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By creating and promoting supportive, inclusive and equitable communities for all, we help build a lasting peace in our world. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO promotes reflecting and acting on these issues through a variety of initiatives.  

CCUNESCO recognizes that to promote sustainable development, we must create peaceful and inclusive societies, which is why it prioritizes initiatives focused on:

  • respecting human rights
  • educating people of all ages to become responsible global citizens
  • creating resilient, inclusive and innovative societies
  • developing critical thinking
  • supporting freedom of the press and freedom of expression

CCUNESCO is therefore actively involved in global efforts aimed at achieving sustainable development in our societies, as envisaged by UN Member States in the 2030 Agenda.


Related Initiatives

A man holds a child's hand, KaHa: wi Dance Theatre's Pow Wow Bootcamp, at the Children's Festival in Oakville, Ontario.

Reconciliation in Action

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO promotes concrete initiatives to achieve reconciliation between Canada's Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. 
A scientist writes a formula on a board.

Women in Science

The L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science reward excellence in research and encourage the next generation of women scientists.

Related Networks

Indigenous boys in Vancouver, Canada enjoy sharing stories from CODE's Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis winning books.

Associated Schools Network

The Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) has students and teachers in 10,000 schools in more than 180 countries. In practice, the Network acts as a think tank for creating educational materials and developing innovative teaching and learning approaches to address global challenges.
MosaïCanada 150, Gatineau, Quebec.

Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination

This network brings together municipalities that want to improve their policies against racism, discrimination, exclusion and intolerance. Its strength lies in the shared experiences of its members. Together, the municipalities undertake initiatives to eliminate all forms of discrimination with a view to building open and inclusive societies.  
Terrasse Dufferin, Old Quebec.

Creative Cities Network

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network is a world in itself, with 180 cities in 72 countries. These cities place creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their local development plans and actively cooperate with other cities in the Network.   
Students explore aquatic invertebrates and learn about wetland stewardship at Waterton Biosphere Reserve’s Wetland Field Day event.

Biosphere Reserves Network

With 669 sites that are home to some 170 million people in 120 countries, the Biosphere Reserves Network is a world in itself. In these "living laboratories," communities develop stimulating projects to promote the harmonious coexistence of people and nature. Their initiatives have a global impact. 
Members of the Youth Advisory Group at the CCUNESCO Annual General Assembly in 2017.

Youth Network

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) believes that young people are key partners.  Their experience and expertise enrich reflection and discussion and also help develop tangible and innovative initiatives. Their concerns and worldviews are important and help shape tomorrow's world.

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