Brasilia Field Office News Archive
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15.05.13 UNESCO to make its publications available free of charge as part of a new Open Access policy
Paris, 14 May—UNESCO will make its digital publications available to millions of people around the world free-of-charge with an open license. Following a decision by the Organization’s Executive Board in April, UNESCO has become the first member of the United Nations to adopt such an Open Access policy for its publications. The new policy means that anyone will be able to download, translate, adapt, distribute and re-share UNESCO publications and data without paying.
14.05.13 Project in Sol Nascente community (Brasilia) seeks to lift the self-esteem of young mothers
Art teacher develops proposal after becoming a mother at 21
Complete information only in Portuguese
UNESCO, the national authorities of China and the municipality of Hangzhou are organizing an International Congress on the critical role of culture for sustainable development. Entitled “Culture: Key to Sustainable Development” the international Congress which will take place in Hangzhou, China, from 15 to 17 May will set a landmark in the global debate on shaping the 2015 global development agenda and beyond.
Between May 13th and 17th, a UN mission will be in the country at the invitation of the Brazilian Government to promote career opportunities with the United Nations.
Inclusive textbooks and learning materials can open students’ minds to other cultures and help teachers cultivate the values and skills for learning to live together.
03.05.13 UNESCO and UNIC Rio launch Portuguese language website and publication of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists
To mark World Press Freedom Day, May 3rd, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Brazil and the Information Centre of the United Nations Brazil (UNIC Rio) launched the Portuguese version of the “UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity” on Thursday, May 2nd. The document was prepared jointly by UN agencies, funds and programs to support the fundamental right of freedom of expression in ensuring that citizens are well informed to participate actively in society.
Students of the Municipal School Marechal Mascarenhas de Moraes, in the Caju neighborhood of the city of Rio de Janeiro, went on a different tour than what they are used to. They visited the “Trail of the Distinguished Mortals” in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. The main objective of this visit was to allow students of the Schools of Tomorrow Programme, to learn about personalities buried at the site, which is part of the largest cemetery complex of Rio de Janeiro.
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JOINT MESSAGE FROM MR. BAN KI-MOON, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND MS. IRINA BOKOVA, DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNESCO ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY
3 May 2013