… EDUCATION FOR PEACE …
Excerpts from the website of Global Peace Education with links to youtube videos
Global Peace Education Day Virtual Conference
EMPOWERING EDUCATORS FOR PEACE
20th September 2022 – 11 am New York Time
Part 1: Call for a UN Day for Global Peace Education
Michael Nouri: International screen actor; Goodwill ambassador for Seeds of Peace and the Multiple Sclerosis Society
Gabriela Ramos: UNESCO Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences (Click here for her remarks)
Welcome from Founders
Alberto Guerrero: President, Federación Española De Asociaciones, Centros Y Clubes Para La UNESCO
Why Campaign for a United Nations Peace Education Day
The United Nations declared 2021 as the International Year for Peace and Trust. The United Nations has established more than 150 international days for different humanitarian themes. However, there is no day dedicated specifically to the theme of peace education.
Because peace education is central to the United Nations central mission, it certainly deserves a special day for public awareness – a day to promote practical efforts in peace education throughout the world, a day to empower educators for peace; a day to connect and celebrate with others in the peace education field.
Keynotes: Call to the UN
Founder; Global Movement for a Culture of Peace; Former Under-Secretary-General, United Nations; Former President, UN Security Council (Click here for his keynote address)
Federico Mayor Zaragoza
Founder, Culture of Peace Foundation; Former Director General, UNESCO (Click here for his remarks)
Former Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance (Click here for his remarks)
2015 Nobel Peace Laureate, President, Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) (Click here for her remarks)
Prof Karim Errouaki, PhD:
President Emeritus of the American University of Europe . . .
Executive Director, International Peace Bureau (Click here for his remarks)
President and CEO, World Academy of Arts and Sciences
Ambassador Amat Al Alim Alsoswar
Former Minister of Human Rights, Yemen . . .
8th Rector, University of Peace (UPEACE), Costa Rica
Part 2: A Culture of Peace
What skills and knowledge do we need to build a culture of peace on a healthy planet? Some leading voices offer examples.
Federico Mayor Zaragoza: Founder, Culture of Peace Foundation; Former Director General, UNESCO
Prem Rawat: Author; Founder of The Prem Rawat Foundation and the Peace Education Program.
Steve Killilea AM: Founder & Executive Chairman, The Charitable Foundation; Institute for Economics and Peace
Ramu Damoradan: Former Chief of Academic Impact, United Nations
Alexander Laszlo, PhD: Human Evolution to Peace
Willow Baker: Program Director, Peace Education Program, TPRF
Tony Jenkins, PhD: Mapping Peace Education
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Part 3: Restoring Humanity
What skills must we learn to support more than a million people forced to flee their homes by conflict, climate change and persecution? Can peace education make us more human?
Keynote – Peace Skill: Right Relationship
Lisa Worth Huber PhD: President and Board Chair, National Peace Academy
Guila Clara Kessous, PhD: Moderator – UNESCO Artist for Peace
Richard F. Mollica, MD, MAR: Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) at Massachusetts General Hospital
Enayet Khan: Artist; Photographer; Publisher Rohingya Together; Mentor, Rohingya refugee youth in Cox’s Bazar, world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh.
Professor Nisha Sajnani: founder of the Arts and Health initiative at New York University.
Héloïse Onumba-Bessonnet: victimologist specialising in sexual violence in armed conflict.
Part 4: Peace & Justice
“No justice, no peace.” How do we create a culture that offers peace, prosperity and dignity to every human being? How will peace education help us to face prejudice and injustice? How do we make equality reality?
Bishop Horace Smith, M.D: Pastor, Chicago Apostolic Faith Church
Philip Shelton: Moderator – Director, Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity, Indianapolis . . .
Rita Rubin Long: Educational consultant. Peace education facilitator.
David Weinberg: Executive Director, Global Peace Education Network, Inc.
Chic Dambach: President Emeritus, Alliance for Peacebuilding
Part 5: Peace & Leadership
How do peacebuilding skills merge with global economics to promote a culture of peace? How will peace education stop the scourge of prejudice and violence?
Stephane Monney-Mouandjo, PhD: Directeur Général, Centre Africain de Formation et de Recherche Administrative pour le Développement (CAFRAD)
Marc Levitte: Moderator – Executive coach; Senior Facilitator, the Art of Hosting.
Bakari Sidiki Diaby: Founder, CADHA-Afrique
Rachidi Adam: President, Paix et Education; Assistant Administratif, FODEFCA
Philippe Rio: President of the Association “Maires pour la Paix France”
Michael Nouri: Mayors for Peace letter
Part 6: Peace & Planet
The UN Secretary General warns that “we’re sleepwalking toward climate catastrophe.” How can education reverse this trend? Young global activists showcase solutions
Kehkashan Basu: M.S.M. Founder, Green Hope Foundation
Francisca Cortes Solari: Founder, Filantropia Solari
Alexia Leclercq: Grassroots environmental justice organizer; Co-founder, Start: Empowerment
Part 7: Arts and Peace
The language of the arts flows through borders and transforms lives. How do arts and culture nurture peace skills? Our artists offer a creative exploration.
Aixa Portero Y De La Torre PhD: Fine Arts Professor, University of Granada
Alla Rogers: Moderator – Artist & Curator
Richard Dana: Artist
Melvin Hardy: Chairman, Millennium Arts Salon
Lucian Perkins: Independent photographer, and filmmaker
Sarah Tanguy: Curator
Part 8: Peace & War
Nuclear holocaust is closer than ever before. Armed conflicts are raging in 27 countries, with civilian populations mistreated by the military. How can peace education help end the threat of war?
Gina Langton MAMBM FRSA: Founder of 80,000 Voices Ltd . . .
Monica Willard: URI and International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation
Fawziah al-Ammar Phd: senior research fellow with the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies . . .
Tezekiah Gabriel: Executive Director, Pathways to Peace
Tadhi Blackstone: Institute of Noetic Sciences