UNESCO, and other partners such as the EU, is working to ensure that a generation of Syrian refugees receives an education, thereby reducing the chance that they turn to extremism, Irina Bokova, the organisation's director-general, told EURACTIV.
The second of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals – education for all – is likely to prove "unfinished business" after the goals are reviewed for post-2015, the assistant director general for education at UNESCO, Qian Tang, has said.
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has suspended the voting rights of the United States, two years after it stopped paying dues to this largest UN agency in protest over its granting full membership to the Palestinians, a UNESCO source told Reuters today (8 November).
The "administrative monster" of the EU is blocking one of the keys to sustainable development, culture, by diminishing its importance in development aid, renowned musician and composer Jean Michel Jarre told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
EU foreign ministers underscored on Monday (22 July) that tensions over access to water are likely to rise in the next decade and could endanger stability in many parts of the world. They also highlighted the potential of “water diplomacy” and the need to promote cooperation based on EU experience.
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is increasing its partnerships with business to launch innovative development projects across the world, EURACTIV has found.
The EU and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization have signed an agreement unprecedented in terms of its commitment to cooperation not only in education, science and culture, but also in press freedom and human rights.
SPECIAL REPORT / Former French and Belgian industrial mining districts were put on the UNESCO World Heritage list this month, joining a swelling number of European venues attempting to convert industrial grit into viable tourism and leisure industries.
A top advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today (31 October) condemned a US decision to withdraw funding from UNESCO as a 'crime', hours after the UN’s cultural organisation voted to grant the Palestinians full membership.
The recent economic crisis and soaring prices of basic foodstuffs affected women in particular, Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, the UN organisation that promotes education, science and culture, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova yesterday (17 February) broke new ground with the EU for enhanced cooperation with the United Nations' educational, scientific and cultural organisation. Her compatriot Kristalina Georgieva, the EU commissioner for humanitarian aid, outlined joint action to help alleviate the Haiti crisis.
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