Global Citizenship Education

Nurturing respect for all, building a sense of belonging to a common humanity and helping learners become responsible and active global citizens.
Global Citizenship Education (GCED) aims to empower learners to assume active roles to face and resolve global challenges and to become proactive contributors to a more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and secure world.
 
GCED is for learners of all ages – children, young people and adults alike.
 
 
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In focus

Living together in Inclusive societies: A challenge and a goal

Representing UNESCO’s Director-General at the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAO) held in Baku, Azerbaijan, Qian Tang, Assistant Director-General for Education, emphasized “the immense need for social cohesion and intercultural dialogue in these turbulent times”.

Events

21
Mar
2016

In view of helping countries prevent violent extremism through education, UNESCO is developing Technical Guidance to help policy makers within ministries of education.

11
Apr
2016

The workshop will develop the capacities of early teacher training specialists in citizenship.

3
Nov
2015

Following the profound socio-political changes in the Arab region, what kind of innovations can be assessed today in terms of democratic citizenship and human rights education (CHRE)?

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