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24 May 2017 description

UNESCO (Dakar, Headquarters and IICBA), the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre for International Understanding (APCEIU) and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), represented by its Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la formation (IFEF), organized a capacity-building workshop on prevention of violent extremism through education (PVE-E) in West Africa and the Sahel. This event took place in Dakar, Senegal, from 9 to 11 May 2017.

28 Mar 2015 description

UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) today approved a total of US$ 58,573 to support projects aimed at building the communication capacities of Ebola affected countries in the Mano River Region.

The proposals, submitted by proponents in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, are in line with UNESCO's Strategic Response to Ebola, which underlines the need to strengthen communication systems in the above countries.

08 Oct 2014 description

UNESCO is launching a new project “Fighting Ebola by Media,” that will be undertaken throughout Sierra Leone and Liberia. This follows the unanimous adoption of General Assembly resolution 69/1 on 19 September, and the adoption of Security Council resolution 2177 (2014), concerning the Ebola outbreak.

The provision of clear and reliable information is essential for a better understanding of the disease at the community level and a bulwark for more effective prevention.

16 Jun 2014 description

Out of school and out of luck

New Reports show that many will never set foot in a classroom

DAKAR/NAIROBI, 16 June 2014 – Despite major progress over the past decade, sub-Saharan Africa is still home to more than half of all the out-of-school children of primary school-age in the world. Moreover, millions who are in school are learning little.

24 Jun 2009 description

by IIEP and the CfBT Education Trust,

Education is a key factor in restoring normalcy and hope and in providing physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection in emergency situations.

However, few donors have humanitarian policies that explicitly include education from the onset of a humanitarian response.

This book gives an overview of the policies, strategies and financial commitments of the 23 influential Western donors that constitute the OECD in relation to education in fragile and conflictaffected states.

21 May 1999 description

Zanzibar (Tanzania), May 21 {No.99-113} - The UNESCO-organised Pan-African Women's Conference on a Culture of Peace ended in Zanzibar Thursday evening after four days of testimonies, presentations and debate, with the adoption of the "Zanzibar Declaration on Women and a Culture of Peace" - which launches a Pan-African women's movement for peace - and the "Women's Agenda for a Culture of Peace in Africa."

05 Feb 1999 description

Paris, February 5 {No.99-17} - UNESCO Director-General Federico Mayor today expressed his deep concern over the ever increasing number of African countries afflicted by violence. "Deadly conflicts, which fail to draw the attention they deserve in the media and in the conscience of people around the world, are coming on top of poverty, exclusion and the scourge of disease," he declared.