We are living in a world that has the most globally displaced people since Word War II. (UNHCR, 2015).
While governments and policymakers grapple with the refugee crisis, educators and refugees’ receiving communities also play a role in shaping their future.
With a generation of refugees deprived of their education, how can educators and individuals help alleviate this crisis? This will be one of the many questions explored at the Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN)’s 18th annual conference, “Refugees: The 21st Century Challenge“, at the UN headquarters on January 27, 2017. Educators and community members interested in deepening their understanding of the refugee crisis, from current initiatives to hearing from refugees themselves, are encouraged to attend. You can RSVP here.
CTAUN, a non-profit whose mission is to increase students’ engagement with the global community by providing educators with resources to teach about UN-initiatives and activities, believes that education is a powerful tool for change.
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