Dialogue for peace
UNESCO has been employing dialogue extensively as an important tool for achieving peace, with the precepts that ICT and media are important tools in fostering dialogue, mutual understanding, self-expression, peace and reconciliation.
UNESCO continues to support global activities in this area, and will emphasize on the participation of young women and men. The Power of Peace Network is an important platform in this action.
Further action will focus on reporters working in conflict situations, countries in transition, and post-conflict situations. UNESCO has been working closing with academia and practitioner on developing and creating awareness of conflict sensitive reporting and election reporting that focus on these areas.
Media in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situation, and Countries in Transition
For several years now, UNESCO has been supporting independent media in conflict and post-conflict situations to enable them to gather and disseminate non-partisan information. In this respect, the assistance provided to independent media in South East Europe, Angola, the Great Lakes Region in Africa, the Middle East, East Timor, and Afghanistan has contributed to peace building and reconciliation processes.
The Power of Peace Network
The Power of Peace Network (PPN) is an interactive platform that seeks to harness innovative mechanisms to promote a culture of peace and dialogue, especially with the youth taking the lead role, through media and ICTs.