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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 […]
March 8, 2019

CALL FOR NOMINATION: UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2019

  Gender equality in education is a basic right and a prerequisite to build inclusive societies. Although notable progress has been made over the last 20 […]
March 7, 2019

International Women’s Day

In 1945, the Charter of the United Nations(link is external) became the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. The UN celebrated […]
February 27, 2019

Call for Participation: International Essay Contest for Young People 2019

What does “Kindness” mean to you? How do you think we can create a kinder society? Young people from around the world are invited to reflect […]
February 25, 2019

Discover the new Right to Education Handbook

Education is a fundamental human right of every woman, man and child. However, millions are still deprived of educational opportunities every day, many as a result […]
February 22, 2019

Call for Submissions – Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM

The Joint UN Programme for Empowering Adolescent Girls has dedicated funds to support 15 small-scale projects to be implemented by adolescent health ambassadors through the National […]
February 22, 2019

10TH CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY

The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) has launched its 9th call for funding requests. IFCD is a multi-donor fund established under Article 18 of the […]
February 18, 2019

SANEBGAA (A national Conversation) – International Mother Language Day

The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day was the initiative of Bangladesh. It was approved at the 1999 UNESCO General Conference and has been observed throughout the world […]
February 18, 2019

Ghana Library Authority’s ‘Year of Reading’

As part of efforts to sensitize Ghanaians on building a reading lifestyle, the Authority has declared 2019 as the “Year of Reading” under the theme ‘Reading […]
February 15, 2019

Vacancies: UNESCO PROJECT APPOINTMENTS (PA)

UNESCO has open its call for competent, dynamic and flexible professionals with strong personal integrity, who are fair, impartial and respectful of cultural diversity. In addition, […]
February 14, 2019

3rd Martial Arts Research Initiative for Experts (MARIE) – Call for Applications

The UNESCO International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement (ICM) has launched a call for application for its 3rd Martial Arts Research Initiative […]
October 9, 2018

LAUNCH OF NATIONAL DRAWING/ART & ESSAY CONTEST

NATIONAL ASPnet AND UNESCO CLUBS CONTEST  TOPIC: the Sustainable Development Goals – Playing my part   Introduction How do you imagine the world you want to live […]
October 8, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: THE MAN AND THE BIOSPHERE (MAB) YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARD 2019

The Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Young Scientists Award is a research award introduced by UNESCO to encourage young scientists to research into issues relating to […]
April 11, 2018

Ghana National Commission for UNESCO @ 60: Promoting Peace through the soft power of UNESCO

The Ghana National Commission for UNESCO is Sixty years!!! In 1958, a year on after Ghana gained independence, Cabinet approved the reconstitution of the then National […]
April 4, 2018

OPENING OF GHANA’S FIRST-EVER MUSEUM OF LIGHT

On 16th May, 2018, under the auspices of the Ghana National Commission for UNESCO, the first-ever Museum of Light will be commissioned in Accra at the […]
March 19, 2018

International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads 2

UNESCO, in collaboration with the National Commission of People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, is pleased to invite young women and men from countries along the […]