April celebrates ‘JAM’, Jazz Appreciation Month

What a fantastic idea! Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) ... a whole month dedicated to the celebration of jazz as something to treasure as part of our past, and present. Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities during the late 19th and early 20th century. It emerged in many parts of the United States in the form of independent popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African American and European American musical parentage with a performance … [Read more...]

UN launches Gaza Crisis Appeal, keeping schools out of conflict!

Keep schools out of the conflict says UNESCO Director General as UN launches Gaza Crisis Appeal Paris, August 2014 - On Friday 1 August, the United Nations launched the 2014 Gaza Crisis Appeal in order to respond to urgent humanitarian needs in Gaza. Education facilities and schools are on the front line of this crisis. A large number of civilians in Gaza have sought shelter and safety in schools, which are overcrowded and where living conditions are increasingly harsh. At least seven UNRWA … [Read more...]

Celebrating World Philosophy Day – NOV 21

IMAGE Philosophy Day at UNESCO By celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, on the third Thursday of November, UNESCO underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual. Philosophy Day has been celebrated by UNESCO every year since 2002, on the third Thursday of November, both at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and other cities around the world. The General Conference of UNESCO established World Philosophy Day in … [Read more...]

World Science Day Celebration UNESCO, Nov 10

WHAT IS THE WORLD SCIENCE DAY FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT ? Established by UNESCO in 2001, the WSDPD is celebrated on 10 November each year. The Day is an occasion to remind the UNESCO's mandate and commitment on science. The Global Multisciplinary e-Conference 2013 takes place from 10 until 12 November 2013. This event is dedicated to the UNESCO's World Science Day. World Science Day for Peace and Development Established by UNESCO in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development … [Read more...]

Jennifer Flanagan – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of one of Canada's innovative women leaders. This powerhouse has co-founded a charitable organization that engages Canadian youth in the fields of science and technology.         WOMAN of ACTION™     Jennifer Flanagan         Jennifer Flanagan is the co-founder and President and CEO of Actua, a national charitable organization that engages Canadian youth in … [Read more...]

UGANDA: Executive Training on Leadership [July 22 – 26]

Uganda: Executive Training on Foundation of Government Information Leadership Monday, 22 July 2013 - 11:00am to Friday, 26 July 2013 - 7:00pm Contact: Jaco Du TOIT, Advisor for Communication & Information (Email: [email protected]; Mobile: +254 (0) 728 610 912; Fax: +254 (0)20 762 2750) Type of Event: Category 7-Seminar and Workshop Focal point: CI UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya will carry out a one week “Executive Training on Foundation of … [Read more...]

Gender studies allow to raise awareness of societies across the world

UNESCO and Koç University join forces to develop training capacities in gender equality for decision-makers On 28 June, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, and Professor Umran İnan, President of Koç University, signed a partnership agreement. The ceremony took place in the presence of Ms. Çiğdem Kağıtçıbaşı, Director of Koç University Center for Gender Studies, Professor Hülya Durudoğan from Koç University, Ms Esra Doğan, Deputy Permanent delegation of Turkey to UNESCO and UNESCO … [Read more...]

Women Empowerment Workshop – Nadi, Fiji, from 13 to 15 June 2013

'Give Greater Recognition to Women’s Role in Promoting a Culture of Peace in the Pacific: UN' [Nadi, Fiji – June 13] Women in the Pacific have shown over and over again that it is they who foster peace in a myriad of recognized and unrecognized ways. Women’s roles in bringing lasting peace and recognition in strife-torn societies need to be given a greater recognition. These comments were made by the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident … [Read more...]

UNESCO trains Algerian media on gender-sensitive journalism

Sixty Algerian media professionals from the print press and the Algerian Public Service Broadcaster are taking part in training workshops, organized by the UNESCO Office in Rabat and the UNDP Office in Algeria. This event is being facilitated by experienced trainers from the journalism training centre, ESJ Pro Montpellier, and Algerian expert on media and gender equality, Ms Ghania Mouffok. The objective is to reinforce professional capacities of Algerian media to produce media content that … [Read more...]

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of African Union!

In advance of the 21st Summit of African Union, to be held in Addis Ababa on 19-27 May 2013, the UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, presents her congratulations to all African women and men on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the African Union.© African Union -African Union 50th anniversary logo “The African Union is a force for solidarity and for peace across the continent,” said Irina Bokova. “For fifty years, it has promoted a more integrated and prosperous Africa -- this … [Read more...]

“Afghanistan has to take its future in its own hands”

“Afghanistan has to take its future in its own hands” declares President Hamid Karzai President Hamid Karzai thanked the Director-General for UNESCO’s contribution to Afghanistan, notably in the fields of education and culture. “I congratulate you for your leadership to stand up for girls’ education. Through your initiative for Malala, I hope you will continue to speak up for the education of girls of Afghanistan and Pakistan”, which he defined as most challenging. Affirming that gender … [Read more...]

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