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 names laureates for new prize for #girls and #women’s #education

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has announced the names of the two laureates for this first edition of the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The two laureates are the Directorate of Early Childhood Education of the Ministry of Education and Culture from the Republic of Indonesia and the Female Students Network Trust from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Abu Dhabi’s Education Council Continues to Find New Applications for GIS

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates, a federation founded in 1971 from seven ancient Arabian Peninsula sheikhdoms. Due to the wealth derived from its extensive hydrocarbon deposits, Abu Dhabi has developed a modern, forward-thinking state that embraces its past while preparing for the future. One of its long-term initiatives is the […]

Interview with Dr. Katherine Müller-Marin, Representative of UNESCO to VietNam

Javier Collado Ruano (JCR): Dr. Katherine Müller-Marin is a native of Costa Rica who began her career as the Curriculum Planning Director at the Distance Teaching University of Costa Rica. She went on to serve at the Costa Rican Ministry of Planning and Economic Policy in Institutional Strengthening and Reengineering. She holds a Master’s degree […]

Face to Face: Global Understanding Through Personal and Virtual Contact

Judith Beth Cohen Professor, School of Education, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. Jcohen@lesley.edu . Abstract: Based on travel-study experiences in Ghana, Peru, South Africa and other sites, Cohen discusses the positive effects of short-term travel study immersion for students and faculty. Citing research studies that explore global attitudes of participants after such travel, Cohen makes a […]

Global Conference: Building a Global Citizens Movement

In order to encourage connectivity and collaboration between actors and citizens working for social justice, DEEEP will organize a yearly conference in collaboration with CIVICUS – World Alliance for Citizens Participation and GCAP – Global Call to Action against Poverty. The overall aim of this conference is to initiate a global coalition for citizen’s empowerment for change, which will […]

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