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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).

19 Jun 2018 description

The UNESCO Office in Bamako organized, from 4 to 7 June 2018 in Ségou, a workshop on the development of the Training and Activity Planning Manual of the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) Program, called "Young Actors for Peace and National Reconciliation". The program aims to involve actively young people in the implementation process of the Agreement for Peace and National Reconciliation in Mali.

15 Jun 2018 description

Le Bureau de l’UNESCO à Bamako a organisé, du 4 au 7 juin 2018 à Ségou, l’atelier sur l’élaboration du Manuel de formation et de planification des activités du programme sur les fonds pour la Consolidation de la Paix « Peacebuilding fund » (PBF), dénommé « Les Jeunes Acteurs pour la Paix et la Réconciliation Nationale ». Ledit programme vise à impliquer activement les jeunes dans le processus de mise en œuvre de l’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation nationale au Mali.

29 May 2018 description
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Baghdad, 28 May 2018 - The European Union, the Ministry of Water Resources and UNESCO have marked the official closing of the EU-funded project entitled “Advanced Hydrogeological Survey of Groundwater Resources in Iraq - Phase II (ASHRI-2)”.

25 May 2018 description

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have set an ambitious target for the international community: by 2030, all young people should be completing secondary school of good quality. The challenge is a daunting one; in 2010–2015, on average only 45% of young people were completing secondary school. More and better financing will be an essential part of any strategy to achieve the goal.

25 May 2018 description

Un nouveau document d’orientation du Rapport mondial de suivi sur l’éducation (GEM) de l’UNESCO révèle qu’entre 2015 et 2016 l’aide à l’éducation a augmenté de 13 %, soit d’1,5 milliard de dollars, pour atteindre le niveau record de 13,4 milliards de dollars, son plus haut niveau enregistré depuis le début des analyses en 2002.

10 May 2018 description

Bamako a abrité, du 7 au 8 mai 2018, une réunion de planification sur le programme « Promotion de la Paix et du Développement durables par le renforcement des compétences pour la vie et le travail dans le Sahel ». Cette grande rencontre de deux jours a permis aux participants d’élaborer un cadre de résultats du projet, ainsi qu’un calendrier de mise en œuvre, à travers le partage d’expériences avec des pays du Sahel, mais aussi d’autres pays tels que le Cabo Verde, la Gambie et la Guinée Bissau.

07 May 2018 description

Banjul, 6 – 12 May 2018 - The UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar will support the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) to organize a community and school outreach awareness raising program on flooding, in the riverine communities of Jarra Soma and Basse, in the Lower River Division of the Gambia, between 8 and 12 May 2018.

06 May 2018 description
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Baghdad, 3 May 2018 - World Press Freedom Day was marked this year in Iraq with optimism and hope regarding the safety of journalists, for the country is expected to establish a National Mechanism for the safety of journalists and impunity related to crimes freedom of expression.

At an event on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, the Iraqi Journalists’ Syndicate (IJS), together with UNESCO and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) focused on the expected announcement by the government of establishing the national mechanism.

04 May 2018 description

Bamako 3 mai 2018 - Dans la région du Sahel, de nombreux jeunes grandissent au cœur de crises sociales, alimentaires, économiques, sécuritaires, etc. Leur grande désillusion et leur frustration peuvent les amener à quitter leur région ou à rejoindre ou collaborer avec des réseaux de contrebande, du crime organisé et extrémiste violent.

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.