Life Skills and Citizenship Education Initiative
Middle East and North Africa
مبادرة تعليم المهارات الحياتية والمواطنة
الشرق الأوسط وشمال افريقيا
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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

About the Institution: UNESCO was created in 1945 in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.

UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by:

  • Mobilizing for education.
  • Building intercultural understanding.
  • Pursuing scientific cooperation.
  • Protecting freedom of expression: an essential condition for democracy, development and human dignity. (Read more)

Life Skills-Related: Global Citizenship Education is a framing paradigm which encapsulates how education can develop the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes learners need for securing a world which is more just, peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable. UNESCO’s initiative on Global Citizenship Education (GCE) is a conceptual shift that recognizes the relevance of education in understanding and resolving global issues in their social, political, cultural, economic and environmental dimensions. It also represents a framing paradigm that provides guidance on how education can develop the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes learners need for securing a world which is more just, peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable.

Website: http://en.unesco.org/gced