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UNESCO and Angola to establish Biennale of Luanda, a Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace

The Biennale is part of UNESCO’s operational strategy for Priority Africa (2014-2021) which aims to provide “explicitly African responses to the changes at work in African economies and societies”

Carolina Cerqueira, Minister of Culture of Angola, and Firmin Edouard Matoko, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Priority Africa and External Relation, today signed an agreement for the creation of the Biennale of Luanda – Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace, whose first edition will take place in September 2019. The…

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Forum in Benguérir (Morocco) to examine challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI) for Africa

AI is already present on the continent through incubators for technological innovation and, for example, applications that provide school support via smartphones or monitor the breathing of newborns in maternity wards

A Forum on Artificial Intelligence in Africa, organized by UNESCO and Mohamed VI Polytechnic University from 12 to 13 December in Benguérir (Morocco), will explore the opportunities and challenges of technological innovations relating to artificial intelligence (AI) in Africa. AI is already present on the continent through incubators for technological…

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Director-General condemns the attack that claimed the lives of three Russian journalists Orkhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguyev and Kirill Radchenko in Central AfricanRepublic

The three journalists were working on a documentary for the Russian online news organization Investigation Control Centre (TsUR)

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, today condemned the murders of three Russian journalists, freelance war reporter Orkhan Dzhemal, documentary filmmaker Alexander Rastorguyev and cameraman Kirill Radchenko, on 30 July outside the town of Sibut in Central African Republic. “I condemn this horrific attack that claimed the lives of journalists…

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation condemns killing of six guards in Virunga National Park

This is the third attack this year against the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation in the Virunga Park, and follows similar acts on other World Heritage sites in Central Africa

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, today (April 10, 2018) condemed the deadly attack perpetrated on 9 April against the staff of the Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, during which six guards and their driver lost their lives. “I condemn this deadly attack on six guards of…

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Commits to Safeguarding Lake Chad

Funded by the African Development Bank for a period of three years, the project aims to take stock of Lake Chad’s water and other natural resources alongside socio-economic and cultural factors

UNESCO will bring a preservation project focusing on research and the dissemination of knowledge, the rehabilitation of wetlands and wildlife corridors, and the promotion of sustainable income generating activities to the International Conference on Lake Chad, which will take place in Abuja (Nigeria) from 26 to 28 February. Known as…

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In Dakar, a Major Mobilization to Finance Education Worldwide

UNESCO estimates an annual financing gap of $39 billion to achieve universal education from early childhood to secondary level in low and middle-income countries by 2030

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay commended the pledges announced by over 60 countries at the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference in Dakar (Senegal), co-chaired by France and Senegal, and of which UNESCO is a partner.   “In the face of an education emergency, these commitments represent an investment in the…

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Education and Africa: Twin Priorities of UNESCO Director-General at Education Funding Conference in Dakar

It is the first visit to Africa of the Director-General illustrating the priority of the education sector and the cross cutting priority given to the African continent

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay is in Senegal from 1 to 3 February on the occasion of the Financing Conference of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) taking place in Dakar. It is the first visit to Africa of the Director-General illustrating the priority of the education sector and…

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All committed for girls to better learn math and science in Niger

94 teachers in mathematics, life and earth sciences and physics/chemistry as well as the principals of 15 colleges, selected in the Tillabéri region, were trained on active pedagogy and teaching of mathematics and science

Since 2013, the Capacity Development for Education (CapED) Programme in Niger, coordinated by UNESCO Dakar, has been supporting the Nigerien government in its efforts to retain girls in school by improving their performance in mathematics and in science. Gender disparities in education persist in girls’ disadvantage in Niger, particularly during…

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A new momentum in protecting Malian cultural heritage

UNESCO national office in Mali organized a training workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and MINUSMA on 25-27 October 2017 at à l’Ecole de Maintien de la Paix in Bamako

Since October 2013, UNESCO has trained 4000 military workforces deployed in Mali. In 2016 and for the first time since the 2012 crisis, this awareness-raising activity expanded to the Malian armed forces and security forces to discuss and promote their role in the protection of cultural heritage and the integration…

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Promoting human rights education in West Africa

The overall goal of the student-led Curriculum Development project project is to contribute to mainstreaming peace and human rights in education practices in West African countries

In the framework of the activities related to its Learning to Live Together (LTLT) programme, UNESCO Dakar partnered with the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD) in Senegal and Teachers College, Columbia University in the USA to promote human rights education (HRE) and Learning to Live Together (LTLT) in…