Culture of Peace

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Culture of Peace

The UNESCO Club Berlin has developed a comprehensive documentation on a "Culture of Peace".


The 120 page document contains the following sections in particular:



The documentation "Culture of Peace", published by the UNESCO Club Berlin and updated in October 2018, can be downloaded from here: Culture of Peace (PDF, 9 MB).


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1  Culture of Peace and Education for Peace


2  Culture of Peace through the Prism of the United Nations: UN and UNESCO


2.1       Introduction


2.2       The „Building Peace Programmes“ of UNESCO


2.3       Recommendation on International Education (UNESCO 1974)


2.4       The Seville Statement on Violence (UNESCO 1986)


2.5       The Yamoussoukro Declaration on Peace in the Minds of Men  (UNESCO 1987)


2.6       The Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN 1989)


2.7       The Agenda for Peace (UN 1992)


2.8       The World Programme for Human Rights Education (UN 1995)


2.9       Declaration on a Culture of Peace (UN 1999)


2.10     The Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development (UN 2015)


2.11     Education 2030 – Framework for Action (UNESCO 2015)


2.12     The Declaration on the Right to Peace (UN 2016)


3  UNESCO and Civil Society


3.1       National Commissions for UNESCO


3.2       UNESCO Associated Schools in Germany


3.3       UNESCO Chairs


3.4       UNESCO Clubs


3.5       The UNESCO Club Berlin


4  Implementation of UN Education Goals on a Culture of Peace in Germany


4.1       Recommendation on the Promotion of Human Rights in Schools


4.2       Strengthening Human Rights in the School System - Reducing Discrimination


4.3       Saarbrücken Declaration on Tolerance and Solidarity (1992)


4.4       National Action Plan against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Intolerance (2008)


4.5       German Commission for UNESCO: Implementation of the UN Education Agenda 2030


4.6       National Action Plan for Economy and Human Rights 2016 to 2020


5  Culture of Peace in the Classroom


5.1       The Historic Development of Education for Peace


5.2       Current Tasks of Education for Peace


5.3       Education for Global Citizenship


5.4       Education for Democracy


5.5       World Heritage Education


5.6       The Georg Eckert Institute and the Culture of Peace


5.7       Education for Peace in the Curricula: The Example of Schleswig-Holstein


5.8       Building Blocks of Intercultural Competence


5.9       UN in the Classroom


6  Examples from Practice


6.1       Education for Peace at the Berlin Nelson Mandela School


6.2       From the Practice of the Sophie Scholl School in Berlin


6.3        UNESCO Associated Schools in Lower Saxony


6.4       UNESCO Play Soccer - the Tournament of UNESCO Associated Schools in Berlin


6.5       The Stumbling Blocks as a Project of the Holstentor Comprehensive School


6.6       Multaka ملتقى – Refugees as Guides in Berlin Museums


6.7       From Classroom to World


6.8       Learning in the Global Education Network


6.9       Cameroon: Non-Violent Education and Education for Peace


6.10     Preparing Students for Reconciliation - an Example from Libya


7  Examples for Practice


7.1       The International Students' Seminar of UNESCO Associated Schools in Berlin


7.2       Peace Education and Global Learning: Materials of the Berghof Foundation


7.3       The Peace Manual of terre des hommes


7.4       School Without Racism - School With Courage


7.5       A Training Program for the Non-Violent School Culture: >pax-an!<


7.6       Model United Nations


7.7       More Websites, Dokuments and Media


United Nations




German Federal Foreign Office


Ministries of Education in Germany


German Federal Agency for Civic Education


German Education Server


Peace Research Institute Frankfurt


German Institute for Human Rights


Berghof Foundation

United Nations Association of Germany


UNESCO Associated Schools in Germany


8  Appendices


8.1       UNESCO Associated Schools in Germany: Contact Information


8.2       UNESCO Clubs in Germany: Contact Information


8.3       UNESCO Chairs in Germany: Contact Information


8.4       The Expert Network of the UNESCO Club Berlin


8.5       Authors of Individual Contributions in this Documentation


8.6       Bibliography


8.7       Pictures and Ilustrations


8.8       Timetable

8.9       Acronyms

8.10       Imprint