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Ethics and bioethics for sustainable development (in French)

Unesco Most Programme - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 16:50
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Les 22, 23 et 24 mars 2018 a eu lieu le 12ème sommet mondial des comités d’éthique et bioéthique à Dakar (Global Summit of National Ethics/ Bioethics Committees). Plus de 200 représentants des comités d’éthique et de bioéthique nationaux de 100 pays, des membres d’organisations internationales telles que l’OMS, l’UNESCO, ainsi que des représentants du gouvernement sénégalais ont participé au sommet dont le thème était : " Bioéthique, Développement durable et Sociétés ".

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Launch of a study to promote women’s football internationally

Unesco Most Programme - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 11:51
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In the spirit of the approaching FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in France in June 2019, UNESCO, together with the French National Union of Professional Footballers (l’Union nationale des footballeurs professionnels – UNFP) and the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), will work together to advance the promotion of women’s football on the world stage.

The will of these three actors is to advance, each at its own level, gender equality and equity in women’s football, and to promote its inclusive role in society.

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Beautiful Girl Inside Out: Personality Development for Alternative Learning System Learners

Unesco Most Programme - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 08:22
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Within the framework of the project “Better Life for Out-of-School Girls to Fight Against Poverty and Injustice in the Philippines” an initiative dubbed as “Beautiful Girl Inside Out: Personality Development for Alternative Learning System Learners” was organised on 24 March 2018 at NEAP Conference Hall, DepED Regional Office VIII-Eastern Visayas, Government Centre, Candahug, Palo, Leyte.

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Meeting with the Prime Minister of Norway

Unesco Most Programme - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 19:57
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On 27 March, UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, met with the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, at UNESCO Headquarters.

The Director-General thanked the Prime Minister for Norway’s unwavering support to UNESCO, both financially and politically, and commended the country’s leadership in education around the world.

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Enough is Enough, Stop Gender Based Violence

Europaid - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 16:11
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Ke Boikarabelo Jwa Rona: Its our responsibility

Europaid - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 15:54
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UNESCO promotes Internet Universality indicators to advance SDGs at WSIS Forum 2018

Unesco Most Programme - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 15:22
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Building on the vibrant consultation that UNESCO conducted on defining the Internet Universality Indicators at the WSIS Forum in 2017, UNESCO hosted a high-level session on Promoting Internet Universality Indicators as a comprehensive tool for achieving the SDGs during the WSIS Forum 2018.  In the session, UNESCO presented the first draft Internet universality indicators, a comprehensive tool to help states and stakeholders to measure Internet policies in support of achieving the SDGs at the n

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Media launch kicks off countdown to World Press Freedom Day 2018 in Ghana

Unesco Most Programme - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 14:59
news_270318_ghana.jpg © UNESCO Language English 27 March 2018UNESCO and the Government of Ghana kicked off the countdown to World Press Freedom Day 2018 (3 May) during a widely attended media event yesterday at the Ghanaian Ministry of Information in Accra. With five weeks remaining, the Minister of Information Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid urged the media to participate in and support the global celebration of press freedom.
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Saying NO to child marriage in Malawi

Europaid - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 14:13
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WSIS Forum 2018 successfully concluded

Unesco Most Programme - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:04
news_270318_wsis.jpg © UNESCO Language English 27 March 2018From March 19-23, in Geneva, UNESCO co-organized the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, the world's largest annual gathering of the ICT for development community. The Forum provided an opportunity for information exchange, knowledge creation and sharing of best practices, while identifying emerging trends and fostering partnerships in the WSIS priority areas. 
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Worsening land degradation impacts 3.2 billion people worldwide

Unesco Most Programme - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 19:19
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Worsening land degradation caused by human activities is undermining the well-being of two fifths of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change. It is also a major contributor to mass human migration and increased conflict, according to the world’s first comprehensive evidence-based assessment of land degradation and restoration.

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The holistic gender and media agenda in focus

Unesco Most Programme - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 15:42
news_260318_csw_gender.jpg © UNESCO Language English 26 March 2018Achieving gender equality in and through media requires a comprehensive approach covering a full gamut of longstanding as well as new challenges.

Assessing the issues – ranging from media ownership and staffing, news coverage, the safety of women journalists, through to policy effectiveness - is essential if society is to overcome the snail’s pace of progress to date.

This was the thread running through a panel session convened at the UN headquarters in New York on 23 March by UNESCO and the Global Alliance for Media and Gender (GAMAG).

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UNESCO calls for protection for women journalists, as UN Commission reviews Gender and Media

Unesco Most Programme - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:30
news_260318_csw_safety.jpg © UNESCO Language English 26 March 2018Attacks on women journalists, both online or offline, are hurting democracies. This was the blunt message from a panel organized by UNESCO on 20 March 2018, during the 62nd edition of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at United Nations headquarters in New York.

An observer commented from the floor that is was the most powerful event she had attended over the entire two-week long CSW session.

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Launch of UNESCO Report on Use of Mobile Technology in Education for Refugees

Unesco Most Programme - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:11
Language English 26 March 2018

UNESCO will present a report on the potential of technology to address the educational needs of refugees, A lifeline to learning: Leveraging technology to support education for refugees, on 27 March (11.45 am) during Mobile Learning Week, the Organization’s flagship event on information and communication technologies for education.

The Report examines how mobile technology can help meet the educational needs of the unprecedented number of refugees around the world whose access to learning is limited by many factors, including their status and linguistic barriers.

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Revised policy may herald new dawn for Sudanese science

Unesco Most Programme - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:00
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Continuing our series of updates of trends in science governance in specific countries and regions since the UNESCO Science Report was published two years ago, we focus here on Sudan’s new Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, adopted by the Council of Ministers in July 2017. Dr Mustafa El Tayeb, Vice-Chancellor of the Future University in Sudan and former Director of the Division for Science Policy and Sustainable Development at UNESCO until 2009, analyses the main thrusts of this policy and its implications for development in Sudan.

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Republic of Korea Gives Support to UNESCO’s Programme for Girls’ Education in Pakistan

Unesco Most Programme - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 19:59
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The Republic of Korea has brought its support to UNESCO’s Girls’ Right to Education Programme in Pakistan with the signing of an agreement between UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and the country’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Mr Lee Byong-hyun, on 23 March 2017.

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Biodiversity and nature’s contributions continue dangerous decline

Unesco Most Programme - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 19:10
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Biodiversity – the essential variety of life forms on Earth – continues to decline in every region of the world, significantly reducing nature’s capacity to contribute to people’s well-being. This alarming trend endangers economies, livelihoods, food security and the quality of life of people everywhere, according to four landmark science reports released today, written by more than 550 leading experts, from over 100 countries.

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Director-General urges investigation into murder of journalist Leobardo Vázquez in Mexico

Unesco Most Programme - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:16
Language English 23 March 2018

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, has condemned the murder of reporter Leobardo Vázquez in the town of Gutiérrez Zamora, in the Mexican State of Veracruz on 21 March.

“I condemn the murder of Leobardo Vázquez,” said the Director-General. “I call on the authorities to spare no effort in finding the culprits of this assassination which further undermines the ability of journalists in the region to do their important work nurturing informed public debate.”

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MY Delta: youth ambassadors for sustainable development in the Po Delta Biosphere Reserve

Unesco Most Programme - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:32
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Following the 1st MAB Youth Forum, UNESCO’s MAB Programme is preparing for the next MAB Council where it will encourage Member States to invest further in youth engagement in UNESCO biosphere reserves. However, as stated in the MAB Youth Forum Declaration, young delegates also committed to work towards this objective, for example, by developing and promoting interactive tools or sharing information about the MAB Programme at all levels.

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