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Global Citizenship Education and Youth Advocacy for a More Peaceful and Sustainable World: A Resource Manual
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Seoul | 2020 | 97 p.
Dylan Wray; Lisa Van Wyk; Rigoberto D. Banta Jr.; Roy Hellenberg
Corporate author: 
Asia and the Pacific
© APCEIU 2020

Since 2016 the Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Youth Network and UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding(APCEIU) have been working together to support young people to take action to make their communities and the world a better place.

This manual, which is the outcome of a joint initiative by the GCED Youth Network and APCEIU, is intended to provide a useful resource for those who teach GCED, for youth organisations that are engaged in advocacy on themes that relate to global citizenship, and those who are supporting youth advocacy.

The manual is organized in three main sections:


  • Section 1 focuses on GCED and the teaching of history as a strategy for building a peaceful world.
  • Section 2 provides step by step practical guidelines and ideas for youth advocacy organisations to help them plan advocacy initiatives.
  • Section 3 includes background information and practical ideas for youth advocacy on a series of themes that are relevant to GCED, including empowerment of vulnerable communities, media literacy and peace building. It also considers the role of GCED, and young people, in global crises, using the example of the COVID-19 pandemic, and provides suggestions to help youth advocacy and other organisations to prepare for and respond to such crises


Resource Type: 
Toolkits and practical guides
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Media and Information Literacy
Level of education: 
Higher education
Non-formal education


Global Citizenship Education; Youth advocacy; COVID-19; Pandemic; GCED