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Human Security and Culture of Peace

A number of current projects are underway, including human security and peace education, and youth peace amabassadors. These will be updated soon.


The approach to human security of UNESCO is summarised in the attached document (pdf file). 


  • United for Peace and Human Security in Asia and the Pacific
    The United for Peace and Human Security in Asia and the Pacific: Strengthening and Expanding Regional Human Security and Peace project is jointly organized by RUSHSAP, UNESCO Bangkok; Rotary Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; and Ruamrudee International School (RIS), Bangkok, Thailand.   The First Regional Training Workshop on Human Security and Peace was held on 12-16 March 2007 at Ruamrudee International School (RIS), Bangkok.  Projects continuing for sharing curricula and materials. Inquiries welcome.
  • Joint ASEAN-UNESCO Concept Workshop on Human Security, 26-27 October, 2006 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

This was conducted in close coordination between ASEAN and SHS HQ, and RUSHSAP with support from Jakarta office. Attendance by government officials and experts especially from the ASEAN region, and UNESCO experts from the other world regions. 70 participants. Report and draft recommendations available upon request.

  • UNESCO-UNICEF Workshop on Education for Peace-building in Southern Thailand: Reflections on Human Security, 1 March 2006. Bangkok.  

Summary report available in English / Thai language (MS Word documents). This joint workshop between RUSHSAP and UNICEF was held in UNESCO Bangkok. A cross-section of Thai stakeholders (50 persons) participated – Thai academics, government officials, diplomats, National Reconciliation Commission (NRC) members and representatives of teachers’ organizations, student groups and civil society organizations.


  •  Twin Chairs Project

Intersectorial collaboration between SHS and CULTURE for the establishment of two UNESCO Chairs for Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies at Universiti Sains Malaysia, in Penang, and Prince of Songkhla University in Had Yai, Thailand. Chairs expected to be approved in 2007 by UNESCO.

  • International Culture of Peace: Voice of Youth

Strengthening Partnership among Academic and Development Institutions: New Dimensions of Social, Cultural and Economic Cooperation in the Upper Greater Mekong Sub-region, 16-18 February 2006. Venue: Chiangrai Rajabhat University, Chiangrai, Thailand.

International Day of Peace “International Culture of Peace: Voice of Youth”, 21 November 2006. UNESCO, in cooperation with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), organized activities in celebration of the United Nations (postponed from 21 September 2006 due to the coup on 19 September) in Bangkok. The activities aimed at cultivating the spirit of peaceful living among youth based in the region.


Sowing the Seeds of Peace in the Mekong Region
Culture of Peace and Youth activities in Thailand, with partners including Assumption University, in Mekong countries, were held since 2001. There was a  sub-regional youth workshop in 13-18 November, 2003 in Bangkok. The Sowing Seeds of Peace in the Mekong Project was conducted in 2004-2006, in collaboration between RUSHSAP and Assumption University, Thailand, and numerous partner institutions in six countries (meetings, concerts and activities held in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Yunnan province, China). A DVD was released, and many prizes were awarded in return for poems, paintings, art, etc. Follow-up is in the United for Peace and Human Security in Asia and the Pacific project.

cooperative project on prison learning centres.


Page last updated 2 November 2010.