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News and Events

news_140218_mooc.jpg © UNESCO 14 February 2018UNESCO and the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria recently rolled out the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on freedom of expression, access to information and safety of journalists in Africa. The course, which opened on 13 November 2017 and ran for five weeks, gave judicial officials, journalists, academics, and civil society members the opportunity to learn about and discuss these issues. The MOOC was built upon the success of a similar course launched in [...]
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
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focus_malaysia_kl_shutterstock_613645655.jpg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia© Shutterstock.com 14 February 2018More than half of the world’s people live in cities, and it is expected that by 2050, 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. As people and assets concentrate in cities, these become increasingly vulnerable to the impact of climate change, disasters and conflicts. Migration is a major factor of urbanisation, with one-third of the world’s 66 million displaced people living in cities. If planned and managed well, cities will become the main tool [...]
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
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medellin.jpg Medellin© Kristel_Segeren/Shutterstock 14 February 2018Today across the globe, sixty-six million people are displaced, with one-third of them living in cities. These numbers are expected to grow significantly because of the increased frequency of natural disasters and continued conflicts.  With such challenges, cities need to mainstream culture as an enabler and driver of their post-conflict and post-disaster efforts.    These issues were at the center of the UNESCO-World Bank joint event “Culture, Reconstruction and Recovery” held on 10 February during the World Urban Forum in Kuala [...]
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
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dg-aa-world-govt-summit.gif © World Government Summit 14 February 2018UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, underscored the need for dialogue and collective problem solving as she addressed an international audience of leaders at the 6th World Government Summit in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). “It is time to reflect on action we wish to take to shape our future governments, how we can renew and reinforce universal principles of human dignity and humanist values, how we can work in greater harmony with our planet”, said Ms Azoulay. In her address, the [...]
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
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