CELL Meetings at UNESCO, Paris

On the 27th and 28th of February 2018, CELL’s Executive Director, Atif Rizvi, and Principal, Ayla Bonfiglio, met with UNESCO’s Education and Social and Human Sciences sectors to build upon its meetings in December 2017 on possible areas of future collaboration with both sectors. UNESCO’s work on global citizenship and peace education, how genocide and atrocity crimes are depicted in historical narrative, the prevention of violent extremism through education, intercultural dialogue, inclusion and discrimination, and futures literacy, to name just a few, are areas that align with CELL’s work on divisive stereotypes and discriminatory content in educational materials. Over the past year-and-a-half, since CELL formally launched at UNESCO, CELL and UNESCO have collaborated or jointly been involved in a number of activities, including a workshop on the prevention of violent extremism (led by CELL’s partner, the Georg Eckert Institute) and a panel at the World Science Forum in Jordan.