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18 Oct 2018 description

En Colombia, la UNESCO y el Banco Mundial están llevando a cabo una prometedora iniciativa conjunta para fomentar un acceso más eficaz a la información sobre los derechos de las víctimas mediante la creación y fortalecimiento de capacidades de las principales partes interesadas en la gestión de las comunicaciones conexas.

18 Oct 2018 description

A promising joint endeavor by UNESCO and World Bank is underway in Colombia to foster more effective access to information on victims’ rights through the capacity building of key pilot stakeholders responsible for managing related communications.

11 Oct 2018 description

Since the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 26 December 2004, much progress has been made in establishing IOC-coordinated regional tsunami early warning and mitigation systems in the Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Northeast Atlantic & Mediterranean. The systems complemented the one that had been operational in the Pacific since 1965. “We continue, however, to face very significant challenges”, said Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin, “and we extend our deepest sympathies to the communities devastated by the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi.”

05 Oct 2018 description

Le 5 octobre 2018 --- Le violent conflit qui sévit au Yémen porte gravement atteinte à l'éducation de millions d'enfants à travers le pays et a de lourdes conséquences sur les enseignants.

05 Oct 2018 description

October 5, 2018 --- The violent conflict in Yemen is severely affecting the education of millions of children throughout the country and takes a heavy toll on teachers.

The war has pushed at least half a million children out of school since 2015, and another 3.7 million are at risk of missing this school year if teachers are not paid.

30 Sep 2018 description

Uganda hosts almost 1.4 million refugees, a number expected to increase by the end of 2018. The constant influx of refugees has affected the education sector, while ethnic tensions amongst certain tribal groups have resulted in violence in schools.

27 Sep 2018 description

Children, women and men fleeing conflict, persecution and natural disasters around the world. These powerful images have made countless headlines over the last few years and are still at the forefront of major global political, economic and moral discussions.

As refugees arrive in their host countries to rebuild their lives, access to education is not only essential, but it is their right. States must adapt their education systems to the arrival of newcomers and ensure that no one is denied their right to access quality education.

21 Sep 2018 description

Over 40 countries around the Pacific Rim will participate in a mock tsunami scenario from September to November 2018. The purpose of this exercise is to test country tsunami decision-making procedures and communication systems and processes.

18 Sep 2018 description

A record 115,000 people in the Indian Ocean region evacuated during the tsunami exercise Indian Ocean Wave 2018 (IOWave18) conducted on 4-5 September 2018. The exercise was coordinated by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) as part of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigations System (IOTWMS).

04 Sep 2018 description

Twenty-four countries bordering the Indian Ocean will engage in Exercise Indian Ocean Wave 2018 (IOWave18), a large-scale tsunami exercise based on two scenarios that will be enacted on the 4th and 5th September respectively.

The scenario to be tested on 4 September will simulate a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the southern coast of Islamic Republic of Iran. The 5 September scenario will simulate a magnitude 9.3 earthquake off the western coast of Northern Sumatra.

30 Aug 2018 description

New study assesses sea level rise over past 25 years

Over the last 50 years more than 90 % of the excess heat excess accumulated in the climate system because of greenhouse gas emissions has been stored in the ocean. The rest has been warming the atmosphere and continents, and melting sea and land ice.

28 Aug 2018 description

Key Messages

Transboundary water cooperation is critical for ensuring sustainable management of water resources and achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Across the world, 153 countries share rivers, lakes and aquifers. Transboundary basins cover more than half of the Earth’s land surface, account for an estimated 60 per cent of global freshwater flow and are home to more than 40 per cent of the world’s population.

24 Aug 2018 description

The European Union has provided €10 million for UNESCO’s initiative, Cash for Work: Promoting Livelihood Opportunities for Urban Youth in Yemen. The initiative aims to create jobs in heritage restoration and preservation for young Yemenis, while promoting social cohesion and resilience through cultural programming.

The initiative comes against a background of economic hardship, extensive population displacement, and heavy damages to infrastructure and heritage due to the ongoing conflict in the country.

21 Aug 2018 description

Experts from the Caribbean, Pacific and European tsunami early warning networks gathered in Valparaiso, Chile, for a ten-day training (1-10 August 2018) focused on improving operating procedures for tsunami warning and emergency response.

It was the first time that the training assembled experts from multiple ocean basins, a move that organizers hope will spark renewed scientific dialogue and exchange over best practices across national and regional experiences with tsunami early warning.

27 Jul 2018 description

Bamako, 27 juillet 2018 - Dans le but de sensibiliser des jeunes et des femmes pour une élection apaisée au Mali, le Ministère de la Jeunesse et de la Construction Citoyenne en partenariat avec l’UNESCO a procédé ce vendredi 27 juillet 2018, à la maison des jeunes de Bamako, au lancement de la campagne médiatique par un point de presse. La cérémonie était placée sous la présidence M. Amadou Koita, Ministre de la Jeunesse et de la Construction Citoyenne, en présence de M.

27 Jul 2018 description

Bamako, 27 July 2018 - In order to sensitize young people and women for a peaceful election in Mali, the Ministry of Youth and Citizen Construction, in partnership with UNESCO, launched the media campaign with a press briefing at the Bamako Youth House on Friday 27 July 2018. The ceremony was chaired by Mr. Amadou Koita, Minister of Youth and Citizen Construction, in the presence of Mr. Pierre Saye, representative of the Head of the UNESCO Office in Bamako, Ms. Albane Dorsaz, PBF project coordinator, project partners and a large number of media representatives.

11 Jul 2018 description

Ségou, 08 juillet 2018 - La quatrième région du Mali a abrité du 05 au 08 Juillet 2018, un atelier sur l’Elaboration des Messages de sensibilisation pour la participation démocratique des femmes et des jeunes aux élections et contre les violences pré et post électorales.

07 Jul 2018 description

In collaboration with UNESCO Dakar, UNESCO-IICBA organized a planning meeting for the project "Youth Empowerment for Peace and Resilience Building and the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) in Sahel Countries through Teacher Development" from 28 to 29 June 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. Leveraging the success of the consultation workshop that was held in Addis Ababa in May 2018, this meeting aimed to discuss the contextualization of IICBA's teacher training material for peace-building, and to map out action plans for the upcoming trainings and Japan study tour.

02 Jul 2018 description

1 July 2018 - The ‘Revive the Spirit of Mosul’ Initiative was presented on 30 June 2018 during the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee.

Launched by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay in February 2018, the Mosul Initiative is conceived in partnership with the Iraqi Government to integrate the human dimension in the reconstruction and recovery of the city, particularly through culture and education, after years of painful destruction. Between 2014 and 2017, historic monuments and sites were systematically destroyed in Iraq.

21 Jun 2018 description

25-27 June 2018, Dakar, Senegal

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in partnership with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), through its Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la formation (IFEF), will organize, from 25 to 27 June 2018, in Dakar, a regional capacity building workshop, focusing on teacher education in Preventing Violent Extremism through Education (PVE-E).