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  • 30-03-2006La UNESCO analiza los desafíos de la formación docente en América Latina y el Caribe
    Expertos internacionales se reúnen en Quito para preparar el próximo encuentro de KIPUS, la Red Docente de Latinoamérica y el Caribe coordinada por la UNESCO, programado para septiembre en Venezuela. More

  • 09-03-2006Interactive Forum on Science Education for Girls and Women
    The first in a series of four online forums has been launched on 8 March 2006, International Women’s Day. The Agora forum aims to create dialogue among specialists on science education for girls and women. More

  • 01-03-200618% of primary school-age children still out of school
    A joint UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)/UNICEF report presents new estimates on children out of school based on an improved methodology. According to the report, one hundred and fifteen million primary school-age children are out of school. More

  • 10-02-2006Creation of a Center to fight HIV/AIDS in Cameroon
    A pilot center for the prevention of HIV/AIDS will open its doors in Yaonde, Cameroon on 23 February. Financed by UNESCO extrabudgetary funds, it will focus on combating transmission from mother to child. More

  • 02-02-2006La UNESCO auspicia en Chile un centro regional de la UNESCO del agua en zonas áridas y semiáridas
    El Centro del Agua para Zonas Áridas y Semiáridas de América Latina y el Caribe (CAZALAC), con sede en La Serena (Chile), contará en adelante con los auspicios de la UNESCO, gracias a un acuerdo firmado en la Sede de la Organización por el Director General, Koichiro Matsuura, y el Embajador de Chile, Hernán Sandoval. More

  • 18-01-2006Interview with Jane Goodall
    "We are in a position to kill them, or save them"

    British-born primatologist Jane Goodall has dedicated her life to the preservation of Great Apes in Africa, especially chimpanzees. On her visit to UNESCO to receive the 60th Anniversary Medal, she discussed the future of these animals in danger of extinction.

  • 04-01-2006Launch of UNESCO’s Literacy Portal
    As of December 2005, those involved in promoting literacy have a new online portal developed by UNESCO. This site is a source for information and a forum for dialogue and aims to better coordinate initiatives launched within the framework of the UN Literacy Decade (2003-2012).

  • 29-09-2005UNESCO’s Mondialogo portal wins “Best Global Website Award”
    Mondialogo receives, yet again, another highly recognised communications award. The Mondialogo website has just been honoured with this year’s “Best Global Website Award” given annually by the Localisation Research Centre at the University of Limerick, Ireland after winning the 2005 International Visual Communications Association Clarion Award for “Strategic Communications”. More

  • 26-09-200523/09/2005 - Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi journalist Firas Maadidi

  • 22-09-200519/09/2005 - Mr Koïchiro Matsuura nominated for another term as Director-General

  • 15-09-200515/09/2005 - World misses target to provide equal access to education for girls and boys
    Early data from the forthcoming 2006 Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report shows target has been missed to get as many girls as boys into school by 2005. A joint statement by UNESCO, the Global Campaign for Education and the Global Movement for Children, highlights data which shows that 94 countries have missed the gender parity target rather than 71 countries predicted in the last report released in 2004. More

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