NEW YORK, September 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Prominent International Peace Educators, Advocates, Diplomats and Artists to Gather Online tuesday september 20 ask the United Nations to World Peace Education Day an annual United Nations event. The annual World Peace Education Day highlights the success of peace education in transforming lives in the face of war, pandemic and climate change. GlobalPeaceEducation.com/Petition
Gabriela Ramos, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Human and Social Sciences chairs the event. “The search for peace is perhaps as old as humanity itself,” she says. “Peace must be nurtured every day through the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to understand, appreciate and cooperate. If a simple virus can learn to spread across the planet, surely we human beings can learn to spread peace.”
“If we prepared for peace like we prepare for war, we wouldn’t be in this mess,” the actor says Michel Nouri, which serves as the conference host. Eight world peace leaders will call on the United Nations to declare a World Peace Education Day.
“As human beings, we need to empower ourselves to bring inner and outer peace.” said Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhuryformer UN Under-Secretary General and former President of the UN Security Council.
“A global network of peace educators is very important because it allows us to establish a culture of peace,” says Ouided Bouchamaouiwho won the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in stabilizing Tunisian democracy.
“We need educators capable of educating in a culture of peace and non-violence,” says former UNESCO director-general dr. Francisco Mayor Zaragoza. “A United Nations Organization World Peace Education Day will enable us to move from a culture of war to a culture of peace.”
Other prominent petitioners include Germany Reiner Braun, Executive Director, International Peace Bureau; dr. Doudou Diene of Senegalformer UN Special Rapporteur on Racism; Francisco Rojas, Rector of the United Nations University of Peace in Costa Rica; Ambassador Al Alim Alsoswa: Yemen’s first female human rights minister; Ambassador to the Netherlands, Swedenand Denmark; and Garry Jacobs: President and CEO, World Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The 2022 theme for World Peace Education Day is Empowering peace educators. Following the petition, the conference will host presentations by prominent peace educators, including America Prem Rawatcreator of the peace education program operating in 70 countries in more than 30 languages, australia Steve Killelea, developer of the Global Peace Index; and from Canada Kehkashan BasuUnited Nations human rights champion, who started the Green Hope Foundation when she was 12 years old. Dr Stéphane Money-MoundjoDirector General of CAFRAD, the Pan-African Development Organization, charts the progress of his group, and Professor dr. Karim ErrouakiPrime Minister and Minister of Finance, Foreign Affairs and International Development, State of the African Diaspora (SOAD) cites the importance of peace education in Africa. GlobalPeaceEducation.com/Speakers
Chicago doctor and pastor, Bishop Horace SmithMDtalks about the need for global justice in a global culture of peace. France Guila Clara KessousUNESCO Peace Artist, leads a global roundtable on restoring human dignity through the arts.
Last year, more than 1,500 people from 86 countries attended. Registration for the online event is free at GlobalPeaceEducation.com/Registration.
Free registration at GlobalPeaceEducation.com/Registration
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