UNESCO Launch “Next Normal” campaign

UNESCO was founded in the wake of the World War II, born of the conviction that the unprecedented conflict could give rise to a better, more united world. Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that a better world must be constructed, argued the Organization’s founders. Their idea is more pertinent than ever as countries begin to emerge from the global COVID-19 crisis, which has called into question our priorities, our ways of life and the functioning of…

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APO Group joins UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition for COVID-19 Response

APO Group, the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, today announced it has joined the UNESCO Global Education Coalition for COVID-19 Response. Some 1.2 billion students and young people across the planet are affected by school and university closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In response, UNESCO launched the Global Covid-19 Education Coalition, with the private sector, multilateral organization and civil society in order to facilitate synergies and leverage partners’ capacities to help countries deploy remote learning systems so as to minimize educational disruptions and maintain social contact with learners.…

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UNESCO in partnership with RNW Media Run Successful Cultural Awareness-raising Campaign by 70 Young Collaborators

In the context of protracted conflict in Yemen and in order to increase cultural heritage appreciation amongst Youth as a source of income and social cohesion, UNESCO, in partnership with RNW Media, implemented a media campaign, which included diverse educational contents using storytelling and factual data. This initiative is part of the EU-funded project Cash for Work that covers four historic cities in Yemen (Sanaa, Shibam, Zabid and Aden). The campaign included conducting a survey on youth perception of the preservation of cultural heritage, field interactive workshops, and a series…

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UNESCO and the Coca-Cola Foundation launch “Youth and Innovation for Ocean” initiative

On World Oceans Day, UNESCO is pleased to announce the “Youth and Innovation for Ocean” initiative to empower university students and young professionals to put forward innovative and practical solutions in reducing, reusing, recycling and managing plastic waste in coastal regions of Viet Nam. The initiative is under the partnership between UNESCO and The Coca-Cola Foundation established since 2017 for solutions to manage plastic waste, toward as sustainable green economy in Vietnam. About 8 million metric tons of plastic are discarded into the ocean annually (Jambeck, et al. 2015), the equivalent…

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UNESCO and Ericsson launch a new portal for teaching AI to students

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rarely out of the news – especially during these challenging times, when AI has been suggested as a tool to help end the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many people do not have a full understanding of what AI actually means, how it works, or how it might help. UNESCO and Ericsson are proud to launch the Teaching AI for K-12 Portal. This portal will provide a one-stop repository of resources for all educators around the world. The aim is to help curriculum developers and teachers to better…

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