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  • May 23, 2017
    The Royal Government of Bhutan accords its highest priority to the education sector as the country’s quality of health, prosperity, happiness, and progression hinges on the quality of its education. To this effect, the Ministry of Education has taken several reform initiatives to ensure that there a
  • May 18, 2017
    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) . Founded in 1977, the HKEAA has been a witness to and supporter of crucial changes in the education sector in Hong Kong and has played an important role in educational development and reform. This ha
  • May 18, 2017
    Grade Six National Student Assessment Results A standardized student assessment is an integral part of evaluating the education system of a country and for making comparisons at the international level. In Cambodia, the standardized student assessment, though still a new concept, plays a vital role
  • May 18, 2017
    Why Competency-based Assessment in Education in Bhutan? The school curriculum has high stakes for the nation’s state of peace and prosperity, because the quality of curriculum has a direct impact on the quality of learning in schools. The curriculum per se is not a standalone entity, nor should it b
  • May 17, 2017
    The three winners of the youth photo competition on the themes of Target 4.7 in the Sustainable Development Goal 4 on education, organized by the Global Education Monitoring Report Team, were announced. The top submission was ‘Lens of Sustainable Education’ photographed by Domyson Dulay Abuanshows i
  • May 15, 2017
    12 May 2017, Yangon – The symbolic celebration of the World Press Freedom Day organized by UNESCO Yangon Office and the Ministry of Information, was held for the sixth consecutive year on 03 May 2017 in Yangon. The joint commemorative event facilitated a dialogue between the Union Minister of Inform
  • May 15, 2017
    JAKARTA—On 1 May 2017, UNESCO Bangkok and Rappler Indonesia collaborated to provide an all-day training on civic journalism and media literacy to 23 Indonesian youth during the World Press Freedom Day celebrations at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. The training was facilitated b
  • May 12, 2017
    Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education As an intergovernmental organisation with a mandate in higher education, UNESCO is well-positioned to provide Member States with a platform for collaboration to foster dialogue on policy, research and practice in pursuing high quality and inclusive l
  • May 12, 2017
    An innovative UNESCO initiative aimed at using communication to empower millions of people in Myanmar’s agricultural sector with accurate and timely development information was spotlighted at a recent event in Yangon. UNESCO Yangon presented the project, “Educational TV and Radio Programs and Commun
  • May 11, 2017
    The UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO jointly organized an expert meeting on the theme of ‘Citizen Participation in Achieving Inclusive, Quality and Continuous Education’ in celebration of the 2017 Global Action Week for Education (GAWE). GAWE is an internat
  • Education

    UNESCO’s work encompasses educational development from pre-school through to higher education, including technical and vocational education and training, non-formal education and literacy.

  • Natural Sciences

    Science is integral to efforts toward sustainable development.

  • Social and Human Sciences

    In an era of rapid globalization, UNESCO's Regional Unit for Social and Human Science in the Asia-Pacific (RUSHSAP) aims to develop and promote social policies which uphold peace, human rights, democratic governance and tolerance.

  • Culture

    UNESCO is the only institution in the United Nations system with a mandate in the field of culture.

  • Communication and Information

    About: The Global Action Week for Education (GAWE), observed annually from 23-29 April, is an initiative led by the Global Campaign for Education and supported by UNESCO that advocates

  • Sustainable Development Goals

    Heads of State, Government leaders, UN High Level Representatives and civil society  met in September 2015, at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, and adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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May 18, 2017
The Happy Schools Project was launched in June 2014 in the aim of promoting learner well-being and holistic development in schools. The 2016 report - Happy Schools! A Framework for Learner Well-being