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May 23, 2019

Nominate Extraordinary Female Scientists for the 2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards

Scientists from around the world are invited to nominate candidates for the 2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards. The awards will recognize the scientific accomplishments […]
May 20, 2019

UNESCO AFRICAN HERITAGE INSTAGRAM VIDEO CONTEST.

The World Heritage Centre, in partnership with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and UNESCO Brazzaville, launched the #MyAfricanHeritage Instagram video contest on African World Heritage […]
May 15, 2019

Ghana celebrates International Day of Light 2019

Date: 16th May, 2019 Venue: Museum of Science and Technology, Accra Time: 10:00 AM Light plays a central role in our lives. On the most fundamental level, […]
May 6, 2019

Join the World Heritage Volunteers Campaign 2019

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to publish the selected projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2019 What is the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative? The WHV Initiative […]
May 3, 2019

African World Heritage Day-5th May

Proclaimed by the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO (November 2015), African World Heritage Day (5 May) is an opportunity for people around the world, and […]
May 2, 2019

World Press Freedom Day

Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media […]
April 23, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT THE BERLIN GLOBAL

The Berlin Global Voluntary Internship Project (2018-20) is a 3-year program with the main purpose to enable students to engage in cultural diplomacy and in doing […]
April 23, 2019

What you need to know about the Convention against Discrimination in Education

Since its adoption by UNESCO’s General Conference in 1960, the Convention against Discrimination in Education has been at the forefront of the Organization’s standard-setting instruments in the field […]
April 23, 2019

World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the […]
April 17, 2019

A young woman takes action for girls’ education in Ghana

Gifty Nordzi is a Girls’ Education Officer in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam district in Ghana. She works for the Girls’ Education Unit of the Ministry of Education on […]
April 15, 2019

Together young people say “No!” to Online Extremism and Radicalization

The first workshop to empower youth online communities to counter-radicalization, by building competencies and skills and by equipping young people with tools and knowledge took place […]
April 15, 2019

Education: The springboard to achieving the Global Goals

1200 youths from around the world came together at the UN Youth Forum in New York on 8 and 9 April 2019.  The annual Youth Forum […]
April 12, 2019

Meet the finalists of the 2018 UNESCO prize for innovation in education

The ThingLink visual learning technology from Finland and the Can’t Wait to Learn programme from the Netherlands were awarded the 2018 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize, which recognizes the […]
April 11, 2019

THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE NEW CURRICULUM

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa launched the New Basic Curriculum today. The New Curriculum is part of the ongoing pre-tertiary education […]
April 11, 2019

World Press Freedom Day 2019

When, local time: Wednesday, 1 May 2019 – 9:00am to Friday, 3 May 2019 – 6:00pmWhere: Ethiopia, Addis AbabaType of Event: Category 8-SymposiumContact: Saorla McCabe (Email: s.mccabe@unesco.org) The main celebration […]
April 11, 2019

World Press Freedom Day Handover Ceremony

The World Press Freedom Day Handover ceremony took place at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris on 9 April 2019, in the presence of the 2018 and 2019 […]
April 5, 2019

9 questions for a youth education advocate

“When we invest strongly in education, everyone benefits!” Meet Victoria Ibiwoye from Nigeria, the Youth Representative for the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee.  She is a passionate young […]
April 2, 2019

Worldwide celebration of International Jazz Day, 30 April

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock today announced the programme for the 2019 edition of International Jazz Day, which will be launched […]
March 28, 2019

Call for Nominations: 2019-2020 UNESCO-Hamdan Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers.

The UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers was created in 2008 to support the improvement of […]
March 21, 2019

World Water Day

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management […]
May 23, 2019

Nominate Extraordinary Female Scientists for the 2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards

Scientists from around the world are invited to nominate candidates for the 2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards. The awards will recognize the scientific accomplishments […]
May 20, 2019

UNESCO AFRICAN HERITAGE INSTAGRAM VIDEO CONTEST.

The World Heritage Centre, in partnership with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and UNESCO Brazzaville, launched the #MyAfricanHeritage Instagram video contest on African World Heritage […]
May 15, 2019

Ghana celebrates International Day of Light 2019

Date: 16th May, 2019 Venue: Museum of Science and Technology, Accra Time: 10:00 AM Light plays a central role in our lives. On the most fundamental level, […]
May 6, 2019

Join the World Heritage Volunteers Campaign 2019

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to publish the selected projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2019 What is the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative? The WHV Initiative […]
May 3, 2019

African World Heritage Day-5th May

Proclaimed by the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO (November 2015), African World Heritage Day (5 May) is an opportunity for people around the world, and […]
May 2, 2019

World Press Freedom Day

Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media […]
April 23, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT THE BERLIN GLOBAL

The Berlin Global Voluntary Internship Project (2018-20) is a 3-year program with the main purpose to enable students to engage in cultural diplomacy and in doing […]
April 23, 2019

What you need to know about the Convention against Discrimination in Education

Since its adoption by UNESCO’s General Conference in 1960, the Convention against Discrimination in Education has been at the forefront of the Organization’s standard-setting instruments in the field […]
April 23, 2019

World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the […]