APCEIU 안과밖2016.05.11 10:55

Education Minister of the Republic of Korea Lee Joon Sik finalized the appointment of the third Governing Board of APCEIU. The ten newly appointed members of the Board will serve a three- year term in office from 7 May 2016 to 6 May 2019.

The Governing Board of APCEIU consists of representatives of the Korean Government, UNESCO, UNESCO Member States, experts in the field of Education for International Understanding, APCEIU Director, etc. pursuant to the <Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on the Establishment of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding> and the <Integrated Comprehensive Strategy for UNESCO Category 2 Institutes and Centres under the Auspices of UNESCO>. 

 List of the Third Governing Board Members
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APCEIU가 알립니다2016.04.29 17:35
Capacity-Building Opportunity for Young Leaders in Global Citizenship Education 


The Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) and the United Nations Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) will organize a leadership training workshop for young leaders in Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from the 11th July to 16th July 2016, at the Busan University of Foreign Studies in Busan, Republic of Korea.

The four-day leadership training aims to contribute achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Target 4.7, to foster global citizenship through education. As well as enabling participants to deepen their understanding of GCED, the workshop allows the young leaders to play a major role and become part of a wider network of youth leaders for GCED.

Organized in partnership with the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), Busan University of Foreign Studies (BUFS) and Geumjeong District of Busan Metropolitan City, the workshop aims to build the capacity of dynamic young leaders from across the world to strengthen their leaderships for GCED.

Approximately 50 participants, between the ages of 18 to 24, will be selected on the basis of their current engagement and future commitment in educating youth at the local and national levels around GCED. Participants must have a minimum of two yearsexperience in youth activities, sufficient understanding of GCED issues and priorities, and proven experiences of influencing change at the local or national levels.

Attending participants will be asked to identify specific priority issues around GCED and youth leadership in achieving SDG 4.7. Working both individually and in groups, the young leaders will expand on these topics, devising goals and strategies for use at local and national levels. Participants will also engage in information sessions and workshops at the training to support them in this task, on areas such as Advocacy tools to build GCED strategies,and SDG 4.7 and GCED youth leadership.

Applications for the Youth Leadership Workshop on GCED must be submitted before 25 May 2016(EST). Successful applicants will be notified by 3 June 2016. Travel and local expenses will be covered for all successful applicants (Domestic flights and visa fees will not be covered).

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EIU in the world2014.12.28 15:22

The American Field Service (AFS) Global Intercultural Education Symposium “Learning to Live Together—from Ideas to Action” was held on 8 November 2014 in Paris, France. The symposium was hosted by AFS Intercultural Programs, in which UNESCO patronage was granted.

AFS was founded by volunteer ambulance drivers who provided medical assistance during the two world wars, and has since transformed into a non-profit international exchange organization that focuses on intercultural learning opportunities. 1,000 experts and young thought leaders from the education and peace-­building field participated in the symposium, which was held as part of the AFS 100th anniversary celebration.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of Costa Rica Óscar Arias kicked off the symposium, calling for the teaching of values and the recognition that educators are shapers of the future generation of global citizens. Member of the AFS Board of Trustees and former administrator of USAID J. Brian Atwood later reminded participants that inter-cultural understanding is the key to any future goals that may be included in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Eric Falt, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information, called attention to the power of Global Citizenship Education (GCED), stating that youths can be the “change generation” if armed with the right skills. Andreas Schleicher, the Head of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), also emphasized the need to make GCED a “truly global experience accessible to all.”

In addition, the Symposium provided an opportunity for young leaders to present their views on Intercultural Learning and Global Citizenship Education. Chernor Bah, youth representative on the High-Level Steering committee for the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) and Chairperson of the Youth Advocacy Group, concluded the symposium with a note that “Global citizenship is not only about being, [but] also about doing,” and added that local-level actions will be implemented by youth in the follow-up to the event.



1. Press release from AFS: http://static.squarespace.com/static/5363acdae4b02eb66c7680e8/t/546cd8b7e4b06a73fd67d309/1416419511368/AFS+Symposiums+Fact+Sheet+English+Final+.pdf

2. News from UNESCO and photo source: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/we_must_educate_for_peace_eminent_figures_experts_and_youth_called_for_at_the_100th_anniversary_celebration_of_afs/#.VHB808kzApU


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EIU in the world2014.09.17 11:52


The 14th Asia-Pacific Training Workshop (APTW) was held from August 21st to 29th in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Organized by the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) , 27 participants from 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific including Australia, Bhutan, Iran, Myanmar, Samoa attended the workshop subtitled “EIU, Fostering Global Citizenship” this year.

At the opening ceremony, Utak Chung, director of APCEIU, welcomed the participants to the annual workshop, one of the Centre’s longest flagship programme. Introducing many initiatives by the UN such as the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) and Global Citizenship Education (GCE), Chung reiterated the importance of teacher training and educating our children for a sustainable future, and added that “education is no longer just a means to individual success, but a holistic process. Regardless of what the names are called, we will continue to work towards a common vision.” The ceremony was also graced by Ambassador of Nepal in Seoul Kaman Singh Lama who was heartened to see many participants from the countries in the Asia-Pacific as he emphasized the need to “meet growing demands for professional development of educators in the region.”

The workshop aimed not just to develop participants’ understanding and knowledge of key concepts such as Education for International Understanding (EIU) and Global Citizenship Education (GCE), but also to increase the applicable skills of participants in later implementing training programmes in their home countries. To that end, a faculty group composed of various professional backgrounds, including EIU, peace education, culture education and human rights has facilitated the workshop throughout the period.

Participants of various occupations such as educators, researchers and UNESCO officials took part in highly engaging lectures and in-depth seminars, and also spent three days in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which serves as a somber reminder of the importance of Culture of Peace. Drafting action plans for implementation and after an impressive presentation, participants spent their last night in Seoul at the Farewell Night. The workshop ended on a high note at the closing ceremony the following day with certificate presentation. 


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