Peace education for children backs UN study on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Education

A boy holds a sign that reads in Spanish “Children celebrate peace” during the celebration of the agreement between Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, and Colombia’s government, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, June 23, 2016 (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Disarmament and non-proliferation education

U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs and Permanent Mission of Mexico to the U.N. Event Poster (Infographic/UNODA)
U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs and Permanent Mission of Mexico to the U.N. Event Poster (Infographic/UNODA)
U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs and Permanent Mission of Mexico to the U.N. Event Poster (Infographic/UNODA)
U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs and Permanent Mission of Mexico to the U.N. Event Poster (Infographic/UNODA)

A culture of peace, early childhood development and learning, disarmament, and non-proliferation education, all go hand in hand

Let us empower every girl. Let us empower every boy. Let us empower their families and make peace education a reality. — Rima Salah, Ph.D.

Dr. Rima Salah, Chair of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC). (Photo NS Fallon)
Families and children can be agents of change for a more peaceful world. Silhouette of parents holding hands with their young child as they walk through a field toward a bright sunset. (Photo/ by Alexey Logvinenko, pond5.com)
Silhouette of parents holding hands with their young child as they walk through a field toward a bright sunset. (Photo/ by Alexey Logvinenko, pond5.com)
An Afghan woman displaced by war and drought near Herat, Afghanistan, holds her children as she waits for consultation outside a makeshift clinic at a sprawling settlement of mud-brick huts (Dec. 16, 2021). (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)
An Afghan woman displaced by war and drought near Herat, Afghanistan, holds her children as she waits for consultation outside a makeshift clinic at a sprawling settlement of mud-brick huts (Dec. 16, 2021). (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

UPDATE: Shortly following this event on December 7, 2021, UN News reported that UNICEF “…launched an appeal for a record $9.4 billion as attacks against children continue to rise.” And that, “Close to 24,000 grave violations against youngsters were confirmed last year, or 72 violations a day, according to the agency, in its largest ever appeal for funding”.

Pudicherry, India | School children holding Prana mudra hand gestures. (Photo 150237614 © Catherinelprod Catherine | Dreamstime.com)
Pudicherry, India | School children holding Prana mudra hand gestures. (Photo 150237614 © Catherinelprod Catherine | Dreamstime.com)

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