UNESCO

UN-backed awards celebrate efforts of young engineers to help the poor

Proposals for designing road bridges in rural Rwanda, ensuring housing in Nepal is more resistant to earthquakes and making better use of waste water from olive oil mills in the occupied Palestinian territory are among the biggest winners of awards co-sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

UNESCO marks anniversary of translation index

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today marked the 75th anniversary of the Index Translationum, a comprehensive database of the world’s translated works.

Students, teachers, schools face deliberate attacks in conflict areas – UNESCO

A major United Nations study on the impact of conflict on education finds students, teachers and schools under concerted and deliberate attack and calls for urgent measures to protect the academic future of children living in war zones.

New UNESCO-Library of Congress pact puts rare materials on Internet for public

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United States Library of Congress today signed a pact paving the way for the creation of a World Digital Library which will digitize rare materials from libraries and other cultural institutions globally and make them available free on the Internet.

Ethiopian institute and Slovak ecologist share UN environmental prize

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today jointly awarded an environmental preservation prize to an Ethiopian biodiversity institute and a Slovak ecologist.

Greek Ambassador elected President of UNESCO General Conference

Greece’s Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was unanimously elected in Paris today as the President of the 34th session of the body’s General Conference.

Singapore rejoins UNESCO after 22-year absence

Singapore rejoined the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today after a 22-year absence.

Shortage of qualified teachers main obstacle to achieving education for all – UN

It will not be possible to meet the goal of providing quality education for all children by 2015 without an additional 18 million new teachers worldwide – 4 million in Africa alone – the United Nations said today on the occasion of World Teacher’s Day.

UNESCO honours projects in Belgium and US for using ICT to enhance learning

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized the Claroline open source eLearning platform project, based in Belgium, and Curriki, a global education community based in the United States, for their use of information and communication technology (ICT) in education.

Chinese doubles ace teams up with UNESCO to fight gender inequality

China’s Grand Slam-winning Zheng Jie today became the latest female tennis ace to join forces with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Educational Organization (UNESCO) to encourage the emergence of gender equality around the world.