The role of education at all social levels and in particular of young generations, remains one of the best ways to stop the proliferation of racist and discriminatory discourses and to foster intercultural exchanges. This is the message of experts who gathered on 21 March at UNESCO in Paris for a Round table on Deconstructing racial narratives: challenging assumptions and fostering diversity, organized in the context of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General of UNESCO, and Jean Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L'Oréal and Chairman of the L'Oréal Foundation, presented the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards to five outstanding women scientists during a ceremony held last night at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
This edition marks the 20th anniversary of this successful partnership, founded to support women scientists and address the gender bias in science.
The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is more than just a guide or catalogue of the entire known atoms in the universe; it is essentially a window on the universe, helping to expand our understanding of the world around us. Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of its creation by Russian scientist Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleev.
They say it takes a village to raise a child, but what does it take to raise a village into a tsunami-ready community? In 2017, the Caribbean Tsunami Information Centre (CTIC) of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) made considerable progress to improve early warning systems, public awareness and preparedness in the region thanks to a €80,000 contribution from the Kingdom of Netherlands.
UNESCO is currently seeking an intern to assist the Project Office of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO within the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), in the implementation of its ocean literacy activities. Duration: 3 to 6 months approx. Dates: Spring/Summer 2018
Under the direct supervision of the responsible Programme Specialist, and the authority of the Director, the intern will undertake the following tasks:
The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, today condemned the killing of photographer Bashar Al-Attar, who was hit in an airstrike in eastern Ghouta earlier this month.
“I condemn the killing of Bashar Al-Attar,” said the Director-General. “It is my sad duty yet again to remind all parties of their legal obligation to protect journalists in times of war. In keeping with the Geneva Conventions, belligerents must recognize the civilian status of journalists.”
On 18-19 March 2018, Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), travelled to Jakarta, Indonesia to take part in the International Indian Ocean Science Conference 2018 (IIOSC) and the 2nd International Indian Ocean Expedition-2 (IIOE-2) Steering Committee Meeting.
The first OASIIS Biennial Report has been published 2 years after the online platform was launched in Lima, Peru at the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves. OASIIS (Opening Access to Sustainable Independent Income Streams) is a collective asset for the MAB Programme, and for social entrepreneurs living within them.
Bamako, le 19 mars 2018 : l’UNESCO apporte son soutien au renforcement des capacités des jeunes, notamment des filles, en sciences, technologie, innovation et robotique au mali afin de renforcer leur employabilité.
On the occasion of the International Day against Racial Discrimination (21 March), Juventus and UNESCO announce an online campaign to highlight the potential of football to promote more inclusive societies, change social attitudes and fight against discrimination in all its forms. The campaign aims to mobilise players, supporters, youth, and the general public to share their stories and testimonies around the unifying power of football via social media platforms.
From 26 to 30 March, UNESCO is organizing its annual flagship information and communications technology in education event: Mobile Learning Week. It will bring together experts, practitioners and policy-makers from around the world to share ideas and best practices on ways to use ubiquitous mobile technology to support learning for all, particularly disadvantaged communities.
“We want to train young women to make them talented and globally competitive software developers.”
Meet Mariana Costa Checa, a young social entrepreneur from Peru. She is the CEO and Co-founder of Laboratoria, a company that has been training young women coding and software development skills in Latin America since 2014. Mariana will be attending Mobile Learning Week - UNESCO’s yearly flagship ICT in education event – taking place from 26 – 30 March 2018 in Paris.
Presented within the format of the “Noon briefing” by the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, the publications are part of UNESCO’s work in preventing violent extremism.
UNESCO will mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March) with events designed to promote tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity, the theme chosen for the Day this year.