Our Global Voice at the 41st session of UNESCO’s General Conference

Blog by Evelyne Para, SI United Nations Representative at UNESCO. 9 November 2021 saw the Opening of the 41st session of UNESCO's General Conference in Paris. For two weeks, delegates from 193 Member States, several dozen NGO representatives and experts worked in plenary sessions or in specialist Commissions, and debated

Global Ethical Standards for Artificial Intelligence

Blog by Marie-Christine Gries, UNESCO SI UN Representative. Artificial intelligence is rapidly conquering all areas of human activity. New technologies open up considerable possibilities for accelerating the research, creation and organisation of work in all areas. During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, artificial intelligence technologies have demonstrated their potential for education and the organisation

A New Social Contract for Education

Blog by Marie-Christine Gries, SI United Nations Representative, Paris.  The current world is experiencing an unprecedented set of upheavals that profoundly destruct the lives of the inhabitants of the planet; climate change and environmental deterioration are a major concern. There is a widening of inequalities, between the richest and the

Challenges of Climate Change: SI Signs Joint COP26 Statement

As world leaders and member states gear up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) taking place from 31 October – 12 November 2021, 62 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have joined together, as part of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO), to issue

Amplifying the Voices of the Youth at COP26

Blog by Liliana Mosca, SI United Nations Representative, Rome. In the run up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) taking place from 31 October - 12 November 2021, the Government of Italy brought together young climate delegates, Environment Ministers, Heads of State, and United

Women and the World of Work

Blog by Dr Theresa Devasahayam, SI United Nations Representative, Bangkok. Is the world prepared for the future of work, a world transformed by digitalisation? Are workers going to be able to adapt to digital development, robots and artificial intelligence? Where does this leave women workers? These were the questions raised in

Minding the Workplace Gap with C190

Blog by Dr. Theresa Devasahayam, SI United Nations (UN) Representative, Bangkok. In spite of growing numbers of women engaged in paid employment across the world, the workplace is not a gender equal domain. Violence and sexual harassment continue to be pervasive and gender discrimination is often the norm. These forms


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