International Day of Peace 2013: Education for Peace

Accra – This year’s International Day of Peace highlights Education for Peace because “education is vital for fostering global citizenship and building peaceful societies.” says the United Nations Secretary-Genera, Ban Ki-moon, in his message to mark the day.

For her part, the Director General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova, in a message, said “Every child in the world should know their rights, and learn their own history and that of others, so as to be able to understand the equal dignity of cultures and draw lessons from the crimes and violence of the past. This vision is the key to tolerant citizenship in a globalized world.  It requires a widespread effort to train teachers and design suitable school curricula…”