París, 23 de junio – “La paz es cambiar las balas por los votos, las armas por los argumentos, la violencia por la democracia”, dijo hoy en la UNESCO el presidente de la República de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, en un discurso pronunciado ante representantes de los Estados Miembros, de los órganos de gobierno de la Organización y numerosas otras personalidades.
Peace is about preferring ballots rather than bullets, arguments to weapons, democracy to violence," said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in an address at UNESCO before more than several hundred people, included among them the representatives of the Member States, and the organization’s governing bodies.
Savaia village, on the southern coast of Upolu, is recognized by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) as Samoa’s first Tsunami Ready community.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) and Chair of the Disaster Advisory Committee, Afioga Ulu Bismarck Crawley said that “the Tsunami Ready program is critical in identifying gaps in tsunami preparedness and response at the village level and to guide the implementation of tsunami related capacity strengthening programs.
20 June 2017 | UNESCO Office in Afghanistan—UNESCO has initiated cultural projects for IDP (Internally Displaced Person) and returnee settlements in Herat, Afghanistan. This initiative contributes to the social integration of the Afghan IDPs and returnees by building their social cohesion through common cultural linkages and the promotion of human rights. Pilot activities with participatory theatre for IDPs and returnees and their host communities have started in the Maslakh (Behzad) and Police Station settlements.
World poverty could be cut in half if all adults completed secondary education
Paris, 21 June—A new UNESCO policy paper shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school. Yet, new data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) show persistently high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that completion levels in education will remain well below that target for generations to come.
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International Bureau of Education (IBE- UNESCO)
The incumbent, under the overall authority of Renato Opertti, Senior Program Specialist, will support the program carry out the Programme “Innovation and Leadership in Curriculum, Learning and Assessment by carrying out the following tasks:
Background and rationale: