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From now on, Brazil and other Portuguese speaking countries have the opportunity to access UNESCO collection of General History of Africa in their own language. The collection in Portuguese was launched at a ceremony, in Brasilia, with the presence of the ministers of Education and Culture. Download is available.
“Challenges and Perspectives of Brazilian Higher Education for the Next Decade” is the theme of a seminar to be held in Brasilia, 08-09 December. The event, which will gather some of the principal specialists in Higher Education from Brazil and other countries, will start next Wednesday (8 December), at 7:00 p.m., and the elected president Dilma Roussef is expected.
World Aids Day, 1 December, brings good news: United Nations’ report informs that the rate of HIV new infections has fallen by more than 25% among young people in 15 of the countries most severely affected by the epidemic. In Brazil, a ceremony highlights the World Day in 2001, which has as theme the prejudice.
UNESCO presents, in Rio de Janeiro, unpublished data from the Report “Situation in Latin America and Caribbean: Guaranteeing the Education of Quality for All” to ministers of Education and representatives from countries attending to the Second Meeting of Regional Education Project for Latin America and the Caribbean (PRELAC).
25.11.10 UNESCO and ALAIC are holding seminars on “Pluralism and Freedom of Expression in Latin America”
This month, UNESCO and the Latin American Association of Communication Researchers (ALAIC) are holding the seminars “Pluralism and Freedom of Expression in Latin America”. The Brazilian stage will happen this Friday, 26 November, from 10 a.m. to 12p.m. in the Ministry Esplanade (in front of the Cathedral of Brasília) with the presence of César Bolaño, president of ALAIC, Guilherme Canela, coordinator of the Communication and Information sector of UNESCO in Brazil and Fernando Oliveira Paulino from Brasília University.
The initiative will award and disseminate good experiences carried out in the implementation of racial and ethnics education and African and Afro-Brazilian history and culture in schools and classrooms.
To discuss and deepen the reflection on federative issues, education financing, teachers’ status and higher education are the main axes of the I International Forum on Educational Public Policies in the Latin America, to be held from November 23 to 25 at Hotel Gran Bitter, Brasilia.
19.11.10 Brazil: important steps taken to promote cultural rights but challenges remain, says UN Expert
BRASILIA – The UN Independent Expert on Cultural Rights, Farida Shaheed, said Thursday that Brazil’s adoption, on 9 November, of a National Plan of Culture is a major breakthrough for the promotion and the protection of cultural rights in Brazil.
18.11.10 UN Agencies award schools and youth
Award fosters actions on STD/Aids prevention, sexual and reproductive health promotion, and prevention against drug abuse at Schools.
Researchers will be honored at MERCOSUR awards ceremony in Buenos Aires, Argentina