Languages Without Borders

Blog by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at UNESCO Paris. "On 21 February, all over the world, International Mother Language Day was celebrated. The 2020 theme was 'Languages without borders'. On this occasion, UNESCO organised in Paris a space for reflection and dialogue on the contexts, challenges, and strategies to

What is CEDAW? And how does it work?

SI UN Representative, Berthe De Vos-Neven, provides an insiders look at the history and function of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). "CEDAW is a United Nations body which consists of 23 independent experts. These experts monitor the implementation of the Convention of

Business and Innovation Through Sustainable Living

Blog by Liliana Mosca, UN Representative to Food and Agriculture Organisation, Rome. "Last month, I attended the 10th International Forum on Food and Nutrition: 'Fostering Business and Innovation while preserving Mother Earth', held in Milan. The forum promoted healthy and sustainable people’s choices and exhibited the relevance of food for

International Day of Education

Blog by Evelyne Para, UN Representative of SI at UNESCO. "For UNESCO, education is a priority, as a human right, and as a public good. UNESCO assists countries in developing high-quality and inclusive education systems through building capacity to design and implement education policy. Without inclusive and equitable quality education


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