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Mesa Técnica: El Recorrido de un Trabajo en Equipo por la Paz en la Ciudad de Ibague, Colombia

La mesa técnica de construcción de paz y convivencia escolar es un esfuerzo de un trabajo en equipo liderado por docentes orientadores de la ciudad de Ibagué, Colombia, mediante propuestas de proyectos en beneficio de las instituciones educativas enfocado al fortalecimiento del capital social de la ciudad. La mesa ha realizado en estos años de funcionamiento una cartografía social, estado del arte, aplicativo web para que los docentes implementen guías didácticas en sus asignaturas, un documento de lineamientos de política pública y la recolección de historias de vida sobre gestos de paz que ocurren en las instituciones educativas de la ciudad.

(Technical Table: The Journey of Teamwork for Peace in the City of Ibague, Colombia) The technical table for peace building and school coexistence is a team effort led by guidance teachers from the city of Ibagué, Colombia, through project proposals for the benefit of educational institutions focused on strengthening the social capital of the city. In these years of operation, the table has carried out a social cartography, state of the art, a web application for teachers to implement teaching guides in their subjects, a document of public policy guidelines and the collection of life stories about gestures of peace that occur in the city’s educational institutions.

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The Archbishop of Seoul wants to invite North Korean youth to World Youth Day 2027

Archbishop Soon-taick Chung suggested that North Korean children be invited to World Youth Day, held in Seoul. His announcement was made at the Eighth Korean Peninsula Peace-Sharing Forum, which addressed the most pressing issues arising from the 70th anniversary of the armistice. Involving young people in the ways of reconciliation is a challenge.

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UNESCO trains teachers in Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (EPSD) in Myanmar

UNESCO’s Antenna Office in Yangon, Myanmar, trained 174 educations, students, curriculum developers, and school administrators in Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (EPSD). The training aims to increase awareness of the subject and build the competencies of teachers and educational practitioners in EPSD in Myanmar. 

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“Learning for Lasting Peace” – International Day of Education 2024

To celebrate the International Day of Education, UNESCO organized a day of dialogue on education for peace on 24 January 2024 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on the theme of “Learning for Lasting Peace.” The panel included remarks by Tony Jenkins, coordinator of the Global Campaign for Peace Education. Video of the event is now available.

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LACPSA-Ghana End of Year Review

The year 2023 presented challenges for LACPSA-GHANA, including climate-related disasters and violent conflicts. Their efforts included promoting nonviolence, engaging with the community, educating on climate change, and collaborating with media and emergency services. Their future focus is on engaging educational institutions and continuing to honor their Peace Pioneers.

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End-of-Year Reflection on Peace Education in Indonesia

In 2023, the Indonesian education sector faced numerous cases of violence, with 23 reported cases of bullying in schools from January to September, a figure believed to underrepresent the actual situation. The article calls for reflection on these issues from a peace and non-violence studies perspective, urging further action in the coming year to ensure a safe educational environment in Indonesia.

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