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30 Mar 2018 description

The Republic of Korea has brought its support to UNESCO’s Girls’ Right to Education Programme in Pakistan with the signing of an agreement between UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and the country’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Mr Lee Byong-hyun, on 23 March 2017.

The USD 3.4 million project with the Korea International Cooperation Agency will support national capacity building to realize girls’ right to education in Pakistan’s Punjab province and Gilgit-Baltistan, through interventions targeting education officials, community leaders, teachers and parents.

26 Mar 2018 description

Main cause of species loss; driver of the migration of millions of people by 2050

In landmark 3-year assessment report, 100+ experts outline costs, dangers and options

24 Mar 2018 description

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but what does it take to raise a village into a tsunami-ready community? In 2017, the Caribbean Tsunami Information Centre (CTIC) of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) made considerable progress to improve early warning systems, public awareness and preparedness in the region thanks to a €80,000 contribution from the Kingdom of Netherlands.

23 Mar 2018 description

Outcome of the first Multi-hazard Early Warning Conference 22 to 23 May 2017 – Cancún, Mexico

Prepared by the partners of the International Network for Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems

Foreword

22 Mar 2018 description

Avant-propos

La République Centrafricaine est un pays qui regorge d’immenses potentialités en ressources naturelles, mais malheureusement caractérisée par de nombreux conflits armés avec une recrudescence fréquente des faits divers commis par les groupes armés.

19 Mar 2018 description
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Informe completo
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Resumen ejecutivo

Resumen ejecutivo

Las soluciones basadas en la naturaleza (SbN) están inspiradas y respaldadas por la naturaleza y utilizan o imitan los procesos naturales para contribuir a la gestión mejorada del agua. Una solución basada en la naturaleza puede implicar la conservación o rehabilitación de los ecosistemas naturales y/o la mejora o creación de procesos naturales en ecosistemas modificados o artificiales. Se pueden aplicar a microescala (por ejemplo, un inodoro seco) o a macroescala (por ejemplo, el paisaje).

19 Mar 2018 description

Rapport mondial des Nations Unies sur la mise en valeur des ressources en eau (WWDR 2018)

19 Mar 2018 description
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Executive Summary
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الملخص التنفيذي - Arabic version
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Рабочее резюме - Russian version

The 2018 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2018) seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, about the potential of nature-based solutions (NBS) to address contemporary water management challenges across all sectors, and particularly regarding water for agriculture, sustainable cities, disaster risk reduction and water quality.

14 Mar 2018 description

Countries bordering the Caribbean will hold an exercise aiming to assess and update their tsunami preparedness.

Known as Caribe Wave 18, the exercise will test the early warning systems established for tsunami and other coastal hazards in the region since 2005 under the aegis of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. It will also allow for an assessment of warning systems put in place by regional actors in charge of managing emergencies the region.

13 Mar 2018 description

Los países ribereños del Caribe organizan el 15 de marzo un ejercicio de simulacro para evaluar y actualizar sus planes de respuesta ante tsunamis.

Bautizado Caribe Wave 18, el ejercicio pondrá a prueba el sistema de alerta rápida contra tsunamis y otros riesgos costeros, creado en 2005 bajo los auspicios de la Comisión Oceanográfica Intergubernamental de la UNESCO. El test permitirá también probar la eficacia de los dispositivos de alerta de los diferentes actores de la gestión de situaciones de urgencia en la región.

08 Mar 2018 description

07 marzo 2018

Solo 44% de los países se ha comprometido plena y legalmente, a través de tratados internacionales, con la causa de la paridad de género en la educación, según el Resumen sobre Género de este año, publicado por el Informe de Seguimiento de la Educación en el Mundo de la UNESCO (Informe GEM) el 8 de marzo, Día Internacional de la Mujer. Esta es la conclusión clave de su sexto Resumen anual, que encuestó a representantes de 189 Estados para evaluar si garantizan que las niñas y las mujeres se benefician plenamente del derecho a la educación.

07 Mar 2018 description

Child marriage allowed in 20 countries impeding the right to education, says UNESCO on International Women’s Day

05 Mar 2018 description

The South Sudan National Editors Forum (NEF) in collaboration with UNESCO South Sudan Office and other stakeholders has conducted a two-day workshop for editors and reporters on Conflict Sensitive Reporting.

The workshop that took place from 1-2 March 2018 at AMDISS Center in Juba strengthened the capacity of media professionals to report in a well-researched, factual, non-biased way and to contribute to dialogue, mutual understanding and eventually reconciliation and peace in the country.

05 Mar 2018 description

The Media Development Institute (MDI), the training arm of Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) with support from UNESCO carried out a 4-day training workshop on “Safety and Protection of Journalists” to equip journalists with necessary safety skills as they do their work in the country.

The training conducted from 14-19 February 2018 at AMDISS Centre drew participants including MDI students, MDI Trainers and other media professionals.

03 Mar 2018 description

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and UNESCO signed a new agreement this week to supplement the financing of UNESCO’s Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF) with US$2 million.

“More than ever, we need to respond quickly and efficiently to assess, secure and safeguard threatened heritage, said UNESCO’s Director-General, Audrey Azoulay “The Heritage Emergency Fund is a key tool for doing this and I see this renewed contribution by QFFD as a call to the international community to join forces with UNESCO in this regard.”

01 Mar 2018 description

New figures on the number of children out of school worldwide reveal that despite decades of efforts to get every child into the classroom, progress has come to a standstill. According to data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), about 263 million children, adolescents and youth worldwide - one in every five - are out school, a figure that has barely changed over the past five years.

28 Feb 2018 description

A pesar de los esfuerzos realizados a lo largo de decenios para conseguir que todos los niños vayan a clase, nuevos datos de la UNESCO revelan la situación se ha estancado. Según el Instituto de Estadística de la UNESCO (IEU), cerca de 263 millones de niños, adolescentes y jóvenes de todo el mundo –uno de cada cinco– no están escolarizados, una cifra que apenas ha cambiado en los últimos cinco años.

27 Feb 2018 description

La Mesa busca articular los esfuerzos e iniciativas de organizaciones de la sociedad civil, fundaciones de empresas y de instancias gubernamentales para mejorar el diálogo entre las poblaciones migrantes y residentes en la Frontera Sur de México