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And Gandhi said: "There is no path to peace. Peace is the path". On International Peace Day, let's follow his example and celebrate the power of global solidarity to build a peaceful and sustainable world. To learn more, check out our website http://on.unesco.org/2cQnKmO (copy & paste this link on your Internet browser). #PeaceDay #Peace #InternationalPeaceDay #Tolerance #Solidarity #Respect #Development #HumanRights #Gandhi #UNESCO
21 September is International Day of Peace. Let's celebrate today the power of global solidarity for building a peaceful and sustainable world. This has never been so important at a time of unprecedented challenges. New forces of division have emerged, spreading hatred and intolerance. Terrorism is fuelling violence, while violent extremism seek to poison the minds of the vulnerable and young. In the poorest and least-developed parts of the world, climate-related natural disasters are compounding existing fragility, increasing forced migration and heightening the risk of violence. #PeaceDay #Peace #Tolerance #Solidarity #Respect #Development #SDGs #UNESCO
Have you ever wonder how #UniversitySport  can promote peace, inclusion and unity? University sport is central to such measures: it nurtures a love for sport, gives it structure and allows champions to flourish, while passing on the values of an open mind, fair play, solidarity and excellence, which benefit society as a whole. 20 September is International Day of University Sport! Check @UNESCO Twitter and/or Facebook accounts to learn more. #Sport  #University  #Peace  #Development  #UNESCO #SDGs #Mandela
UNESCO is at the @unitednations General Assembly. Would you like to know what we are up to? Climate change, education, culture, promotion of dialogue and peace...the array of topics is rich, but the goal is mainly one: contributing to achieve the sustainable development goals, a true and lasting foundation for World peace. Check out the details here: http://on.unesco.org/2w3Q39M (copy + paste the link on your Internet browser). #UNGA #SDGs #Peace #ClimateChange #Science #Education #NaturalSciences #SocialSciences #Communication #Information #Culture #Education2030 #Agenda2030 #SustainableDevelopment #Development # #UNESCO #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain Photo credit: UN Photo/Kim Haughton
#Photocompetition 📸: Share your photos of built heritage on Wikipedia with #wikilovesmonuments & #Unite4Heritage. Deadline: 30 September, 2017. Enter at http://on.unesco.org/wlmcompetition
#Photocompetition 📸: Share your photos of built heritage on Wikipedia with #wikilovesmonuments & #Unite4Heritage. Deadline: 30 September, 2017. Enter at http://on.unesco.org/wlmcompetition
Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the @unitednations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Although there has been major progress in the past decade, indigenous peoples continue to face exclusion, marginalization and challenges in enjoying their basic rights. UNESCO stands by indigenous peoples and works to strengthen their rights to resources, education, culture and development. Indigenous peoples are essential partners in environmental management, and UNESCO promotes local and indigenous knowledge and its inclusion in global science and policy processes. For more information, copy and paste this link ou your internet brower: on.unesco.org/2y6mcyT #WeAreIndigenous #IndigenousPeoples #Indigenous #UNESCO Photo credit: Filipe Fraza/Shutterstock
#Photocompetition 📸: Share your photos of built heritage on Wikipedia with #wikilovesmonuments & #Unite4Heritage. Deadline: 30 September, 2017. Enter at http://on.unesco.org/wlmcompetition
#Photocompetition 📸: Share your photos of built heritage on Wikipedia with #wikilovesmonuments & #Unite4Heritage. Deadline: 30 September, 2017. Enter the link in your browser to learn more about the competition ➡️ http://on.unesco.org/wlmcompetition
"I think that teaching someone to be literate is a greater service to humanity" The Citizens Foundation, a literacy programme with an online platform for women and out-of-school girls in Pakistan, has been awarded the 2017 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy. Created in 1995 by a group of citizens concerned, the Foundation has since generated positive social change in the country by building and managing schools. Today, it runs 1,441 school units in over 100 of the poorest slums and villages across Pakistan. Only in 2016, the programme enrolled 14,020 girls and women with a completion rate of 77 %. If you want to learn more about this amazing initiative, copy & paste this link on your Internet Browser: http://on.unesco.org/2iXsQUy #LiteracyDay #Literacy #LiteracyPrizes #Education #School #Pakistan #Community #GirlsEducation #WomenEducation #SDG4 #SDGs #SustainableDevelopment #UNESCO #PositiveChange Photo credit: ©UNESCO/The Citizens Foundation
On International Literacy Day we want to remind some important figures: worldwide, 750 million adults today still lack even the most basic literacy skills. Some 264 million children and youth are not benefiting from school education. Furthermore, international surveys show that a large share of adult and youth populations all over the world, including developed countries, are inadequately equipped with the basic digital skills required to function fully in today’s societies and workplace. Narrowing this skills gap is an educational and developmental imperative. And information and communication technologies are creating opportunities to address this challenge. Everyone should be able to make the most of the benefits of the new digital age, for human rights, for dialogue and exchange, for more sustainable development. If you want to learn more, copy and paste this link on your browser: http://on.unesco.org/2wbjpnc #LiteracyDay #Literacy #InternationalLiteracyDay #Education #Cuture #SustainableDevelopment #SDGs #SDG4 #Write #Read #Knowledge #UNESCO
Today is International #LiteracyDay! Let’s break the barriers of illiteracy and empower people's lives! @elyxyak @unitednations #LiteracyPrizes #Literacy #InternationalLiteracyDay #UNESCO #Education #EducationForAll #SDG4 #SDGs #read #write #culture
International Literacy Day is coming up (8 September), and this year the focus is on Literacy in a digital world! Congratulations to the five International Literacy Prizes winners that use technology to advance literacy in Canada, Colombia, Pakistan, South Africa and Jordan. In the coming 5 days we will present a story of each winner. Enjoy! For more information, copy and paste this link in your Internet browser: on.unesco.org/2vF7ZqV #LiteracyDay #Literacy #LiteracyPrizes #UNESCO #Digital
On this day in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr changed the world with his dream. And you? What is your dream? King Jr saw humanity as a whole united by unyielding links of fraternity and common destiny, as he stated in his famous “I have dream” speech (28 August 1963). Today we pay tribute to his invaluable contribution to peaceful coexistence and dignity for all human beings, regardless of their race, sex, religion or social status. On this occasion, we would like to invite you all to read this text by Mauritian writer Edouard J. Maunick entitled “Death, where is thy sting?”, published in the UNESCO Courier on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of King’s assassination. http://on.unesco.org/2nT8cn, and also to download for free the book "Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr - The power of nonviolent action", by Mary King http://on.unesco.org/2vlFpyz [PDF]. And of course, for those who may wish to read it again, here is the full text of King’s speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on that day in August 1963… http://on.unesco.org/2n7MX3 #OnThisDay #MartinLutherKingJr #LutherKing #History #HumanRights #Freedom #Equality #UNESCO #IhaveAdream
Human history is about #HistoryShared, about exchange & dialogue. Cultures and people are the result of these fertile intercultural exchanges. However, in recent years, worsening of tensions, conflicts and terrorism in different parts of the world have revived long discredited ideas according to which clashes between civilizations and confrontations between peoples are inevitable. Nowadays it is necessary to refute such ideas and to reflect anew on the common heritage and shared values of humanity. Yet, how to boost intercultural dialogue today? This will be one of the questions addressed by the 30 experts gathered by UNESCO in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) on 29 and 30 August on the occasion of the international seminar "The Great Moments of Dialogue in Human History: Assessment, Lessons and Prospects". If you want to know more about this event, copy and paste this link on your Internet browser: http://on.unesco.org/2w15rWG #History #Culture #Civilization #Dialogue #Humanity #SocialSciences #InterculturalDialogue #RoutesOfDialogue #UNESCO #Samarkand #Uzbekistan Photo credit: Nicola Messana Photos/Shutterstock
23 August is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. The date 23 August marks the anniversary of the 1791 insurrection of enslaved men and women in the western part of the island of Santo Domingo, which, on proclaiming its independence reverted to its original Amerindian name: Haiti. The uprising conveyed a universal demand for freedom that transcends all limits of time and space. It speaks to humanity as a whole, without distinction of origin or religion, and continues to resonate now with undiminished force. By means of International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, UNESCO aims to recall the crucial importance of the transmission of history in order to shed light on the fight against all forms of oppression and racism today. Everyone must know the scale of the crime of the slave trade, the millions of lives broken and the impact on the fate of continents up to this very day. Everyone must be fully informed of the struggle that led to its abolition, so that together we can build societies that are fairer, and thus freer. To learn more about the International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and its Abolition, copy and paste this link on your browser http://on.unesco.org/2wr845r #RememberSlavery #LestWeForget #Slavery #SlaveTrade SlaveRoute #Freedom #HumanRights #History #UNESCO #FightForFreedom
" #Peace must be founded on the intellectual & moral solidarity of mankind" - UNESCO Constitution What makes u want to believe in peace? @alfredfriedaward #WhatDoesPeaceLookLike EXHIBITION at  #UNESCO HQ in  #Paris, #France
Peace is built in our daily words & actions. What makes you want to believe in peace? In @Paris? Stop by @UNESCO HQ for #WhatDoesPeaceLookLike EXHIBITION. @alfredfriedaward
We have to promote a relationship with the world based on a search for non-conflictual relations and harmony with the environment, in order for humans to reconnect with one another again. Today we are introducing "humanitude", a concept that explores openness to the Other. It has become commonplace to say that our world, which is in the grips of a multidimensional and seemingly never-ending crisis, is in very, very bad shape. This crisis, in fact, reveals a loss of meaning, reinforced by a trend towards the homogenization of the world’s cultures, brought on by an accelerated globalization of markets. This is leading to a veritable dehumanization of relations between individuals, peoples, and states. The recent environmental, energy, demographic, and digital challenges − added to the existing inequalities and poverty − accentuate the widespread feeling of existential angst and a lack of confidence in the future. If you want to learn more about this concept, check out the en.unesco.org/courier #UNESCOCourier
Each time a new media appears, it triggers a revolution – print, radio, television, the internet, have all changed the face of societies, the ways we get information, how we live and organize ourselves. Each time a new media appears, voices rise to assert that it will kill off the one that preceded it – that radio will kill off print media, that television will kill off radio, that digital media will kill off all the others. Yet, today’s media landscape also highlights examples of complementarity, of emulation and interaction between the various means of communication and information, where they amplify and respond to one another. Never before have we communicated so much, and never on such a large scale. The new technologies have opened up new pathways, enabling citizens across the world to gain access to more diverse and more numerous sources of information, and to play a new role in the production of this information − to become the producers of content themselves. These new media are also creating new barriers and raising new challenges in terms of regulation and ethics. Where does information come from? How is it created? Who guarantees its quality? How do we distinguish between true and false in this web, woven by billions of pieces of information coming from all sides? To find out, check out the #UNESCOCourier magazine. Simply type in your browser en.unesco.org/courier.