15 Mar, 2017

Human Rights Council Report: Strong recommendations on how to advance youth participation and rights

The Human Rights Council today saw the launch of the report of the inaugural United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, which focused on the theme of “Widening the Democratic Space: Youth Participation in Public Decision-Making” .  The report was presented by H.E. Daniiar Mukashev, the Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to

15 Mar, 2017

Call to Action to Close Digital Gender Gap

From UNESCO On 15 March, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, co-chaired the Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide, with the Chief Executive Officer of GSMA, Mr Mats Granryd. The event was held within the framework of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Digital Development in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China. The Working Group launched the

15 Mar, 2017

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

15 Mar, 2017

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