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Commemoration of International Day of Non-violence…

Commemoration of International Day of Non-violence, 5th Ahinsa Lecture: Education for Human Flouring, A Conversation with Mahatma Gandhi
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UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations (UN) will jointly commemorate the International Day of Non-Violence through a panel discussion featuring a dialogue between leading young trailblazers and policy-makers on "Education for Human Flourishing". It is part of the Ahinsa Lecture Series and will kickstart the 10-years celebration of UNESCO MGIEP.
  • Welcome remarks
  • Message by UN Secretary-General (TBC)
  • Panel discussion on "Education for Human flourishing"
  • Concluding remarks

Members of the Panel:

- H.E. Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, Permanent Representative of India to the UN - Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO, The King Center, Atlanta - Princess Hayu of Indonesia, Youth representative and digital education transformation champion.

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Anantha Duraiappah, Director UNESCO MGIEP.

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of peace and non-violence. According to General Assembly resolution A/RES/61/271 of 15 June 2007, which established the commemoration, the International Day is an occasion to "disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness". The resolution reaffirms "the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence" and the desire "to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence".