With the increase in military spending due to the war in Ukraine (and let’s face it many other wars happening in the world) there is an increasing need for us to be anti-war and peace agents. This online workshop in collaboration with Afri will bring you (and therefore your students) on a journey from a global overview of war and militarisation to taking meaningful action in your school.
Peace and stability are central to sustainable development.
The world cannot afford war. People cannot stand by while the numbers of war and environmental refugees soar, while poverty spreads like an epidemic and money for education, health, job training and other needed services are stolen to pay for weapons.
A 2019 UN report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has found that nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history.
Countries that are rich in natural resources are often poor and suffer from high rates of inequality, corruption, human rights abuse, and environmental degradation.
For decades, global economies have focused on growth, often at the expense of the environment, traditional land use and land rights of indigenous people and the habitats of plant and animal species.
The conflict over water relates to the gap between demand and supply. Add in climate change, the geopolitics of water transfers and pressures from population increase and the problem becomes only too obvious.
Education is a public good, a global common good, a fundamental human right and a basis for guaranteeing the realisation of other rights.
Education is essential for an individual’s, community’s and nation’s development. Education is a public good, a global common good, a fundamental human right and a basis for guaranteeing the realisation of other rights.
We live in a world where over 800 million people go to bed hungry yet we produce 1.5 times enough food to feed people on the planet.