‘This was my first experience of a UNESCO inter-governmental negotiation.’
Nearly fifty years ago, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) wrote an influential ‘Recommendation’ on education for peace and human rights. This month, the forty-second General Assembly has ratified a new version. With wars raging in Ukraine, Israel-Palestine, and elsewhere, it seems especially significant that member states have achieved agreement around such a document. It promotes: education for peace and human rights; international understanding; cooperation; fundamental freedoms; global citizenship; and sustainable development. I want to look at what is new in this Recommendation, and to draw attention to some additions of particular interest to Quakers.
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