“From Words to #Genocide”, theme of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the #Holocaust

From Words to Genocide: Antisemitic Propaganda and the Holocaust is the theme of this year’s International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, observed on 27 January. On that day, roundtable debates, exhibitions, and an official ceremony will examine the roots and consequences of hate speech and the need to promote human rights-based […]

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 […]

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 […]

Global Citizenship Education: Towards Globalizing Culture of Rights and Responsibilities

  Sudha Sreenivasa Reddy Eco Foundation for Sustainable Alternatives (EFSA) India Sudha179@gmail.com  – – Abstract: It is heartening to see more and more international debates about the gravity of the issues confronting humanity with unprecedented global social, political and ecological dangers. There are very few places on the planet, which are not in a state […]

International #Volunteer Day 2015 – A Universal Introspective Approach

Ms. Akke M. Draijer-de Jong is initiator and co-founder of the Foundation Kebon Sepatu Indonesia-Netherlands. She leads a team of experts in the field of Educational Projects in Indonesia and is the liaison officer and spokesperson for the Team of Directors in th  e Netherlands. amdraijerdejong@yahoo.com – http://www.socialpsychology.org/member/draijer-de-jong . Abstract The concept thought was officially established by the […]

FREE HIGH SCHOOL IS A CORNERSTONE OF OPPORTUNITY

We live in a country of immense privilege. There’s no denying inequities still exist, but when a country’s conversations around education can turn to topics of charter schools, testing standards and affordability of college it says something about just how fortunate we really are. In the United States, it’s a foregone conclusion that every child […]

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 […]

The #globaleducation community adopts and launches #Education 2030 Framework for Action

The Education 2030 Framework for Action (FFA) was adopted and launched at a high-level meeting, held alongside the 38th UNESCO General Conference at the Organization’s Headquarters on 4 November. “Today, with the Education 2030 Framework for Action, Governments from across the world have agreed on how to translate a promise on paper to change on the […]

Global Response to Climate Change Keeps Door Open to 2º C Temperature Limit #COP21

New UN Report Synthesizes National Climate Plans from 146 Countries An unprecedented world-wide effort is underway to combat climate change, building confidence that nations can cost effectively meet their stated objective of keeping a global temperature rise to under 2 degree C. A report released today by the UNFCCC secretariat, assessing the collective impact of over […]

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