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UNESCO launches a Student Information Management System (SIMS) in Iraq

Via UNESCO

 

Baghdad, 12 February 2017 – On 9 February, UNESCO, together with the Ministry of Education of Iraq, launched the piloting of a national Student Information Management System (SIMS). The SIMS aims at providing accurate and up-to-date information on the education system in Iraq, immediately available for effective decision-making.

“The piloting of the SIMS in Rusafa/3 […]

14 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General’s remarks at the World Government Summit with Q&A

Watch video on webtv.un.org

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It’s an enormous pleasure and an enormous honor to be here. I am very grateful to your Highness [Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum] for your very kind invitation.

If one looks at today’s governance problems at the country level, between countries or at multilateral governance in the world, we face […]

13 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Helen Clark’s Speech at the World Government Summit Side Event on Youth and Governance: Perspectives on the UNDP Arab Human Development Report 2016

Via UNDP

 Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She also chairs the United Nations Development Group.

12 February 2017 – I am pleased to join you at this World Government Summit Side Event on Youth and Governance: Perspectives on the Arab […]

13 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

To mark this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we bring you the story of Katherine Jin – a young female scientist and how her scientific invention helps safeguard health workers.

13 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

No hidden figures: success stories can help girls’ STEM careers

From UN WOMEN
Op-ed by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February

What makes a young girl believe she is less intelligent and capable than a boy? And what happens when those children face the ‘hard’ subjects like science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)? A recent […]

9 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Ten Things You Need To Know About the 2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum

For two days on 30-31 January, the 6th annual ECOSOC Youth Forum brought together young leaders, government representatives, and civil society organizations at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The ECOSOC Youth Forum represents the largest annual convening at the United Nations focused on youth development and engagement and is a critical juncture for reviewing progress […]

9 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Boost to girls’ participation in science education in Ghana

From UNESCO

A positive start for the first Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) clinic in Ghana marks the beginning of a new chapter for girls’ participation in STEM education.
11 February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science – and a reminder that today, many women and girls continue to be excluded from […]

8 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Reaching Out: HIV Awareness Campaigns at High Schools in Gabon

From UNAIDS

HIV awareness events have been held at high schools in Ndende and Fougamou, Gabon. Sponsored by the Gabon Ministry of Health, the French embassy, the Pan African Organisation against AIDS and UNAIDS, the events attracted more than 3000 students, 500 of whom found out their HIV status.

A quiz on HIV, entitled “Stoppons le wela, […]

8 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

How can education prevent school violence and bullying based on ethnic discrimination?

Via UNESCO

 

UNESCO organized a workshop on Global Citizenship Education as part of the International Symposium on School Violence and Bullying: From Evidence to Action that took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
The workshop, on 17 January 2017, explored how Global Citizenship Education (GCED) can help develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and behaviours needed to […]

8 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNESCO addresses youth radicalization and online hate speech at Nice conference

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UNESCO recommended media and information literacy as among the most effective responses to online hate speech and youth radicalization at an international conference on youth and cyberhate held last week at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.

The conference, which took place on 23 and 24 January 2017, featured presentations from researchers and civil society […]

8 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|