Reductions in aid jeopardize schooling for millions of children.
According to a new policy paper from the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report team and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute of Statistics (UIS), approximately 57 million children are being denied access to school due to reductions in aid.   
New data show that donors are cutting back spending on education just when it is needed most for the final push to reach the most disadvantaged children by 2015.   Action is urgently needed.

Reductions in aid jeopardize schooling for millions of children.

According to a new policy paper from the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report team and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute of Statistics (UIS), approximately 57 million children are being denied access to school due to reductions in aid.  

New data show that donors are cutting back spending on education just when it is needed most for the final push to reach the most disadvantaged children by 2015.   Action is urgently needed.

Friday is World Press Freedom Day! Celebrated each year on May 3, this day promotes and defends our right to stand up for freedom of expression in all media: print, broadcast and online. It’s about the freedom to publish to an audience, and freedom to receive information as well.
World Press Freedom Day 2013 focuses on the theme “Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media”. Tell the world that we should all be free and safe to use social media — everyone must be able to think, like, share, tweet, speak, FREELY. Freedom of expression is a human right!
Help United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) raise awareness by sending a photo of yourself holding your message to social_en@unesco.org and you might become part of the UNESCO Facebook cover image.

Friday is World Press Freedom Day! Celebrated each year on May 3, this day promotes and defends our right to stand up for freedom of expression in all media: print, broadcast and online. It’s about the freedom to publish to an audience, and freedom to receive information as well.

World Press Freedom Day 2013 focuses on the theme “Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media”. Tell the world that we should all be free and safe to use social media — everyone must be able to think, like, share, tweet, speak, FREELY. Freedom of expression is a human right!

Help United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) raise awareness by sending a photo of yourself holding your message to social_en@unesco.org and you might become part of the UNESCO Facebook cover image.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and partners are more determined than ever to help change the face of science.
Women are half of humanity, but make up under 30 percent of physicists, engineers and computer scientists in many countries worldwide. Gender inequality in science must be overcome. Science needs female talent to move forward. Meet five women scientists being honoured with the L’Oreal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science for their exceptional research and social impact.  
Since the launch of the program, there have been 77 laureates (two of whom have later won the Nobel Prize), and by the end of 2013, 1729 women scientists from more than 100 countries would have benefitted from the program.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and partners are more determined than ever to help change the face of science.

Women are half of humanity, but make up under 30 percent of physicists, engineers and computer scientists in many countries worldwide. Gender inequality in science must be overcome. Science needs female talent to move forward. 

Meet five women scientists being honoured with the L’Oreal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science for their exceptional research and social impact. 

Since the launch of the program, there have been 77 laureates (two of whom have later won the Nobel Prize), and by the end of 2013, 1729 women scientists from more than 100 countries would have benefitted from the program.

This Thursday we celebrate International Mother Language Day.
Linguistic and cultural diversity represent universal values that strengthen the unity and cohesion of societies. UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova will reinforce the importance of this core message and specifically highlight this year’s theme of access to books and digital media in local languages.
Check out this image of peace in 100+ languages.

This Thursday we celebrate International Mother Language Day.

Linguistic and cultural diversity represent universal values that strengthen the unity and cohesion of societies. UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova will reinforce the importance of this core message and specifically highlight this year’s theme of access to books and digital media in local languages.

Check out this image of peace in 100+ languages.