This UN event presented scientific evidence around early childhood development and social cohesion/peacebuilding and showcased best practices from around the world over the last 25 years.
How to teach peace around the planet was the topic of the Global Peace Education Forum on UN Education Day, January 24. Talks included UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres, Taliban shooting survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, UNESCO top educator Stefania Giannini, French activist/actress and Harvard professor Guila Clara Kessous, and UNESCO ex-chief Federico Mayor Zaragoza.
“The war in Ukraine threatens not only sustainable development, but the survival of humanity. We call upon all nations, operating in accordance with the UN Charter, to put diplomacy to the service of humanity by ending the war through negotiations before the war ends us all.” – Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN and Founder of The Global Movement for The Culture of Peace, spoke at the First Annual Peace Education Day Conference organized virtually by The Unity Foundation and Peace Education Network. The conference organizers support an agenda to create a “Global Peace Education Day.”
Civil society continues to look for opportunities to bring precedents and bases for meaningful action to the attention of those within the UN system that have the capacity to act on Afghanistan. Please read our latest proposal put forth in a letter to the Canadian Ambassador to the UN and please consider signing to indicate your support.