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10.12.2020

Education Is a Fundamental Human Right and the Priority of the 21st Century

Education Is a Fundamental Human Right and the Priority of the 21st Century

Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait Education is not a privilege. It is a fundamental human right. Yet, education is undervalued even at the best of times. We often fail to connect the dots between the right to education and the realization of all human rights. As noted by… »

05.12.2020

Journalism without fear or favour

Journalism without fear or favour

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made even clearer the importance of being able to access reliable, unbiased information in a time of crisis – and of independent media as the source of such information. But freedom of the media is under attack in many countries all around the world and… »

14.11.2020

UNESCO to organize forum on protection of cultural heritage

UNESCO to organize forum on protection of cultural heritage

UNESCO and European institutions will hold an online forum next week to address the challenges of protecting cultural heritage and the role of multilateralism in that goal, according to the world organization. In a statement, UNESCO set out that the event coordinated with the German government, the European Commission and… »

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… »

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