20 February 2019
The GCED Clearinghouse, a global database on GCED, was jointly set up by UNESCO and APCEIU to facilitate information sharing and enhance knowledge and understanding of GCED.
The Clearinghouse database basically follows an online library style, but provides a list of categories far more detailed and focused than conventional libraries. Since the Clearinghouse is equipped with a highly subdivided and sophisticated search engine, users can easily refine their searches not only by typing in basic information such as title, author, year of publication, and keywords, but also by using advanced categories such as region/country, language, resource type, format, theme, and level of education. For instance, the user can learn about the main thematic areas of GCED by navigating the site with the category “theme”, which on its own can be subcategorised into sustainable development, international understanding, globalisation, inclusiveness, peace, and much more.
UNESCO Almaty has been an active advocate of GCED with its commitment to the promotion of Culture of Peace and the extensive network within the Central Asian region. It is believed, therefore, that the collaboration between APCEIU and UNESCO Almaty Office will make an extensive contribution to achieving the mission of the GCED Clearinghouse, providing comprehensive data and information exchanges on GCED.