This is UNESCO’s first Teacher’s Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism through education. This document has been developed in direct response to the needs of UNESCO’s Member States as expressed in the landmark 197/EX Decision 46 taken by UNESCO’s Executive Board in October 20151, which calls on the Organization to enhance its capacity to provide assistance to countries as they work to strengthen their education sector responses to violent extremism, including through human-rights based Global Citizenship Education (GCED) programmes, keeping in mind national contexts.
1. Decision 46 adopted at the 197th session of UNESCO’s Executive Board (197 EX/Decision 46), http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0023/002351/235180e.pdf
This section will be used to highlight key initiatives being led by governments around the world which are advancing the GCTF’s lifecycle initiative