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Kraanvogels vouwen: verzoek uit Japan (Engelstalig)

Photo by Richard Kasperowski on Unsplash

Photo by Richard Kasperowski on Unsplash

In July this year, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted, and ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize for its unique approach for the abolition of the nuclear weapons. These events have demonstrated that the aspiration to abolish nuclear weapons has been growing. We have launched this project to express our sympathy for victims of nuclear weapons and to consider peace while folding paper cranes with a prayer for the world peace.

When I have talked to Asia Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO in Japan (ACCU), a coordinating organization for UNESCO Associated Schools in Japan, to seek a way to spread this project to all over the world, we have concluded that we ask support from those country coordinators listed in the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network website.

You can read more in this Google Document. 

To join this project, please take the following procedure:
(1) Students and teachers in each school fold paper cranes.
Here is a link to a video clip of how to make paper cranes in English: This was made by one of the UNESCO Associated Schools in Japan, Reitaku Junior and Senior High School.

23 november: Musical Postcards bij lancering GEMR 2017/8

Young composer, Betlehem, foto Liny Mutsaers

Young composer, Betlehem, foto Liny Mutsaers

Musical Postcards is een internationaal compositie project dat jongeren uitdaagt om hun toekomstbeeld op een creatieve manier te verklanken. Jongeren die leven op andere plekken en in andere leefomstandigheden, schrijven een korte compositie over een urgent toekomstthema, zoals onderwijs, gelijke rechten, armoede en het milieu.

Ter gelegenheid van de lancering van het Global Education Monitoring Report 2017/8 werden 2 jongeren uitgedaagd om een compositie te schrijven over hun toekomstbeeld van het onderwijs. Hoe ziet het onderwijs er volgens hun uit in 2030, en wat voor rol kunnen de jonge componisten daarin spelen? Wat wil hij of zij nog leren en wat kan de componist doen om dit doel te bereiken? De creatieve stem van de jonge componist wordt vertolkt door professionele musici.

Dance4Life

Dance4Life scholenactie

Op vrijdag 17 september was de aftrap van de scholenactie van Dance4Life en natuurlijk was de UNESCO groep van het CGU ook vertegenwoordigd. Dance4Life zet zich overal ter wereld in voor seksuele voorlichting voor jongeren. Dit jaar zal de scholenactie zich richten op seksuele intimidatie en seksueel geweld in Pakistan. Het tourteam van Dance4Life verzorgt gastlessen op alle deelnemende scholen waarna de leerlingen acties bedenken om geld op te halen.

Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All

int day of peace

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day of Peace, 21 September 2017

This International Day of Peace celebrates the power of global solidarity for building a peaceful and sustainable world.
This has never been so important at a time of unprecedented challenges. New forces of division have emerged, spreading hatred and intolerance. Terrorism is fuelling violence, while violent extremism seek to poison the minds of the vulnerable and young. In the poorest and least-developed parts of the world, climate-related natural disasters are compounding existing fragility, increasing forced migration and heightening the risk of violence.
The barriers to peace are complex and steep — no one country can solve them alone. Doing so requires new forms of solidarity and joint action, starting as early as possible.

This is the spirit of the call by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, for a new surge in prevention to sustain peace, bringing together Governments and civil society, along with international and regional bodies.
Change is racing across the world — our goal must be to embrace it on the basis of human rights, to shape it in positive directions to craft a future that is more just, inclusive, and sustainable.

The culture of peace is a culture of dialogue and prevention, and, in this context, the role of the United Nations has never been so vital. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development affirms that “there can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.” The same spirit underpins the Security Council and the General Assembly resolutions in 2016 on ‘sustaining peace.’

We need a new comprehensive approach, to address root causes, strengthen the rule of law and promote sustainable development, on the basis of dialogue and respect. This guides all of UNESCO’s action to build peace through education, freedom of expression, intercultural dialogue, respect for human rights and cultural diversity and scientific cooperation.

On this International Day of Peace, we must all renew our commitment to global solidarity. To sustain peace, we must build it every day, in every society, with every woman and man, by working together towards a better common future for all.

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