Prof Javier Collado Ruano talking about Global Citizenship Education (UNESCO)
In this context of globalization, there is growing interest in global citizenship education (GCED), signaling a shift in the role and purpose of education to that of forging more just, peaceful, tolerant and inclusive societies. The United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), launched in 2012, has been instrumental in raising awareness of the importance of global citizenship to building a better future for all. UNESCO, in response to the increasing demand from its Member States for support in empowering learners to become responsible global citizens, has made GCED one of its key education objectives for the next eight years (2014-2021).
Prof. Javier Collado Ruano was invited to attend Rio+20 after his proposal “THE VALUE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION AS AN ENGINE TO PROMOTE POVERTY ERADICATION AND TO ACHIEVE A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ” was the most voted by civil society around the world. Prof. Collado has been traveling around more than 50 countries in the last years in order to create innovative proposals for the “Global Citizenship Education” proposed by UNESCO.
You can read more about his job here: ufba.academia.edu/JavierColladoRuano
On day November 14, 2012, Education for Life presented the International Conference on “The Role of Global Education in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations“, together with Mr. Dante Augusto Galeffi, Coordinator at Multidisciplinary and Multi-institutional PhD in Dissemination of Knowledge of the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil).
The conference was sponsored by the World Forum “Global Education Conference”, and she highlighted the need to transform the educational curriculum to meet global level to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. In addition, it also proposes that UNESCO baptized the next decade 2015-2025 educational as “Global Education”.
You can find the Power Point presentation here and listen to the call here.
The NGO “Education for Life” has been invited to the International Conference of United Nations on Sustainable Development Rio+20, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in June 2012.
At these conferences attended by over 100 heads of state around the world, but there are different debates spaces for the participation of NGOs, governments and the private sector, and Education for Life will present its proposal for Global Education in Sustainable Development Dialogues between 16 and June 19, 2012.
You can find our proposal here. They will have to go to the group “Sustainable development to combat poverty” and that will “promote global education to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development.“
We hope your participation to improve future education of our sons and daughters, with a humanistic and philanthropy education!