What is Global Citizenship Education (GCED)?
This refers to a way of understanding, acting and relating one’s self to others and the environment, based on universal values, through respect for diversity and pluralism.
The core themes of GCED are tailored around the culture of peace; Peace, Human Rights, Globalization, Cultural, Diversity, Sustainable development.
Appointment of Dr Salim M. AlMalik as new ISESCO Director General
Dr Salim M. AlMalik was appointed as the new Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), following the nomination of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the approval of the Third Extraordinary Session of ISESCO General Conference, held 9th May 2019 at Bay La Sun Expo Center in King Abdullah Economic City in the Area of Makkah Al- Mukarramah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
As of 9 May 2019, Dr Salim M. AlMalik will replace Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri as Director General for the remaining period of his mandate, and will serve a new term ending on 31 December 2024.
The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) links educational institutions across the world around a common goal: to build the defences of peace in the minds of children and young people. The over 11,500 ASPnet member schools in 182 countries work in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality education in practice.
ASPnet – a driver for innovation and quality in education – is recognized as an effective tool for reaching target 4.7 on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Education 2030.
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