cultureofpeacebkgrnd.gif (3016 bytes)

OVERVIEW OF THE BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE KIT

 circle.gif (69 bytes) SHEET 1 - BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE

 - A CANADIAN VISION
- WHO SHOULD USE THIS KIT?

- WHY A KIT?
- WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THIS KIT AND THE CCU'S BROADER ROLE?

PART 1EVOLUTION OF THE CONCEPT OF A CULTURE OF PEACE

circle.gif (69 bytes)  SHEET 2  - UNESCO'S MISSION

 - At its heart, the mission of UNESCO is ethical
- To accomplish this mission, people are essential

circle.gif (69 bytes)  SHEET 3 - TOWARDS A CULTURE OF PEACE 

- History of the expression "Culture of peace"

PART 2UNESCO’S TOOLS FOR ACTION

circle.gif (69 bytes)  SHEET 4 - UNESCO'S NORMATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND YOU

 - Conventions
- Recommendations
- Declarations
- Follow-up

circle.gif (69 bytes)  SHEET 5 - UNESCO: A FORUM FOR AN EXCHANCE OF IDEAS AND REFLECTION ON GLOBAL ISSUES

circle.gif (69 bytes)  SHEET 6 - UNESCO'S NETWORKS: MOBILIZING MINDS FOR A CULTURE OF PEACE

-Examples from the natural and social sciences sector
-The trend to transdisciplinarity
-Reaching out to civil society

circle.gif (69 bytes) SHEET 7- THE ROLE OF A UNESCO NATIONAL COMMISSION, A RELAY FOR YOUR ACTION

- The Canadian Commission for UNESCO
- A vision
- The mission
- Partners of the CCU

PART  3INTERACTIONS BETWEEN UNESCO, THE CANADIAN COMMISSION FOR UNESCO, AND THEIR PARTNERS IN SOCIETY

circle.gif (69 bytes)  SHEET 8 - EDUCATION FOR ALL THROUGHOUT LIFE

 -What are the main issues for education in the 21st century?
- Preparation for the World Conference on Higher Education
- Some basic questions
-Towards a Declaration and Plan of Action

circle.gif (69 bytes) SHEET 9 - SCIENCE IN THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY

- Changes in the perception of science
- The role of UNESCO
- Intellectual international cooperation and the need for a systemic approach
- Preparation for the World Conference on Science and Society
- The need to ask fundamental questions

circle.gif (69 bytes)  SHEET 10 - PROMOTING CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 - Diversity: part of the heritage of humanity
- Creativity is essential for survival
- Heritage is essential for self-esteem and identity
- Cultural property
- Tradition
- Language
- Canadian contributions to the debate on cultural policy

circle.gif (69 bytes)  SHEET 11- ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE AND INFO-ETHICS PRINCIPLES

- The Information revolution
- Role of UNESCO
- UNESCO's strategy in communication
-Promoting diversity
-Encouraging the free flow of information
-Forums for debate
-A network for capacity-building - a Canadian initiative

PART 4SOME EXAMPLES OF IMPLEMENTATION AND FOLLOW-UP OF UNESCO INITIATIVES IN CANADA

circle.gif (69 bytes)  SHEET 12 - CONVENTION ON THE RECOGNITION OF QUALIFICATIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

- The right to education and the right to mobility: are they compatible?
- UNESCO develops standards

circle.gif (69 bytes)  SHEET 13 - THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION ON THE HUMAN GENOME AND HUMAN RIGHTS

 - Challenges from genetics to our concepts of human dignity and human rights
- UNESCO's role
- An international agreement on principles
- Stakeholders and issues involved
- Monitoring these standards are your responsibility

circle.gif (69 bytes)  SHEET 14 - THE ILLICIT TRADE IN CULTURAL PROPERTY

 - A story
- UNESCO's role
- The Elgin Marbles Phenomenon

circle.gif (69 bytes)  SHEET 15 - CHILDREN AND VIOLENCE IN THE MEDIA

 - UNESCO's Global Media Violence Survey
- Attempts to regulate the media
- An alternative approach: fostering critical use of the media
-Abuse of children on the Internet

circle.gif (69 bytes)  SHEET 16 - EDUCATION FOR PEACE, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY

 - The Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Co-operation and Peace and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
- Practices in Canada inspired by Recommendation 74
- A survey due December 1999 - coming


Project Co-ordinator: Elisabeth Barot, Canadian Commission for UNESCO
 Text:  South House Exchange
 Production Assistants:  Annette Roy, Cynthia Morel
 Design:  Shoreline Communications
 Editing:  Terry O'Grady
 Translation:  Editext
 Printing:  Beauregard Printing
 The Canadian Commission for UNESCO gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.
 Reproduction authorized with appropriate acknowledgment.

Your input is not only essential to the on-going development of this information kit, but also a vital step towards Building a Culture of Peace.

Be a part of it!  Contact us today!  unesco.comcdn@council.ca


Logo
Home | How You Can Make a Difference | Problem Identification Topics |
Proposals/Solutions | Information Resources | Who's Who | Upcoming Events
1998.  Permission to reprint is granted provided acknowledgment is made to:
The Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace
Last update:  13 Jul 2000