"Why is it that making tanks is so easy, but building schools is so hard?" - Malala Yousafzai
Let's claim our right to education! 🎓💪
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Indigenous peoples live in all regions of the world and own, occupy or use some 22% of global land area.
Numbering at least 370-500 million, indigenous peoples represent the greater part of the world’s cultural diversity, and have created and speak the major share of the world’s almost 7000 languages.
Many indigenous peoples continue to be confronted with marginalization, extreme poverty and other human rights violations.
Through partnerships with indigenous peoples, UNESCO seeks to support them in addressing the multiple challenges they face, while acknowledging their significant role in sustaining the diversity of the world’s cultural and biological landscape.
Learn more: on.unesco.org/2FPnfH1
#IndigenousPeoples #WeAreIndigenous #SDGs
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This Holocaust Survivor of Auschwitz, Abramo Nacson, received an unforgettable expression of love from his grandson. It's a beautiful, touching story. This year, you can show survivors and the world that you care, too.
Join World Jewish Congress' global campaign for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Take your photo holding a 'We Remember' sign and post it to social media with the hashtag #WeRemember.
Together, we will honor the past and protect the future.
Footage from the award-winning film 'Numbered'.
More here: http://bit.ly/2mGZIAs
Registration and submissions for Mobile Learning Week 2018 – UNESCO’s flagship ICT in education event – are now open!
If you’re interested in the area of digital skills development, register for the upcoming conference taking place from 26-30 March at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
You can also submit a Symposium or Workshop proposal to present at the event. ℹ️ http://on.unesco.org/2FKIY38 #MLW2018
Books help weave humanity together as a single family, holding a past in common, a history & heritage http://on.unesco.org/2poqalk
Do you recognize this place?
This is Petra. Situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea and inhabited since prehistoric times, the rock-cut capital city of the Nabateans, became during Hellenistic and Roman times a major caravan centre for the incense of Arabia, the silks of China and the spices of India, a crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges.
An ingenious water management system allowed extensive settlement of an essentially arid area during the Nabataean, Roman and Byzantine periods. It is one of the world's richest and largest archaeological sites set in a dominating red sandstone landscape.
Petra was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1985.
Learn more about it here: http://on.unesco.org/2Dah66N
#Petra #Jordan #WorldHeritage #unite4heritage #CulturalHeritage #Culture #UNESCO #TravelTuesday
A universal message of justice. A symbol of tolerance. A dream of peace.
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on this day in 1929. He would become one of the most important figures in History, a key reference when it comes to the struggle for human rights and justice, and a lead example on tolerance and nonviolence activism.
King saw humanity as a whole united by unyielding links of fraternity and common destiny, as he stated in his famous “I have dream” speech.
He was assassinated when he was only 39 years-old. The bullets silenced the man, but not his message.
Today we pay tribute to his invaluable contribution to peaceful coexistence and dignity for all human beings, regardless of their race, sex, religion or social status.
To mark this occasion, we invite you all to read the article “Death, where is thy sting?”, by Mauritian writer Edouard J. Maunick, published in The Unesco Courier 📰 http://on.unesco.org/2nT8cnk
Also, download for free the book "Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr - The power of nonviolent action", by Mary King.
📙 http://on.unesco.org/2vlFpyz 📥 [PDF]
Join us in a conversation and tell us what you would do to apply the principles of tolerance and nonviolence to your daily life?
#MLKDay #MartinLutherKing #MartinLutherKingJr #LutherKing #History #HumanRights #Tolerance #NonViolence #Peace #Justice #Freedom #Equality #UNESCO #IhaveAdream
Never forget the Holocaust.
UNESCO is the agency with mandate to promote holocaust education worldwide
http://on.unesco.org/2mvVUkv #HolocaustRemembrance #HolocaustEducation
Internet Universality is based on:
✅ Human rights
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Without high quality #education data millions of children & adolescents will remain out of reach.