Meetings at UNESCO, Paris

On the 13th of September, CELL’s Executive Director, Atif Rizvi, and Principal, Ayla Bonfiglio, met with UNESCO’s Education and Social and Human Sciences sectors to build upon its meetings in February 2018 on areas of further collaboration. UNESCO’s work on global citizenship, how violent pasts are depicted in historical narrative, the prevention of violent extremism through education, intercultural dialogue, inclusion and discrimination, and futures literacy, to name just a few, are areas that align with CELL’s work on divisive stereotypes and discriminatory content in educational materials. Over the past two years, since CELL formally launched at UNESCO, CELL and UNESCO have collaborated or jointly been involved in a number of activities, including two workshops on the prevention of violent extremism through education (with CELL’s partner, the Georg Eckert Institute) and a panel at the World Science Forum in Jordan.