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International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

Our future will be marked by scientific and technological progress, just like our past. That future progress will be the greatest when it draws on the full talent, creativity and ideas of women and girls in science. Most countries, industrialized or not, are far from achieving gender parity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects […]

UNESCO And Mauritius Partner To Empower Women In STEM

UNESCO And Mauritius Partner To Empower Women In STEM

As part of Merck STEM program For Women and Youth, Merck Foundation, a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany conducted the 3rd edition of their annual “UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit” on the 28th and 29th of November 2017 under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Her Excellency Mrs. […]

US Set To Withdraw From UNESCO

US Set To Withdraw From UNESCO

The United States Thursday announced that it will withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), accusing the body of “anti-Israel bias.” The State Department spokeswoman, Heather Nauert, said Washington would establish an “observer mission” to replace its representation at the Paris-based agency. According to AFP, the United States was angered since 2011 […]

Unesco To Launch Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

Unesco To Launch Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in close collaboration with the Ngorongoro District Council and the Council of Masaai traditional leaders, will conduct a large campaign to intensify efforts to address Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Ngorongoro. The campaign will be conducted during the FGM high season of June 2017 when girls […]

World Radio Day 2017: ‘Radio is You’!

World Radio Day 2017: ‘Radio is You’!

World Radio Day is observed on February 13 to celebrate radio as a medium to promote and access information. After originally proposed by the Kingdom of Spain, UNESCO in its 36th General Conference proclaimed World Radio Day on November 3, 2011. Last year, the UNESCO’s theme for World Radio Day is “Radio in Times of […]

International Day Of Women and Girls In Science – The Message

International Day Of Women and Girls In Science – The Message

The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development underlines the power of science as a driver for human rights and dignity, poverty eradication and the protection of the planet. On this first International Day of Women and Girls in Science, UNESCO’s message is clear – the new Agenda will not meet its promise without investing in […]

UNESCO Urges NGOs To Fight Against Illiteracy In Nigeria

UNESCO Urges NGOs To Fight Against Illiteracy In Nigeria

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has called on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to deepen efforts in fighting illiteracy in Nigeria. Mr Benoit Sossou, the Regional Director, UNESCO Regional Office, Abuja, gave the task on Thursday in Abuja at a meeting on “Building new partnership with relevant NGOs in Non-Formal Education (NFE) in […]

Unesco Hinges Economic Growth On Women Education

Unesco Hinges Economic Growth On Women Education

A new gender review by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM), has explained the importance of women’s education to economic growth. The report stated that educating women would reduce the strains on the planet, caused by the persistent population growth. It was released ahead of the 2016 International […]

Young People Are Not Only Our Future – They Are Our Present

Young People Are Not Only Our Future – They Are Our Present

Young people are not only our future — they are our present. Our planet has never been so young, with 1.8 billion young women and men. They are the most connected, the most outspoken and the most open-minded generation the world has ever seen. They are powerful agents of positive change, essential to taking forward […]

Women Plan Africa’s Tomorrow At Paris Unesco Meet

Women Plan Africa’s Tomorrow At Paris Unesco Meet

Business-friendly feminism was the dominant doctrine at the African Women Leaders conference at the UN’s cultural arm, Unesco, in Paris this week. Arguing that women’s vision can help shape the future – Africa’s in particular – a panel of successful women shared their experiences in the fields of politics, business and fashion, to teach others […]

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