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UNESCO and Fundación Semilla present school violence prevention strategies at international forum

From UNESCO
Fundación Semilla has developed a play kit that uses emotions, empathy and diversity to help prevent violence in schools. The teaching tool, part of a school violence prevention project by UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago), will be presented in Ottawa, Canada at the Third Forum on […]

15 March 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

Statistical Commission adds last piece for full implementation of SDGs

From UN DESA
Two years after the Commission created the Inter-agency Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), the global statistical community has come together to fulfill the promise of delivering a global indicator framework for the 2030 Agenda as requested by the UN General Assembly.

By adopting the SDGs indicator framework today, the international community has a […]

15 March 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education provides a platform for innovative teaching

From UNESCO
The Third UNESCO Forum on GCED, which opened on 8 March 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, brought together leading experts, practitioners and policymakers from around the world to examine pedagogical approaches and teaching practices, and to ensure that practical change is brought into classrooms.

“Teachers are on the frontlines of bringing GCED into learning environments. Without […]

13 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Improving Vocational Education Brings Opportunities for Young People in Yunnan

 

From World Bank

Yunnan Province, on China’s southwestern border, is well known for its beautiful natural landscape and rich ethnic culture. Yet it is also one of the country’s poorest provinces. Its per capita GDP in 2010 was only half of the national average. With 84% of mountainous land, the majority of its 45 million people […]

13 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young people from South Togo rediscover traditional musical instruments

From UNESCO
Six thousand young people from southern Togo were keen to discover the traditional musical instruments of their region. This was made possible thanks to a one-year project implemented by the National Commission for Cultural Heritage (CNPC) of Togo to safeguard this element of the intangible cultural heritage of the country. The project concluded with […]

13 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Statisticians celebrate 70 years of global collaboration

From UN DESA

“It is very fitting that for your 70th anniversary session you are meeting – for the first time – here at the heart of the United Nations, in the General Assembly Hall,” said Lenni Montiel, UN DESA’s Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, as he addressed the opening of the 48th session of the […]

10 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Celebrating Women in Oceanography on International Women’s Day

From UNESCO

Young women engaged in ocean sciences from around the world had the chance to exchange with some of Oceanography’s women leaders during a webinar organized by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

The webinar sought to give the floor to three women oceanographers to share their compelling personal and professional narratives with younger generations about working […]

10 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Nairobi, UN chief Guterres marks International Women’s Day by meeting with young women in Mathare slum.

Via UN News

8 March 2017 – The richness, welfare and prosperity of countries depend on the full integration of women in the development process, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, commemorating International Women’s Day at a ceremony in Nairobi as part of his visit to Kenya.

Speaking at an event alongside the First Lady of […]

8 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Secretary-General”s Message for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

06 March 2017 – Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed.

Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full […]

8 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNESCO celebration of International Women’s Day 2017 to focus on the arts

From UNESCO

UNESCO will celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) at its Headquarters and field office with a roundtable debate on gender equality in the art world, an advocacy campaign for women to be better represented in the media, and an international art exhibition.
Organized in cooperation with the French National Committee of UN Women, the roundtable […]

6 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|