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Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security Published

On 21 March 2018, a new report titled “The Missing Peace: Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security” was published in the 6 official languages of the UN. This study was mandated by the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security adopted in December 2015, which requested the UN Secretary-General “to carry out a Progress Study on …

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Side Event on the World Programme for Human Rights Education

On 6 March 2018, during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, SGI as part of the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning (NGO WG on HREL), organized a side event titled “World Programme for Human Rights Education – What focus for the fourth phase?”. The event took place at the UN, Geneva and was co-sponsored …

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Discussion on Peace and Disarmament Education in Turin, Itlay

On 1 February in Turin, Italy, Senzatomica, an Italian campaign for the abolition of nuclear weapons, held a panel discussion entitled “Educare alla Pace e al Disarmo – incontro con ICAN premio Nobel per la Pace 2017” (Peace and Disarmament education – conference with ICAN, Nobel Peace Laureate 2017). The panel discussion took place after a public guided tour of SGI’s exhibition …

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ICAN Celebrates the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

On 10 December 2017, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, in recognition of its work to bring attention to the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons and the “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.” Since the launch of ICAN in 2007, the SGI has been proud …

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International Conference on Human Rights Education

Around 300 participants from all over the world gathered together for the 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education (30 November–3 December 2017, Montreal) and participated in plenaries and workshops featuring UN processes, good practices and latest tools in human rights education (HRE). During the conference, SGI co-organized a workshop titled “Successes and challenges in promoting human rights education: Can …

HLPF Side Event on Measuring the Impact of Non-formal Education Tools

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council was held between 10-17 July 2017. National voluntary reviews were presented to the HLPF by 43 countries on six of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) being reviewed. As a contribution to the discussions, on 12 July,  SGI co-organized a side event titled “Can …

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61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

CSW61 on the priority theme “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work” took place from 13-24 March 2017 at UN Headquarters with over 4,000 participants.  SGI co-organized a parallel event titled “Inclusive & Transformative Leadership for Women’s Economic Empowerment” on 17 March with the World YWCA, Graduate Women International, the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace, and …