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The Mandate of UNESCO for Peace in the era of 「The Rise of Exclusionism」
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Seoul, South Korea | 2019 | 38 p.
HAN Kyung Koo Han; YOO Sung-Sang; SEONG Ji-Eun; JO Dong-joon; KANG In Uk; KIM Sung Hae; Lutz Moeller; CHOI Dong-Ju
Corporate author: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, The Korean National Commission for UNESCO
ⓒ 대한민국 외교부 · 유네스코한국위원회


Multilateralism has gradually been losing ground in the international community recently, owing to rapid changes in ideology, exemplified by the America First policy, Brexit, and the rise of many right wing parties. The growth of such ideologies in the hearts and minds of people, implies that diplomacy, a form of high politics between government bureaucrats, is no longer sufficient to guard the current order.

To respond to this challenge, the United Nations, the greatest symbol of postwar multilateralism, has set the reaffirmation of the UN‟s values worldwide as one of its priorities for 2019. UNESCO has a leading role to play in leading this effort, as the UN specialist organization mandated to build the defenses of peace in the minds of men and women through intellectual cooperation in the field of education, science, and culture. The aim of this session is to discuss various ways in which UNESCO can help to heal the divisions in people‟s thinking and contribute to peace-building in the current global context.



Resource Type: 
Conference reports and proceedings
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Peace / Culture of peace
Level of education: 


peace; peace building; UNESCO