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"Lost Children of the Prophet" Neha Dixit Second Prize Asia and the Pacific 2011

Europaid - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:52

Article "Lost Children of the Prophet" from Neha Dixit winner of the Second Prize in the Asia and the Pacific category 2011.

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"Medicine’s Wild East" Xiao-Mi Tan First Prize Asia and the Pacific 2011

Europaid - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:49

Article "Medicine’s Wild East" from Xiao-Mi Tan  winner of the First Prize in the Asia and the Pacific category 2011

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"We breathe death with every breath we take" Esra Açikgöz Third Prize Arab World and the Middle East 2011

Europaid - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:46

Article "We breathe death with every breath we take" from Esra Açikgöz winner of the Third Prize in the Arab World and the Middle East category 2011.

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"Third Millennium Slavery" Hana Buhijji Second Prize Arab World and the Middle East 2011

Europaid - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:43

Article "Third Millennium Slavery" from Hana Buhijji winner of the Second Prize in the Arab World and the Middle East category 2011

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Article "Female Genital Mutilation in Kurdistan" Dlovan Barwari First Prize Arab World and the Middle East 2011

Europaid - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:39

Article "Female Genital Mutilation in Kurdistan" from Dlovan Barwari winner of the First Prize in the Arab World and the Middle East category 2011

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Article "Cameroon: The Double Life of Homosexuals" Anne Mireille Nzouankeu Third Prize Africa 2011

Europaid - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:38

Article "Cameroon: The Double Life of Homosexuals" Anne Mireille Nzouankeu Third Prize Africa 2011.

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Article "Undercover in the Orphans’ Home of “Hell”" Anas Aremeyaw Anas winner of the Second Prize Africa 2011

Europaid - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:34

Article "Undercover in the Orphans’ Home of “Hell”" Anas Aremeyaw Anas winner of the Second Prize in the Africa category 2011.

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Article "Corrective Rape: Portrait of a Perpetrator" Tanya Farber Winner First Prize Africa 2011

Europaid - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:31

Article "Corrective Rape: Portrait of a Perpetrator" from Tanya Farber winner of the first prize in the Africa category 2011.

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Africa-EU Dialogue

Europaid - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:54
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Africa-EU Dialogue

Europaid - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:54

The international context and EU-Africa relations are constantly evolving, presenting new challenges and opportunities. Since the historic first Africa-EU Summit in Cairo in 2000, where the Africa-EU partnership framework was established, considerable change has taken place on both continents, which challenge the way Africa and Europe perceive each other.

The Africa-EU Partnership is adapting to these changing realities through constant formal dialogue between African and European counterparts at different levels:

 

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Life Skills Training Concluded

Unesco Most Programme - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:51

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UNESCO Database of National Cultural Heritage Laws Celebrates its 10th anniversary

Unesco Most Programme - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:49
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The UNESCO Database of National Cultural Heritage Laws was launched in 2005 with the financial support of the US Department of State. It is the unique tool which allows a free and easy access to cultural heritage laws currently in force as well as a rapid consultation of other relevant national cultural rules and regulations.

2685 laws of 187 Member States are published on the Database website. There have been 10,703 researches and 1,034,437 impressions in the last three months.

By compiling on the Internet the national laws of the Member States, UNESCO offers all stakeholders (governments, customs, art dealers, organizations, lawyers, buyers ...) a complete source of information easily accessible. If legal question about the origin of an object (stolen, looted, exported, imported or acquired illegally), it is indeed useful to quickly check the relevant national legislation.

The UNESCO Database of National Cultural Heritage Laws allows searching:

 

  •  National legislation for the protection of cultural heritage in general;
  •  Certificates for export and / or import cultural property (on request);
  • Translations, official or otherwise, of national laws and certificates;
  •  Details of the competent national authorities in the field of cultural heritage;
  • The addresses of the official national websites dedicated to the protection of cultural heritage.

The countries which have recently submitted new or updated Cultural legislation are the following:

1/5- Afghanistan           

(updated legislation communicated by the Afghani Permanent Delegation to UNESCO in February 2015-the data will be uploaded online as soon as the Afghani authorities provide UNESCO with the legislative texts)

Law on national register (15-06-1983)

 Regulation on national archives (22-09-1984

 Law on protection of cultural and historical heritage of Afghanistan (15-05-2004)

 Regulation on the organization of exhibitions of cultural and historical objects (17-12-2014).

 

2/5- Algeria

(updated legislation uploaded online in February 2015)

      Instrument juridique et instrument de protection et de valorisation du patrimoine culturel

 

3/5-Australia
(new legislation uploaded online in January 2015)

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Regulations 1987

Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Act 2013

Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Regulation 2014

 

4/5- Honduras               

(updated legislation uploaded online in January 2015)

  Decreto 220 – 97 de diciembre 29 de 1997 -Ley para la proteccion del patrimonio cultural de la   nacion

 

5/5- Yemen

(historical legislation uploaded online in January 2015)

      Law on Antiquities

 

 

Cook Islands is the new country which have legislation published now online
(New legislation uploaded online in December 2014)

Public Records Act 1984

Act to establish the Ministry of Cultural Development (including the amendments of 1994) 1990

Protection of Antiquities Act 1994

Cultural and Historical Places Act 1994

Te Reo Maori Act 2003

Copyright Act 2013

Traditional Knowledge Act 2013

The laws related to movable cultural heritage of Algeria, Mali, Morocco, Panama and Tunisia will be available in English soon, as a result of a translation contract established between UNESCO and the national authorities of the countries mentioned above, thanks to the generous support of the US Department of State.

Please visit the UNESCO Database.

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EU announces additional funds for the IGAD Monitoring and Verification Mechanism in South Sudan

Europaid - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:14

The EU will provide €5 million to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to support its efforts of achieving peace in South Sudan. The funding finances the so-called monitoring and verification mechanism (MVM) which is playing a key role in providing a neutral and balanced analysis of the security situation to the IGAD mediation.

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Call for nominations for the UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation

Unesco Most Programme - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:55
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The UNESCO Sultant Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation is awarded every second year for oustanding contributins by individuals, groups of individuals, institues or organizations in the field of environmental preservation. The prize consists of a diploma and a financial reward of US dollar 70,000, donated graciously by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman.

Contributions have to consistent with the policies, aims and objectives of UNESCO, and in relation to the Organization’s programmes in this field, i.e. environmental and natural resources research, environmental education and training, creation of environmental awareness through the preparation of environmental information materials and activities aimed at establishing and managing protected areas such as biosphere reserves and natural World Heritage sites.

Nominations for the Prize can only be made by UNESCO Members States and by International Organizations or by Non-Governmental Organizations which have consultative status with UNESCO, each of which may make only one nomination.

However other interested NGOs, as well as research institutions, universities and individuals, are not eligible to make nominations directly to UNESCO. Therefore, such bodies and individuals are invited to propose their candidate to their country National Commission for UNESCO, which may or may not select it as its formal candidature.

Candidatures should be prepared in English or French. The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2015 Prize is 15 June 2015.

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Call for nominations for the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science now open.

Unesco Most Programme - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:20

UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General of the Natural Sciences Sector is pleased to announce that the call for nominations is now open for the 2015 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science.
Nominations will be accepted until 29 May 2015. Nominations should be submitted to Director-General by the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, and by non-governmental organizations maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO. Each Member State and non-governmental organization may designate one candidate.
This year’s winner will be awarded by the Director-General on 4 November 2015 during the World Science Forum to be held in Budapest (Hungary). The recipient will receive a monetary award of $20,000, a certificate, and the UNESCO Albert Einstein silver medal.
The Prize is an international distinction recognizing an individual’s work to interpret science, research and technology to the general public. To date, 66 individuals from 24 countries have received this...

UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General of the Natural Sciences Sector is pleased to announce that the call for nominations is now open for the 2015 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science.

Nominations will be accepted until 29 May 2015. Nominations should be submitted to Director-General by the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, and by non-governmental organizations maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO. Each Member State and non-governmental organization may designate one candidate.

This year’s winner will be awarded by the Director-General on 4 November 2015 during the World Science Forum to be held in Budapest (Hungary). The recipient will receive a monetary award of $20,000, a certificate, and the UNESCO Albert Einstein silver medal.

The Prize is an international distinction recognizing an individual’s work to interpret science, research and technology to the general public. To date, 66 individuals from 24 countries have received this award; six of whom have also been Nobel-Prize winners.

 

For information on how to apply, please visit: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/science-technology/sti-policy/global-focus/science-popularization/prizes/kalinga-prize/how-to-apply/

For more information on the Prize, please visit: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/science-technology/sti-policy/global-focus/science-popularization/prizes/kalinga-prize/

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UNESCO together with key stakeholders design questionnaire to asses Vocational Education sector in Iraq

Unesco Most Programme - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 09:34
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Vocational Education and Training (VET), is a key driver for Iraq’s economic development and a key player in addressing the very challenges that Iraq is facing such as unemployment and poverty. Vocational Education (VE) increases the competitiveness of the graduates of the system by providing quality education to young people preparing them for wage and self-employment. For this reason, it is crucial to continually assess the performance of the sector and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses, ensuring that the sector is compatible with international and national quality standards and norms.

VE is a key component of the Iraqi Public Sector Modernization programme (IPSM), a programme that is implemented by UNESCO in partnership with the Government of Iraq. Within this framework, a 2 day workshop was held from 17 to 19 February in Baghdad.

The workshop was attended by several key stakeholders from the VE sub sector including, Dr. Tareq Jassem Al Ani, Reporter for the TVET Coordination Committee and Advisor at the Prime Minister’s Advisory Commission (PMAC), Dr. Dyaa Kazem, Head of vocational supervision department at the Directorate General of Vocational Education along with principals of five vocational schools from Baghdad and Najaf and participants from the Directorate General of Vocational Education.

Participants together with UNESCO consultants discussed the findings of the work on the self-assessment of vocational education schools which was the subject of a study developed by UNESCO and two previous workshops held in Baghdad and Beirut. A questionnaire including assessment indicators was finalized in the workshop and will be provided to the contributing schools for feedback in a pilot assessment.

 “Vocational Education is a key element for solving pressing issues in Iraq’s weak economy that often results in unemployment and poverty” said Axel Plathe, Director of UNESCO Office for Iraq.

Mr Plathe also praised the progress achieved so far that has resulted in the development of a general framework to reform the structure of the General Directorate of Vocational Education.

On this occasion, Mr Plathe took the opportunity to announce the launch of a UNESCO project aimed at reforming the technical and vocational education and training sector in Iraq, which he mentioned will also provide increased support to Iraq's TVET system. The new project is funded by the European Union for 12,300,000 euros and will be implemented over a period of three years. 

 

 

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The Director-General discusses with the UN Secretary-General the destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq and informs him about UNESCO’s response

Unesco Most Programme - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 18:00

6 March 2015 - The Director-General met with UN Secretary General, H.E. Mr Ban Ki-moon, at UN Headquarters to discuss the recent events on the destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq. In follow-up to milestone UN Security Council resolution 2199, which condemns the destruction of cultural heritage and adopts legally binding measures to counter illicit trafficking of cultural objects from Iraq and Syria, the Director-General informed the UN Secretary-General about UNESCO’s action in convening a broad coalition of partners to develop a strong system-wide response for the resolution’s effective implementation.

Underlining her consultations with the President of the UN Security Council, H.E. Mr François Delattre, other members of the UN Security Council, and key partners such as the UN Office of Drugs and Crime, Interpol, and the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, the Director-General informed the UN Secretary-General about the upcoming meeting she will convene at Paris Headquarters in April to lay out the elements of a coordinated initiative.   

In the wake of ongoing destructions, the Director-General underlined the critical role of religious leaders in denouncing the events that are occurring. As part of the Organization’s efforts to mobilize a broad partnership for the effective protection of cultural heritage, UNESCO is furthermore reaching out to Iraqi youth, appealing to them to claim heritage as their own as a key step towards future reconciliation and recovery.  

The UN Secretary-General expressed his full support for UNESCO’s action. 

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The Director-General discusses with the UN Secretary-General the destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq and informs him about UNESCO’s response

Unesco Most Programme - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 18:00

6 March 2015 - The Director-General met with UN Secretary General, H.E. Mr Ban Ki-moon, at UN Headquarters to discuss the recent events on the destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq. In follow-up to milestone UN Security Council resolution 2199, which condemns the destruction of cultural heritage and adopts legally binding measures to counter illicit trafficking of cultural objects from Iraq and Syria, the Director-General informed the UN Secretary-General about UNESCO’s action in convening a broad coalition of partners to develop a strong system-wide response for the resolution’s effective implementation.

Underlining her consultations with the President of the UN Security Council, H.E. Mr François Delattre, other members of the UN Security Council, and key partners such as the UN Office of Drugs and Crime, Interpol, and the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, the Director-General informed the UN Secretary-General about the upcoming meeting she will convene at Paris Headquarters in April to lay out the elements of a coordinated initiative.   

In the wake of ongoing destructions, the Director-General underlined the critical role of religious leaders in denouncing the events that are occurring. As part of the Organization’s efforts to mobilize a broad partnership for the effective protection of cultural heritage, UNESCO is furthermore reaching out to Iraqi youth, appealing to them to claim heritage as their own as a key step towards future reconciliation and recovery.  

The UN Secretary-General expressed his full support for UNESCO’s action. 

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