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This edition of Learning World explores teaching peace in the US, Switzerland and the Balkans.

Sixteen Palestinian and Israeli girls have spent summer at a camp at Santa Fe in New Mexico, learning about people they call “the other”. It is called Creativity for Peace and is based on the belief that “an enemy is a person whose story you have not heard”.

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Learning World spoke to the UN teachers from UNITAR – an agency that turns officials into peacemakers. They learn how to try to transform a combative conflict into a win-win situation using everything from mutual understanding to the importance of body-language.

And in the Balkans we found out how youngsters are getting together to try to iron out decades of conflict that still simmers between communities around Lake Prespa. It all focuses on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece and Albania.