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Global coalition of aquariums set to fight plastic pollution
Aquariums all over the world will organise permanent activities in their facilities and will be invited to change their procurement policies, for example in canteens and shops, to eliminate all single use plastic items.

-29 Oct 2018

UNESCO to promote human face of urbanization on World Cities Day, 31 October
UNESCO will welcome mayors, town councilors, artists and urban stakeholders from all over the world to a day-long event at its Headquarters to celebrate and promote human-centred, inclusive and sustainable city management on 31 October, World Cities Day.

-29 Oct 2018

Promoting accountability through information: how open school data can help
The UNESCO Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) has just published six case studies from Asia and the Pacific to inspire and inform open school data policies in and beyond the region, and to empower citizens to fight corruption in education.

-26 Oct 2018

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: One City at a Time
The case for cities supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is incredibly compelling. Cities generate their own wealth, shape local and often national policies and are spearheading a thrilling new vision of governance for the implementation of the SDGs. Some even say that in this cent...

-26 Oct 2018

UNESCO partners with Twitter on Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018
Twitter has joined UNESCO on Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2018, to enhance the global reach and the impact of this flagship initiative led by UNESCO. The two organizations hope that combining their global reach, more impetus can be given to promoting more media and information li

-26 Oct 2018

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The story of irrevocable erasure and thoroughgoing transformation is part of the story of ‘development’ around Hyderabad as it is elsewhere. A case study of the transformation affecting the villages in and around the new Finan...
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