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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.

Mobilizing the global community to advance peace through education

Ensuring education genuinely prepares learners to become active and engaged in the promotion of peaceful and just societies requires well-prepared and motivated teachers and educators, inclusive school policies, youth participation, and innovative pedagogies, among other measures. To help countries transform their education systems with this objective in mind, UNESCO is revising one of its landmark normative instruments: the Recommendation concerning education for international understanding, co-operation and peace and education for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Take a 10-minute survey to help shape global policy supporting peace education

The Global Campaign for Peace Education, in consultation with UNESCO, is supporting the review process of the 1974 Recommendation Concerning Education for International Understanding, Co-operation and Peace.  We strongly encourage your participation in this survey, a significant opportunity to contribute your voice to global policy supporting peace education. The deadline to respond is March 1.

New primary school curriculum in Spain to include peace education

Gender equality, education for peace, education for responsible consumption and sustainable development, and education for health, including affective-sexual health, are some of the pedagogical principles of the new primary education curriculum that the Government of Spain is preparing for the 2022/21 academic year.

Peace education in formal schools: Why is it important and how can it be done? (webinar recording)

Alongside researchers and practitioners in peace education, this January 27 webinar explored the findings of the new report from International Alert and the British Council, “Peace education in formal schools: Why is it important and how can it be done?” The report discusses what peace education in schools looks like, its potential impact, and how it might be realized in practice.

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