Pathways to a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence: Global Contest for Mutual Understanding
This Contest was launched on 21 September 2012, International Day of Peace, through UNESCO’s networks and partners. It gathered more than 1,300 participants from 55 countries, inviting youth form 14 to 25 years old to express their experience of how they imagine everyday peace, with the following objectives:
- to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence through the works submitted, which are to be developed upon a reflection on key-notions of peace and take the format of essays, photos, videos, graphic arts;
- to develop the sense of belonging to and the responsibility towards humanity, while respecting the value of its plural identities;
- to share concrete experiences of everyday peace at individual, local, national, regional or international levels;
- to reinforce peace-making knowledge, skills and values among young people.
Winners and shortlisted contributions were announced on the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (21 May 2013). They will receive their prize; a personal digital tablet, during the International Conference on Youth and Volunteering (3-5 December 2013 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia).
A web-platform featuring inputs on the different pathways to reflect and to live peace will be created. The project is part of the UNESCO’s Programme of Action for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence.