UNESCO Launches Education for Justice Initiative

Education for Justice
Education for Justice

The Education for Justice (E4J) initiative seeks to prevent crime and promote a culture of lawfulness through education activities designed for primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.

These activities will help educators teach the next generation to better understand and address problems that can undermine the rule of law and encourage students to actively engage in their communities and future professions in this regard.

A set of products and activities for the primary and secondary levels is being developed in partnership with UNESCO. It will be developed in 2018 and 2019, pooling both organizations’ expertise on education, the rule of law, and crime prevention.

This will include guidance material for education policymakers, toolkits for primary and secondary level educators, and capacity-building workshops based on these materials, and to further promote the prevention of violent extremism through education.

These activities are being implemented in the framework of UNESCO’s ongoing work relating to Global Citizenship Education and are designed to support the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, a component of UNODC’s Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration.

The partnership directly contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 4 (in particular target 4.7) and 16, calling for quality education and the building of peace, justice, and strong institutions.

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