UNESCO is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture, and communication. It strengthens the ties between nations and societies and mobilizes the wider public so that each child and citizen:

  • Has access to quality education; a basic human right and an indispensable prerequisite for sustainable development;
  • May grow and live in a cultural environment rich in diversity and dialogue, where heritage serves as a bridge between generations and peoples;
  • Can fully benefit from scientific advances;
  • And can enjoy full freedom of expression; the basis of democracy, development and human dignity.

Over the past two years, UNESCO has invited the Foundation to contribute to discussions about Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and Preventing Violent Extremism through Education (PVEe).

The work of the Foundation has been cited as Best Practice in UNESCO’s Guide for Policy Makers on Preventing violent extremism through education.

Watch the video below to find out more about the UNESCO initiative PVEe, and how we at the Peace Foundation are contributing to the agenda: