UNESCO adopts guidance on education for peace

UNESCO Member States have adopted the Recommendation on Education for Peace, Human Rights and Sustainable Development at UNESCO’s General Conference in November.

On November 6, UNESCO member states – including Australia – agreed to adopt a landmark, global standard-setting recommendation that sets out how education should be used to bring about lasting peace.

A highlight of the recommendation is the application of an updated conception of peace:

Peace in the 21st century is not just the absence of violence and conflicts. It is also a positive, participatory, and dynamic process that nurtures our ability to value human dignity and take care of ourselves, each other, and the planet we share.

The revised recommendation recognises the role of civil society in shaping policies and curricula to deliver education for peace. 

Read more about the Recommendation at UNESCO.