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

Make Science Accessible

A blog by SI UN Representative in Paris, Marie-Christine Gries. “The concept of ‘Open Science’ is one of the most important and innovative ideas adopted by the General Conference for UNESCO. Open Science is a movement whose objective is to make the advances and results of scientific research universally accessible"(INSERM

Your Voice at the U.N.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is based in Paris, meaning that the SI UN Representatives there primarily focus on education. However, because UNESCO and the NGO Committee there organise periodic meetings on various issues, SI UN Representatives often adapt their workload in order to engage with

An Ethical Approach to Artificial Intelligence

A blog by Rina Dupriet, as she joined fellow SI UN Representative, Evelyne Para at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) event 'Youth Voices and the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Towards a Human-Centred Approach', in Paris. "The two panels were organised by UNESCO. The first panel was

The Weight of Words

A report by Marie-Christine Gries, SI UN Representative at UNESCO, Paris. "The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in cooperation with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, has just published a handbook for journalists (see feature image) on the formulation and content of messages to report on violence against

The Power of Education

A blog by Rina Dupriet, SI UN Representative, following her attendance at the UNESCO panel discussion which introduced the 'UNESCO Strategy for Gender Equality in and Through Education 2019-2025'. "Education lies at the heart of 2030 Agenda. The UNESCO Assistant Director for Education said : “It is only through Education

How can we achieve the global education goal SDG 4?

A blog by  SI UN Representative, Paris, Evelyne Para. "I attended an event during the 40th UNESCO General Conference in November in Paris which focused on 'tools to help countries monitor and achieve the global education goal' (Sustainable Development Goal 4).  At this event, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)

Building a Girl Force – UNESCO 2019

A blog by Marie-Christine Gries, Celebrating International Girl Child’s Day: building a "Girl Force"    Gender equality is one of the major priorities of UNESCO, which has been given the task of leading and coordinating the 2030 Education Agenda for the UN. UNESCO launched in 2019, From access to empowerment:

Strengthening partnerships between Non-governmental Organisations and the United Nations

A blog by SI UN representative, Marie Christine Gries, following her attendance at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) preparations for the 40th General Conference, 207th session of the Executive Board meeting, Committee of Non-Governmental Partners (NGP), held on Friday 11 October 2019. "This committee is a
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