UNESCO | Education - July - September 2012
Education Sector Newsletter
  July-September 2012  
Interview of the month

”They used to fight with guns, now they fight with pens and paper.”

Jessica Hjarrand has worked at the grassroots on UNESCO literacy programmes in Afghanistan, Iraq (based in Amman) and South Sudan, where she is currently stationed. In an extended interview, the 36-year-old Education Programme Specialist gives us “the stories behind the statistics” on literacy in post-conflict situations.

Read the interview


Why Teach about Genocide? The Example of the Holocaust

Iraq: the newly literate speak out

Schools bring the history of slavery to life

Inspiring young Thais via Facebook and SMS

Networking for human rights education

Education vs. Disasters

Flying the flag for HIV and AIDS education

Ministers discuss skills for green economies and societies at ECOSOC

Gandhi’s legacy lives on

After conflict, peace-building through education

RIO + 20 recognizes key role of education

Is the textbook dead?

Coming up All events
6-7 September : International Literacy Day

5 October: World Teachers' Day 2012

24-26 October: 6th Meeting of the Collective Consultation of NGOs on EFA

21-23 November: Global EFA Meeting (GEM) 2012

Selected Resources More Publications


UNESCO eAtlas of Out-of-School Children

Education for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: Meeting the global challenges of the 21st century

The Impact of economic crisis on higher Education

Shaping the education of tomorrow: 2012 full length report on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

EFA Goal 1: Early childhood care and education

Disaster risk reduction in school curricula: case studies from thirty countries

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