NEW YORK, United States, 7 March 2014 – UNICEF has launched http://learningforpeace.unicef.org – a new website as part of the Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy (PBEA) programme. The website will be a one-stop shop for peacebuilders, educators and development professionals to access new reports, stories, podcasts, videos and the latest information in the field of education and peacebuilding, and more broadly, education in emergencies.
‘Learning for Peace’ – the four-year Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme – is a partnership between UNICEF, the Government of the Netherlands, the national governments of 14 participating countries and other key supporters. It is an innovative, cross-sectoral programme that aims to strengthen resilience, social cohesion and human security in conflict-affected contexts, including countries at risk of – or experiencing and recovering from – conflict. Towards this end, the programme will strengthen policies and practices in education for peacebuilding.
We invite you to visit the website, sign up for updates, share it with your networks, and send us your stories, ideas and comments. In the coming weeks, “Back on Track” will be redirect to the new “Learning for Peace” site.
Our feature story comes from Liberia – where UNICEF is working with the Liberian Ministry of Education on an innovative approach to building peace and reconciliation in schools through an integrated education and entertainment package. Read more about this initiative at: http://uni.cf/1hb4YTp.