The Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) is a UNESCO Category 2 Centre established in 2000 by the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Korea and UNESCO in order to promote and develop Education for International Understanding(EIU) and Global Citizenship Education(GCED) with UNESCO Member States . APCEIU supports UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's "Global Education First Initiative(GEFI)", and has played a pivotal role in promoting GCED reflected in both the UNESCO Education 2030 and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
APCEIU strives to become an influential catalyst of GCED through the following main programme areas: capacity building of educators, research and policy development, dissemination of information, development of teaching/learning materials and international teacher exchange programmes. To promote a more effective EIU, APCEIU emphasizes a pedagogical approach that integrates knowledge and understanding with the development of values and attitudes underpinning a culture of peace. It strives to catalyze critical empowerment for positive transformations in all areas of life.
To learn more, visit the APCEIU official homepage ( www.unescoapceiu.org ).