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Shigeru Aoyagi

Unesco Bangkok Director

Shigeru Aoyagi is the Director of the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education of Unesco Bangkok.

Shigeru Aoyagi
16 Nov 2021

Tolerance is essential to end war

In June 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged a powerful, if tender protest against all wars and related violence in the form of a now-legendary "bed-in" in a Montreal hotel. According to those present as everyone sang a new, anti-war song Lennon had composed for the occasion, when he was asked why he and Ono were doing it, Lennon simply replied, "Give peace a chance".

16 Nov 2021
13 Oct 2020

In times of crisis, peace must address inequalities

Peace is not just the absence of conflict. Positive peace is the presence of justice, equity and equality for all in our society, a lasting peace that addresses social and economic disparities and in turn, the conflicts and violence associated with exploitation and inequality.

13 Oct 2020
21 Nov 2018

Remember the children

There are 164,000 migrant and other non-Thai students enrolled in schools and learning centres - but no data on how many young people have been missed.

21 Nov 2018
Remember the children