On 20 November 2023, the 194 UNESCO Member States adopted the Recommendation on Education for Peace, Human Rights and Sustainable Development at UNESCO’s General Conference. This is the only global standard-setting instrument that lays out how education should be used to bring about lasting peace and foster human development through 14 guiding principles.
The Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace Latin America and Caribbean Chapter (GAMIP LAC), made international history in the construction of Ministries of Peace by presenting the proposal to create this institution to the Senate of Colombia. The proposal, which prioritizes the need for peace education, is now available for reading.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes peace as a precondition for sustainable development but falls short in recognizing the intersection of gender and peace. As such, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders prepared this policy brief to examine the linkages between Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and the 2030 Agenda and provide practical recommendations for their synergistic implementation.
On 12 July, UNESCO Member States agreed on the revised text of the 1974 Recommendation concerning education for international understanding, co-operation and peace and education relating to human rights and fundamental freedoms. This international document provides a clear roadmap for how education should evolve in the twenty-first century to contribute in the face of contemporary threats and challenges.
The Policy Paper on Peace Education. “A Sustainable Journey to Peace: Peace Education in the Context of Global Citizenship Education,” presents the culmination of a whole year of activities for SOLIDAR Foundation and its members on the theme of Peace Education as a tool for achieving learning and sustainable societies.
“In the National Government we are committed to building a culture of peace, through an exercise that must call on the entire society to overcome the cycles of violence that have generated injuries and pain for decades. We will continue to accompany the Educational Institutions Superior in the design and implementation of strategies, protocols and care and prevention routes against any type of violence on campus…” – Aurora Vergara Figueroa, Minister of Education
This white paper presented by the Global Campaign for Peace Education provides an overview of the role and potential of peace education for addressing contemporary and emergent global threats and challenges to peace. In doing so, it provides an overview of contemporary threats; outlines the foundations of an effective transformative approach to education; reviews the evidence of the effectiveness of these approaches; and explores how these insights and evidence might shape the future of the field of peace education.