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How to Build Regional and Local Capacity for Living Quality Culture in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific 15-16 June 2017, Shenzhen, P.R. China The Education 2030 Framework for Action Target 4.3 clearly states that “by 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality t read more..
When: 4-7 July, 2017 Where: Dusit Thani, Hotel, Bangkok Who: UNESCO will host this meeting with Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and UNICEF, bringing together more than 200 participants, from education ministries, INGOs, NGOs and civil society organ read more..
Myanmar's oldest surviving feature film and Khmer Rouge propaganda pieces were among the items experts identified as precious heritage that could benefit from the safeguards and spotlight brought by UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme. Twelve participants from 10 South-East Asian countries gather read more..
Poverty in South Asia could be reduced by nearly two-thirds, new UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) data show Paris, 21 June— A new UNESCO policy paper shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school. Yet, new data from the UNESCO Institute fo read more..
The threat of hate speech online and the safety of journalists working in conflict-affected areas were at the centre of the debate at a recent roundtable discussion organized by UNESCO in Mandalay. The dialogue, which was attended by media owners, publishers, editors, journalists, and reporters from read more..
Despite unprecedented progress in expanding access to education, gender equality in education remains out of reach. More girls are in school today than ever before but socio-economic factors and gender-based discrimination prevent them from equal opportunities to complete and benefit from an educati read more..
Over the course of the 20th century, Southeast Asian cinema has documented the tumult and triumph of emerging nations in this dynamic region and helped to reflect – and in some cases shape – peoples’ own understanding of their national identities, histories and cultures. It’s a legacy that is as div read more..
The Brookings Institution and the Global Partnership Education (GPE) will collaborate with the Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific (NEQMAP) at UNESCO Bangkok to explore the implications of the 21st century skills agenda for assessment. This will be a continuation of UNESCO Bangkok’s previous research in the area of 21st century skills or transversal competencies, the findings and recommendations of which was shared at the annual research and policy symposium hosted by the Brookings Institution in early April 2017. read more..
Thailand will be the first country in Asia-Pacific to assess and address gender imbalances in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields using a policy toolkit developed as part of a global UNESCO project. SAGA (STEM and Gender Advancement) is a global UNESCO project that aim read more..
First workshop on rolling out landmark commitment by sub-regional grouping outlines working group and framework for implementation Education is a fundamental and universal right, regardless of nationality, environment or circumstance and last year leaders from ASEAN countries made a historic commitm read more..