Migration and inclusive societies
UNESCO places emphasis on the human face of migration It addresses the implications of the movement of people within its fields of competence firmly embedding its interventions in a human rights framework
New report: Is the solution to water crises hiding right under our feet?
Groundwater accounts for 99 of all liquid freshwater on Earth However this natural resource is often poorly understood and consequently undervalued mismanaged and even abused According to the latest edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report published by UNESCO the vast potential of groundwater and the need to manage it sustainably can no longer be overlooked
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Call for abstracts: conference on “Emerging Pollutants: Protecting Water Quality for the Health of People and the Environment”
The Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme IHP of UNESCO and the International Water Resources Association IWRA are calling for abstract submissions for the UNESCOIWRA online conference on Emerging Pollutants Protecting Water Quality for the Health of People and the Environment to be held on 1719 January 2023 This online conference will highlight ways to advance knowledge research and solutions for managing emerging pollutants to improve and protect water quality in a changing world
From recovery to resilience in the Zimbabwean highlands
Zimbabwe is periodically buffeted by cyclones droughts floods and related landslides which in turn spawn health epidemics To compound matters climate change is increasing both the frequency and intensity of tropical storms and cyclones in the region As part of the Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project funded by the World Bank and managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services UNESCO has been providing affected communities with support since 2019 to help them make the transition from disaster recovery to longterm climate resilience
UNESCO taking a bottom-up approach to water management
Global water use is projected to grow by 1 per year over the next 30 years driven by demographic growth and rising living standards The challenge will be to meet these growing needs without exhausting polluting or confiscating water resources stated UNESCOs Director General Audrey Azoulay at the Ninth World Water Forum in Dakar Senegal in March Humanitys security is at stake she warned especially in this period of accelerating climate change
"Arab Latinos!" initiative promotes intercultural dialogue for social cohesion
Building on the centuriesold ties between the Arab region and Latin America and the Caribbean UNESCO organized the first expert meeting on Arab Latinos in São Paulo Brazil on 22 August 2022 The main purpose of this initiative of UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector is to encourage intercultural dialogue and tolerance for social cohesion
Making a water secure world a reality for all through the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme
Member States agree on the Implementation Plan of the 9th phase of the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme IHPIX 20222029 entitled Science for a Water Secure World in a Changing Environment
How to strengthen social inclusion through artistic practice in Chad?
The arts have proven to be a powerful tool to support reconciliation rehabilitation and reintegration Many reports highlight the transformative power of art when working with populations with populations whose rights are denigrated Artistic activities are a powerful vector of social integration connecting people across their differences They can help people to look forward to a new life and a better future