World Anti-Bullying Forum

When, Local TimeFromNov 1, 2021, 11:00 AMToNov 3, 2021, 8:30 PM
Event Type:Cat IV – International Congresse
UNESCO will participate at the third edition of the World Anti-Bullying Forum (WABF). It will be the second time UNESCO is involved in the organisation of the WABF, after a successful participation in Dublin in 2019. The event will also mark the International day against violence and bullying at school including cyberbullying which takes place on the 4th November 2021.

UNESCO has established a close collaboration with the organizers of the Forum, which has led to a series of joint activities conducted in 2021 prior to this year’s WABF. This includes the establishment of a working group, co-led by UNESCO and the WABF, which is revising the definition of bullying and cyberbullying, and the organisation of a series of virtual international thematic meetings focusing on different aspects of bullying, that contribute directly to this year’s WABF.

The four themes of the joint virtual meetings were:

  1. The whole-education approach to bullying prevention 
  2. Revisiting the definition of school bullying 
  3. Bullying involving children and young people with disabilities 
  4. The role of teachers in preventing and addressing bullying and cyberbullying – International thematic meeting on bullying 

UNESCO will have a strong participation in the Forum, which will include the following:

  • Organization of thematic sessions on the whole-education approach to bullying prevention, and bullying involving learners and disabilities
  • Participation in a pre-conference event on sexual harassment and bullying
  • Oral presentations in plenaries on the role of teachers in preventing and addressing bullying, and a review of global research on bullying affecting learners with disabilities
  • Presentation of a revised definition of bullying and cyberbullying developed by the working group jointly chaired by UNESCO and the WABF).