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UNESCO adopts landmark guidance on education’s cross-cutting role in promoting peace

On 20 November 2023, the 194 UNESCO Member States adopted the Recommendation on Education for Peace, Human Rights and Sustainable Development at UNESCO’s General Conference. This is the only global standard-setting instrument that lays out how education should be used to bring about lasting peace and foster human development through 14 guiding principles.

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National Coordinators of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network gather to reflect and share experiences

At the June 6-8 2023 global conference, National Coordinators of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network reinforced the network’s importance as a laboratory of ideas for educational quality and innovation by endorsing the “70th Anniversary Declaration”.

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UNESCO Rallies Teacher Trainers to champion Peace Education and Prevent Violent Extremism in Teacher Education

The Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda is implementing the Peace Education and Prevention of Violent Extremism project with support from UNESCO’s International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa. A one-day workshop was organized for stakeholder engagement in Kampala on July 29 intended to share experiences on peace education and prevention of violent extremism in selected teacher training institutions in Uganda.

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