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Children: International Cooperation

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what initiatives his Department and its predecessors have promoted in support of Resolution 47, on International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010), adopted by the 55th session of the UN General Assembly in 2001; (297851)

(2) what steps he plans to take to implement in schools the provisions of Resolution 47, on International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010), adopted by the 55th session of the UN General Assembly in 2001, with particular reference to the promotion of education to foster a culture of peace and non-violence.

[holding answer 5 November 2009]: No actions have been taken specifically in response to this resolution but the Department has nevertheless implemented policies which are consistent with its content. The key themes of promoting a culture of mutual understanding, tolerance, active citizenship, human rights and the promotion of a culture of peace are integral to the work the Department and schools are doing within the curriculum as a whole and particularly on citizenship, community cohesion and sustainable development.