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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 […]

Promotion of Dance Day by the International Dance Council

Promotion of Dance Day by the International Dance Council

International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID, Conseil International de la Danse), a UNESCO partner NGO, and is celebrated yearly, on April 29. The date is not linked to a particular person or a particular form of dance, although it’s also the day when the French dancer and ballet […]

UNESCO Director-General’s Message for World Poetry Day 2016

UNESCO Director-General’s Message for World Poetry Day 2016

Shakespeare, who died 400 years ago, wrote in A Midsummer Night’s Dream that: “The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven. And as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing a local habitation […]

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

“By paying tribute to the men and women whose only instrument is free speech, who imagine and act, UNESCO recognizes in poetry its value as a symbol of the human spirit’s creativity. By giving form and words to that which has none – such as the unfathomable beauty that surrounds us, the immense suffering and […]

Cultural Goods Remain Economic Driver in Digital Age – UNESCO Report

Cultural Goods Remain Economic Driver in Digital Age – UNESCO Report

A United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report launched today finds that the trade in cultural goods doubled from 2004 to 2013 despite a global recession and a massive shift among consumers of movies and music towards web-based services. The study from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), The Globalisation of Cultural Trade: […]

UNESCO: International Mother Language Day

UNESCO: International Mother Language Day

The theme of the 2016 International Mother Language Day is “Quality education, language(s) of instruction and learning outcomes.” This underlines the importance of mother languages for quality education and linguistic diversity, to take forward the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Mother languages in a multilingual approach are essential components of quality education, which is […]

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