All posts tagged with: UNESCO

The Urgent Need for Adequate Investments in Literacy in Africa

Posted September 8, 2013 no picture Biodun Awosusi

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By ‘Biodun Awosusi United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated September 8th as International Literacy Day in 1946. Since then, the day is set aside to promote literacy and investment in education. Literacy, according to UNESCO, is “a human right, a tool of personal empowerment, and a means for social and human development.” It is about learning to read and write. Value of Literacy Literacy is a fundamental human right and the bedrock of lif...


New report! Making Education a Priority in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Posted September 11, 2013 no picture UNICEF Education

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A new report on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda has been launched as an outcome of the Global Thematic Consultation. The report offers a summary of the main themes and messages that have emerged from an inclusive and wide-ranging consultation process on education around the world. Equitable, quality education and lifelong learning for all emerged as overarching goals on education for the post-2015 development agenda. The report draws from a variety of platform...


Let's put education at the center of business investment

Posted November 12, 2013 no picture UNICEF Education

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Investing in education is essential to developing a skilled workforce for the future and improving economic growth. As of 2011, more than 57 million primary aged children are still out of school and 130 million children have failed to learn the basics even after four years in school. A new Framework for Business Engagement in Education, launched at the UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit last month makes the case for putting education at the centre of business investment. It provid...


What UNAIDS Regional Director For Eastern and Southern Africa has to say about...

Posted November 18, 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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This opinion editorial is written by UNAIDS Regional Director for Eastern and South Africa, Professor Sheila Tlou. In this article, Professor Tlou tells young people the time to act is NOW to reduce HIV among young people in Eastern and South Africa. Check out the article, right here: On 6-7 December 2013, education and health ministers from 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa will gather in Cape Town, South Africa, to agree on a political commitment based on UN an...


Not only a great impact on revenue, job creation, and the value of exports, the creative economy is also important towards contributing to the welfare and sustainable development. It constitutes the result of a recent study of UNESCO and UNDP. About 16 years later, the term creative industries became a warm conversation in the realm of economics in Indonesia. It also indicates that Indonesia has missed more than 16 years in the development of creative industries. Some policy breakt...


Me and my Nepal

Posted July 3, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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My first post is dedicated to my country Nepal. First of all, I am very glad to get the golden opportunity to be the UNESCO VOY intern. I want to thank the organization for providing me with this great opportunity. I belong to the small beautiful south Asian nation of the globe Nepal, with a wide range of natural & cultural beauty. We have unique cultures & traditions of 123 ethnic groups (census, 2011). Mt. Everest & Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Buddha, are our prid...


Tourism great wonder

Posted July 19, 2014 no picture Ericsson

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TOURISM My most interesting topic was absolutely tourism. It was the topic I enjoyed and caught my attention. One may ask what is tourism? Well tourism is any activity that involves the movement of people away from their homes to other places of interest for leisure, pleasure or studies. The commonly visited areas as such are wild life conservation areas, historical sites, museums and beaches, just to mention a few. What made me interested in this topic? First and foremos...