Peace Education

Peace education is a natural tool to prevent conflict and to promote social, economic, and political justice amongst a nation’s youngest citizens. It can be integrated seamlessly throughout the curriculum as a learning process, equipping young children and adolescents with confliction resolution skills, respect for human diversity, and awareness of our interconnected world.

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PK2
Peaceful Communities: Pre K - Grade 2
This unit, intended for a Pre-K through Grade 2 audience, is a tool to prevent conflict and to promote social, economic, and political justice amongst a nation’s youngest citizens. It can be integrated seamlessly throughout the curriculum as a...
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video

6-8, 9-12
'Friendship Games' to bring Haitian and Dominican youth together
The Friendship Games is a sporting event organized by the Haitian and Dominican Olympic Committees to foster friendship and understanding between children in these neighboring countries. Although the nations have cultural differences, the games...
6-8, 9-12
Children help younger friends and neighbors prepare for primary school in Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, UNICEF is supporting a pilot program in which older youth help prepare young pre-school and kindergarten students for school through tutoring. This child to child program demonstrates how youth can get involved in their communities at a...
6-8, 9-12
A multi-cultural school in Bosnia and Herzegovina brings out the best in children
In Bosnia, the ethnic tensions that triggered the siege of Sarajevo in the mid-1990s are still visible in some schools where separate curricula are used for different ethnic groups. The Džemaludin Čaušević Primary School is an exception. This multi-...
PK2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
My Emotions
The One Minutes Jr. network conducts workshops around the world that encourage youth to create sixty-second videos that clearly and creatively express issues of importance in their lives. The network is supported by UNICEF and the European Cultural...
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6-8, 9-12
After the conflict, young people work to bring about social change in Kosovo
Three young people from Kosovo discuss how they are helping to bring about social change in their communities. In a country that is still ethnically divided and struggling with socio-economic, health and education issues, these adolescents are...
9-12
Education a catalyst: a conversation with Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire
Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire had dedicated her life to promoting peace, justice and equality in all corners of the world, including her homeland of Northern Ireland. In this podcast, she discusses the situation of children in conflict zones and...
PK2
Peacebuilding Through Early Childhood Education
Three experts talk about why integrating peace education into early childhood education has a positive long-term effect on peace. For more about peacebuilding education and early childhood development, visit http://www.unicef.org/earlychildhood/...

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