Message from the UNESCO

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I am writing from the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO.

This is regarding our annual Ahinsa lecture at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris on October 1st. This year we are โ€˜Celebrating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi – Future OF Educationโ€™ in partnership with Embassy of India, France and the UNESCO mahatma Gandhi of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP).

– Please find attached and enclosed the invite for the fourth Ahinsa lecture in Paris.

We are organizing a panel discussion with the Hologram of Mahatma Gandhi alongwith Dr. Anantha Kumar Duraiappah, Director, UNESCO MGIEP; Grรฉgoire Borst, Professeur de psychologie du dรฉveloppement et de neurosciences cognitives de l’รฉducation, Directeur du Laboratoire de Psychologie du Dรฉveloppement et de l’รฉducation de l’enfant (CNRS). This dialogue is a message of education from UNESCO HQ Paris to the world to mark the International Day of Non-Violence 2019.The event will be attended by public / youth and permanent delegates of several member states.

We will greatly appreciate your presence along with your associations members at this event.

– Here is the registration link – (Registration via โ€œPop us a messageโ€ at the bottom of the link-page).

For your information:

1. About the organisation of the event:

During the event local medias, ambassadors, videographer and photographers will be present.

High tea / Indian snacks will be served after the event.

2. About Distinguished and AHINSA lectures:

The Distinguished Lectures Series was inaugurated in 2014 and has since become a space for renowned academics, policymakers and practitioners to discuss and debate on topics related to education for peace, sustainable development and global citizenship. The Ahinsa Lecture series was introduced as part of the Distinguished Lectures Series in 2016, in commemoration of the International Day of Non-Violence on October 2, which coincides with Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday.UNESCO MGIEP organises Ahinsa lectures at UNESCO Paris in October annually and in the past eminent speakers have included Nobel Laureates, Spiritual leaders like Sadhguru, Neuroscientists on topics of Peace, education and shared values.


The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) is UNESCOโ€™s category 1 Research Institute that focuses on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.7 towards education for building peaceful and sustainable societies across the world. In line with its vision of โ€˜Transforming Education for Humanityโ€™, the instituteโ€™s programmes are designed to mainstream Social and Emotional Learning in education systems, innovate digital pedagogies and to put youth as global citizens at the centre of the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development. For more information, please visit the website.

Look forward to hearing from you to make this event successful.

For More Information or Event Query

Venkkat Prannit Nissankara