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News and Events

polar_bears.png © UNESCO 12 December 2017UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, joined world leaders at the One Planet Summit organized by the United Nations and the World Bank, at the initiative of the French Government in Paris today. The event was an opportunity for UNESCO to share key messages of UNESCO’s updated Strategy for Action on Climate Change (2018-2021), adopted by the 195 Member States in November at the General Conference under the motto “#ChangingMindsNotTheClimate”.  The objective of the Strategy is to enable Member States to take [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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dg-aa-mofa-elsalvador.jpg © UNESCO/Christelle ALIX 11 December 2017On 11 December 2017, UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, met with Minister of Foreign Minister of El Salvador, Hugo Martinez, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. On this occasion, the Director-General thanked El Salvador for its continued support to UNESCO, and commended its commitment to the work of the Governing Bodies of the Organization. The Director-General and the Minister discussed various areas of cooperation, such as networks in higher education, including UNESCO Chairs, academic mobility, education for a culture of peace [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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The International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) has long been recognized globally amongst geoscientists as one of the most successful models for promoting international scientific cooperation in geosciences for individuals sharing a global vision for research. This joint-venture created 45 years ago by UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) continues to provide opportunities for strong collaboration, capacity building for developing countries and recognition by international peers. The purpose of this call is to invite nominations for three new candidates to become member of the IGCP Council. If you are aware of excellent scientists, who have an exemplary track record in [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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infocus_anniversary_udhr.jpg © UNESCO / Christelle Alix 12 December 2017On 11 December 2017, Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General, launched a year-long campaign to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights alongside Mr Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, H.E. Ms Zohour Alaoui, President of the UNESCO General Conference, and Mr Robert Badinter, former Minister of Justice and former President of the Constitutional Court of France. “This is an appropriate occasion for reaffirming alongside the High Commissioner, the centrality [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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news_111217_vienna.jpg (Right to left) Bereaved brothers Andrew, Matthew and Paul Caruana Galizia take part in a panel with Katherine Sarikakis, Ambassador Christian Sohal, and Harlem Désir.© UNESCO 11 December 2017“We are too late if we only speak of murder; because before that moment a journalist gets harassed, physically, psychologically and financially,” said Paul Caruana Galizia. He and two other sons of assassinated Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, were taking part in a panel discussion at an event in Austria on 11 December. It was organized [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
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