Activity Reports

Peace Education and Action for Impact: Towards a model for intergenerational, youth-led, and cross-cultural peacebuilding

This article introduces the Peace Education and Action for Impact (PEAI), a leadership development programme designed to connect and support young peacebuilders. It discusses what PEAI is, how it works, and why it was created. It also gives a glimpse of the work that took place in 2021 – engaging youth and communities in 12 countries – and plans for the future. Lessons from PEAI are for anyone interested in peacebuilding education and action initiatives that are youth-led, adult-supported, and community-engaged.

UNESCO Rallies Teacher Trainers to champion Peace Education and Prevent Violent Extremism in Teacher Education

The Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda is implementing the Peace Education and Prevention of Violent Extremism project with support from UNESCO’s International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa. A one-day workshop was organized for stakeholder engagement in Kampala on July 29 intended to share experiences on peace education and prevention of violent extremism in selected teacher training institutions in Uganda.

Nuclear threats, common security and disarmament (New Zealand)

In 1986 the New Zealand government adopted Peace Studies guidelines in order to introduce peace education into the school curriculum. The following year, the parliament adopted legislation prohibiting nuclear weapons – cementing into policy a shift toward a common security based foreign policy. In this article, Alyn Ware commemorates the 35th anniversary of the nuclear-free legislation, highlights the connection between peace education and the shift in security policy, and recommends further action for the government and New Zealanders to help eliminate nuclear weapons globally.

War and Militarism: An intergenerational dialogue across cultures

The “War and Militarism: An intergenerational dialogue across cultures” webinar hosted by World BEYOND War explored the causes and effects of war and militarism in different settings, and showcased innovative approaches being used to support youth-led, intergenerational peacebuilding efforts at global, regional, national, and local levels.

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