UNESCO | Education - April 2010
April 2010  

Interview of the month
Jacky Lumarque: Haitian university rector, innovator and agitator
Interview of the month
A new model of education has emerged from the ruins of Quisqueya University in Haiti, which was entirely destroyed when the earthquake hit on 12 January 2010, killing 17 students and staff. Driven by skills-based volunteering and solidarity, the initiative is rooted in the community and overseen by dynamic rector Jacky Lumarque. He spoke to EduInfo while in UNESCO for the Haiti Forum on 24 March.

Coming up
19 to 25 April Global Action Week 2010 calls for increased funding for education
1ada368e41.jpg Global Action Week (GAW) which takes place from 19-25 April, will raise the visibility of education financing issues with policy-makers and the international community and call for increased financial support for EFA.

Tens of millions of Indian children to benefit from new Right to Education Act
ea99a4380d.jpg A ground-breaking Right to Education Act has come into force in India legalising the right to free and compulsory schooling for all children between the ages of six and 14.
Director-General joins UN agency heads to promote the rights of adolescent girls
2b19750e53.jpg The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova, has signed the UN Joint Statement on Accelerating Efforts to Advance the Rights of Adolescent Girls. The other signatories are the Executive Heads of UNFPA, UNICEF, UNIFEM, ILO and WHO.
Three education institutions win prize for boosting effectiveness of teachers
7c33be0294.jpg Education institutions in Pakistan, The Dominican Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo are the winners of the 2010 UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers.
Remembrance of the Transatlantic Slave Trade: ASPnet students connect
feead0042e.jpg Students of UNESCO Associated Schools (ASPnet) connected to each other in a videoconference on 26 March 2010 on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Dhaka meeting examined the role of education NGOs in combating marginalization during the financial crisis.
ace73a397d.jpg The effects of the global financial crisis on NGOS working with the marginalized and towards Education for All was the subject of a meeting held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 22 to 24 March.

"I said to the students: 'The street is your university now'".

Photographic Exhibition - Education for All

Launch of the French edition of the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2010

UNESCO Poster Competition 2010: Empowering Young People against HIV and AIDS

In May
Conferences on Girls’ Education to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the United Nations’ Girls’ Education Initiative
New publications
A selection of recent education publications

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