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Peace education

Peace education is an essential component of quality basic education.

(It is) the process of promoting the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to bring about behaviour changes that will enable children, youth and adults to prevent conflict and violence, both overt and structural; to resolve conflict peacefully; and to create the conditions conducive to peace, whether at an intrapersonal, interpersonal, intergroup, national or international level.

 

Source: UNICEF, Peace Education in UNICEF, Working Paper. Education Section, Programme Division, UNICEF New York, June 1999.