UNESCO

CELL Meetings at UNESCO, Paris

On 13 and 14 December 2017, CELL’s Executive Director, Atif Rizvi, and Principal, Ayla Bonfiglio, met with UNESCO’s Education Sector and Social Sciences Division to discuss possible areas of future collaboration. UNESCO’s work on Holocaust and Genocide Education, the Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education, and Youth Engagement, to name just a few, are areas that align with CELL’s work on divisive or discriminatory content in educational media.

Fons Coomans attends UNESCO Chairs Meeting

CELL Working Group Member Prof. Fons Coomans, on 21-22 June 2017, attended a meeting of UNESCO Chairs at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The meeting brought together Chair holders who work on human rights, migration and urban inclusion. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the role of cities and local governments in fostering the urban inclusion of migrants by using a human rights-based approach.

CELL at UNESCO Workshop, Paris

On 26 June 2017, CELL President Jo Ritzen presented at a workshop on the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) through Educational Media, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

The workshop was organised by the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research and the Permanent Delegation of Germany to UNESCO. 

CELL Launches at UNESCO

Official launch of the Conflict in Education Learning Laboratory (CELL Foundation). The event was hosted by Ambassador Lionel Veer of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in the presence of Assistant Director-General for Education Qian Tang.

Wars begin in the minds of men and women, often in the form of stereotypes. The CELL Foundation addresses this source of conflict through research, policy engagement and also sponsorship of young scholars in conflict so that they can pursue higher education.