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IVECA continues its mission to contribute to building a generation of global citizens through IVECA program and United Nations events. As always, we are grateful to all the people who have collaborated during the past year. While schools' international partnership programs of Spring Semester 2020 were postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a new Global Virtual Summer Camp program was organized. In this issue, you will find highlights from diverse exchange activities among primary and secondary schools, IVECA's events at the United Nations, and upcoming events for this Fall 2020.
Who We Are 
IVECA is an intercultural and global education program that aims to develop intercultural competence. The program connects classroom students in any levels of schools and universities around the world.  It provides opportunities to learn how to collaborate appropriately and effectively with people from culturally and linguistically different backgrounds. 
In This Issue
IVECA and the UN
Program Highlights
IVECA Videos
Semester Quote
Upcoming Events
More About IVECA
IVECA and the United Nations

Did you know that you can make a peaceful and sustainable society through your teaching and learning activities? By participating in IVECA, you are contributing to the advancement and implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), more specifically, based on Goal 4 (Quality education for all), through Goal 17 (Global partnership) toward Goal 16 (Peaceful and inclusive society for sustainable development).

Transformative Education for Global Citizenship
On the 75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, The Committee on Teaching about the United Nations (CTAUN) and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations co-sponsored a conference entitled “War No More.” Centered on a peaceful future, the conference celebrated the role of Global Citizenship Education in moving towards a culture of peace. Read more.
Expanding Global Awareness and Commitment to Education for Global Citizenship
IVECA co-organized a Panel Session on “Education for Global Citizenship: Empowering our Interconnected World” to expand global awareness of Education for Global Citizenship. This side event of the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) was held at the United Nations Trusteeship Council on July 9, 2019. Read more
Celebrating Education Towards a Peaceful and Prosperous World
IVECA’s Founder and President Dr. Jung served as co-chair of the NGO Steering Committee for the celebration for the adoption of an International Day of Education for Global Citizenship on July 18, 2019. The NGO collaborated with UNESCO-APCEIU, UN Academic Impact, and the UN Department of Global Communications to gather for the celebration.  Read more
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Program Highlights
Students Share Solutions for Environmental Problems
Students in India and Korea took environmental solutions to the next level. Students from Dayanand Paradise School in India, and Taerang and Daedeock Schools, in Korea collaborated to identify environmental impacts in their countries and explored solutions for those problems. Read more
American and Korean students in an Inspirational Speech Contest
IVECA organized the World Speech Contest session between students from Hoover and Noeun High Schools students from Alabama and Korea. The contest aimed to inspire each other on thematic topics that are reflected in nonfiction literature or news articles from the students’ local culture. Read more
Students from Brazil and Korea Explore Actions for Climate Change
High school students from Monsenhor Sarrion in Brazil and Hanil High School in Korea hosted their “Live Classes”, on December 9th and 10th, 2019. The event allowed the participants to share their research about actions to counter climate change with positive actions. Read more
Young Global Citizens Make the Future of the World
The IVECA Summer Camp concluded with the Global Virtual Roundtable event involving 11 roundtable sessions. Students from across the world joined expert panelists in a roundtable discussion on a variety of STEAM topics  aimed at reaching the UN SDGs. Read more
Daejeon MOE and IVECA Center Establish a Partnership for Global Virtual Learning
Daejeon Metropolitan City Office of Education in South Korea and IVECA established an official MOU to foster global collaborative learning. The partnership was signed by Dr. Dong Ho Sul, Superintendent of Daejeon MOE and Dr. Eunhee Jung, President of IVECA.  Read more
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IVECA Experience

Renata Orosco - Teacher from Brazil
Being a language teacher in a public school in Brazil is a huge challenge that I accepted 14 years ago. I made the decision to leave the private educational sector as I was inspired by the “new” public educational politics in my country at the time. Read more

Byung-woo Kang - Student from Korea
It was an unforgettable time for me to participate in IVECA, when it was my second year in high school. I interacted with the Colégio Militar de Curitiba School in Brazil. The first activity was a brief introduction, and I was quite surprised by my partner. Because the first sentence I faced was in Korean (Hangeul, Korean alphabet). Read more

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IVECA Videos
We are happy to share with you the principal's remarks from Jeonmin High School in Korea for their Brazilian partner school. 

"I believe we are in good times where our imaginations come true as students from different continents can discuss with each other at the same time. We know the word global community. Our planet earth is like a close town. It might seem as if Brazil is very far away in distance but we are breathing the oxygen that the Amazon produces, one-fourth of the entire oxygen of Earth. We also feel delighted as we see and enjoy the positive vibes Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro gives. This is a factor that binds us, that we sympathize with each other, which we take pride for... Please believe in yourself that you all are the future and hope of our global community."

Read the full script from here.
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Quote of the Semester
"We have had a wonderful time following the course, and we have all learned deeply from this. Public diplomacy and soft power are two very significant factors in today's connected society… Having known what they are, there is no doubt that this course will help us all in the future and will likely dictate our success." 
- A student at the Korea Science Academy
 
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Upcoming Events
IVECA Professional Development for 2020
 
Session: available in July, August and early September | Formats: webinar and/or face-to-face | Levels & Certificates: beginner, intermediate and advanced global educator certificates | Benefit: qualified to participate in IVECA programs or become an intercultural virtual exchange facilitator. If you are interested, fill out this form. 
Global Virtual Roundtables & Speech/Debate 
 
Speakers: UN ambassadors, university professors, and NGO and youth leaders (TBA) |  Discussants & Participants: high school and college students  | Themes: Global Citizenship for Peace, Security, SDGs, etc. | Eligibility: high school or university, 10~50 students per group/class can apply in groups.  Contact us for more details
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 IVECA stands for "International/Intercultural Virtual Exchange of Classroom Activities" and is a US-based 501c(3) non-profit and non-governmental organization in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs (UN-ECOSOC) and Department of Global Communications (UN-DGC). Your support on our work to change the world through intercultural quality education will be greatly appreciated.

 
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