This post is the eighth in a blog series published in 2019 in the context of a collaboration between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).
The Global Education 2030 Agenda, which is a part of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, identifies education as an essential tool to achieving all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Goal 4 which aims to: “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
SDG 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions calls for: “promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. This day was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.
This day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The 2019 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Climate Action for Peace’’ which draws attention to the importance of combatting climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world.