Global Action Programme on #Education for #SustainableDevelopment #SDGs

The Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) seeks to generate and scale-up concrete actions in ESD. It is intended to make a substantial contribution to the post-2015 agenda. The GAP is the follow up to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). There is now a growing international recognition of […]

Third UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education

‘The UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education’ presented a unique platform for discussion on two key programmes of the Education Sector, namely Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED), and their practical contribution in achieving Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education. The Week […]

@UNESCO and @UNWomen release guidance to end gender-based violence in #education

To help end a global phenomenon that affects millions of children, families and communities worldwide, UNESCO and UN Women are releasing today a Global Guidance on Addressing School Related Gender-Based Violence. Every year, an estimated 246 million children are subject to some form of gender-based violence – mistreatment, bullying, psychological abuse and sexual harassment. Developed […]

How much do countries invest in R&D? New #UNESCO data tool reveals emerging players

As the UN General Assembly prepares to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UNESCO Institute for Statistics has released a new data tool showing the leaders and emerging players in research and development (R&D). “Innovation is key to achieving each of the Sustainable Development Goals. So it is essential to track R&D investment in […]

Global Report on Adult Learning and #Education calls on countries to invest in lifelong learning

Adult learning and education can improve health and well-being, employment opportunities and develop local communities, according to the third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III), produced by UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). The main objective of the report, launched today on the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, is to take […]

@UNESCO: #Education needs to change fundamentally to meet global development goals @GEMReport #SDG4all

  The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, shows the potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). It also shows that education needs a major transformation to fulfill that potential and meet the current challenges facing humanity and the planet. […]

#OutInTheOpen, @UNESCO takes on school-related homophobic and transphobic violence

Ministers from across the world will join leaders from civil society and multi-lateral agencies to address school-related homophobic and transphobic violence at an International Ministerial Meeting hosted by UNESCO on 17-18 May. The Out In The Open event marks the first time Ministers will come together to issue a Call for Action and discuss new recommendations for education […]

#UN Broadband Commission calls for new connectivity targets to support #SDGs

The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s on 13 March agreed on the need for a new set of connectivity targets to help governments harness broadband networks and services more effectively to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the UN last autumn. This was decided in Dubai during the meeting, 12 and 13 […]

@UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2016: harnessing #technology for quality #education

Strategies and practices to maximize the potential of mobile technologies in education will be the focus of UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week 2016, which will take place at the Organization’s Headquarters from 7 to 11 March. The five-day event will bring together technology experts, government representatives, education specialists, project managers, researchers and industry partners from around […]

40% don’t access #education in a language they understand @GEMReport #MLD2016

A new paper by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) reports that 40% of the global population does not access education in a language they understand. The policy paper, ‘If you don’t understand, how can you learn?’ released for International Mother Language Day (21 February), argues that being taught in a language other than […]

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