The UNAOC, with the support of the UNOY, hosted a capacity-building workshop for nineteen youth participants from Latin America and the Caribbean from July 3-7, 2023. The workshop enabled youth leaders to design and implement impactful peace interventions.
Beyond the distribution of relief materials, the Christian Forum Dimapur also emphasized the significance of interaction with inter-religious groups and intellectuals of the Meithei communities. This aspect of the mission aimed to foster dialogue, understanding, and communal harmony, promoting the idea of peaceful coexistence among diverse religious and cultural groups.
On June 9, more than 1,300 educational institutions throughout Colombia commemorated the first anniversary of the delivery of the Final Report of the Truth Commission. In the company of civil society organizations and education secretariats, the schools organized to live a special day with their educational communities, opening a path of dialogue and reflection on the value of truth in coexistence and the history of the Colombian armed conflict.
It is essential to involve people at the grassroots level in providing solutions to their challenges. Therefore, peace education should be made compulsory in schools in the region. This was one of the conclusions of the inaugural honorary lecture series on peace building in the Great Lakes Region hosted by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Victoria University.