The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) seeks an Education Policy Officer to contribute to policy analysis relevant to Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 towards education for building peaceful and sustainable societies across the world. Application deadline: October 31.
For children in Chad, getting an education can involve manual labour. That’s because, every year, there’s a chance that the rainy season will destroy their school, and they will have to join their teachers in rebuilding it. This is the story recounted in the children’s book “Rain School”, which is on the reading list of the UN’s SDG Book Club.
“Through proper training and strengthening of tools for people working to eradicate violence against women, the Government of Yucatán complies with the tenets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, said the head of the General Secretariat of Government (SGG), María Fritz Sierra at the closing of the workshop “Education for peace, transformation of conflicts, breaking the cycles of violence.”
Sustainable Development Goal #4 seeks to provide inclusive, equitable, and quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all –
but after 2 years of pursuing this goal the question of ‘how’ still remains. The UN convened a high-level meeting to help answer this question. “Access to quality education is not only a goal in itself, but a fundamental building block of creating a better world of sustainable peace, prosperity, and development,” said current General Assembly President Peter Thomson during the opening segment.
We must be committed to offering a wide-range of initiatives to enable our students to become globally proficient, so they may successfully fulfill their roles as Global Citizens with an appreciation of our common humanity. We must aim to foster habits of mind, and a sense of global responsibility. This includes stepping out of traditional learning zones and comfort zones, to build skills necessary for cultural empathy, interaction, and future cross collaboration.