A UNESCO initiative is striving to instill a culture of peace and strengthen the social fabric in Tierras Coloradas, a violent crime-racked neighborhood of this southern Ecuadorian city.
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.
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.
From August to November 2021, Fundación Escuelas de Paz organized the first Latin American independent Talking Across Generations on Education (iTAGe) in Colombia, exploring the role of education in promoting youth participation and a culture of peace, as well as implementing UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security.