International Essay Contest for Young People 2019: Participate by 15 June!

What does “Kindness” mean to you? How do you think we can create a kinder society? Young people from around the world are invited to reflect on these questions and enter the 2019 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation, a GAP Key Partner. The annual contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and…

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“Me, different?”: UNESCO and the City of Bordeaux launch a global campaign against racism and discrimination

UNESCO and the City of Bordeaux, with the support of the European Coalition of Cities against Racism (ECCAR), will launch a global poster campaign within the International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities – ICCAR on 21 March 2019 in celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The campaign showcases different portraits of everyday people displayed in public spaces in the city carrying messages that foster equality in diversity and “living together”. The copyright-free materials, which can also be used for social media, can be downloaded…

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UNESCO convenes brainstorm on Safety of Women Journalists Online

UNESCO, in co-operation with Global Diplomacy Lab (GDL) and the Bosch Alumni Foundation, organized on 12 February a brainstorming session among media managers, journalists, researchers and representatives of OSCE Member States. “The aim was to gather inputs for a study UNESCO is planning on tackling the online harassment of women journalists,” said programme specialist Saorla McCabe. The session was organized in Vienna within the framework of the OSCE conference ‘Increasing Opportunities for Freedom of Expression and Media Pluralism’. Through a guided brainstorming format, participants were consulted on research questions and…

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21st edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO international awards for women in science

On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrated on 11 February, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have announced the laureates of the 21st International Awards For Women in Science, which honours outstanding women scientists, from all over the world. These exceptional women are recognized for the excellence of their research in the fields of material science, mathematics and computer science. Each laureate receive €100,000 and their achievements will be celebrated alongside those of 15 promising young women scientists from around the world at an…

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UNESCO holds first global conference to promote a humanist Artificial Intelligence

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) changes the way we learn, work and live together, UNESCO is leading an international reflection to explore actions required to ensure that the potential of AI is harnessed at the service of humanity’s sustainable development. “Principles for AI: Towards a Humanistic Approach? A Global Conference” (UNESCO Headquarters, 4 March, 9.30 am to 7 pm), aims to foster dialogue between all stakeholders from the public and private sectors, technical community, media and academia, civil society, international and regional organizations. While AI advances make headlines, people worry that…

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