UNESCO and the Embassy of Italy launch graffiti mural on creating awareness on migration information

UNESCO and the Embassy of Italy have launched a graffiti mural on creating awareness on migration information. The graffiti mural in Accra is to amplify awareness on the need for access to quality information on migration amongst young people. Funded by the Italian government under the “Empowering Young People in Africa through Media and Communication’ project and through “Fondo Africa”, a financial instrument aimed at supporting interventions to revive dialogue and cooperation between Italy and the African countries considered to be a priority for migration flows including Ghana. Welcoming participants…

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193 countries adopt first-ever global agreement on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is present in everyday life, from booking flights and applying for loans to steering driverless cars. It is also used in specialized fields such as cancer screening or to help create inclusive environments for the disabled. According to UNESCO, AI is also supporting the decision-making of governments and the private sector, as well as helping combat global problems such as climate change and world hunger. However, the agency warns that the technology ‘is bringing unprecedented challenges’. “We see increased gender and ethnic bias, significant threats to privacy, dignity…

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UNESCO launches the Cookie Factory, to raise awareness of the potential risks and ethical challenges of AI

AI permeates our daily life, from recommendation algorithms to medical care and education. It has the potential to be highly beneficial and help us solve some of the most pressing issues of the century. But it also carries serious risks and could compromise our human rights. For example, the mediation of online information by algorithms and AI challenges many of the founding principles of democracy such as freedom of expression, and can cause disinformation. This can lead to the emergence of stereotypical biases, such as an online search for “great…

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UNESCO and Thomson Reuters Foundation launched practical guides on the safety of women journalists

The Thomson Reuters Trust Conference during two days on 17 and 18 November explored different challenges to media viability and media freedom. The second day of the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s annual flagship event saw a focus on media freedom, exploring the link between media sustainability and media independence, emerging digital rights risks in the Global South and online harassment against women journalists. On the occasion of the conference, the Thomson Reuters Foundation and UNESCO launched a set of two practical guidelines: Gender-sensitive Safety Policies for Newsrooms and a Practical Guide for Women Journalists on How…

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‘Creative Resilience’ to feature artworks by female Scientists reflecting on their pandemic experiences

Creative Resilience seeks to give a voice to women scientists by exploring their private world of artistic expression. The exhibition will showcase the artwork of 54 women sciehttps://en.unesco.org/creativeresiliencentists from around the world. The art creators responded to a brief to submit art they had created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Creative Resilience shines a light on the artistic lives of women neuroscientists, microbiologists, doctors, nurses, medical students, researchers, science communicators, engineers, and mathematicians of all ages. These women are using their artistic talents, combined with their expertise in the…

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