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Peace Education in the 21st Century: An Essential Strategy for Building Lasting Peace
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2024 | 23 p.
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This report provides an overview of the importance of peace education, highlighting the challenges and opportunities for using it in efforts to bring about lasting global peace. It reviews key research and is heavily inspired by the discussions held in the context of the revision process of the 1974 Recommendation concerning education for international understanding, co-operation and peace and education relating to human rights and fundamental freedoms. More specifically, this report draws from the following notes developed by UNESCO in 2022: “Current understandings, and threats to lasting peace”, “New understandings of education’s contributions to peace”, and “The role of non-state actors in the promotion of peace through education”.

Resource Type: 
Research papers / journal articles
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Diversity / cultural literacy / inclusive
Peace / Culture of peace
Sustainable development / sustainability
Transformative initiatives / Transformative pedagogies
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Lifelong learning
Non-formal education
global citizenship education
peace education