The Ban Ki-Moon Centre with the support of board member and former Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova, works closely with UNESCO on GCED (Global Citizenship Education) tackling Sustainable Development Goal knowledge, global citizenship values and 21st century skills.
Together with UNESCO´s GCED department, and field experts from around the world, the BKMC explores how activism can be incorporated into teaching and learning, to support SDG 4 particularly in Global Citizenship Education.
Teaching and Learning Responsible Transformative Engagement
The Experts’ Meeting was organized by the BKMC, UNESCO, APCEIU and took place in Seoul, South Korea in February, 2019. The expert group actively discussed the fundamental issues when addressing young people from varied perspectives as youth activism is becoming more prominent. Peaceful revolutions of youth activists have led to changes in government, with the use of social media, digital citizenship, and societal participation. This discussions outcomes were reflected in the publication “Teaching and Learning Tranformative Engagment”.
In July 2019, stakeholders from around the globe met to learn about and debate on the trends, issues and data regarding learning and teaching for peaceful and sustainable societies at the Forum on Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education held in Hanoi, Vietnam.
CEO Monika Froehler hosted a plenary session at the 4th International Conference on GCED featuring young leaders from Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America to showcase how GCED can be taught and practiced even in very difficult and conflict-ridden situations. The annual International Conference was co-organized by UNESCO APCEIU, the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the South Korean Ministry of Education in partnership with UNESCO in Seoul, South Korea.
The AFS Intercultural Programs Conference gathered thousands of educators, learners, experts, and advocates spearheading the achievement of SDG 4; Quality Education and Global Citizenship Education in Montreal, Canada. Our CEO Monika Froehler spoke about active global citizenship. and its implementation into education. Froehler also contributed to a workshop hosted by UNESCO/APCEIU which aimed at mapping the EU and North American GCED network partners.