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.
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Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN and Founder of The Global Movement for The Culture of Peace, spoke at the First Annual Peace Education Day Conference organized virtually by The Unity Foundation and Peace Education Network. The conference organizers support an agenda to create a “Global Peace Education Day.”
Building on the “Seville Statement on Violence” and the “Declaration and Programme of Action for a Culture of Peace,” proponents have established a new program for the transition from the culture of war to the culture of peace through educational innovation and the participation of local governments. Learn more, sign the declaration, and get involved today!
In Hajir’s recent research in a public school in Lebanon, school-level experiences of Syrian children underscore that where refugees are included in national schools, they continue to feel excluded from some opportunities that might improve their psychosocial well-being. Her research also reveals that establishing a school culture of care, in addition to physically and psychologically safe environments, is crucial in addressing students’ perspectives on ‘quality education’.