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World Youth Conference on Kindness: August 20 – 23, 2019

In order to impart critical competencies (i.e. empathy, compassion, mindfulness and critical inquiry) in global youth to inspire, empower and enable them to transform themselves and build long-lasting peace in their communities, UNESCO MGIEP is organising the first World Youth Conference on Kindness in New Delhi, India on the theme ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Gandhi for the …

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UNESCO and Penguin to publish a book on stories of Kindness from Across the Globe

Deadline: 30 May 2019 UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development and Penguin announce the publication of a two volume book series. Titled Stories of Kindness from Across the World: Volume I and II (tentative title).The unique book series will feature some of the most transformative acts of kindness by youth …

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#KindnessMatters: #AMA on Friday, March 15, at 3:30 pm (IST)

Continuing the celebration of International Women’s Day, UNESCO MGIEP, in partnership with Technovation, is organizing​ an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with young coders who won the Technovation coding challenge in 2018 by developing an app that helps in e-waste management in the city of Delhi in India. Join us and ask them anything! This …

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Hack the future: Preserving indigenous languages through free and open source software

Dawn Bouttasing grew up in Phonsavanh, Laos, with a family that at home mainly spoke Khmu, one of the many indigenous languages of Laos. Her father set a rule that she and her siblings had to always speak Khmu with their parents, no matter where they were, and Dawn was taught to be proud of …

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International Essay Contest for Young People 2019: Participate by 15 June!

What does “Kindness” mean to you? How do you think we can create a kinder society? Young people from around the world are invited to reflect on these questions and enter the 2019 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation, a GAP Key Partner. The annual contest is organized in …

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Applications open for regional youth conference on peace and security

Applications to attend a youth conference in Malaysia are now open. The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Royal Commonwealth Society will host a four-day Commonwealth Youth Dialogue Conference: Youth Workshop on International Peace and Security and Building Community Resilience from the Ground Up, in Kuala Lumpur from 2-5 April 2019. The conference aims to build the capacity of emerging …

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‘Share Happiness, Share your Happy School Activity!’ – Join us and celebrate International Day of Happiness on 20 March 2019

Daegu Gachang Elementary School has a simple principle – every student should be acknowledged and proud of their work and accomplishments. And the Republic of Korea school puts that principle into action every day by prominently displaying all of its students’ in-class work on the walls. ‘We make displays to share what we have learned,’ …

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Seeking new youth recruits for UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders

Are you a young person committed to promoting peace and social justice in New Zealand and the Pacific? Then the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO wants to hear from you! We’re currently inviting applications from youth aged between 18 and 25 to join our UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders. The group consists of young leaders …

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