UNICEF presents key report on challenges and opportunities for education and peacebuilding
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Education can play a crucial role in peacebuilding in all phases of conflict, a UNICEF-commissioned study has concluded, outlining how education can help prevent conflict and contribute to long-term peace. The report, entitled “The Role of Education in Peacebuilding,” was presented on 9 February, to United Nations experts, donors, human rights activists and aid workers.
Among the key findings were that the concept of peacebuilding remains underdeveloped and contested, even among UN agencies; security concerns dominate peacebuilding and marginalize the role of education; and weak, inequitable and segregated school systems are often drivers of conflict.
To read a story on the meeting and to access the UNICEF report and corresponding podcast, please click here!