21 Jul, 2016

UNICEF Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Girls, Women from Sexual Violence

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From UN News Centre 20 July 2016 – A key adviser to the United Nations children’s agency today decried the culture of impunity surrounding sexual violence against women and girls around the world, following a recent case of gang rape in India. “Outrage is not enough,” said Anju Malhotra, UNICEF’s Principal Gender Advisor. “We need

21 Jul, 2016

UNESCO MGIEP Conference of Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Education

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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

13 Jul, 2016

First Step Towards Success: Setting The Goal

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From UNRWA Nothing precludes you from achieving your goals – knowledge has no value if it doesn’t translate into energy. For students, succeeding in school is a priority. However, success can’t be maintained without the following key elements: hard work, diligence, follow-up and willingness. Driven by these elements, 14-year-old Nour Kinan, a Palestine refugee student

11 Jul, 2016

Empowering the Youth Through Sport in Timor-Leste: Launching the Second Phase of the “Sport for Life” Initiative

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From UNESCO Office in Jakarta The energy of youth is on display this week in Dili, Timor-Leste, where the “Sport for Life Youth Leadership Camp” is bringing together youth facilitators from all 13 municipalities of the country.  From July 4th to 16th, they are trained to become facilitators themselves, to replicate the Sport for Life

11 Jul, 2016

Stand Up For and Invest in Teenage Girls, UN Says on World Population Day

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From UN News Centre   11 July 2016 – Leaders and communities must focus on and stand up for the rights of teenage girls, particularly those who are poor, out of school, exploited, or subjected to harmful traditional practices, the United Nations has said, marking World Population Day with a call to bolster the success

5 May, 2016

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

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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,

13 Apr, 2016

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

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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

13 Apr, 2016

Syrian refugees welcome new secondary school in Basirma Camp, Iraq

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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

12 Apr, 2016

Learning values through sport

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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