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23 Jul 2015 description


All children deserve safe, accessible and culturally appropriate school buildings — regardless of class, creed, gender or ability. When children live in hazard-prone places where high winds, earthquakes, floods and other hazards threaten them, they need schools and grounds that protect them.

Yet recent disasters around the world attest to the fragility of many schools.

31 Jul 2014 description

Background paper prepared for the Education for all global monitoring report 2015, Education for All 2000-2015: achievements and challenges (ED/EFA/MRT/2015/PI/18)

07 Jun 2012 description

In the aftermath of the Congo-Brazzaville bomb blast in March 2012, as many as 20,000 children affected were unable to continue their schooling for the academic year. Pedagogical materials and some 150 microscience kits will be distributed to schools in order to help them carry out practical classes for the remainder of the year.

12 Jan 2012 description

On the occasion of the second anniversary of the earthquake that struck on 12 January 2010, I wish to express my sympathy and support to all of the Haitian people, to Michel Martelly, President of the Republic of Haiti and to his government.

12 Jan 2012 description

A l’occasion du deuxième anniversaire du séisme du 12 janvier 2012, je tiens à exprimer ma sympathie et mon soutien envers tous les Haïtiens, au Président de la République Monsieur Michel Martelly, ainsi qu’à son gouvernement.

12 May 2011 description
Chile + 5 others

Chapter 1

UNESCO’s post-disaster response

A series of severe natural disasters in all parts of the world marked 2010 with tragic consequences. These events tested to the full UNESCO’s capacities for rapid response. The Organization participated in 15 of the 25 humanitarian appeals launched by the United Nations, with project proposals in 13 post-conflict and post-disaster countries and regions. Some of these initiatives are described below.

Meanwhile, post-conflict and post-disaster work continued in many other countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

22 Apr 2011 description

Part essentielle de l’identité haïtienne, la culture était au centre d’une conférence sur la reconstruction d’Haïti qui s’est tenue aujourd’hui au siège de l’UNESCO. Son objectif : mobiliser la communauté internationale et le secteur privé pour restaurer le patrimoine culturel endommagé par le séisme et remettre les institutions culturelles en état de marche.

22 Apr 2011 description

Representatives of member states, multilateral organizations, development banks, the private sector and civil society were convened to the meeting, which was presided by the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, and the Spanish Secretary of State for Cooperation, Soraya Rodríguez Ramos.

Michaëlle Jean, UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti, and Stefan Malebranche, Director-General of the Haitian Ministry of Culture and Communication, also took part in “Haiti: Making Culture a Motor for Reconstruction”.

14 Feb 2011 description

Port-au-Prince, February 14, 2011 - The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean will ask the Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti (ICRH) to urgently add the overhaul of the education system to its list of priorities.

The UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti will appear before HRIC on Tuesday, February 15th, at the Karibe Hotel in Pétion-Ville, to present the strategy of the Organization of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

14 Feb 2011 description

Port-au-Prince, le 14 février 2011 - La très honorable Michaëlle Jean exhortera la Commission intérimaire pour la reconstruction d'Haïti (CIRH) d'inscrire de toute urgence la refondation du système de l'éducation à la liste des priorités.

L'Envoyée spéciale de l'UNESCO pour Haïti a été invitée à prendre part à la réunion de la CIRH, qui aura lieu mardi le 15 février prochain à l'Hôtel Karibe à Pétion-Ville, afin de présenter la stratégie de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture (UNESCO).

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05 Oct 2010 description

Today, on World Teachers' Day, we pay homage to all teachers for their pivotal role in shaping children's lives and for their critical contribution to the social, economic and intellectual development of nations. Teachers are change agents, providing the impetus for the emergence of educated communities.

Many teachers work in extremely challenging circumstances, serving in communities with high rates of poverty, coping with violence within and outside the classroom, or confronting the demoralizing impact of HIV and AIDS on colleagues, students and families.

21 Jul 2010 description

As the 2009-2010 school year ended, Haitian students, parents and teachers asked the same questions: How could exams be organized when classes had stopped for over three months, and when many schools continued to operate in tents? Mr.

06 Jul 2010 description

Le 12 janvier 2010, le tremblement de terre qui a frappé Haïti a coûté la vie à 300 000 personnes et a détruit la plus grande partie des infrastructures administratives et éducatives du pays. Les enfants ont perdu leur maison, leur école et leur système éducatif, compromettant ainsi sérieusement leur avenir.

Dans le cadre des vastes efforts déployés pour reconstruire le pays, l'UNESCO a récemment lancé une initiative intitulée "Un livre pour un enfant d'Haïti".

06 Jul 2010 description

On January 12, 2010, the earthquake that struck Haiti took the lives of 300, 000 people and destroyed most of the administrative and educational infrastructure of the country.

20 May 2010 description

Teaching how to build with more solid materials, using earthquake-resistant methods - this is the aim of the pilot project providing training to Haitian masons in Camp-Perrin, in southwest Haiti. Supported by UNESCO and currently starting its third session, the project was launched on 10 March when UNESCO's Director-General Irina Bokova was visiting Haiti.

By Mehdi Benchelah

Holding a spade, Jean Sprumont works with vigorous gestures. After a few minutes, in the courtyard cluttered with sieves and moulds for concrete blocks, a crater of cement, sand and water has taken form.

20 May 2010 description

Apprendre à bâtir avec des matériaux plus solides et selon des méthodes parasismiques. Tel est le sens d'un projet pilote lancé à Camp-Perrin, dans le sud-ouest du pays, pour former les maçons haïtiens. Soutenu par l'UNESCO, ce projet, qui entame actuellement sa troisième session, a été lancé le 10 mars lors de la visite en Haïti de la Directrice générale de l'UNESCO.

Une pelle ronde dans les mains, Jean Sprumont s'active à grands coups nerveux.

08 Apr 2010 description

Children in Port au Prince began returning to school this week, three months after the deadly earthquake on 12 January. But their normal lessons were replaced by a special syllabus developed by UNESCO and the Haitian Ministry of Education to take into account the trauma and disruption experienced by both children and teachers.

Developed by UNESCO and the Haitian Ministry of Education and Professional Training at a seminar held on 25 and 26 March, the syllabus will be followed by some 600,000 pupils in both public and private education

"We have given priority to …

08 Apr 2010 description

Les écoliers de Port-au-Prince ont commencé à retourner en classe cette semaine, trois mois après le séisme meurtrier du 12 janvier. Avec le soutien de l'UNESCO, un programme spécial a été défini par le ministère haïtien de l'Education nationale et de la Formation professionnelle afin de prendre en compte le traumatisme et les bouleversements subis à la fois par les enfants et les enseignants.

Ce programme, mis au point lors d'un séminaire qui s'est tenu les 25 et 26 mars, concernera 600.000 élèves des niveaux primaire et secondaire.

08 Apr 2010 description

Summary of discussion and recommendations


Rebuilding the social, cultural and intellectual fabric of Haiti

24 March 2010


This document contains a summary of the debates conducted and recommendations made during the UNESCO Forum on Haiti of 24 March 2010 on "Rebuilding the social, cultural and intellectual fabric of Haiti".


UNESCO Forum on Haiti of 24 March 2010 - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

In the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated the Port-au-Prince …

10 Mar 2010 description


Le 12 janvier 2010, Haïti, encore convalescente, a été secouée violemment. Le séisme a dévasté un pays qui se remettait encore des ravages des cyclones de 2008 et sa force tectonique immense n'est rien face à l'ampleur des souffrances physiques et émotionnelles du peuple haïtien.

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