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 […]

Historic Paris Agreement on #ClimateChange #COP21

195 Nations Set Path to Keep Temperature Rise Well Below 2 Degrees Celsius An historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations in Paris today. The Paris Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause […]

The Ecological and Social Footprint: A Challenge for Global Citizenship

Javier Collado-Ruano in the dramatic karst mountain landscape of Yangshuo County, China’s Guangxi region. versión castellano          From the transdisciplinary perspective of the Big History, the Earth is a self-eco-organized system structured through sophisticated processes of co-evolution between living and non-living organisms. Life made its appearance on our planet between 3,8 and 3,5 […]

La huella ecológica y social: un desafío para la ciudadanía mundial

  Javier Collado Ruano en el espectacular paisaje de montaña del karst de Yangshuo, región de Guangxi de China. English Version Desde la perspectiva transdisciplinar de la Gran Historia, la Tierra es un sistema auto-eco-organizado que se estructura a través de sofisticados procesos de co-evolución entre los organismos vivos y no vivos. La vida hizo […]

Interview with Ms @IrinaBokova, Director-General of @UNESCO

© GEM.Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO became Honorary Membership at Global Education Magazine. Javier Collado Ruano: Today, 5th December 2015, being International Volunteer Day, we welcome our special guess, Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO. I have had the opportunity to talk with her during the 2nd UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education held in February 2015 in […]

The World is Changing. Are you? Volunteer!

Richard Dictus Executive Coordinator United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day (IVD) 5 December 2015 . – This year’s International Volunteer Day (IVD) theme, “The world is changing. Are you? Volunteer!” is challenging each and every one of us to be part of implementing the newly launched Global Goals. […]

Sustainable Development Goals

One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by member States to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post 2015 development agenda (click here for information on different work streams). It was decided […]

Global Agricultural Transition Under Way to Boost Resilience to Climate Change and Reduce Emissions

  Six Cooperative Initiatives Driving Climate Resilient, Productive and Low Emissions Agriculture Governments and food and agriculture organizations join today at the Lima-Paris Action Agenda Focus on Agriculture to respond to the urgent climate challenges facing agriculture with six cooperative initiatives that will protect the long-term livelihoods of millions of farmer and reduce greenhouse gas […]

#COP21 Lima-Paris Action Agenda Focus on #Forests

The LPAA Focus event on Forests will serve as a stepping stone for future ambitious climate action on forests. Building on the New York Declaration on Forests launched during the Climate Summit in September 2014, it will showcase transformational examples at national and subnational level to make forests and their protection a core element of […]

$248 USD million pledged to GEF climate fund for most vulnerable countries

New financing for Least Developed Countries Fund sends strong signal of commitment as Paris talks get underway Eleven donors have pledged close to $250 USD million in new money for adaptation support to the most vulnerable countries on the planet giving a welcome boost to the start of the climate talks here in Paris. Canada, […]

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