Youth of UNESCO: Hidita Scovia Paves the Way for Peacebuilding in South Sudan

As we reach the end of a tumultuous 2016, UNESCO caught up with Hidita Scovia, a young peacebuilder from South Sudan, to find out more about how young women and men are paving the way for the creation of peaceful societies in post-conflict countries. Hidita Scovia is a member of the Youth Peacemaker Network, a

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World Heritage Volunteers 2017 – Call for Projects

Over the past nine years, the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative has grown tremendously due to increasing interest and appreciation for World Heritage protection, preservation and promotion of World Heritage sites. Celebrating 10 years of the initiative, UNESCO's World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2017. Join

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Skills Training at School Opens Door to Better Work for Students in Zambia

School leavers and secondary school students in southern Zambia have benefited from a UNESCO project designed to tackle the problem of accessing technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Every year around 300,000 students leave school in Zambia with very few of them able to gain places on  TVET schemes. The UNESCO project, part of the

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UNESCO Unveils Video on Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Young People

The United Nations cultural agency has released a new video that outlines how comprehensive sexuality education helps young people develop the knowledge and skills to make conscious, healthy and responsible choices about relationships and sexuality. The Being a Young Person video, released by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), outlines the vital role that comprehensive

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Draw! Moroccan Youth Sketch Their Vision of Society

From UNESCO 15 young women and men representatives of youth organizations will meet renowned professional cartoonists from 20 to 22 July 2016 at la Maison de la Presse in Tangier, Morocco, around a workshop on editorial cartooning and youth caricatures. The agenda of the workshop, organized as part of NET-MED Youth activities, is rich and

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UNESCO MGIEP Conference of Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Education

From UNESCO MGIEP UNESCO MGIEP is looking for 50 dynamic young people from around the world, and across multiple sectors, who are committed to building a more peaceful and sustainable world, to participate in TAGe Delhi to share their views and opinions with decision-makers and experts working on Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education(PVE/E). Are

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UNESCO Biosphere Excursion: Learning experience for young environmentalists from Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates

From UNESCO The second part of the first UNESCO Biosphere Excursion, a binational programme in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ethiopia, took place in April 2016. A group of sixteen inspired students and young professionals from Ethiopia and the UAE met on 6 April for an excursion to protected areas in Abu Dhabi, Dubai,

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World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016: Join onsite or remotely!

From UNESCO The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 starts on 2 May 2016 in Geneva, and emphasizes Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The first High-Level Dialogue session will be dedicated to SDG 16 & to "Promoting Peaceful and Inclusive [Knowledge] Societies," and will explore how

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Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education: Ministers back education for democracy

From UNESCO Education ministers and officials from 50 countries attended the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education, in Brussels from 11-12 April, 2016, to discuss the theme "Securing democracy through education: The development of a Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture". Speaking at the event, which focuses on the democratic mission

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Syrian refugees welcome new secondary school in Basirma Camp, Iraq

From UNESCO Syrian students are celebrating the opening of a new secondary school built by UNESCO in Basirma refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Roj Awa Secondary School will be open to multiple shifts, allowing more than 500 students to access secondary schooling. The ceremony, attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education

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