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The United Nations and peace education

Page, James S. (2008) The United Nations and peace education. In Bajaj, Monisha (Ed.) Encyclopedia of peace education. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, pp. 75-83.

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Abstract

The United Nations was founded in 1945 and since that time the agencies of the United Nations have regularly affirmed the importance of peace education. Peace education is a right and peace education is an integral part of the process of encouraging a culture of peace. One of the interesting developments is that over time is the pronouncements and resolutions of the United Nations have become more explicit regarding the importance of peace education. Official United Nations pronouncements and resolutions may still only have the power of moral persuasion, yet these pronouncements do represent a powerful tool for peace educators in emphasizing the importance of the task.

Contents: Definitions; The UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; UNESCO and Peace Education; Peace Education and the Rights of Children; The UN and Disarmament Education; Peace Education as a Human Right; The UN and Education for Tolerance; Peace Education and Culture of Peace; Conclusions; References.

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ID Code: 12720
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: United Nations, peace education, international peace, international co, operation, UNESCO, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNGA, United Nations General Assembly, ASPnet, Association Schools Project, UNICEF, United nations International Childrens Fund, SSODI, SSODII, Special Session on Disarmament, Declaration of the Rights of the Child, Convention on the Rights of the Child, United Nations Charter, A World Fit for Children, World Disarmament Campaign, The United Nations Study on Disarmament and Non, Proliferation Education, Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, World Conference on Human Rights, Declaration on the Rights of Peoples to Peace, Declaration of Principles on Tolerance, Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, International Year for a Culture of Peace, statocratic, International Decade for a Culture of Peace and NonViolence for the Children of the World (2001, 2010), James Smith Page, Dr James Page, Dr James Smith Page, Jim Page
ISBN: 9781593118990
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Political Theory and Political Philosophy (160609)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Human Rights and Justice Issues (220104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > International Relations (160607)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Information Age Publishing
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:36

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