Adams is one of the key architects and chroniclers of the global Culture of Peace
campaign. He came to UNESCO in 1992 to help develop the Culture of Peace Programme.
The United Nations declared the year 2000 the Year for a Culture of Peace, and
the first decade of the new millennium as the International Decade for a Culture
of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World. On behalf of UNESCO, David
Adams drafted the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, which
has inspired countless educational and cultural activities by governments and
civil society for a culture of peace.