Once 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.

February 2017

  • NET-MED Youth launches “The Writers and Artists Initiative”
  • 6-10 March 2017 – UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education, Ottawa, Canada
  • 8 March 2017 – International Women’s Day
  • 20-24 March 2017 – Mobile Learning Week
  • 22 March 2017 – World Water Day
  • 23 March 2017 – Colloquium “Journalism under fire: challenges of our time”, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
  • UNESCO Publications
  • The 82nd issue of World Heritage, African Heritage and its Sustainable Development, explores concerns of rapid development change having an impact on sustainability in emerging economies in the African region. It examines African Heritage through several case studies, from Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls (Zambia/Zimbabwe) to the future of traditional masons in Timbuktu (Mali). The electronic version of the issue is available in English, French and Spanish.

  • School Violence and Bullying: Global Status Report has been prepared by UNESCO and the Institute of School Violence and Prevention at Ewha Womans University in Seoul (Republic of Korea). It aims to provide an overview of the most up-to-date available data on the nature, extent and impact of school violence and bullying and initiatives to address the problem. The report is available in English and in French.

  • Getting Climate-Ready – A Guide For Schools On Climate Action, is based on a survey looking especially at climate action projects implemented in 55 ASPnet (Associated Schools Project Network) schools in 12 countries. It aims to include action for reducing climate change in every aspect of school life, in a “whole-school” approach. The Guide exists only in English and is available under this link.

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