The new UNESCO Clearinghouse on Global Citizenship Education (GCED), hosted by APCEIU - the Asia Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) - was launched today during the Second UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education (Paris, 28-30 January 2015).
The official presentation of the Clearinghouse was made in the presence of H.E. Mr Sang-jin LEE, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Korea to UNESCO, by Ms Soo-hyang Choi, Director of the Division for Teaching, Learning and Content at UNESCO, and Mr Utak Chung, Director of APCEIU.
The UNESCO Clearinghouse on GCED responds to the demands from UNESCO’s Member States for good quality and evidence-based information and resources on GCED under one umbrella. It is expected to facilitate information sharing and enhance knowledge and understanding of GCED.
Policy-makers, planners, curriculum developers, researchers, practitioners, educators, parents and learners as well as the general public can access resources on GCED from all over the world, of various nature and in any language available.
The Clearinghouse includes written documents and audio-visual material including policy, pedagogy, academic papers, teaching and learning material and other relevant resources on GCED.
The search function will be available in English, French and Korean, with the possibility to enable search in other languages in the future.
The Clearinghouse is constantly being enriched with additional resources. Following a testing period, APCEIU aims to have the Clearinghouse fully accessible by mid- to late February 2015 at: www.gcedclearinghouse.org.
For more on the Asia Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), a UNESCO Category II Centre based in Seoul, Korea .