E-Newsletter July 2013

1, 2, 3, 4 questions for Esther Corona Vargas

Esther Corona Vargas is a clinical psychologist from Mexico, with over fifty years of experience in sexuality education, sexual and reproductive health and gender issues. She is president of the Education and International Relation Committees of the World Association for Sexual Health and consultant of international organizations of the United Nations, such as UNESCO, PAHO and UNFPA.

Speaking from Mexico, she explains the challenges on sexuality education in Latin America and the Caribbean, and emphasizes the importance of a permanent public policy perspective, which, among other issues, should be secular and not based only in biology. More

Did you know?

Children still battling to go to school

The EFA Global Monitoring Report team has released a policy paper on education and conflict in conjunction with Save the Children for the Global Education First Initiative’s ‘Malala Day’ on July 12.

High-Level Policy Forum on ICT and Education For All: Achievements and the Way Forward

With 2015 approaching quickly on the horizon, UNESCO hosted the High-Level Policy Forum on Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Education for All (EFA) to explore how ICT has contributed to the EFA goals thus far, and to begin to define the lessons learned since 2000 that will be incorporated into the post-2015 global education agenda.

New, open source database helps track country progress in education

UNESCO launched a new version of OpenEMIS, a generic and open source Education Management information System (EMIS) software package issued without conditions or restrictions for use by countries.

Highlights

New issue of the Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE) Bulletin
In the March-June 2013 issue, along with other themes, the LLECE reports that the application of the Third Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (TERCE) has begun in 15 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, including the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.

Putting a stop to homophobic bullying: a year of action
Homophobic bullying is a violation of learner’s and teacher’s rights and an obstacle to quality Education for All. UNESCO recognizes the scale of the challenge and is dedicated to stopping all forms of discrimination and gender-based violence in schools.

Progression, Regression or Stagnation? asks a new study on education and HIV and AIDS
A new survey provides a comprehensive snapshot of how countries’ education sectors are responding to HIV and AIDS, assesses progress since the last survey in 2004, and points out the policy implications of the current situation.

News from Unesco offices in the region

Publicaciones

Caracas
La universidad ¿Reforma o experimento?
El discurso académico contemporáneo según las perspectivas de los organismos internacionales.

Mexico
Caja de herramientas en educación para la paz

Lima
Estrategias de la UNESCO en Apoyo de la Educación Nacional
UNESS Perú 2011‐ 2015
Guía de recursos pedagógicos para el apoyo socioemocional frente a situaciones de desastre

Agenda

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