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July 31, 2019

Five questions for a youth education advocate

“The right to education should not depend on the size of anyone’s wallet or socioeconomic background, we need to continue our fight towards ensuring that education is […]
July 16, 2019

International Youth Day

On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, […]
July 10, 2019

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS UNESCO-HAMDAN PRIZE 2019-2020 (6TH EDITION)

The Sixth Edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened the call for nominations. […]
July 9, 2019

Inclusion in Education

Ensuring that each individual has an equal opportunity for educational progress remains a challenge worldwide. Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education and the Education 2030 Framework for Action emphasize inclusion […]
July 8, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship programme (UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme) 2019

UNESCO designed the project “UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme” (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) in the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Capacity-Building of Human […]
July 1, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: THE AVICENNA PRIZE FOR ETHICS IN SCIENCE 2019

Established in 2003 by the Executive Board of UNESCO on the initiative of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Prize owes its name to the renowned […]
June 27, 2019

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: WORKSHOP FOR DEFINING INDICATORS OF INFORMATION PRESERVATION SUSTAINABILITY 2019

The UNESCO Regional Multisectoral Office for West Africa-Sahel, through the Communication and Information Programme, is organizing an experts’ workshop to develop indicators to monitor the sustainability […]
June 27, 2019

UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 2019

The creation of the Prize was approved on 27 October 2014 by the 195th session of the Executive Board. Purpose The purpose of the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime […]
June 18, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATION: WORLD YOUTH ON KINDNESS 2019

  The first World Youth Fully Funded Conference on Kindness – Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Gandhi for the Contemporary World is bringing together 100 rigorously selected young leaders, […]
June 17, 2019

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2019 UNESCO KING HAMAD BIN ISA AL-KHALIFA PRIZE

In today’s rapidly changing and interconnected societies, technologies have a great potential to enhance teaching, learning and expand access to quality education. According to International Telecommunication […]
May 31, 2019

CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: GLOBAL MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY WEEK 2019 YOUTH AGENDA FORUM

The Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2019 scholarships aim to support students and young professionals from around the globe to participate in the Global […]
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 […]
September 16, 2019

International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino- XVI Edition : CALL FOR APPLICATION

Theme of the XVI Edition: “HOMO FABER: FREEDOM AND DESTINY” The International Poetry and Theatre Competition “Castello di Duino” and the World Youth Forum “Right to Dialogue” are organized as […]
September 16, 2019

THREE-DAY MULTI-PARTNER FORUM ON NATIONAL TEACHER POLICY DEVELOPMENT

INVITATION TO THREE-DAY MULTI-PARTNER FORUM ON NATIONAL TEACHER POLICY DEVELOPMENT UNESCO’s International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030, under a Norwegian government funded programme dubbed […]
August 23, 2019

Call for Abstracts – Assessing challenges and opportunities towards effective governance of diversity in Africa

UNESCO is opening a call for abstracts in preparation of a Regional Conference on the theme: Governance of Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development and […]
August 19, 2019

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play […]
August 8, 2019

NTI strengthens countries’ capacities to develop and implement national teacher policies in Dakar, Senegal

UNESCO, in collaboration with the International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA), will host a regional capacity-building workshop in support of the four countries involved […]
August 7, 2019

Africa gathering celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019)

The African Meeting for IYIL2019, organized by UNESCO in cooperation with the African Union Commission and African Academy of Languages (ACALAN), was organized on 30 and […]
August 7, 2019

Call for participation now! UNESCO YouthMobile Seed-Grants for Africa Code Week 2019

UNESCO YouthMobile Seed-Grants support local organizations to implement Africa Code Week workshops. The project aims to empower girls with digital skills and equip teachers with coding […]
August 1, 2019

UNESCO MGIEP’s #Virtual campaign #KindnessMatters

Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s historic Dandi March, the #VirtualGandhiMarch commences on the UN International Youth Day, August 12, 2019 and runs until the International Day of […]
August 1, 2019

Global leaders commit to ending school violence and bullying

UNESCO placed learner well-being at the heart of education at a Safe to Learn Leaders Event on 15 July, during the High-Level Political Forum in New York. Joining […]