UNESCO Centre Communications Coordinator James Dillon introduces the new UNESCO Centre Blog, dedicated to bringing forward some of the freshest thinking on educational issues at a local and international level, which will be launched by the Centre in November.
Next week the UNESCO Centre at the University of Ulster will launch a new blog dedicated to exploring some of the key current issues relating to children and youth and education and peacebuilding, in Ireland and Northern Ireland and around the world. The blog will utilise the knowledge and expertise of the UNESCO Centre research team, whilst also inviting colleagues, friends and partners from our fields of research to share their thoughts.
UNESCO Chairs projects undertake training, research, information sharing and outreach activities in UNESCO major programme areas, providing an innovative modality for international academic cooperation and capacity building, acting as think tanks and as bridge builders between research and policy making, and between academia and civil society. We hope that the blog will provide a forum for the further exchange of knowledge and experience, helping to better inform education researchers and policy makers in the following fields:
- A Rights Based Approach to Children and Youth Policy
- Education and Peacebuilding in Conflict Affected Societies
- Education for Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy
In our opening series of blogs we will address issues such as the effect of maternal mental health and poverty on education, the role of education in peacebuilding in a local and international context, and integrated education policy in Northern Ireland. The first blog will be published in the week beginning 11th November and on a monthly basis thereafter.
To learn more about the work of the UNESCO Centre at the University of Ulster you can access our website and browse our research outputs and latest news at www.unescocentre.ulster.ac.uk. We hope that you enjoy our blogs and return regularly for updates, and of course, we welcome and value your feedback and input.