20 October 2017The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has denounced the killing of journalists Dilshan Ibash and Hawker Faisal Mohammed in Syria on 12 and 13 October respectively.
“I condemn the attack that killed journalists Dilshan Ibash and Hawker Faisal Mohammed along with many other civilians,” said the Director-General. “I call on all to protect the safety of journalists, their right to carry out their work and society’s right to be kept informed, which can be vital in conflict situations.”
Dilshan Ibash died in a car bomb explosion in Abu Fas, in eastern Syria, while Hawker Faisal Mohammed sustained head injuries in [...]
19 October 2017Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO today denounced the bomb attack in the capital of Somalia that killed hundreds of people, including freelance journalist Ali Nur Siad-Ahmed.
“I condemn this horrendous attack and the death of Ali Nur Siad-Ahmed,” said the Director-General. “There can be no justification for the slaughter of civilians and it is essential that violence should not be allowed to curtail freedom of expression and the media’s ability to do their work.”
Freelance video journalist Ali Nur Siad-Ahmed was reportedly on duty when a car bomb exploded at a busy intersection in Mogadishu on 14 October killing [...]
19 October 2017Former child soldiers, young refugees, social entrepreneurs and environmental activists are all set to come together at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris from 25 to 26 October 2017 for the 10th edition of the UNESCO Youth Forum – Rethinking youth engagement with UNESCO.
In a shift from past practice, UNESCO is bringing a smaller group of 60 young change-makers to the global discussion table, treating them as actors and partners, and not just mere recipients of its work. The Forum will serve as a hub for concrete suggestions about how UNESCO can improve its engagement with young people. This represents [...]