Peace in Sustainable Development: Aligning the 2030 Agenda with Women, Peace and Security (Policy Brief)

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.

Revision of the 1974 Recommendation: UNESCO Member States reach consensus

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.  

SOLIDAR Foundation publishes policy paper on peace education

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.  

“Colombian university campuses must be spaces for knowledge and the construction of peace”: Minister Aurora Vergara Figueroa

“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

What can education concretely (and realistically) do to mitigate contemporary threats and foster lasting peace?

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.

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