The world that we live in today sees the displacement of 70.8 million people from their homes due to conflict, violence and persecution. Half of them are below the age of 18. As the citizens of the world we must work towards providing opportunities for them for their upliftment. Providing education to the youth and giving them something to work towards and spread love for each other.
The Lawrence School, Sanawar is exited to take part in this challenge as we feel that the youth today and our delegates have what it takes to deliberate on these issues and productively work towards resolving them.
The resolutions that emerge from these debates will be put before a jury composed of the UN Refugee Agency’s members, young refugee leaders and independent experts. Awards will be announced in 2021. The best ideas will be shared with policymakers and be promoted on UN Refugee Agency’s social media channels, which are followed by millions of people.
The Education for Justice (E4J) initiative seeks to prevent crime and promote a culture of lawfulness through education activities designed for primary, secondary and tertiary levels. These activities help educators teach the next generation to better understand and address problems that can undermine the rule of law and encourage students to actively engage in their communities and future professions in this regard. A set of products and activities for the primary and secondary levels have been developed in partnership with UNESCO.
A culture of lawfulness is an essential component of peace, justice and strong institutions everywhere, whose pursuit is contained in Sustainable Development Goal 16 and whose achievement depends not just on fighting current obstacles, but also on preventing their emergence in the future. Education holds the key to addressing many of the world's crime issues. It can serve as a catalyst for change to help address global problems and prepares young people to contribute to tackling the challenges faced by society internationally and locally.
The Lawrence School, Sanawar is truly grateful to take part in this initiative and encourage students to debate and deliberate on global issues from international laws to sustainable development. Education goes a long way to empower the youth of today so they can prevent emergence of crisis and resolve conflicts peacefully for the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow.