World Peace Forum in Cairo, with the participation of 1,300 students from 28 countries. In the context of this great event he received the Awards of Augsburg (Germany) “Angel of culture” for his efforts to create a culture of peace for the future generations.

In January 2016 he was nominated President of the Youth World Peace Forum (Schengen / Luxembourg). Since then, 3 other YWPFs have been organized, in Florianopolis, Brazil (2016), in Madaba, Jordan (2017) and in Manila, Philippines (2018), involving 10,000 young people from all over the world.

In June 2016, he was awarded with the “Harmony among Peoples” Prize by the Municipality of Montecatini (Florence, Italy) and in November of the same year he was invited to present his international project Living Peace at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France).

In 2018 he received four Peace Awards: “United for Peace”, by Rotary International in Spain, La Paloma de la Paz (Argentina), Vigor Award (Canada) and Cathay Peace Prize (China).

He is currently the General Coordinator of the Living Peace International, following all the activity from his Central Secretary in the city of Porto, in Portugal.