On January 30, the International School Day of Non-Violence and Peace is celebrated, on the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi (India, 1869-1948), a pacifist leader who defended and promoted non-violence and peaceful resistance against injustice and that he was assassinated for defending these ideas.

An education inspired by a culture of non-violence and peace allows schoolchildren to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills that reinforce their development as critical global citizens committed to their rights and those of others.