Third UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education

‘The UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education’ presented a unique platform for discussion on two key programmes of the Education Sector, namely Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED), and their practical contribution in achieving Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education. The Week […]

Global Citizenship Education: Towards Globalizing Culture of Rights and Responsibilities

  Sudha Sreenivasa Reddy Eco Foundation for Sustainable Alternatives (EFSA) India Sudha179@gmail.com  – – Abstract: It is heartening to see more and more international debates about the gravity of the issues confronting humanity with unprecedented global social, political and ecological dangers. There are very few places on the planet, which are not in a state […]

A Brazilian View on Global Citizenship Education

Madza Ednir Centro de Criação de Imagem Popular, Brasil. (With gratitude towars Claudia Ceccon, whose critical comments much have contributed to enrich this article). madza.ednir@terra.com.br / http://www.cecip.org.br / @Madzed . Read here Portuguese version / Leia aqua a versão em português. Abstract: This article is an improved and expanded version of apresentation made at the Journée Educasol […]

Second UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Building Peaceful and Sustainable Societies: Preparing for Post-2015

  Download final report here On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of UNESCO Second UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Building peaceful and sustainable societies: preparing for post-2015 In support of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) 28-30 January 2015, Room XI, UNESCO HQ, Paris Organized by the Division of Education […]

Global Citizenship Education: An Emerging Perspective for the Sustainable Development

versión castellano The twenty first century will not be easy for humanity. Speaking of sustainable development represents a radical humanist discourse and ethical worldview that conceives environmental question as an emergent element of The Limits to Growth that the Club of Rome would advocate in pioneer form since 1972. Speaking of sustainable development implies, indeed, […]

Global Citizenship Education

Global Citizenship Education for 2015: Strategies, Politics and Perspectives Prof Javier Collado Ruano talking about Global Citizenship Education (UNESCO)  and Rio+20 The fast-approaching 2015 deadline for meeting the Education for All (EFA) goals, and the parallel process of setting the post-2015 development agenda, have prompted significant reflection and discussions over the kind of education we need and want for […]

UNESCO Week on Peace and Sustainable Development highlights teachers’ role in achieving Global Development Agenda

More than 400 experts, practitioners and policymakers from the public, non-governmental and private sector from all regions will attend UNESCO Week on Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education, in Ottawa, Canada from 6 to 10 March. Organized by UNESCO and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the event will focus on Education for Sustainable […]

NGOs from Bangladesh and Germany to receive UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for Innovation in #Education

The 2016 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize recognizing two outstanding projects that make innovative use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education for the benefit of disadvantaged groups will be awarded on 21 February to the Online School Project, operated by Jaago Foundation in rural Bangladesh, and to Harnessing the Power of […]

@UNESCO and @UNWomen release guidance to end gender-based violence in #education

To help end a global phenomenon that affects millions of children, families and communities worldwide, UNESCO and UN Women are releasing today a Global Guidance on Addressing School Related Gender-Based Violence. Every year, an estimated 246 million children are subject to some form of gender-based violence – mistreatment, bullying, psychological abuse and sexual harassment. Developed […]

Global Report on Adult Learning and #Education calls on countries to invest in lifelong learning

Adult learning and education can improve health and well-being, employment opportunities and develop local communities, according to the third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III), produced by UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). The main objective of the report, launched today on the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, is to take […]

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