On January 24, 2024, the IMAM actively participated in a high-level, in-person event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to commemorate the International Day of Education. The event, organized by UNESCO and the Group of Friends for Education and Lifelong Learning, focused on the theme “Learning for Lasting Peace.”

During the event, the IMAM Organization representative to the UN in his negotiations with the delegates present at the event emphasized the significance of education from an Islamic perspective in fostering lasting peace and global citizenship. He underscored the pivotal role of education in promoting inclusive brotherhood and sisterhood among human beings, as well as in combating hate speech and advancing digital justice.

The IMAM Organization’s involvement in this prestigious gathering exemplifies its unwavering commitment to advocating for education as a fundamental pillar for peacebuilding and sustaining peace. By actively engaging in dialogue and collaboration with various stakeholders, including Member States, UN agencies, NGOs, educators, and youth, the organization demonstrated its dedication to advancing the cause of education for peace on a global scale.

The event provided a platform for thought-provoking discussions on the priorities and challenges related to education for lasting peace and global citizenship. It also catalyzed raising awareness about effective approaches to education for peace and mobilizing collective commitment towards their implementation.

The IMAM Organization’s participation in this significant event at the UN reflects its ongoing efforts to promote education as a powerful instrument for fostering just, inclusive, and peaceful societies. The organization remains steadfast in its mission to support initiatives that align with education principles for lasting peace and global harmony.

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