27 Feb, 2017

UNRWA Comic Drawing Training: Explaining Big Ideas in Few Words

From UNRWA   On 29 January, the UNRWA communications with communities team, part of the Gaza Field Communications Office, has launched its first comic drawing workshop in cooperation with a community-based organization in Gaza city. Approximately, 25 young women from all areas of Gaza are participating in the training which will last for one month

23 Feb, 2017

“Empowering disadvantaged communities through innovative education” – UNESCO

Via UNESCO   Kiron Open Higher Education from Germany and Jaago Foundation from Bangladesh have won the 2016 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education for their innovative and inspiring projects. They each received USD 25,000 each and a certificate of recognition at a

22 Feb, 2017

Central America Universities Address Illict Trafficking In Cultural Property

From UNESCO During the month of February 2017, the UNESCO Office in San José, Cost Rica, is organizing university lectures to raise awareness among students in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama on the need to protect cultural heritage from looting and trafficking. Under the title "Illicit Traffic in Cultural Property in Central

22 Feb, 2017

France and Canada Endorse Safe Schools Declaration

From UNESCO On 21 February 2017, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova commended the French and Canadian governments for endorsing the Safe Schools Declaration, an international political commitment to protect students, teachers, schools and universities from attack in times of armed conflict. This brings the number of signatories to 59 countries. France is the first permanent member

21 Feb, 2017

Traditional leaders: a crucial entry point for young people’s sexual and reproductive health

From UNFPA  Traditional leaders hold incredible power to realize young people’s sexual and reproductive health rights. Yet, many traditional communities in rural Swaziland have resisted public discussion of ‘taboo’ topics such as sexual-and gender-based violence and the HIV epidemic, especially regarding young people.   UNFPA’s Safeguard Young People Programme has been engaging traditional leaders in