Mobilizing the global community to advance peace through education

Ensuring education genuinely prepares learners to become active and engaged in the promotion of peaceful and just societies requires well-prepared and motivated teachers and educators, inclusive school policies, youth participation, and innovative pedagogies, among other measures. To help countries transform their education systems with this objective in mind, UNESCO is revising one of its landmark normative instruments: the Recommendation concerning education for international understanding, co-operation and peace and education for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Take a 10-minute survey to help shape global policy supporting peace education

The Global Campaign for Peace Education, in consultation with UNESCO, is supporting the review process of the 1974 Recommendation Concerning Education for International Understanding, Co-operation and Peace.  We strongly encourage your participation in this survey, a significant opportunity to contribute your voice to global policy supporting peace education. The deadline to respond is March 1.

A unique opportunity to revive a global consensus on education for peace and human rights (UNESCO)

The UNESCO General Conference officially approved a proposal to revise the 1974 Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Co-operation and Peace and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The revised Recommendation will reflect evolved understandings of education, as well as new threats to peace, toward providing international standards for the promotion of peace through education. The Global Campaign for Peace Education is contributing to the development of a technical note that will support the revision process.

South Sudan launches ‘Safe School Declaration Guidelines’ with support from Save the Children to protect schools from military use

The Safe Schools Declaration is an inter-governmental political commitment that provides countries the opportunity to express support for protecting students, teachers, schools, and universities from attack during times of armed conflict; the importance of the continuation of education during armed conflict; and the implementation of concrete measures to deter the military use of schools.

New primary school curriculum in Spain to include peace education

Gender equality, education for peace, education for responsible consumption and sustainable development, and education for health, including affective-sexual health, are some of the pedagogical principles of the new primary education curriculum that the Government of Spain is preparing for the 2022/21 academic year.

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