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UNAOC welcomes new cohort of young peacebuilders for 7th edition of Peace Education Initiative

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) launched the 7th edition of its Young Peacebuilders (YPB) program, welcoming a cohort from Latin America and the Caribbean. The YPB program aims to create a global movement of young peacebuilders by providing them with the competencies to advance diversity and intercultural understanding.

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“Learning for Lasting Peace” – International Day of Education 2024

To celebrate the International Day of Education, UNESCO organized a day of dialogue on education for peace on 24 January 2024 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on the theme of “Learning for Lasting Peace.” The panel included remarks by Tony Jenkins, coordinator of the Global Campaign for Peace Education. Video of the event is now available.

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Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2686, UN Security Council Urges International Community to Prevent Incitement, Condemn Hate Speech, Racism, Acts of Extremism

The Security Council urged relevant United Nations entities to increase their activities focusing on peace education to enhance the values that are essential for a culture of peace. 

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Can peace really begin in classrooms? Online forum examined the issues for UN International Day of Education

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.

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A Message to all UN Member States and Leaders of the United Nations (Ukraine)

“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

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UN Urged to Declare a Global Peace Education Day

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.”

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