This year’s Paris Peace Forum, held on November 10-11, did not address peace education, failing to consider how rivalry and competition are fostered in education and training systems in the absence of competences promoted by Peace Education.
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The new Recommendation on Education for Peace, Human Rights and Sustainable Development was adopted by all 194 UNESCO Member States at the 42nd session of the General Conference.
UNESCO helps countries address the drivers of violent extremism as part of its programme on global citizenship education. It works to strengthen the capacities of national education systems to contribute to national prevention efforts.
In this Earth Charter Podcast episode, Mirian Vilela talks to Dr. Amr Abdalla, Professor Emeritus at University for Peace, about his 25 years of experience teaching peace and conflict resolution.
ANGEL Conference 2023 (June 19-20) aims to bring together interested parties from all backgrounds for two exciting days of sessions showcasing and discussing research, projects, and new developments connected to Global Education and Learning or Global Citizenship Education, and other related fields such as Development Education, Human Rights Education, Education for Sustainable Development, Education for Peace, and Intercultural Education.
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.
UNESCO seeks a Project Officer to work in the Education Sector’s Section of Global Citizenship and Peace Education. The position will contribute to the development and coordination of the Sector’s activities relating to global citizenship education, and more particularly on issues related to Holocaust and genocide education. Application deadline: June 18.
The Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding, in partnership with the Korean Society of Education for International Understanding, hosted a virtual Dialogue with Dr. Betty Reardon on the occasion of the publication of the Korean translation of Dr. Reardon’s book, “Comprehensive Peace Education.”
In early December, the United Nations has unanimously adopted Bangladesh’s flagship resolution on the “Culture of Peace.” The Forum recognized the relevance of culture of peace in responding to the unprecedented crisis posed by the pandemic.
“Conversations on Global Citizenship Education” edited by Dr. Emiliano Bosio Ph.D. offers a remarkable collection of theoretically and practically grounded conversations with internationally recognized scholars, who share their perspectives on Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in relation to university research, teaching, and learning.
The Section of Global Citizenship and Peace Education at UNESCO seeks an intern to support the development, and delivery of online capacity building workshops on topics such as the prevention of violent extremism, the promotion of the rule of law, democratic participation, and cultural diversity.
Ramu Damodaran, Chief of United Nations Academic Impact, reflects on the UN’s “commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education.”