Call For Candidates To Renew Six Members Of The UNESCO Global Geopark Council

Language English UNESCO Global Geoparks, within the International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme (IGGP), are the mechanism that creates international cooperation which engages with their local communities in a bottom up approach in order...Read More

Launch Of United Nations World Water Development Report At 8th World Water Forum

dg-aa-portrait-drupal_1.jpg Audrey Azoulay at the investiture ceremony on 13 November 2017. © UNESCO / Christelle Alix 16 March 2018 The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, will travel to Brasilia (Brazil) on 19 and 20 March to laun...Read More

WSIS Forum 2018 To Be Held Next Week In Geneva

news_140318_wsis.jpg © ITU 14 March 2018 From 19 to 23 March 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland, UNESCO will co-host the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, the world’s largest annual gathering of the ICT for development communit...Read More

Director-General Urges Investigation Into Murder Of Media Worker Anjum Munir Raja In Pakistan

08 March 2018 The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has condemned the killing of sub-editor Anjum Munir Raja in the Punjab province of Pakistan on 1 March. “I condemn the murder of Anjum Munir Raja,” said the Director-General, “an...Read More

2018 Laureates Mark 20th Anniversary Of L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Programme

08 March 2018 UNESCO and the L’Oréal Foundation are preparing to honour five exceptional female scientists with the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards at a ceremony on 22 March at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris. The ceremony wi...Read More

More Losers Than Winners For Southern Ocean Marine Life In a Warmer Future

A study of the marine invertebrates living in the seas around Antarctica reveals there will be more ‘losers’ than ‘winners’ over the next century as the Antarctic seafloor warms. The results are published in the journal Nature Climate Chang...Read More

Project To Map Ocean Floor By 2030 Now Operational

Set to map the entirety of the global ocean floor by 2030, the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project has started operations, based on a seed money pledge of US$2 million-per-year from the Japan-based Nippon Foundation. Officially laun...Read More

Child Marriage Allowed In 20 Countries Impeding The Right To Education, Says UNESCO On International Women’s Day

07 March 2018 Only 44% of countries have made full legal commitments through international treaties to the cause of gender parity in education, according to this year’s Gender Review, published by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) ...Read More

How To Insure Quality Assurance In Higher Education In The Gambia?

highereducationgambia1.jpg © UNESCO In a bid to strengthen higher education systems in Africa, UNESCO launched the project “Strengthening Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa” in The Gambia on Friday 16th February 2018. It was he...Read More

UNESCO Launches BIOPALT Project To Safeguard Lake Chad

focus_lake_chad_cblt2.jpg © Commission du bassin du lac Tchad (CBLT) 02 March 2018 The UNESCO Deputy Director-General, Getachew Engida, officially launched the BIOsphere and Heritage of Lake Chad (BIOPALT) project at the International Confe...Read More

Qatar Fund For Development Boosts UNESCO’s Heritage Emergency Fund With US $2 Million Contribution

al_nouri_mosque_iraq.jpg © UNESCO ICONEM 02 March 2018 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 eve...Read More

Jurisdiction Experts Invited To Enrich UNESCO’s Draft Internet Indicators

news_020318_ottawa.jpg © May-Ann Lim 02 March 2018 UNESCO is working to develop indicators for Internet Universality, which could be useful for interested stakeholders in a country to map areas for possible improvement. But a complexity for...Read More