Family Literacy and the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture


Family Literacy and the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture

A Response to the Document Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly 27 April 2016 70/262 Review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture

This paper is written in response to the document dated 12 May 2016, specific to Agenda Items 15 & 16 on the Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 27 April 2016. The objective is to advise that recognition be given to the peace building and peace sustaining opportunities that family literacy creates to connect peacebuilding challenges with solutions at the local, regional and global scales.

Family literacy has become a social science concept that is now ubiquitous as an organizing principle – a way of framing vital programs for children, their families, and communities throughout the world. Family literacy has evolved into a peaceful way of increasing cohesion and reducing fragmentation by responding to many local, regional and global conflicts that are deleterious to the health and wellbeing and even survival of vulnerable families.

An analysis of the family literacy initiatives in U.N. member states and 40 years of family literacy research in high poverty urban and rural locations, and in regions of armed conflict and catastrophic events has been used to identify the connections between the 70/262 Review of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture and the impact of family literacy on peacebuilding and sustainable development. Learn more, download the report.

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