How can education effectively promote respect for diversity and tolerance?

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 -
2:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Permanent Delegation of Latvia (e-mail: dl.latvia@unesco-delegations.org; tel: 0145682640)

What educational policies should be adopted to fight against racism, antisemitism, islamophobia and other forms of intolerance?

To address these issues, UNESCO and the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Latvia to UNESCO will co-organize a panel on “How can education effectively promote respect for diversity and tolerance?”.

Over the past few months, the surge in terrorist attacks, racism, antisemitism, islamophobia and other forms of intolerance, and persistent conflicts along ethnic and religious lines have claimed the lives of many citizens around the world, infringed upon human rights and fundamental freedoms, thereby undermining efforts to build sustainable peace.

In this context, what educational policies should be adopted to fight against racism, antisemitism, islamophobia and other forms of intolerance?

To address these issues, UNESCO and the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Latvia to UNESCO will co-organize a panel on “How can education effectively promote respect for diversity and tolerance?”.

The panel is organized in the framework of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2015. It will follow an informal meeting of the European Union Education Ministers on the role of education in spreading values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination, taking place on 17 March in Paris. The Ministerial meeting is a joint initiative of the French Government, the Latvian Presidency and the European Commission.