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Global Peacemaker Network

The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) is proud to create the Global Peacemaker Network, an online platform for students, teachers, conflict resolution and peacebuilding professionals, policy makers and global citizens. This network is an open source virtual space with information about Peacebuilding and Community Building acting as a social network utilizing technology, education, vocational tools , global resource mapping along with security and development topics from around world – from Conflict Resolution Education materials for teachers to the impact of technology and natural resources in global security. We welcome you to view the Resource Library below and contribute a resource.

Youth Participation and Peacebuilding

"Youth Participation & Peacebuilding", American University, School of International Service Peacebuilding & Development Institute: June 5-7, 2009, Instructor/Trainer Mark D. Hamilton, Course Readings & resources, youth and conflict, gangs, programming & participation, gender factors, psychological factories, theories of change, definitions of children and youth   read more

Moral Behavior in Animals

Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity -- caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait, however Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share. TED November read more

Declaration and Integrated Framework of Action on: Education for Peace, Human Rights and Democracy

44th Session of the International Conference on Education, Integrated Framework of Action, analysis and overview of issues relating to education for peace, human rights and democracy, objectives outlined for education action strategies, policies, lines of action on the institutional, national and international levels.  ~ United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 1995, read more

Freedom of Expression (Arabic)

The Freedom of Expression Toolkit is UNESCO’s contribution to freedom of expression and it is written with upper high school students in mind. The Toolkit covers the major concepts and issues and it is written in an easy to understand, conversational manner.The Freedom of Expression Toolkit builds on the premise that freedom of expression, as well as press freedom and freedom of information, are indispensable elements in the attainment of all human rights. Throughout this Toolkit there will be an emphasis on the four key elements of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, namely the right to hold opinions without interference, the right to seek information, the right to receive information and the right to impart information to others.  (Arabic) read more

Freedom of Expression (Chinese)

The Freedom of Expression Toolkit is UNESCO’s contribution to freedom of expression and it is written with upper high school students in mind. The Toolkit covers the major concepts and issues and it is written in an easy to understand, conversational manner.The Freedom of Expression Toolkit builds on the premise that freedom of expression, as well as press freedom and freedom of information, are indispensable elements in the attainment of all human rights. Throughout this Toolkit there will be an emphasis on the four key elements of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, namely the right to hold opinions without interference, the right to seek information, the right to receive information and the right to impart information to others.  (Chinese) read more

Freedom of Expression (French)

The Freedom of Expression Toolkit is UNESCO’s contribution to freedom of expression and it is written with upper high school students in mind. The Toolkit covers the major concepts and issues and it is written in an easy to understand, conversational manner.The Freedom of Expression Toolkit builds on the premise that freedom of expression, as well as press freedom and freedom of information, are indispensable elements in the attainment of all human rights. Throughout this Toolkit there will be an emphasis on the four key elements of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, namely the right to hold opinions without interference, the right to seek information, the right to receive information and the right to impart information to others.  (French) read more

Freedom of Expression (Spanish)

The Freedom of Expression Toolkit is UNESCO’s contribution to freedom of expression and it is written with upper high school students in mind. The Toolkit covers the major concepts and issues and it is written in an easy to understand, conversational manner.The Freedom of Expression Toolkit builds on the premise that freedom of expression, as well as press freedom and freedom of information, are indispensable elements in the attainment of all human rights. Throughout this Toolkit there will be an emphasis on the four key elements of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, namely the right to hold opinions without interference, the right to seek information, the right to receive information and the right to impart information to others.  Spanish read more

Learning to Live Together

Design, Monitoring and Evaluation of Education for Life Skills, Citizenship, Peace and Human Rights", the guide is addressed primarily to policy-makers and curriculum planners in national education ministries, NGO program managers, monitoring and evaluation difficulties and solutions associated with life skills programs. The focus is on strengthening the UNESCO curriculum dimension known as education for Learning to Live Together (LTLT) incorporating areas of life stills, citizenship, peace and humans rights, incorporating a holistic view and appropriate teaching learning processes. ~ Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenerabeit (GTZ) GmbH, ~ Dr. Rdiger Blumor, Sector Project Education and Conflict Transformation ~ Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development ~ International Bureau of Education (IBE) ~ United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) ~ Authors: Margaret Sinclair, Lynn Davies, Anna Obura, Felisa Tibbits read more

Reflective Peacebuilding: A Planning, Monitoring and Learning Toolkit

The overarching theme of the Toolkit is learning before, during and after implementation of peacebuilding programs. Within one will find exploring connections between learning and effective peacebuilding practice; suggested practices for reflection and learning as individuals and communities; ethical considerations for monitoring, evaluations and learning; change that promotes peacebuilding practice and tools to understand change as well as develop indicators to trace changes; planning for long-term change and increasing peacebuilding activities; monitoring and evaluation practices; documentation of practices to enhance peacebuilding learning. ~Joan Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies ~University of Notre Dame ~Catholic Relief Services Southeast, East Asia Regional Office read more

Vision of Humanity: Global Peace Index

We are living in the most peaceful time in human history, however the last seven years has seen a notable deterioration in levels of peace. The 2014 Global Peace Index shows that since 2008, 111 countries have become less peaceful, while only 51 have become more peaceful. Explore the data and see where your country ranks with the interactive Global Peace Index map. To read an analysis of the state of peace, as well as our new research on countries at risk, download the 2014 Global Peace Index Report.  read more

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