Walid Slaïby’s legacy will forever be linked to activism toward the abolition of the death penalty, the struggle for civil rights, and the co-founding of the Academic University College for Non-Violence & Human Rights in Lebanon.
UNDP, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, organized a discussion session on education and peacebuilding on May 29, 2019 in Beirut. The session was attended by H.E Education Minister Akram Chehayeb, senior ministry officials, representatives of international organizations, educational and university institutions, and national and international NGOs.
Since its independence, Lebanon has been living in a state of instability that has fluctuated between dormant violence, open conflict and declared war, and the consequences of migration, displacement and the threat of collapse. A critical reality and a race into the unknown prompt reflection on peacebuilding through education.
An agreement signed between Aunohr University and the Ministry of Education plans to develop a culture of peace in the country’s schools.
The Niwano Peace Foundation will award the 35th Niwano Peace Prize to the Adyan Foundation in Lebanon in recognition of its continued service to global peace-building, notably its development of a program for children and educators offering guidance to peace and reconciliation for those affected by the Syrian war.