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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 19, 2018

Professor Allotey: The great mathematician and scientist

Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, a prodigy, was born on Monday, 9th August 1932, to a humble parentage at Saltpond in the Central Region of Ghana, […]
November 30, 2017

UNESCO/ISRAEL (MASHAV) CO-SPONSORED FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME – 2018

  UNESCO/ISRAEL (MASHAV) CO-SPONSORED FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME – 2018   In accordance with the framework of the Co-Sponsored Fellowship Programme, the Government of Israel has offered a […]
August 15, 2017

Sub-Sahara Africa remains region with highest out-of-school rates – UNESCO

Even though studies have shown that global poverty can be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school, the number of people dropping out of […]
August 15, 2017

More people attend university in Ghana as global number increases – UNESCO

The number of people enrolling in higher education in Ghana has increased dramatically in nine years, just as the number around the world has gone up, […]
August 15, 2017

UNESCO APPOINTS A NEW DIRECTOR-GENERAL

Every four (4) years, the General Conference of UNESCO appoints a Director-General, who directs the Secretariat of the Organization to put into realization the programmes adopted […]