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“Education for Peace and Development”: Honoring the World’s First International Day of Education with a Panel Discussion

The first-ever International Day of Education was celebrated on 24 January 2019, to recognize that inclusive and quality education is a human right and a crucial component to building a world free of poverty, achieving gender equality, and creating a better world. It is also the focus of the fourth Sustainable Development Goal, "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all." To honor this commemoration, a panel discussion on Education for Peace and Development was held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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Teacher Training and Development for Peace-building in the Horn of Africa

Arigatou International Geneva is collaborating with UNESCO-International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) in the implementation of the “Teacher Training and Development for Peace-building” project, which aims to contribute to the provision of economically productive and peace-loving young people through quality teacher training and development. The project engages several countries of the Horn of Africa including Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Uganda and aims to reach 8,000 educators in the region.

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Towards a World of Peace: The Promise of Early Childhood Development

According to the series on ‘Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale,’ that was recently published in The Lancet (2017), the world’s oldest and best known medical journal, we know that unfortunately, an estimated 250 million children under five years of age in low and middle income countries and emerging economies will face inequalities and fail to reach their full development potential. This is because they grow up with a broad range of risk factors that include poverty, poor health, abuse, neglect, and exploitation, as well as inadequate care and learning opportunities.(1)

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