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Charting the way towards everyday peace

Culture of Peace consists of "values, attitudes and behaviours that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes to solve problems through dialogue and negociation among individuals, groups and nations" (United Nations...
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Rapprochement: A necessity for peace

In today's globalised and highly interdependent world, it has become clear that peace rests on a complex and fragile fabric of interrelated values, attitudes and behaviors. However the unprecedented interconnectedness we experience has not yet fully...
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Intercultural Competences: Learning to live together in peace

What are intercultural competences? Intercultural Competences refer to having adequate relevant knowledge about particular cultures, as well as general knowledge about the sorts of issues arising when members of different cultures interact....
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Building peace in the minds of men and women

This commitment is at the very foundation of the United Nations, established after the “great and terrible” Second World War to create and maintain peace through economic, social or political agreements. But this is no longer enough today. The foundations of peace still need to be laid, with the help of the specialized agencies which make up the United Nations system such as UNESCO. For over 60 years, UNESCO took over that mission in conformity with its Constitution which asserts that, “since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed”. In this regard, the same Constitution highlights that “a peace based exclusively upon the political and economic arrangements of governments would not be a peace which could secure the unanimous, lasting and sincere support of the peoples of the world, and that the peace must therefore be founded, if it is not to fail, upon the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind”. 

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