UNESCO Together for Peace (T4P) initiative is a collaboration with Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Thailand’s Ministry of Education, addressing these challenges by building and sustaining ‘positive peace’ in the region through education from 2021 to 2025.
Education is a pathway to peace of particular relevance in peace-building activities on global citizenship education, preventing violent extremism through education, education for sustainable development (ESD), intercultural dialogue and freedom of expression, which are developed and delivered in the activities of all sectors. Peace is not just the absence of conflict. Positive peace is the presence of justice, equity and equality for all in our society, a lasting peace that addresses social and economic disparities and in turn the conflicts and violence associated with exploitation and inequality. Peace is also about living in harmony with nature. Peace education for sustainable development embraces people to learn and to take actions addressing biodiversity crisis and the climate crisis.
● Targeting population, countries
i. Countries in Asia-Pacific.
ii. Comparative case studies from least developed countries, middle income countries, pacific islands, landlocked countries, etc. Pairing of countries to cover cross-border issues.
Researchers wishing to contribute to the UNESCO Compendium are requested to:
1) Submit a research paper/report in English together with a research information sheet (including introduction, purpose, research methodology, beneficiaries, by 10 October 2022. If the original research is written in other languages, a summary of around 2,000 words in English and a translation of the table of contents is accepted.
Selected researchers should finance their travel to participate in the research seminar planned in early 2023. Given limited funds, researchers from developing countries will be given travel allowances by UNESCO upon request.
For inquiries, please write to the UNESCO Asia Pacific Regional Bureau for Education’s Executive Office: [email protected]
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