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Araku lifeline brings maternal deaths to zero

Surrounded by dense forests, Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district is rich in biodiversity, but its people are poor. So remote are some of the tribal hamlets here that in 2011 they escaped the eye of the census.

Date: 06 Jul 2018

Two main Science Councils merge to address complex global challenges

A unique global non-governmental organization, representative of both the natural and social sciences, was formed this week through the merger of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), two of UNESCO’s longest standing partners. The Internati...

Date: 06 Jul 2018

India must ditch rice to feed growing population, scientists warn

Conventional crops use too much water and do not provide enough nutrients

Date: 05 Jul 2018

WHATSAPP MUST ACT OVER HOAX MESSAGES THAT ARE LEAVING PEOPLE DEAD, INDIAN GOVERNMENT SAYS

‘The rumours are striking at a very primal fear of one’s child being at risk,’ says police officer Harsh Poddar

Date: 05 Jul 2018

Harnessing the power of quality education – key for strengthening global action to prevent violent e

On 29 June 2018, UNESCO joined the High-level side event “Harnessing the Power of Quality Education to prevent Violent Extremism”, held at the Institute of International Education in New York, at the margins of the sixth biennial Review of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

Date: 05 Jul 2018

3 ways in which cloud computing is rewriting the rules of business

Why and how the ‘big hard-drive in the sky’ may provide the solutions you are looking for when it comes to operational processes.

Date: 03 Jul 2018

Recommendations by UN Sustainable Development Goal’s Steering Committee for Education

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) - Education 2030 Steering Committee has issued recommendations focusing on financing education as a public good, strengthening national ownership and addressing data gaps as part of its work to steer progress towards meeting internationally agreed targets for e

Date: 03 Jul 2018

Father of modern Oceanography honoured by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

Walter Munk, a giant of modern oceanography, will deliver the Roger Revelle Memorial Lecture during the Executive Council of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) at UNESCO’s Headquarters on 5 July (4.45 pm).

Date: 29 Jun 2018

How the education sector can respond to the use of alcohol, tobacco and substances

UNESCO's publication: Good Policy and Practice in Health Education: Education sector responses to the use of alcohol, tobacco and substances was developed and published in March 2017 through an international consultation process led by UNESCO in partnership with the United Nations Office on Substanc...

Date: 29 Jun 2018

Street play to create awareness on gender-based violence seen by around 4000 people in 20 different

The play, organised under the joint programme of UNESCO-UNFPA-UN Women funded by KOICA “Empowering Adolescent Girls and Young Women through the Provision of Comprehensive Sexuality Education and a Safe Learning Environment in Nepal” was performed from 18 to 22 June 2018 in 20 villages.

Date: 29 Jun 2018
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