Nomination call for UNESCO-Hamdan Prize 2015-2016

The fourth edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened the call for nominations.

The prize is awarded every two years and it recognizes initiatives that contribute to improving educational practices around the world, with priority given to developing countries and to marginalized and disadvantaged communities.


Deadline for nomination: October 31, 2015

To submit a nomination, please download the guide and the application and nomination forms.

For more information about the Prize, please visit:


World Press Freedom Day 2015

World Press Freedom Day in Egypt 2015

Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, & Media Safety in the Digital Age on the 3rd May, 2015 at Hotel Sofitel el Gezirah, Cairo, Egypt.

Every year, May 3rd is the date set aside to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, which honors the fundamental principles of press freedom.

3 May was proclaimed World Press Freedom Day at the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO's General Conference in 1991.

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Regional Forum for Media and Information Literacy

UNESCO Cairo Regional Bureau for Science and Technology in the Arab States, and in collaboration with The League of Arab States; the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (SIDA), Al Ahram Canadian University, and the Egyptian National Commission for UNESCO, is organizing the Regional Forum on Media and Information Literacy in Arab states in Cairo, Egypt from 22 to 23 April 2015

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