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Education is key to deconstruct racial narratives

Unesco Most Programme - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:04
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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.

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Leading experts from Arab states stress the relevance of Internet Universality Indicators

Unesco Most Programme - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:00
news_230318_tunis_1.jpg Internet experts from the Arab states positively welcomed UNESCO’s project to define Internet Universality Indicators.© UNESCO Language English 23 March 2018Thirty Internet leading experts from Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates gathered at the invitation of UNESCO to assess the draft Internet Universality Indicators during a national and a regional debate conducted on 12 and 13 March 2018 in Tunis (Tunisia). Participants highlighted the “relevance of the project to assess Internet policies and foster Internet freedom in the Arab states” and offered suggestions to improve the indicators.
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L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards: a shared commitment to promote gender equality over 20 years

Unesco Most Programme - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:27
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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.

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A New Decade for Water Launched by the United Nations in New York

Unesco Most Programme - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:00
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2019 is proclaimed the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

Unesco Most Programme - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:59
Language English 22 March 2018

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.

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Kingdom of Netherlands supports community preparedness and tsunami awareness in the Caribbean

Unesco Most Programme - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:16
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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.

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Internship opportunity: IOC, Ocean Literacy Activities (Deadline: 16/04/2018)

Unesco Most Programme - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:00
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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:

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Director-General deplores death of photographer Bashar Al-Attar in Syria

Unesco Most Programme - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:40
Language English 22 March 2018

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.”

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Strengthening cooperation for a healthy ocean in Indonesia

Unesco Most Programme - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:01
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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.

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OASIIS Biennial Report 2018 – The value of social entrepreneurship toward sustainable development in UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves

Unesco Most Programme - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 15:50
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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.

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Learning robotics is the future! (in French)

Unesco Most Programme - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 14:19
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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.

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UNESCO and Juventus Football Club launch online anti-discrimination campaign

Unesco Most Programme - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:15
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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.

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Mobile Learning Week 2018: Preparing to Meet the Skill Requirements of a Connected World

Unesco Most Programme - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 11:26
Language English 21 March 2018

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.

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Coding with impact: training female tech talent from Latin America

Unesco Most Programme - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:58
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“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.

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UNESCO flags new publications at UN

Unesco Most Programme - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 09:48
news_210318_ny.jpg © UNESCO Language English 21 March 2018Two recent UNESCO books formed the basis of a media briefing at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday.

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.

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2018: Promoting Inclusive Societies

Unesco Most Programme - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:16
Language English 20 March 2018

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.

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