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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moons message to the fifty-seventh Pugwash Conference, in Bari, Italy, on 21 October DISARMAMENT MUST REMAIN AT TOP OF AGENDA.

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2 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moons message to the fifty-seventh Pugwash Conference, in Bari, Italy, on 21 October DISARMAMENT MUST REMAIN AT TOP OF AGENDA

3 Disarmament.un.org/education

4 Three Lessons learned United Nations study on disarmament and non-proliferation education A/57/124 of 30 August 2002 disarmament.un.org/education

5 Objectives of DNP education Overall educational goal GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT UNDER EFFECTIVE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL

6 Manageable pedagogical goal Process of disarmament Steps to achieve it Positive effects that disarmament has on security, international relations and socio-economic development

7 A SIGNIFICANT SUBSET OF DISARMAMENT EDUCATION CONTRIBUTES TO THE ATTAINMENT OF DISARMAMENT GOALS NON-PROLIFERATION EDUCATION

8 Lesson 1: TEACHING DISARMAMENT IN CONTEXT If it is to retain its relevance to the security requirements of peoples and States, disarmament and non-proliferation education and training must not be viewed in a vacuum but rather integrated into a broad perspective. From the UN Study

9 PEACE EDUCATION AGENDA in framework of Culture of Peace Conflict resolution communication, cross-cultural understanding, tolerance of diversity Non-violence Economic justice Gender equity Environmental preservation Demilitarization Development Human rights and international humanitarian law

10 What a school-age child in a refugee camp needs to know about disarmament is not the same as what is required for a border guard, let alone for a political official or a high school teacher. From the Summary to the UN Study

11 DISARMAMENT AFFAIRS & HAGUE APPEAL for PEACE 4 COUNTRY / 4 CONTINENT PROJECT

12 PEACE AND DISARMAMENT EDUCATION: CHANGING MINDSETS TO REDUCE VIOLENCE AND SUSTAIN THE REMOVAL OF SMALL ARMS

13 Gramsh, Albania With guns removed and the economy still struggling, small arms education was linked to the installation of a computer laboratory in the high school

14 Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia Arms education had to deal with lingering attitudes of social violence and massive violations of human rights

15 NGuigmi, Niger Former combatants did on-the-job training in radio broadcasting and young students created a Flame of Peace with knives collected at school (left)

16 San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima, Peru Arms and violence prevention go hand in hand with appreciation for indigenous cultural heritage in language and art

17 On the job training – more than 700 UN Disarmament Fellows since Programme began 28 years ago

18 UN Regional Centre for Disarmament and Peace in Asia and the Pacific sponsored with Indonesia a disarmament training programme for the Indonesia foreign service and other government offices

19 Lesson 2 Teachable moments Since 2002 when report was adopted, Catastrophic terrorism in Spain and UK War in Afghanistan War in Iraq Threat of war with Iran

20 WMD COMMISSION REPORT Weapons of Terror: Freeing the World of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Arms in 2006 presses for an acceptance of the principle that all nuclear weapons should be outlawed, as are chemical and biological weapons, within a reasonable time

21 January 4 Editorial in the Wall Street Journal by Kissinger, Perry, Shultz and Nunn and others called for US leadership in moving the world to reversing reliance on nuclear weapons globally as a vital contribution to non-proliferation

22 And Gorbachevs response on 31 January in WSJ stating that nuclear weapons are no longer a means of achieving security: in fact, with every passing year they make our security more precarious.

23 In January, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists set the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight citing the threat of a second nuclear age and the expected consequences of climate change

24 The renewal of Trident in the United Kingdom came with an intense debate Former Foreign Secretary Mary Beckett stated publicly in June that what was needed was both vision – a scenario for a world free of nuclear weapons. And action – progressive steps to reduce warhead numbers and to limit the role of nuclear weapons in security policy.

25 Lesson 3 THE NEED FOR PARTNERSHIPS At all levels Governments, United Nations, Civil Society and Civic Organizations

26 UN-LiREC - Training Citizen and public security Law enforcement officials, parliamentarians, civil society

27 Partnering with Governments Swefor CICAD UNDP Small Arms Survey International Alert Viva Rio Fundación Arias Save the Children Suecia

28 OPANAL – training for decision-makers Culture of Peace Workshops for teachers and community leaders - working with UNESCO and NGO education partners University for Peace – rich resource centre for, among others, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming

29 UN DPI – UNCyberschoolbus Website on Nuclear disarmament and Small arms Education Launched in October 2007

30 Welcome to the new Disarmament and Non- Proliferation Education web site. Disarmament and non-proliferation (DNP) are two goals set by the Member States of the United Nations to help maintain international peace and security and "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind." (Charter of the United Nations, 1945)... /

31 UNIDIRs Educational Resource for practitioners of disarmament

32 Universities Internships – CNS/MIIS June 2007 – Central American Conference with Oscar Arias – Quinnipiac and Albert Schweitzer Institute Internal staff training sessions – visiting professors Advisory Group on DNP Education

33 Smithsonian Institution November 2007


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