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Wastewater an untapped resource: Asia-Pacific

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 8:59 pm | UNESCO

Photo: From left: Honhjoo Hahm, Deputy Executive Secretary of ESCAP, H.E. Mr. Gamini Jayawickrema Perera, Senior Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Government of Sri Lanka, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations ... More >>

Let Youth Drive Development

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:20 pm | UNESCO

Let Youth Drive Development: Young advocates join UN agencies to make ‘Case for Space’ in Asia-Pacific More >>

UNESCO welcomes the awarding of 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Saturday, 8 October 2016, 12:35 am | UNESCO

UNESCO Director-General welcomes the awarding of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón More >>

World Heritage Committee to meet in Istanbul, Turkey,

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 8:49 pm | UNESCO

Paris, 24 June—The World Heritage Committee will examine proposals to inscribe 29 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its 40th session (10 to 20 July), which will be chaired by Ambassador Lale Ülker, General Director for Overseas Promotion ... More >>

Latest aid figures show support to education falls again

Monday, 25 April 2016, 8:06 pm | UNESCO

Latest aid figures for education estimated by the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, UNESCO, show that levels went down by almost US$600 million, or 4%, between 2013 and 2014. The share of total aid being allocated to education also fell from ... More >>

UNESCO honours New Zealand heritage items

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 3:56 pm | UNESCO

The UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand Trust has announced the inscription of He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni ( the Declaration of Independence ofthe United Tribes of New Zealand ) and the Pickerill Papers on Plastic Surgery ... More >>

Challenges faced by women in Asia-Pacific media

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 8:22 pm | UNESCO

UNESCO, UN Women and IFJ study gives journalists their say on challenges faced by women in Asia-Pacific media More >>

Bangkok: Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphophia

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 1:58 pm | UNESCO

BMA, UN, embassy representatives, civil society and artists stand united with LGBTI Thais on International Day against Transphobia, Homophobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre More >>

Resolution passed on School-Related Gender Based Violence

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 12:44 pm | UNESCO

Paris – For immediate Release - Fifty-eight countries have signed up to the first ever UN resolution on school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), “ Learning without fear ”, during UNESCO’s Executive Board meeting on 16 April. More >>

Study on factors fuelling lack of women in STEM in Asia

Monday, 9 March 2015, 3:00 pm | UNESCO

When it comes to science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM) in Asia, women are all too often underpaid and underrepresented. A study launched by UNESCO Bangkok in conjunction with celebrations surrounding International Women's ... More >>

UNESCO honours early NZ oral and written heritage items

Monday, 1 December 2014, 3:30 pm | UNESCO

New Zealand’s first book, oral history recordings that survived the Christchurch earthquakes and early 19th century missionary records have been listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand register of documentary heritage. More >>

Thailand: Launch of 'rainbow chalking' campaign

Friday, 16 May 2014, 3:27 pm | UNESCO

International partners shine light on realities and risks of bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in Thai schools More >>

Learning to Live Together

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 2:37 pm | UNESCO

BANGKOK, 28 APRIL, 2014 – What are countries doing to promote peace through education systems in the Asia-Pacific region? More >>

Study Sheds Light on School-Related Gender Based Violence

Friday, 7 March 2014, 11:43 am | UNESCO

Children in Asia-Pacific are being robbed of their ability to learn in a safe environment as a result of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) and current policy approaches do not adequately address the problem, according to a study released today. More >>

Myanmar Sites Identified as Top World Heritage Priorities

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 11:17 am | UNESCO

Two natural heritage sites in Myanmar have been recommended as priority candidates for future nomination to UNESCO’s World Heritage List: Nat Ma Taung National Park in Chin State and the Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary in Kachin State. More >>

27 million children out of school in four Asian countries

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 5:22 pm | UNESCO

UNICEF and UNESCO Institute for Statistics study reveals staggering number of children out of school in South Asia and reasons for exclusion More >>

Distinguished heritage items inscripted on UNESCO register

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 3:01 pm | UNESCO

Distinguished heritage items inscripted on UNESCO NZ register The Sir Edmund Hillary Archive, the original score and lyrics of God Defend New Zealand and the personal and literary papers of Charles Brasch take their place on the UNESCO Memory of the ... More >>

UNESCO Global Forum on Media and Gender – 2-4 December 2013

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 4:26 pm | UNESCO

Shut out and stereotyped – for many women in the Asia-Pacific region this is the reality when it comes to positions of power within mass media outlets and the way they are portrayed through them. More >>

Myanmar Launches Initiative for Natural World Heritage

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 3:31 pm | UNESCO

Seven natural sites have been identified for Myanmar’s World Heritage “Tentative List” during a meeting conducted in Nay Pyi Taw to launch the World Heritage process for natural heritage in the country. The meeting was organized by the Ministry of ... More >>

Impact of Laws on Youth’s Access to Sexual Health Services

Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 5:52 pm | UNESCO

Restrictive laws and policies in Asia-Pacific are blocking young people from accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV services, according to a new report to be released at the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific ... More >>



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