UNESCO launches survey to collect key findings on COVID-19 impact on youth and adult literacy

UNESCO has launched a global survey entitled, “Learning from the COVID-19 crisis to write the future: National policies and programmes for youth and adult literacy”. The survey is addressed to all the 193 UNESCO Member States and serves to fill in the gap and collect information on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on youth and adult literacy. The survey was shared with the countries and requested to be filled out by concerned national authorities in charge of youth and adult literacy policies and programmes. The deadline to receive the…

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UNESCO promotes ‘learning for all’ during World Book and Copyright Day

On 25 April 2022, an event took place at the Delhi Public Library (DPL) to commemorate World Book and Copyright Day 2022. It was co-organized by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. When addressing the group of librarians, educators and students, UNESCO New Delhi Director Eric Falt highlighted the important role the libraries play, especially during a period when the global pandemic has disrupted education systems globally. He called for innovative solutions including development of digital libraries and e-learning platforms to ensure inclusive learning. Books have been an integral…

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UNESCO promotes full launch of GenOcean Campaign

After a successful soft roll out on social media, on 4 April 2022 UNESCO will officially launch GenOcean, the official communications campaign of the UN Ocean Decade 2021-2030. The GenOcean campaign will raise public awareness on the power of ocean knowledge and science to address ocean degradation, encouraging individuals to take action to restore and protect the ocean. GenOcean will revolutionise the way we think and act towards the ocean, building strength in unity and a collective approach to ocean protection and restoration based on the latest science. Mission GenOcean…

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UNESCO promotes full launch of GenOcean Campaign

After a successful soft roll out on social media, UNESCO has officially launched GenOcean, the official communications campaign of the UN Ocean Decade 2021-2030. The GenOcean campaign will raise public awareness on the power of ocean knowledge and science to address ocean degradation, encouraging individuals to take action to restore and protect the ocean. GenOcean will revolutionise the way we think and act towards the ocean, building strength in unity and a collective approach to ocean protection and restoration based on the latest science. Mission GenOcean will drive people to…

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UNESCO and abrdn partner to promote environmental sustainability through research, education and innovation solutions

UNESCO and the abrdn Charitable Foundation (aCF) have announced a 3-year partnership today, to promote environmental sustainability through research and education with the goal of developing innovative solutions to environmental concerns. As the first financial services company to enter into a partnership with UNESCO, abrdn, through the aCF, will support UNESCO programmes on environmental sustainability, climate change and water and ocean science. UNESCO and the abrdn Charitable Foundation (aCF) intend to establish an advisory board comprised of representatives from both organisations. The members of the advisory board will be selected…

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