UNESCO | Education - 000 December 2009 - Issue 11
December 2009 - Issue 11  

Interview of the month
Interview of the month
Breaking the cycle of poverty with education

Australian sportswoman Kate Leeming is undertaking a ten-month, 20,000 kilometre cycle ride across Africa from Senegal in the west to the Horn of Africa in the east. The purpose of her Breaking the Cycle trip, an official activity of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, is to witness poverty, its causes and solutions firsthand and educate children worldwide through an innovative online learning programme. Eduinfo caught up with her a month into her trip in Segou (Mali) as she prepared to cycle to Timbuktu. Kate has also completed cycling expeditions in Russia and Australia.



climate change.jpg United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen, 7-18 December, 2009

Education for sustainable development crucial to tackle climate change

Special Decade of Education for Sustainable Development Quarterly on climate change and Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development website

The UNESCO strategy for action on climate change

Associated Schools network Education for Sustainable Development projects

United Nations Climate Change Conference website

Interview with Philippe Saugier

street kids copyright francois perri.jpg Education key to inclusion for street children

Director-General of UNESCO Ms Irina Bokova said education was the key to a better future for excluded children

Interview with Just Kids exhibition photographer François Perri

'I hope this trip will inspire and help educate as many people as possible to become involved so they can make a contribution themselves.' Kate Leeming.

  • UNESCO hosts an online discussion on Gender, Education and Training as part of Beijing +15, 10 January-7 February, 2010

  • 10th Education for All Working Group, 9–11 December, 2009

  • 6th Conference on Adult Education, Brazil, 1-4 December, 2009

  • In January
    The 2010 EFA Global Monitoring Report on reaching the marginalized will be launched at UN headquarters in New York on 19 January, 2010

    New Publications
    A selection of recent education publications

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