List of In Focus articles published in 2008

UNESCO commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

UNESCO and its partners are organizing events worldwide to promote the rights enshrined in the Declaration. >> Read the article

Communication and information for science

In the area of science, UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector mainly focuses on the promotion of scientific knowledge through media and on ensuring knowledge creation, acquisition and sharing through ICT. >> Read the article

UNESCO and information processing

UNESCO develops, maintains and disseminates, free of charge, information and data processing tools in order to give access to key technology for development to the users who otherwise could not afford it. >> Read the article

Communication and information for environment

Through World Environment Day (5 June), the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment. Several UNESCO's activities in the area of communication and information aim to enhance this awareness. >> Read the article

ICT Compentency Standards for Teachers

Teacher shortage, insufficient training and policies needed to tackle these challenges are the emphasis of World Teachers’ Day on 5 October 2008. ICT can play an important role in educational reform. UNESCO set up a project aimed at improving teachers’ practice through ICT. >> Read the article

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