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01 Feb 2017 description

A promising future for girls’ education in Ethiopia: three higher learning institutions have mainstreamed gender-responsive pedagogy in six teacher-training courses through the UNESCO-HNA Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s Education.

A major part of a girl’s future plays out in school – and teachers are in a unique position to ensure that girls feel as confident as boys do to pursue their dreams.

29 May 2013 description



This report presents the results and findings of the evaluation of the first phase of the Joint Programme for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Ethiopia (JP GEWE) conducted over a period of 4 months between February and May 2013.

25 Jan 2012 description

UNESCO begins mapping groundwater in January in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa, in order to bring the population a sustainable water supply. Drought has caused the region’s worst famine in 60 years, with 12 million people at risk of starvation. Those living in refugee camps are particularly vulnerable.

11 Dec 2008 description

Paris, 11 December - Against the backdrop of the global financial crisis, education and development ministers, leading officials from multilateral and bilateral agencies, and representatives from civil society will meet in Oslo, Norway (16-17 December ) to recommend strategies for accelerating progress towards achieving quality Education For All by 2015.

Organized by UNESCO and hosted by the Government of Norway, this eighth meeting of the High Level Group on Education for All will be opened by UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura with the Prime Minister of Norway, Jens …