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18.08.2020

Futures of Education

Futures of Education

UNESCO has just launched a global initiative to reimagine how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet. UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative aims to rethink education and shape the future. The initiative is catalyzing a global debate on how knowledge, education and learning need to… »

12.07.2020

UNESCO expresses deep regret over Turkey decision to change status of historic Hagia Sophia

UNESCO expresses deep regret over Turkey decision to change status of historic Hagia Sophia

As the Turkish President signed a decree on Friday converting the ancient Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque, the UN cultural agency (UNESCO) said that it “deeply regrets the decision” made “without prior discussion”, having earlier in the day called on the State to abide by… »

09.06.2020

CASBAH OF ALGIERS is in Ruins: Bad Policies Applied to this Ancient City

CASBAH OF ALGIERS is in Ruins: Bad Policies Applied to this Ancient City

Casbah of Algiers, commonly known as the Casbah (the citadel), one of the old cities of Algiers, capital of Algeria, of which it forms a historic district listed as World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 1992 in Santa Fe, in the United States, was considered a great victory for… »

10.04.2020

UNESCO condemns theft of masterpieces during quarantine

UNESCO condemns theft of masterpieces during quarantine

The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) condemned this Thursday recent thefts of masterpieces, carried out by criminals who took advantage of the measures decreed to fight against Covid-19 pandemic. While most people are at home, criminals have been taking advantage of confinement to commit their misdeeds,… »

13.10.2017

Trump Puts Israel First With UNESCO Withdrawal

Trump Puts Israel First With UNESCO Withdrawal

By Ali Abunimah Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy was on full display Thursday when the State Department announced that the United States is withdrawing from UNESCO over the United Nations cultural body’s supposed “anti-Israel bias.” Under President Barack Obama, the US had already cut funding to the agency because of a… »

17.05.2017

International Museum Day: The Advancement of Learning and Culture

International Museum Day: The Advancement of Learning and Culture

18 May has been designated by UNESCO as the International Day of Museums to highlight the role that museums play in preserving beauty, culture, and history.  Museums come in all sizes and are often related to institutions of learning and libraries.  Increasingly, churches and centers of worship have taken on… »

25.03.2017

Making Journalism King of Informational Content Online

Making Journalism King of Informational Content Online

By Fackson Banda Fackson Banda is Programme Specialist in the Bureau of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). PARIS (IDN) – As social media expands, journalism is more special than ever: This is the conviction expressed by participants at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural… »

22.03.2017

UNESCO Pits Media Development Against Fake News

UNESCO Pits Media Development Against Fake News

By Guy Berger Guy Berger is Director, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development. PARIS (IDN) – While global controversies around “fake news” continue unabated, UNESCO holds two events at its Paris HQ this week which will give more insight into the issues. First up is an annual meeting… »

24.08.2016

‘All of Humanity Is Part of This Story’ – UNESCO on Day to Remember Slavery

‘All of Humanity Is Part of This Story’ – UNESCO on Day to Remember Slavery

Human Wrongs Watch 23 August 2016 – The courage of the men and women who in August 1791 revolted against slavery in Haiti “has created obligations for us,” the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on the day set aside for… »

15.08.2016

‘Youth Directly Affected by the Tragic Contradictions Prevailing Today’

‘Youth Directly Affected by the Tragic Contradictions Prevailing Today’

Human Wrongs Watch 12 August 2016 – The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future, United Nations Secretary-General… »

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