The Asia-Pacific Centre of Education
for International Understanding (APCEIU)
APCEIU was established in 2000 as a UNESCO Category 2 centre to
promote education for a Culture of Peace.
Youth are essential actors in making changes not only as learners,
but also as leaders, advocates, and educators.
In many communities, young people serve as driving force in promoting
global citizenship as well as putting them into practice, particularly
through various educational activities beyond the walls of classroom.
Youth-led initiatives have brought meaningful transformation around
the world, inviting numerous young men and women to take part in
actions for change.
Therefore, youth should be recognized as important leaders and educators who
can effectively connect school and society.
In this context, the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International
Understanding (APCEIU) is committed to empowering youth by providing a platform,
Youth Leadership Workshop on GCED, where young people can meet, share,
and work together to drive changes towards a Culture of Peace at various levels.
The workshop has been held annually since 2016 in collaboration with partners including GCED Youth Network.
While 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.
During the workshop, participants identify specific priority issues around global citizenship
and develop action plans for both individually and in groups to set the goals and strategies for use at local and national levels to promote GCED.