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October 14, 2019

Call for nominations – 2019 UNESCO ICT in Education Prize

The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize, established in 2005 and funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Prize rewards projects that use new technologies […]
October 11, 2019

International Day of the Girl Child

Girls’ education: a force for gender equality and lasting change UNESCO’s new campaign for International Day of the Girl Child celebrates the GirlForce, those who are working to […]
September 19, 2019

2ND AFRICAN REGIONAL CONGRESS ON MARTIAL ARTS, 25TH – 26TH SEPTEMBER, 2019, ACCRA

The Ghana National Commission for UNESCO (Ghana Natcom) in collaboration with the UNESCO International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement (UNESCO ICM) will […]
September 16, 2019

THE INTEGRATION OF WORLD HERITAGE CURRICULUM IN THE ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES OF ECOWAS MEMBER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.

This communique was endorsed at the Biennial General Assembly during the 16th West African Archaeological Association (WAAA/AOAA) Colloquium held at the University of Ghana, Legon from […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 19, 2019

2ND AFRICAN REGIONAL CONGRESS ON MARTIAL ARTS, 25TH – 26TH SEPTEMBER, 2019, ACCRA

The Ghana National Commission for UNESCO (Ghana Natcom) in collaboration with the UNESCO International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement (UNESCO ICM) will […]
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 […]