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Winter has not yet hit this nearly besieged city, but children are already attending classes in winter coats and stocking hats.
A hand-written note left at the crime scene where school teacher Issara Chairitchok was shot dead reflects the growing fear among the local population in Thailand’s southernmost provinces - that more bad things are coming.
Syrian civilians trying to escape the brutal war inside Syria, risk being turned back at the borders and the number of refugees finding safety abroad has declined dramatically.
This is the seventh report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for
Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Ukraine, based on the work of the United
Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU). It covers the period from 17
September to 31 October 2014.
Oslo/Paris, 10 octobre : Le prix Nobel de la paix a été décerné conjointement aux défenseurs de l’éducation Kailash Satyarthi et Malala Yousafzai « pour leur lutte contre la répression des enfants et des jeunes et pour le droit de tous les enfants à l’éducation. »
L’école donne l’opportunité de mettre ensemble les enfants de différentes communautés pendant une période relativement longue. Ce temps doit être mis à profit pour faire passer au sein des jeunes de 6 à 17 ans les messages de paix, estiment le gouvernement et ses partenaires, qui veulent mettre sur pied une stratégie nationale d’éducation pour la paix en RDC. L’élaboration de cette stratégie a été lancée samedi 20 septembre à Goma par la vice-ministre de l’éducation, Maggy Rwakabuba.
Le gouvernement du Soudan du Sud a signé en 2012 avec les Nations Unies un plan d’action pour mettre un terme à l’utilisation d’enfants-soldats. Pourtant, il s’avère que le conflit en cours compromet les progrès réalisés en la matière.
As children around the world prepare to head ‘back to school’ the unprecedented number of ongoing emergencies are devastating education systems for millions of children. About 58 million children are currently out of school and half of those are missing out because of conflict. Twenty years ago, UNICEF launched the Back-to-School campaign to provide normalcy, a safe environment and a chance at a better future for children affected by conflict and natural disasters.
In the past few months we have heard increasing incidences of social conflicts, peace and security instability, which has caused a number of people to free their households, while hundreds of them have died, injured as well as lost their properties.
Today the Austrian government announced its financial support to the EU Children of Peace initiative by contributing €250 000. With the additional funds the Initiative will further support EU-funded humanitarian projects, enabling children in conflict zones to gain access to education, psycho-social support, and safe and child-friendly spaces where they can learn, play, grow and regain their right to a childhood. Austria is the second EU Member State to join the Initiative, following Luxembourg in 2013.
President Goodluck Jonathan says Nigeria can use the right education to win the present war on insurgency as well as restore the unity of the country that has been threatened by the spate of violence across the country.
Students from conflicted areas gathered to learn peacebuilding in Indonesia.
“Sustainable peace can only come about if the children and youth of South Sudan are respected and have an opportunity to develop,” states Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and Forest Whitaker, Special Envoy for UNESCO, at the end of a joint visit in South Sudan. During their joint visit, they spoke with one voice about the importance of education, reconciliation and peace building as well as the protection of children affected by armed conflict.
Teachers of Central and Upper River Regions recently concluded a three-day capacity building training on conflict prevention organised by WANEP. Peace education is one of the various ways WANEP-Gambia seeks to ensure livelihoods in The Gambia and maintain under peace and stability teachings, according to Iris Cassel, education officer, Life Skills Education unit of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.
Teacher coordinators of peace education programmes in Upper Basic schools within the Central River and Upper River Regions, respectively on Tuesday began a three-day synergy on conflict prevention.