Today, 24 October, the United Nations turns 72!
This is an occasion to celebrate the whole UN family's work around the world to promote peace, democracy, justice, human rights & dignity for all.
This year, United Nations Day is also being celebrated at UNESCO headquarters!
This is an opportunity to learn and discuss about the #SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and explore different ways of achieving the ambitious 2030 Agenda targets.
Check out our Instagram account www.instagram.com/unesco to get the latest updates on this celebration. Happy #UNday to all!
JUST RELEASED: 2017/8 @GEMReport asks #WhosAccountable for reaching our global education goal? It calls on us to stop the blame game for education’s problems: we ALL play a part in ensuring we have access to a quality education, from students and teachers, right up to the United Nations. While responsibilities are shared, accountability for education starts first and foremost with governments. They must make sure not to blame people for education problems if they are outside of their control. Blaming teachers for bad learning outcomes can push them into a corner and have negative impact on learning, including marginalizing the weakest students.
Read the full report: Bit.ly/GEM2017
Join the campaign: #CountOnME
Call for nominations for @UNESCO-#SharjahPrize for #ArabCulture.
Submit nominations until 30 Oct 👉http://on.unesco.org/2tbdOv6
Tomorrow, 24 October, we are launching the 2017/8 edition of the Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report Unesco). Stay tuned for more information on this flagship publication on education issues worldwide. This year's report is focused on accountability in education. For more information visit: http://Bit.ly/GEM2017
Deadline extended! The theme for this year’s UNESCO Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education is increasing access to quality education. The Prize will reward organizations and individuals carrying out innovative practices to leverage ICTs so that they can significantly increase access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities.
Submit your application, in English or French, before 10 November 2017. Learn more: http://on.unesco.org/2xRlJDe
Which Bob Dylan song inspired one of the winners of the 2017 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development? The clue’s in the name. Hard Rain Project mixes photos, film, music and science to dazzling effect to bring home hard the effects of unsustainable lifestyles on the environment. Read our interview with project founder Mark Edwards who says it’s everybody’s job to fix it. http://on.unesco.org/2yVXCEe #ESDprize
Stéphane Hessel, French diplomat and Human Rights champion, would have turned 100 on October 20.
Hessel, writer and concentration camp survivor, participated during the momentous event on the drafting of the1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
He was a man strongly committed to the ideals of democracy, human rights, equality and freedom. As he wrote in one of his books, "the worst of attitudes is indifference or to think, 'I can do nothing about it; I manage.' By behaving in this way, you lose one of the essential components that makes you human." Indeed, we cannot afford being indifferent to the problems of the World.
In 2008, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Hessel received the UNESCO-Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights. Throughout the years, he collaborated in several events organized by UNESCO.
Today we pay tribute to Hessel's attitude and ideals. To mark this anniversay, we invite you all to read this interview with Hessel published in The Unesco Courier in 2008: http://on.unesco.org/2hT5s6K and this article written by Hessel himself, and published in 1994 http://on.unesco.org/2gxCr45
This is also an excellent occasion to read (or read again) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: http://on.unesco.org/2l2C5DP
#StéphaneHessel #HumanRights #DeclarationOfHumanRights #History #Democracy #UNESCO #Hessel #Peace #Freedom #Justice #Equality #UNESCOCourier
Laetitia is 23. She's a radio host in Lebanon. Her daily fight? Telling everyone about youth challenges, and their initiatives - like that of Rami's - to #BuildTomorrow.
“We can only make a difference when our voices are heard!” 📢
Chabab wa tanmiya - شباب و تنمية Adonis Péter Vácz - animation director UNESCO Office in Beirut UN Sustainable Development Platform جمعية التنمية و الحماس
#netmedyouth #UNESCO #EU4Youth #YouthMedia #radio #SDGs
UNESCO calls for nominations for the #SharjahPrize for #ArabCulture. Spread the info! Deadline is on October 30.
The Prize rewards significant contributions made by two eminent personalities, groups of persons or institutions (one from the Arab States and the other from elsewhere) to the development, knowledge and spread of Arab culture by means of artistic, intellectual or promotional outreach aimed at enhancing intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding.
Proposed candidates should have earned an international reputation for meritorious action extending over several years. More info & details: http://on.unesco.org/2tbdOv6