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UNESCO 70 LogoOnce a month, the UNESCO Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information sends a letter to Non-Governmental Organizations, official partners of UNESCO. As ACUNS holds Associate Status with UNESCO, these letters are shared on the ACUNS website.

September 2016
Contents

  • 30 October – 1 November 2016 – Conference “Internet and the Radicalization of Youth: Preventing, Acting and Living together”, Quebec, Canada
  • 2 November 2016 – International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
  • 10 November 2016 – World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD)
  • 17 November 2016 – World Philosophy Day 2016
  • 28 November – 2 December 2016 – 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • UNESCO Publications
  • The 2016 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report – titled Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all – is the first of a new series of reports which will monitor the state of education in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It examines key financing and governance challenges for the post-2015 era, as well as the complex interrelationships and links between education and key development sectors. It also determines which education strategies, policies and programmes are most effectively linked to the economic, social, environmental and political priorities of the new sustainable development agenda. The report is available in English under this link.

  • Published by UNESCO and the International Social Science Council, the World Social Science Report 2016 – Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World – draws on the insights of over 100 social scientists and other thought leaders from all over the world, addressing inequality and social justice. The report emphasizes transformative responses to inequality at all levels, from the grass roots to global governance. Please consult this link for the English version.

  • Drawn up by the Scientific Advisory Board of the UN Secretary-General for which UNESCO serves as Secretariat, The Future of Scientific Advice to the United Nations calls for a greater place for science in international decision-making. The report claims that science can be a game changer in dealing with nearly all the most pressing global challenges. It notes that the United Nations and its agencies can facilitate the gathering of all types of data while overseeing both quality and access. It also calls for international collaborative projects in this area. You can download the report in English under this link. French and Spanish versions are also available.

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