October 28, 2020
TED NewsDesk, New Delhi: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is organising a two-day webinar on October 27 and 28, 2020. The UNODC-UNESCO Regional Dialogue on ‘Engaging Youth on Education and Justice in South Asia’ is a virtual event open for policymakers, educators and youngsters, from six South Asian Member States.
The webinar aims at planning a roadmap to establish even-handed societies post-pandemic. The event is built on the UNESCO-UNODC Collaboration on Global Citizenship on Education for the Rule of Law. It focuses on youth empowerment, thus equipping them with the knowledge of understanding and using the rights of youth and children. Besides, it also enhances critical and innovative thinking along with helping the evolving generation to make morally correct decisions, thereby setting up a fair society.
UNODC-UNESCO Regional Dialogue conducted its first panel yesterday. The topic of discussion was “Youth Engagement for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies”. It aimed at stimulating youngsters and tutors like Ashok Pandey, FRSA, Director, Ahlcon Schools; Chairperson, Council for GCED, Global Citizenship Foundation, Aaryan Salman Zorabain President CtizenshipFund, Doha Declaration Global Programme, UNESCO Delhi and UNODC.
The inauguration of Panel 1 took place at 4:30 pm. Senior officials of UNESCO and UNODC lectured in the ceremony followed by the committee dialogue on Global Citizenship Education. The six South Asian Countries constituting its members are Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.
The UNESCO, through its official Twitter page, informed that the UNESCO-UNODC Regional Dialogue is going to conduct its Panel 2 today. It was concerned with ‘Mainstreaming Education for Peace, Justice and Global Citizenship in the Classroom’ as its central issue. Various educators from Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India joined the discussion. The webinar began at 4 pm on October 28. In the two-panel dialogues, UNODC organised and regulated the first part. In this, they emphasised on conforming education for Peace, Justice and SDG in classrooms.
One of the significant reasons to conduct the webinar was to maintain the educational benefits in the region by engaging with students and analysing the risk of an increase in drop-outs. The dialogues comprised experiences and influences as the outcome of the COVID-19 crisis, along with its effect and possible guidance for future steps.
Sources: Jagran Josh