UNESCO | Education - March 2010
March 2010  

Interview of the month
Interview of the month

Interview with Irina Bokova, First woman Director-General of UNESCO

To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, the first woman Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova spoke to EduInfo about the challenges and responsibilities of her job. More

Round up
High Level Group urges governments to redouble efforts to achieve Education for All
20c61bee6c.jpg UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has called on governments and donors to redouble their efforts to protect educational gains made over the past decade that she says are under threat from the global economic downturn.
Attacks targeting teachers and students worldwide on the rise, says UNESCO report
2afedf564a.jpg The number of politically and ideologically motivated attacks on teachers, students and school buildings is rising, says the report Education Under Attack 2010, launched by UNESCO on 10 February.
UNESCO Associated Schools mobilize for the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures
1f9ad30bf6.jpg Intercultural dialogue at school level will be the focus of the Third Collection of UNESCO Associated Schools’ Good Practices for Quality Education to be published later this year.
British Council and UNESCO join to develop Technical and Vocational Education and Training
61f3031d4c.jpg The British Council has signed up to a new partnership with UNESCO to help develop Technical and Vocational Education and Training.
New estimates on out-of-school adolescents
Untitled-1.jpg Globally, there are approximately 71 million out-of-school adolescents of lower secondary school age excluded from any level of education, according to a new paper released by the UIS.
International Mother Language Day, February 22 and 23
188c76d741.jpg Is technology friend or foe when it comes to preserving local languages? That was one of the questions posed as part of a two-day event to mark the 11th International Mother Language Day (IMLD).

"As we celebrate women’s achievements, we should also spare a thought for the over 500 million women in the world who are excluded from all forms of formal education."

UNESCO’s Latin American and Caribbean Member States are to provide funding to restore Haiti’s education system.

In April…
Global Action Week 2010
19-25 April
New publications
A selection of recent education publications

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