Visit the AFSC job site for more information and to apply Application deadline: July 18, 2017 Quaker United Nations Office – New York (QUNO) “QUNO’s mission is to help the United Nations fully carry out its responsibility to prevent violent conflict and build sustainable peace around the world. We work with diplomats, UN officials and […]
Conflict Dynamics International seeks an exceptional, highly-motivated and experienced Program Director to head its well-established Children in Armed Conflict Program. Application deadline: July 1.
More efforts are needed to mainstream values like tolerance and the appreciation of cultural diversity within National Education Policies
An analysis of different themes and concepts associated with Global Citizenship Education (GCED) reveals that within the main topics associated with GCED, appreciation of cultural diversity and tolerance are less likely to be reflected in national education policies, curriculum and teacher education.
Two organizations, Karwan Tanzeem, based in Peshawar, and the British Pashtoon Association (BPA), based in the UK, are joining forces to raise the education level, create awareness among youth, and steer them away from militancy, violence and extremism.
The governments of 14 countries have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration, an inter-governmental political commitment to take concrete measures to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities from attack during times of armed conflict.
Enhancing women’s equality is fundamental to the possibility of peace and is an essential realm of inquiry and action for peace education. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury highlights significant historical developments, disappointments and possibilities for transformative change in support of gender equality that is essential for the possibility of sustainable peace.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has challenged African governments not to rely on the World Bank and other institutions to decide on the choices they have to make concerning policies and the funding of education on the continent. “We should not get into arguments with foreign agencies about our priorities. We must set our own priorities and we must accept that we must provide the funds to translate our plans into reality,” he said.
As part of UNESCO Bangkok’s Happy Schools Project, this video contest seeks to capture actions, moments and ideas that showcase and promote happiness in schools and learner well-being. The competition is open to people of all ages residing in the Asia-Pacific region. Application deadline: June 30.
Conference on the role of Kashmiri women: “Educating Women for Peace and Democracy – a South Asian Perspective”
A two-day international conference on the role of Kashmiri women titled “Educating Women for Peace and Democracy – a South Asian Perspective” was held from May 10 to 11 at European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
The report by ICNC describes how civil resistance and peacebuilding can work in tandem throughout four stages of transformation of asymmetric conflicts. The conclusion highlights takeaways for researchers, nonviolent activists and educators, peacebuilding practitioners and international agencies seeking to support constructive, effective conflict transformation.
New-Bridge Integrated College in Loughbrickland, Northern Ireland, is the laureate of the Evens Prize for Peace Education 2017. For this year’s biennial European prize, the Evens Foundation looked for strategies implemented in secondary schools for dealing with ‘hot topics’ in a constructive way.
Nearly 50 practitioners, activists, educators, trainers, funders, and researchers in the peacebuilding field gathered at George Mason University’s Point of View Retreat Center to explore “Innovating in Challenging Times: Building an Infrastructure for Supporting Peace.” The aim of the gathering was to identify knowledge, resources, and innovation opportunities to advance solutions that address current and future challenges, taking a proactive approach to peacebuilding.
The pilot application of the joint education project IMAGINE was successfully completed on June 2, 2017. The pilot, supported by the United Nations, took place in May with the participation of 160 primary school children ages 9-12, coming from 4 Turkish Cypriot and 4 Greek Cypriot schools.
As part of the build-up to the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, the last week of May 2017 saw the launch of the Peace Education Festival. This five-day event, on 27-31 May, has been jointly organized by the Pyeongchang 2018 Organizing Committee (POCOG) and the Gangwon Provincial Office of Education (GPOE).
The Genocide Archive of Rwanda has so far uploaded and digitized about 8,000 information items-related to 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, including confessions by perpetrators. Chief Justice Sam Rugege believes that the facility will be an important tool for students, teachers and researchers to easily access history about Rwanda and specifically the Genocide.
The Peace Reconciliation and Conflict Resolution Foundation of Gambia organized a day-long orientation and sensitization workshop for new members on the theme the “Role of Peace Education in a Secular Society, The Gambia Experience.”