Celebrating World Poetry Day in Brussels

On the occasion of World Poetry Day, the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels invites you to discover poems from the European Union, selected in cooperation with the National Commissions of UNESCO.

© Mission of Norway to the EU - UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, Mr Qian Tang

UNESCO leads discussion on Education in the Post-2015 development agenda

On 5 February 2014, the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels and Representation to the EU and the Mission of Norway to the EU organised a high-level discussion on education in the Post-2015 development agenda, bringing together a whole range of stakeholders from the education and development sectors.

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Global Monitoring Report : Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all

  • By 2015, many countries will not have reached the EFA goals.
  • 250 million children are not learning the basics.
  • The learning crisis is costing US$ 129 billion a year.
  • To achieve learning for all, good quality teachers are urgently needed.
  • Post-2015 education and finance goals must ensure no one is left behind.

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Supporting fragile states through WASH ©European Union

European Development Days 2013

On 26-27 November 2013, the European Commission organized the 8th edition of the European Development Days (EDDs) in Brussels. UNESCO was present during these days. The UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education participated in the panel “Supporting fragile states through WASH”and Mark West (Policy Officer-UNESCO's section for Teacher Development and Education Policies) participated in the panel “PPP in achieving quality education for all”. Mark West further discussed the use of mobile phones as tools in education development programmes in an interview with DEVEX.


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UNESCO-European Union: working together for change

UNESCO and the EU have today announced they will strengthen their cooperation and scale up their joint operations on areas of mutual interest, such as education, culture, science and technology, water and oceans, and freedom of expression. The decision comes one year after the signing of a partnership agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) to exchange information and work more closely together on areas of common interest.

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International Literacy Day 2013

UNRIC, in cooperation with the UNESCO Office in Brussels, is pleased to invite you to the screening of “Girl Rising” directed by Richard Robbins, on 23 September 2013 at 6.30 pm, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands - UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development.

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