UNESCO’s activities relating to textbooks and learning/teaching materials aim at achieving quality education for all and promoting education for values, citizenship, human rights, tolerance, dialogue for reconciliation and peace. This implies improving access to quality textbooks and learning materials and enhancing relevance of learning contents, processes and contexts.
These Guidelines have been developed to assist Member States in introducing or strengthening Education for Peace in their education systems. One fundamental premise of the Guidelines is that this process is not just the responsibility of curriculum developers and teachers, but should be a process to which many, if not all, parts of an education system contribute. A second fundamental premise is that effective planning is critical to bringing about improved policy and practice.