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.