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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 […]
March 21, 2019

World Poetry Day

Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Practiced throughout history […]
March 20, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATION – “L’ORÉAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE” SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA PROGRAMME FELLOWSHIPS 2019

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science initiative began 20 years ago. Since that inaugural year, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]
March 19, 2019

Billions deprived of the right to water

UNESCO Publication on behalf of UN Water Launch of the United Nations World Water Development Report on 19 March Access to water and sanitation is internationally […]
March 18, 2019

Information commissioners key to successful monitoring and reporting on SDG 16.10.2

Recognising the vital role of information commissioners in upholding information rights in the interest of sustainable development, UNESCO hosted recently a training workshop in Johannesburg, South […]
March 15, 2019

GHANAIAN FEMALE SCIENTIST RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR RESEARCH

Paris, 15 March 2019– Since 1998, the L’Oréal Foundation, in partnership with UNESCO, has worked to improve the representation of women in scientific careers, remaining strong […]
March 14, 2019

What makes a good classroom? New UIS data on school conditions

New data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) reveal serious disparities in the schooling conditions facing children and teachers – from access to electricity, clean drinking […]
March 12, 2019

UNESCO mourns the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Airplane crash and the loss of United Nations staff

During a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters, the Organization’s Director-General Audrey Azoulay expressed her condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the 10 March […]
March 11, 2019

Call for Submissions: The 2019 Ghanaian Languages Short Story Prize

The Ghanaian Languages Short Story Prize is a literary prize that seeks to discover and celebrate literature written in indigenous Ghanaian languages. We celebrate, support and […]
March 11, 2019

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences

The UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences rewards significant efforts of individuals or institutions through scientific research towards improving the quality of […]
July 31, 2019

UNESCO and ECOWAS Court of Justice to reinforce freedom of expression in West Africa

UNESCO and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the protection of freedom […]
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 […]