Teachers, the change makers!

Address by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day ‘Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers’ UNESCO, 5 October 2017 Ms Anita Lehikoinen, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Finland, Mr David Edwards, Deputy General Secretary of Education International, longstanding partner of UNESCO Mr Oliver Liang, Head Read more about Teachers, the change makers![…]

Unsafe abortions (WHO)

    28 SEPTEMBER 2017 | GENEVA – Worldwide, 25 million unsafe abortions (45% of all abortions) occurred every year between 2010 and 2014, according to a new study by WHO and the Guttmacher Institute published today in The Lancet. The majority of unsafe abortions, or 97%, occurred in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Read more about Unsafe abortions (WHO)[…]

Three modes of education

The three modes of adult education are formal, non-formal and informal. Formal education refers mostly to initial education that is ‘institutionalized, intentional and planned through public organizations and recognized private bodies’ and ‘recognized as such by the relevant national education or equivalent authorities’ (UIS, 2012b). Non-formal education is ‘any organized, systematic, educational activity, carried on Read more about Three modes of education[…]

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 26 September

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons  26 September   Searc Sculpture depicting St. George slaying the dragon. The dragon is created from fragments of Soviet SS-20 and United States Pershing nuclear missiles. UN Photo/Milton Grant “There are many paths to a nuclear-weapons-free world. I appeal to all states to intensify their efforts Read more about International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 26 September[…]

17 Goals to Transform Our World #ACT4SDGs

Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations have started to mobilize efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere. In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In Read more about 17 Goals to Transform Our World #ACT4SDGs[…]

Climate change is complex-some answers

What is happening? Climate change? Global warming? What do we call it? Both are accurate, but they mean different things. You can think of global warming as one type of climate change. The broader term covers changes beyond warmer temperatures, such as shifting rainfall patterns. President Trump has claimed that scientists stopped referring to global Read more about Climate change is complex-some answers[…]

20 memorable quotes from Pope Francis

Pope Francis is known for being outspoken on global challenges. Here’s a reminder of some of his previous remarks. The environment 1. “Humanity is called to take note of the need for changes in lifestyle and changes in methods of production and consumption to combat this warming, or at least the human causes that produce and Read more about 20 memorable quotes from Pope Francis[…]

Pope Francis isn’t holding back on climate change

He has 12.9 million Twitter followers. Millions of people flock to see him every year. And he has the ear of world leaders. So when the Pope speaks up about climate change, he has more clout than most. Ahead of a worldwide day of prayer for the Earth, the Pope this week urged politicians to “listen to Read more about Pope Francis isn’t holding back on climate change[…]