26 June, 4:00 p.m., Annex
Hosted by Global Cooperation Council (GCC)
Information flows and communication trajectories are the lifelines of a culture of peace, which in turn holds the key to sustainability education, also commonly referred to as education for sustainability and education for sustainable development.
The Agenda 21 action plan that emerged from the Earth Summit in June 1992 was the first international document that identified education as an essential tool for achieving sustainable development and that highlighted areas of action for education.
This workshop will provide an opportunity not only to take a close look at the outcome of this year's Rio+20 conference from June 20 - 22 in Brazil that commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Earth Summit, but also to consider the innate linkage between culture of peace and sustainability education.
Culture of peace involves changing the prevailing mindsets that view force in all its repressive and violent manifestations as a tool of change. The workshop will examine ways and means of promoting sustainability education by recalibrating information flows and communication trajectories.
Ahmed, Dr. Imtiaz
Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka
Director, Pressenza International Press Agency, Chile
Jaura, Ramesh (Moderator)
Executive President, Global Cooperation Council, Germany
Publisher and Director, Human Wrongs Watch, Spain
Seneviratne, Dr. Kalinga
Head of Research at the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Singapore