U Thant Institute’s dialogue-led, community-based policy of peace building and conflict abatement is complemented by its active, hands-on approach to issue identification and response management.The Institute’s collaborative involvement in and support of restorative and preventive programmes include:
"Friendship Across Cultures - Education for Peace", inaugurated in USA, South Korea and Algeria
Conceived by U Thant Institute and delivered with the support of UNESCO and UNICEF, this intercultural initiative aims to create a network of students from middle schools around the world to advance peace and promote international understanding through collaborative activities in literature, politics, arts and social science.
HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE
“Development and Education Program for Daughters and Communities”, Thailand
This programme in Mai Sai is part of U Thant Institute’s knowledge delivery role in the wider international task-force against trafficking of women and children in Southeast Asia.
COMMUNITY & RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
“Friendship Across Cultures”, Sri Lanka
U Thant Institute’s involvement in Sri Lanka’s post-Tsunami rebuilding of coastal communities has involved assisting in-country organizations with the provision of much-needed educational amenities.
KNOWLEDGE & EMPOWERMENT
“Traditional Healing and Modern Medicine: A Likely Partnership”, South Africa
The Kenya-based African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF) has been helping rural African communities since 1957. Supported by the U Thant Institute, its “Traditional Healing and Modern Medicine” initiative focuses on training traditional healers in South Africa to recognize symptoms of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria, and furthermore, to become advocates of modern medical treatment for their patients.