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"It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count.  Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies." Ban Ki-Moon, 100 Day Countdown Message for International Peace Day 2013

Within the framework of the UNESCO Intersectoral Platform for a culture of peace and non-violence, UNESCO Bangkok started in 2012 an initiative to contribute to building a culture of peace through education and youth empowerment.

Reflecting on the Delors report's definition of "Learning to Live Together," (LTLT) i.e. discovery of others and engaging in common experiences towards shared goals, this initiative aims to promote education systems that impart transversal competencies for living together, such as a better understanding of others, tolerance and cultural sensitivity, communication skills and teamwork, solidarity and equality, responsible citizenship and engagement for a sustainable future.

One of the activities of this initiative is "Learning to Live Together" Youth Image Competition, for youth residing in the Asia-Pacific region organized from May to August 2013.  Over 200 submissions were received from 20 countries across the region, out of which the top 30 entries have been nominated for various public and virtual exhibitions.