UNESCO stands for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It is based in Paris, France. Its mission involves promoting international collaboration in education; in addition, UNESCO is also in charge of promoting justice and human rights.
Prem Rawat is an ambassador of peace; he is also the author of the best-seller entitled “When the Dessert Blooms” 2018), a book which was written in Spanish to inspire more people to peacekeeping. He is a supporter of education and communication to induce people into global harmony. In this article, discover the roles of UNESCO in peacekeeping.
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The main missions of UNESCO
The organization comprises 193 member states and 11 associate members. To achieve its peacekeeping objectives, the organization sets up 5 major working fields:
- Natural sciences
- Social and human sciences
- Communication and information
Endorsing peace through education
One of the major objectives of UNESCO is to stimulate peace through education. This involves fighting against illiteracy, as well as training teachers and educators in different countries in the world. If people are educated, they are more tolerant and sociable; therefore, it will make peace possible, as Prem Rawat said. Education is a tool to crack down on poverty; thus, it is of a high priority according to the organization. However, peacekeeping is a lifelong learning process.
Peace through natural sciences
Another main field within UNESCO is natural sciences and human sciences. This concerns the love for nature. The objective is to include the international science programs and studies about the rule of law in the curriculum. Moreover, knowledge of human rights is also taught in order to empower each individual to speak out in case of abuses or any form of violence.
Promoting peace through culture and communication
Another fundamental value in peacekeeping involves the organization of cultural and historical projects within different communities or regions. The main objective consists of stimulating cultural diversity and promoting discussion or talks among people from different cultural backgrounds. Additionally, World Heritage Sites are set up in different parts of the world. Equally important, UNESCO sponsors the freedom of the press and the media. Freedom of speech is vital in establishing universal peace.
Eradicating poverty to promote peace
UNESCO's objective is to set up long-term efficient measures which will contribute to the establishment of sustainable peace. Obviously, educating people is key to durable development, which will eventually result in poverty eradication. Cross-cultural exchanges, human sciences, and communication will all foster or stimulate intercultural dialogues, with the aim to remove any boundaries among the citizens of the world.
Likewise, Prem Rawat strives to impart people with peace education and communication to attain harmony. To share his unique message of peace, he has led several public conferences, which have transformed the lives of millions of people.
Nurturing the culture of peace
Other priorities of UNESCO consist of imparting everyone with quality education, through the “Education For All” program. However, the program does not go without its challenges. To address any arising social and ethical challenges, the organization designs efficient strategies and activities. UNESCO envisions lifelong learning activities, while giving more importance on the culture of peace,human and social sciences, and stimulating cultural diversity.