After using this resource and completing this activity, learners will be able to: • Understand better the essence of culture of peace and non-violence through UNESCO’s work and initiatives; • Apply the tailored strategies and operational modalities to draw benefits from cultural diversity, respectful of human rights; Understand the importance of individuals and societies to be equipped with the skills and tools for living together in harmony.
Please read the report ‘UNESCO’s Programme of Action Culture of Peace and Non-Violence: A vision in action’ and answer the quiz below.
UNESCO encourages international peace and universal respect for human rights by promoting collaboration among nations. The organisation has been working towards fostering a culture of peace and non-violence worldwide and is the lead agency for many prominent global initiatives, designated by the UN General Assembly.
Culture of peace is defined as a culture of peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution, education for non-violence, tolerance, acceptance, mutual respect, dialogue and reconciliation. It is closely linked to a ‘new humanism’ that puts human beings at the core of all development processes and helps people to cope with social, ethical, cultural, political, environmental and other societal transformations globally.