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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, Fujairah […]

5 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

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 technologies used […]

3 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

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 of education […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

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 and Local Administration […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

YouthMobile training-of-trainers initiative launched in Namibia

From UNESCO

The UNESCO Windhoek Office launched a ten-day training-of-trainers (ToT) in mobile application development, in partnership with the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service (MSYNS) and Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) through its division, the Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII). The training is organised within the framework of the UNESCO YouthMobile initiative […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Learning values through sport

From UNESCO

Celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2016, on 6 April, UNESCO has initiated a campaign promoting the role of sport in delivering values education. A motion design animation, a photo book, and a dedicated webpage have been launched to this effect.

UNESCO is actively engaged in the promotion of sport and […]

12 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

L’Oréal and UNESCO celebrate the work of women in science

From UNESCO

UNESCO showcased the exceptional contribution to science of the five laureates of the 18th edition of the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards and the 15 recipients of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Rising Talents Grants at UNESCO Headquarters on 23 March. One day before the ceremony, at the Mutualité Hall in Paris, in which the […]

24 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNESCO brings inspiring young girls and boys to drive technological innovation at FOSSASIA 2016

From UNESCO

At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), encouraging young people to innovate and create knowledge is vital in effectively addressing those challenges.

UNESCO’s Youth Mobile Initiative builds on the experience of many programmes worldwide to introduce young people to computer […]

23 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Global Review finds Comprehensive Sexuality Education key to gender equality and reproductive health

From UNESCO

The evidence is clear. Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) leads to improved sexual and reproductive health, resulting in the reduction of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, and unintended pregnancy. It not only promotes gender equality and equitable social norms, but has a positive impact on safer sexual behaviours, delaying sexual debut and increasing condom use.

 The […]

4 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Multi-partisan Group of Young Parliamentarians created in El Salvador

From UNESCO

 On 1 March 2016 an important agreement was reached at the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador for the establishment of a multi-partisan Group of Young Parliamentarians, with support from UNESCO. This group, composed of members of parliament below the age of 35, will work to build an agenda of inclusive policies with an intergenerational […]

3 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|