UNESCO | Education - January-March 2012
Education Sector Newsletter
  January-March 2012

Young people speak out on sexuality education

Three young people, three different regions, one mission: Manuela Donato, Pablo Torres Aguilera and Samuel Kissi recently participated in the International Technical Consultation on Scaling up Sexuality Education, 13-15 March 2012, at UNESCO. Manuela represented the Global Youth Coalition on HIV and AIDS (GYCA); Pablo, who is a young person living with HIV, represented the Netherlands-based NGO Dance for Life, and Samuel represented the African Youth and Adolescents network on Population and Development (AFRIYAN). All three advocate for comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive health and rights for young people.

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New York Launch of World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education

The first World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education, a comprehensive overview of the progress, as well as remaining gaps in gender equality at all educational levels, was launched in New York on 27 March 27. More

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>> UNESCO Institute for Statistics




Students discuss “Heroes, Resisters and Survivors” of the Slave Trade via video

Gender equality in education at the IIEP e-Forum (to 6 April)

Tackling the youth “knowledge deficit” about HIV

EFA Crowdsourcing Challenge n°5: Gender Parity and Equality in Education

Universities mobilize for green societies: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative for Rio+20

Winners announced for the UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize

Kuwait Prizewinner Douglas Biklen: “Begin by presuming competence”

Linguist Colette Grinevald: “Speaking your mother tongue is not a disability!”

Girls’ and women’s education: UNESCO’s barefoot partner

Youth and experts interact at launch of UNESCO-USA-Brazil project “Teaching Respect for All”

Holocaust Remembrance Events in 2012

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week produces tangible results

Coming up

23-29 April: Global Action Week 2012 - "Rights from the Start! Early Childhood Care and Education Now!"

13-16 May: Building Skills for Work and Life: Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Shanghai, China)

16 May: Meeting on Effective Policy and Practice to Address Homophobic Bullying in Education (UNESCO Paris)

16-20 May: Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability (Toronto, Canada)

25 May: Better Life, Better Future - One Year On

25 May: Impact of Public-Private Partnerships in Education: Building Evidence (UN, New York, USA)

20-22 June: 2012 World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress (UNESCO, Paris)

20-22 June: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Selected Publications More Publications

Guidelines for educators on countering intolerance and discrimination against Muslims: addressing islamophobia through education

A Place to learn: lessons from research on learning environments

Global LIFE mid-term evaluation report 2006-2011: looking forward with LIFE, Literacy Initiative for Empowerment

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