Preparing the groundwork for a network of geoparks in Africa
The Republic of Congo came a step closer towards setting up a geopark between 13 and 18 June when it was one of 14 African countries which sent delegates to a training course on geological heritage in the departments of PointeNoire and Kouilou The 25 young geologists left the course vowing to inventory the geological heritage in their respective countries
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As you can imagine racism occurs all the time and everywhere Have you been a bystander or a victim yourself We invite you to share your experience You can reduce racism through your own actions We need to STOP racism together
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
All-girl team from the Philippines wins Sustainable Engineering Hackathon on UNESCO’s World Engineering Day
An allgirl team of university students from the Philippines has won a hackathon marking UNESCOs World Engineering for Sustainable Development Day on 4 March Ghia Luwalhati Nicole Elizabeth Tan and Reaner Jacqueline Bool from the WONDERPETS team 1 from Batangas State University in the Philippines used Metal Organic Frameworks which are novel adsorbents to turn recycled plastic bottles into a type of sponge that is extremely porous making it an effective means of removing pollutants from water Better still the sponge can be used again and again
"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
UNESCO signs agreement with Ghana for new International Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Innovation, Manufacturing and Technology Transfer
On 7 April UNESCO formally endorsed the establishment under its auspices of the International Centre of Excellence in Engineering Innovation Manufacturing and Technology Transfer in Ghana The tripartite agreement was signed by UNESCO DirectorGeneral Audrey Azoulay Her Excellency Ms Anna Bossman Ambassador of Ghana to UNESCO and Prof Ellis OwusuDabo ProVice Chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology KNUST
Call for applications for the UNESCO-Al Fozan International Prize for the Promotion of Young Scientists in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Deadline 15 November 2022
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