Global Citizenship Education (GCED)

Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is one of the three pillars of the 2012 UN Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), promoted internationally by the support and work of UNESCO. Global Citizenship Education is target 4.7 of Sustainable Development Goal, No. 4 which is about quality education.

It aims at equipping learners of all ages with values, knowledge and skills that are based on and instill respect for human rights, social justice, diversity, gender equality and environmental sustainability and that empower learners to be responsible global citizens.

The target is to ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including,among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

Art Camp Andorra 2018

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibitionof the 2012 Edition of Art Camp Andorra at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris onJune 3rd, 2013, Ms. Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO at that time,stated that "creativity as it ispresented by Art Camp is very important as it helps us to think differently andgives us a fresh perspective on how the world works. This is why we seek toplace creativity at the heart of more sustainable approaches to development."  

One of UNESCO's greatest challenges is tostrengthen the role of culture as a vehicle and essential element ofsustainable development in achieving the United Nations goals for 2030. UNESCOis committed to mobilizing a wide range of efforts and actions in all regionsof the world to promote dialogue and understanding amongst all peoples and culturalgroups, including artists. 

The Principality of Andorra is a peaceful stateof small geographical size at the crossroads between several cultures. It aimsto support the promotion of dialogue for peace between artists through theAndorra Art Camp project.


National Commission for UNESCO in Andorra (CNAU)


* The 2018 edition of Art Camp Andorra will takeplace within the framework of the International Decade of the Rapprochement ofCultures (2013-2022) declared by UNESCO.

* Artists will also be able to join the 17Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) promoted by the United Nations for the2015-2030 period.

* This edition will focus on UNESCO's strategicthemes such as the promotion of a culture of peace and intercultural dialogue. Thesethemes can be approached in diverse and individual ways by each artist.

Selection of participating artists:

* The National Commissions and PermanentDelegations are responsible for selecting a painter-artist to represent theircountry.

* The jury of Art Camp will select thecandidates for the project and is comprised of a member of the AndorranNational Commission for UNESCO; the Secretary General of the Andorran NationalCommission for UNESCO; the Commissioner of Art Camp; a member of the Ministryof the Culture, an art critic, an Andorran artist and Ms. Hedva Ser, Godmotherof the project.  


The 6th edition of Art Camp Andorra - Colours ofthe Planet - will be held from the 9th to the 21st of July 2018 in thetown of Ordino, in the Principality of Andorra.


* Participating artists will be asked to createthree works, one for each of the principal sponsors of the project (i.e. TheNational Commission for UNESCO in Andorra; FEDA – the National ElectricityProvider; and the Local Council of Ordino).  

* The organizers will provide materialsincluding paints, canvases, brushes, etc. (see registration form)

* Artists are encouraged to promote exchangesduring this gathering and enhance dialogue. With this goal in mind, regionalpresentation sessions will allow artists to provide a better insight and understandingof their cultures. Each artist will have 15 minutes to present elements of theirculture, country of origin, and most importantly, their commitment to peace andsustainable development.

* Parallel events will also be organizedincluding the exhibition of works from Art Camp Andorra 2016, as well assightseeing tours to discover the main attractions of the Principality ofAndorra.

*Artworks created during the Art Camp project inAndorra 2018 will form a part of a collective pool of works that will bepresented in the future as part of travelling exhibitions in the coming years. 

*As a novelty, a workshop on mediation will takeplace during this event

Media, Online Tools, Visibility:

The National Commission for UNESCO in Andorra willmobilize social networks and various media sector partners to increase thevisibility and the dissemination of the activities of Art Camp Andorra. Videos,press releases, photos and interviews, will be the main elements of thecommunication strategy of Art Camp Andorra 2018 (see blog:

Travel and Accommodation Expenses andMobilization of Voluntary Funding:

*Funding of travel and accommodation

Participating artists must provide their owntransport costs to Andorra. 

*The National Commission for UNESCO in Andorra willbe responsible for the arrangements for accommodation and full board of allartists from July 9th to 21st  2018.

* Extra-budgetary Funding

The National Commission for UNESCO in Andorra hasdecided to create an extra-budgetary fund which will contribute to thefinancing of this project. This fund is open to voluntary contributions fromthe private and public sectors.

UNESCO Member States are encouraged to sponsor the participation of oneor more artists from one or more developing countries in addition to their own selectednational artist. This is aimed to assist the Least Developed Countries (PMA),and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in particular, and to ensure theplurality and universal character of the Art Camp project.

The United Nations list of these two categories of countries isattached. Contributions will be gratefully received and acknowledged and can bemade by assuming the travel expenses (i.e. main transport/plane ticket) oraccommodation costs of one or more artist(s).

* Flights to Barcelona (Spain) or Toulouse (France)

* Accommodation, €350 for 10 days

Documents to attach for registration:

*   Curriculum Vitae

*   Artist Portfolio

*   Duly completed registration form 

All applications must be received by theAndorran National Commission for UNESCO NOLATER THAN MARCH 31st, 2018.

Global Citizenship Concepts in the Curricula of Four Countries


Global Citizenship Education (GECD) is a concept that lies at the heart of UNESCO's vision of education for the 21st century.  The authentic vision of GCED is to foster the knowledge, values, skills and behaviors of learners in a well-balanced manner, so that they are able to use these attributes to become responsible citizens of their community, their country and the world. Through a holistic,transformative approach in understanding global and local phenomena, learners should be encouraged to reflect on the values of GCED and act upon them towards a more inclusive, fair and sustainable society.

The sixteenth issue of the IBE In-Progress Reflections series on  current and critical issues in Curriculum,Learning and Assessment entitled 'Global Citizenship Concepts in the Curricula of Four  current and critical issues in Curriculum, Learning and Assessment entitled ‘Global Citizenship Concepts in the Curricula of Four the curricula of four countries: Cambodia, Colombia, Mongolia and Uganda. It highlights the main findings of the eights reports; four expert reports, which predominately analyse curriculum content, and four situational analysis reports, which take a broader view and detail some of the country-specific challenges and opportunities with regard to GCED.

The sixteenth issue is currently available in English and will soon be available in Spanish.

Along with the IBE In-Progress Reflections series, we are launching two new research articles written by the participants of the Postgraduate Diploma in
new research articles written by the participants of the  in Curriculum Design and Development. This month, we invite you to discover the research of two of our alumni from Haiti and Gambia. The research articles, written by Merona Laguerre and Muntu Mboob discuss the piloting of anew curriculum for early childhood education in Haiti and the status and impact of rotational teaching on students’ learning achievements in Gambia.

We invite you to discover this sixteenth publication as well as the two research articles of our alumni, and participate in the discussion forum to share your expertise and your experiences on the presence of GCED in your countries’ curricula.

Education for Sustainable Development

What is Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)?

Education for Sustainable Development means including key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning; for example, climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, poverty reduction, and sustainable consumption.

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 This is in response to your inquiry about Unatcom's participation in the Young Professional Programme(YPP). Uganda is not eligible for the Young Professional Programme in Unesco because as a country we have reached the maximum required number of staffs at the head quarter.



The UNESCO Strategy for HIV and AIDS builds on longstanding experience, and reflects the need to accelerate Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and to adapt to an evolving epidemic and a changing global environment. Therefore Uganda is working on the following prior issues:



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