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Promoción de la educación científica en Centroamérica23 Jan 2007 Promoción de la educación científica en Centroamérica
Promoción de la educación científica en Centroamérica

La UNESCO y la Secretaría de Educación de la República de Honduras organizan del 22 al 24 de enero en Tegucigalpa la “Reunión Centroamericana sobre Política Educativa para la promoción de la Enseñanza Científico-Tecnológica en Educación Secundaria”. More

23 Jan 2007 The Spirit of Bali –using new and traditional communication technologies to build peace
The Spirit of Bali –using new and traditional communication technologies to build peace
More than 200 participants - representatives of UNESCO Member States, government ministers, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, the private sector and media - adopted “The Spirit of Bali” declaration at the end of an international conference in Bali, Indonesia, on 23 January. More

About the Understanding World Network: Interview with UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information19 Jan 2007 About the Understanding World Network: Interview with UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information
About the Understanding World Network: Interview with Abdul Waheed Khan, UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information

As UNESCO and the Government of Indonesia prepared to host a conference of media organizations, NGOs and governmental representatives in Bali, Indonesia, from January 21 to 23, to lay the ground for the Power of Peace Network, Abdul Waheed Khan, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, told the Bureau of Public Information about his expectations for the conference. More

Design 21 ring to be worn at the Golden Globes film awards11 Jan 2007 Design 21 ring to be worn at the Golden Globes film awards
Design 21 ring to be featured at the Golden Globes film awards

Stars at the Golden Globe film awards on 15 January 2007 will be wearing a special ring designed by renowned furniture and industrial designer Richard Hutten exclusively for Design 21: Social Design Network, a joint UNESCO/Felissimo venture. More

Interview with Emad Alkhafaji, Independent Iraqi TV journalist11 Jan 2007 Interview with Emad Alkhafaji, Independent Iraqi TV journalist
Interview with Emad Alkhafaji, Independent TV journalist

Over 100 Iraqi journalists attended the International Conference on Freedom of Expression and Media Development in Iraq, at UNESCO Headquarters from 8 to 10 January. Emad Alkhafaji, spoke about his work in what has become the most dangerous country for journalists. More

Interview with Dr Selwa Zako, Senior media advisor with Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission11 Jan 2007 Interview with Dr Selwa Zako, Senior media advisor with Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission
Interview with Dr Selwa Zako

Over 100 Iraqi journalists attended the International Conference on Freedom of Expression and Media Development in Iraq, at UNESCO Headquarters from 8 to 10 January. Dr Selwa Zako, Senior media advisor with Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission (CMC) and editor-in-chief of monthly magazine, Tawasol (Communicate), spoke about her work in what has become the most dangerous country for journalists.

Interview by the UNESCO Bureau of Public Information More

13 Dec 2006 "Transmitting the past without alteration or omission"
Statement of the Director-General of UNESCO


“In the face of the attempts to re-write history that are currently at work, I can but recall in the most emphatic manner that it is our moral duty to analyse the past and to pass it on without falsification, alteration or omission.

Any attempt to call into question or to deny the reality of the Holocaust or of any other crime against humanity is to be deeply regretted. UNESCO has a major role to play in this work of transmission, which is of especial importance to the younger generations. More More

Human Rights Day11 Dec 2006 Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day 2006 - 10 December

10 December 2006 (Human Rights Day) is the occasion to consider the situation of human rights throughout the world, assess successes and failures, and reflect on possible solutions to existing challenges. More

06 Dec 2006 “To show more than collections of objects ”
"To show more than collections of objects "


Coinciding with the exhibition “Egypt’s sunken treasures” starting 9 December at the Grand Palais in Paris, UNESCO presents the project for the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC), scheduled to open in late 2009, which it is supporting with technical expertise.

Interview with Ayman Abdel Moneim, director of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, conducted by Angès Bardon, Bureau of Public Information, UNESCO. More

<b>Video: </b> Klitschko brothers named UNESCO Champions for Sport05 Dec 2006 Video: Klitschko brothers named UNESCO Champions for Sport
Video: Klitschko brothers named UNESCO Champions for Sport

Watch a short video of the nomination of Ukrainian boxers Vitaliy and Wladimir Klitschko as UNESCO Champions for Sport on 4 December.
(Click here to watch the video - Windows Media required) More

<b>Women in Science</b> - Interview with Baroness Susan Greenfield04 Dec 2006 Women in Science - Interview with Baroness Susan Greenfield
Women in Science - “We need the best people as scientists”

Interview with Baroness Susan Greenfield


Women represent less than 30% of scientific researchers around the world according to recent research from UNESCO’s Institute of Statistics. There is, however, considerable variation among regions with women accounting for 46% of the research in Latin America and the Caribbean but only 15% in Asia. More

UNESCO Commemorates World AIDS Day 200601 Dec 2006 UNESCO Commemorates World AIDS Day 2006
UNESCO Commemorates World AIDS Day 2006

Each year, World AIDS Day is commemorated on 1 December. This year marks 25 years since the world first heard the acronym ‘AIDS’. More

Women in science: Under-represented and under-measured01 Dec 2006 Women in science: Under-represented and under-measured
Women in science: Under-represented and under-measured

The latest issue of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) Bulletin on Science and Technology Statistics analyses women's participation in the research profession and different stages of higher education. More

What university for tomorrow?29 Nov 2006 What university for tomorrow?
What university for tomorrow?

Can universities continue to serve their traditional role as centres of research and knowledge creation? This is the subject of a colloquium taking place on 29 November to 1 December at UNESCO Headquarters. More

<b>Violence in Schools: </b>Interview with Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro24 Nov 2006 Violence in Schools: Interview with Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro
“The problem is silence”
Interview with Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro


The World Report on Violence against Children is the first comprehensive global attempt to describe the scale of all forms of violence against children and its impact. It approaches the issue from the perspectives of human rights, public health and child protection. UNESCO participated in the preparation of the report with an analysis of violence in education and corporal punishment in schools. More

Intangible Cultural Heritage on the agenda20 Nov 2006 Intangible Cultural Heritage on the agenda
Intangible Cultural Heritage on the agenda

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage met for the first time in Algiers on 18-19 November.

Press Release

UNESCO and Intangible Heritage

The Convention

Grasping the Intangible
The UNESCO Courier, May 2006

Photo: © UNESCO/Michel Ravassard More

World Philosophy Day celebrations16 Nov 2006 World Philosophy Day celebrations
World Philosophy Day celebrations

Hundreds of philosophers worldwide are participating in World Philosophy Day and International Day for Tolerance celebrations on 16 November. More

Early Childhood high on Education for All  meeting agenda14 Nov 2006 Early Childhood high on Education for All meeting agenda
Early Childhood high on Education for All meeting agenda

Early Childhood Care and Educationtops the agenda of the High-Level Group on Education for All, which is taking place on 14-16 November in Cairo, Egypt. More

Climate change has potential to harm World Heritage Sites10 Nov 2006 Climate change has potential to harm World Heritage Sites
Climate change has potential to harm World Heritage Sites

Climate changes are impacting on all aspects of the human and natural systems, including both cultural and natural World Heritage properties. More

Interview with <b>Sergueï Markarov </b>UNESCO Artist for Peace09 Nov 2006 Interview with Sergueï Markarov UNESCO Artist for Peace
Interview with Sergueï Markarov


For Sergueï Markarov (b. 1953), UNESCO’s artist for Peace, a virtuoso musician, laureate of International Competition Casagrande (Italy) professor at Ecole Normale Superieure and a concert pianist, music is not only his passion, it is a higher revelation. He most recently performed at UNESCO at a gala concert held on 6 November 2006 to celebrate UNESCO’s 60th anniversary.

Interview by Marina Yaloyan
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Caribbean indigenous and endangered languages portal07 Nov 2006 Caribbean indigenous and endangered languages portal CI
Caribbean indigenous and endangered languages portal

UNESCO and University of West Indies Language Unit launch the first authoritative website on Caribbean Indigenous and Endangered Languages (CIEL). The website showcases and promotes the preservation of over 20 indigenous languages in the region. More

La UNESCO y Philips premian fotografías del patrimonio cultural chileno07 Nov 2006 La UNESCO y Philips premian fotografías del patrimonio cultural chileno
La UNESCO y Philips premian fotografías del patrimonio cultural chileno
Este martes 7 de noviembre se dieron a conocer los ganadores de la Vª versión del concurso "Toma Tú la Foto", organizado por la Oficina Regional de Educación de la UNESCO para América Latina y el Caribe y Philips y que tiene como objetivo valorar y dar una mirada hacia el patrimonio cultural de Chile. More

07 Nov 2006 Closure of UNESCO's 60th anniversary celebrations
Closure of UNESCO's 60th anniversary celebrations

Over the course of 60 weeks, UNESCO celebrated its 60th anniversary with hundreds of events all over the world. Some were grandiose, such as the commemorative ceremony of 16 November 2005. Others, more modest, were admirable in their sincerity. All were inspired by a desire to express, in the most genuine way possible, an ardent commitment to UNESCO’s ideals. More

07 Nov 2006 Seminario Regional sobre “Obstáculos y avances para el ejercicio de la libertad de expresión en Latinoamérica”
Seminario Regional sobre “Obstáculos y avances para el ejercicio de la libertad de expresión en Latinoamérica”

Con los auspicios de cuatro Cátedras UNESCO realizó el 5 de noviembre en Guadalajara, México este encuentro para analizar los obstáculos políticos, jurídicos y económicos que afronta la libertad de expresión en los distintos países de Latinoamérica. La actividad fue organizada por el Sector de Comunicación e Información de la UNESCO en San José. More

New website for UNESCO New Delhi06 Nov 2006 New website for UNESCO New Delhi BFC
New website for UNESCO New Delhi

New Delhi is UNESCO’s first Field Office to adopt the new look and feel of UNESCO.ORG. The new site is now an integral part of the Worldwide entry point in the UNESCO Portal and exemplifies its layout, data structure and graphic standards. Many other Field Offices will launch new websites in the months to come. More

Education for Sustainable Development in Latin America31 Oct 2006 Education for Sustainable Development in Latin America
Mobilizing for Education for Sustainable Development in Latin America


A Latin American regional meeting stresses the links between Sustainable Development, Literacy and HIV and AIDS prevention. More

Publicado el Informe de Seguimiento de la Educación para Todos en el Mundo31 Oct 2006 Publicado el Informe de Seguimiento de la Educación para Todos en el Mundo
La educación y atención de la primera infancia es fundamental para el desarrollo futuro del niño, asegura el Informe de Seguimiento de la Educación para Todos en el Mundo 2007, presentado el 26 de octubre en Nueva York y Santiago de Chile.
Comunicado de prensa

Lea más sobre la primera infancia en El Correo de la UNESCO, con historias de:
Colombia: artículo fotos
Irlanda: artículo fotos
Jamaica: artículo fotos
Jordania: artículo fotos
Kenya: artículo fotos
Papua Nueva Guinea: artículo fotos
Vídeo (se precisa Windows Media Player) More

New ICT Community Centres in devastated parts of Lebanon30 Oct 2006 New ICT Community Centres in devastated parts of Lebanon
UNESCO supports the establishment of 8 new Community ICT Centers in devastated regions of Lebanon


In an attempt to ease the suffering of Lebanese people affected during the recent hostilities in Lebanon, UNESCO and its partners have launched an Information Communication Technology (ICT) initiative through the establishment of 8 ICT community centers throughout Lebanon with a stress on the south. More

UNESCO Darfur documentary wins journalism prize27 Oct 2006 UNESCO Darfur documentary wins journalism prize UNESCO CI
UNESCO produced TV documentary on Darfur gets best investigative journalism award


“The Children of Darfur”, directed by Denmark’s Camilla Nielsson and produced by UNESCO, receives the International TV3 Actual Award today in Barcelona, Spain, a 10,000-euro first prize for outstanding examples of investigative journalism. More

UNESCO at Internet Governance Forum (31-10 to 2-11-2006)26 Oct 2006 UNESCO at Internet Governance Forum (31-10 to 2-11-2006) UNESCO Bureau of Public Information
UNESCO to address risks of internet fragmentation and freedom of expression in cyberspace at Internet Governance Forum

How to avoid fragmenting the internet; how to ensure the free flow of information in cyberspace; and how to respect the basic human right of freedom of expression on the web are among the crucial issues to be addressed at the first meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Athens (31 October – 2 November 2006). More

2006 UNITWIN directory now online19 Oct 2006 2006 UNITWIN directory now online Education
2006 UNITWIN directory now online


The UNITWIN directory, now in its fifth edition, is now available online. It is an important networking tool for one of UNESCO’s major education networks. More

Lanzamiento en Costa Rica del “Decenio de Naciones Unidas para la Educación con miras al Desarrollo Sostenible”16 Oct 2006 Lanzamiento en Costa Rica del “Decenio de Naciones Unidas para la Educación con miras al Desarrollo Sostenible”

Lanzamiento en Costa Rica del “Decenio de las Naciones Unidas de la Educación con miras a un Desarrollo Sostenible”


El 17 de octubre en el Auditorio del Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones de San José se celebrará el evento “Hacia la Construcción de una Costa Rica Sostenible”, que contará con la presencia de los rectores de las universidades públicas, ministros, alcaldes, presidentes ejecutivos, sectores religiosos, asociaciones de desarrollo, la empresa privada, así como diversas organizaciones no gubernamentales. More

Interview with <b>Monique Ilboudo</b>:  13 Oct 2006 Interview with Monique Ilboudo: "Poverty is disregard for human rights" SHS
Monique Ilboudo: "Poverty is disregard for human rights"

Monique Ilboudo, Burkina Faso’s Minister for the Promotion of Human Rights calls for a change in the world’s approach to the fight against poverty. She argues that political and civil rights must be given the same recognition as economic, social and cultural rights if we are to overcome poverty. More

Violence in schools, a global problem13 Oct 2006 Violence in schools, a global problem
Violence in schools a global problem according to UN Study
The UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence Against Children was presented to the UN General Assembly on 11 October.

UNESCO participated in the preparation of the report with an analysis of violence in education and corporal punishment in schools. More

11 Oct 2006 Corporal Punishment: Ineffective and Dangerous Bureau of Public Information
Corporal Punishment: Ineffective and Dangerous

The UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence Against Children will be presented on 11 October 2006 from 3 to 6p.m. (EST) to the 3rd Committee of the United Nations General Assembly.

UNESCO participated in the preparation of the report with an analysis of violence in education and corporal punishment in schools.

Linda King, a UNESCO expert in Human Rights Education says the problem is global, but there are solutions.

Interview by Edna Yahil, UNESCO's Bureau of Public Information. More

SEAL of Excellence for Handicrafts in Southeast Asia09 Oct 2006 SEAL of Excellence for Handicrafts in Southeast Asia
6th annual SEAL of Excellence for Handicrafts in Southeast Asia

An international panel of judges and experts in design, marketing and handicraft production have gathered across four regions in Asia over the last few weeks to judge a record number of entries for the 2006 UNESCO Seal of Excellence in Handicrafts (referred to as the SEAL). 129 submissions were received from Southeast Asia, with entries ranging from traditionally woven textiles to contemporary batiks and ceramics. More

UNESCO and Google cooperate on Literacy Project06 Oct 2006 UNESCO and Google cooperate on Literacy Project
Litcam, Google, and UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning Launch “The Literacy Project”

Google and the Literacy Campaign (Litcam), an initiative of the Frankfurt Book Fair, have launched The Literacy Project, a resource for teachers, literacy organizations and anyone interested in the promotion of reading and education. More

Retrato de una maestra06 Oct 2006 Retrato de una maestra
Retrato de una maestra
Con motivo del Día Mundial de los Docentes, hemos querido saber cómo trabaja uno de ellos. María Francisca Henríquez Maldonado, 56 años, egresada en 1973 de la Escuela Normal Vespertina de Santiago, es profesora de Educación General Básica de la Escuela Ramón Freire de Maipú, Santiago de Chile. More

World Teachers’ Day05 Oct 2006 World Teachers’ Day
World Teachers’ Day
Each year, on 5 October the world pays tribute to teachers and their contribution to learning and social development.


Message for World Teachers’ Day
(PDF Format 64K)

UNESCO and Teacher Education
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Debate: What future for UNESCO?04 Oct 2006 Debate: What future for UNESCO?
Debate: What future for UNESCO?
What role will UNESCO play in the context of globalization? How will the UN reform affect the Organization? These questions were addressed during a thematic debate organized by UNESCO’s Executive Board on 4 October.

Please note that a webcast of the debate is available in the 6 UN languages More

New look for Education section of UNESCO.ORG03 Oct 2006 New look for Education section of UNESCO.ORG
New look for Education section of UNESCO.ORG

The Education portal is the first major theme (Education, Science, Culture, Communication & Information) to adopt the new look and feel of UNESCO.ORG.

Pioneering the movement towards a more coherent portal, UNESCO’s goal is to harmonize graphics, navigation, and ergonomy to help our users learn how to easily find information on UNESCO activities. Users can now get a taste of how to use the “tab system” of navigation on the top of the page, when clicking on the Education tab from the homepage of the organization. More

Interview with Zhang Xinsheng, Chairman of the Executive Board02 Oct 2006 Interview with Zhang Xinsheng, Chairman of the Executive Board
"UNESCO must find answers to the critical issues of our times"


In light of the thematic debate on UN reform and the future of UNESCO, taking place this Thursday at UNESCO Headquarters, the Chairman of UNESCO's Executive Board answers several questions regarding this year's unique debate, the Board itself, and UNESCO's image in his home country of China. More

Call for proposals for 28 Sep 2006 Call for proposals for "21st Century" News Magazine Communication and Information Sector
Call for proposals for UN-Family "21st Century" News Magazine

UNESCO is launching a call for Feature Segment proposals for a series of production grants. The selected segments will be produced, incorporated into a 12-episode news magazine, “21st Century”, and distributed to broadcasters worldwide. More

Interview with  René Depestre25 Sep 2006 Interview with René Depestre
“Leading the way for the decolonization of words”


René Depestre is a Haitian writer, the author notably of the award-winning “Hadriana dans tous mes rêves” (“Hadriana in All My Dreams”). He was present at the First International Congress of Black Writers and Artists organized in Paris. He is also participating in the commemoration of its 50th anniversary, taking place at UNESCO until 22 September. He looks back on the historical 1956 event.

Interview by Jasmina Sopova More

UNESCO and BBC join forces to boost science22 Sep 2006 UNESCO and BBC join forces to boost science
UNESCO and BBC join forces to distribute science programmes in developing nations

UNESCO and the BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation, have agreed to work together to provide high-quality television programmes on science and technology to developing nations in Africa and Asia. More

Results from World Education Indicators (WEI) programme21 Sep 2006 Results from World Education Indicators (WEI) programme UIS
Results from World Education Indicators (WEI) programme

Malaysia and Tunisia devote substantially greater shares of their national wealth to education than almost every country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to a new report by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. More

White House Conference on Global Literacy hailed as great success19 Sep 2006 White House Conference on Global Literacy hailed as great success
White House Conference on Global Literacy hailed as great success

UNESCO is hailing White House Conference on Global Literacy on 18 September as a great success. The Conference was hosted in New York by Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States and Honorary Ambassador for the United Nations Literacy Decade. It was attended by President George Bush, U.S Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, First Ladies, First Spouses and decision-makers from around the world. More

18 Sep 2006 UNESCO reports on damage to Lebanese cultural heritage
UNESCO reports on damage to Lebanese cultural heritage

UNESCO experts call for urgent measures to clean up oil spill near Byblos, a World Heritage site. The major components of Lebanon’s cultural heritage have been spared by the recent conflict. More More

<strong>Cincuentenario del primer congreso de escritores y artistas negros</strong>14 Sep 2006 Cincuentenario del primer congreso de escritores y artistas negros
Cincuentenario del primer congreso de escritores y artistas negros


El primer congreso de escritores y artistas negros, del que se celebra el primer cincuentenario del 19 al 22 de septiembre, fue una iniciativa de la revista y editorial Présence Africaine (Presencia Africana), fundada en 1947 por el intelectual senegalés Aliune Diop. Medio siglo después, la Comunidad Africana de Cultura, presidida por el premio Nobel de literatura Wole Soyinka (Nigeria), y el W.E.B. Du Bois Institute (Universidad de Harvard), se unen a la UNESCO para conmemorar aquel momento histórico. More

Shigar Fort Palace (Pakistan) wins Heritage Award11 Sep 2006 Shigar Fort Palace (Pakistan) wins Heritage Award UNESCO Bangkok
Shigar Fort Palace takes top prize in 2006 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation  More

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