In its anniversary year the United Nations Information Centre in Canberra organised a series of school visits as part of the UN4U program. UN4U is an outreach program which brings UN officials to speak to students in their schools. When first established in 2007, UN4U focused on outreach to New York City public schools and was centered around UN Day activities on October 24. Continue reading
2015 will be a critical year for the global community and the United Nations. It is the year we face several decisions – on disaster risk reduction, financing for development, sustainable development and climate – that will shape our collective futures for generations to come. The “2015 Time for Global Action” campaign Continue reading
A new series of educational materials is teaching children the importance of healthy soils for our food, environment, livelihoods and well-being. Developed by FAO and the Washington D.C.-based National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) as part of the 2015 International Year of Soils (IYS2015), the materials target children aged 5 to 14, using word games, puzzles, drawing activities and other interactive elements. Continue reading
Are you between the ages of 5 and 18? The United Nations is inviting you to answer the question ‘‘Are the values of The Little Prince still universal values today?”
*Deadline for submission extended to 30 June. Continue reading
The Education We Want: An Advocacy Toolkit was developed by the Global Education First Initiative’s Youth Advocacy Group, A World at School and Plan International, with support from UNICEF and the UN Global Education First. Continue reading
This overview looks at UNHCR’s efforts to improve the quality of its programmes in the following technical sectors: data and information management; shelter; education; public health; reproductive health and HIV; nutrition and food security; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); information management; livelihoods; and the environment.
Young women and men from around the world are invited to participate in this year’s edition of the Goi Peace Foundation – UNESCO International Essay Contest for Young People. The contest is open to anyone up to 25 years old. The deadline for entries is Sunday, 15 June 2014. Continue reading
In the Asia-Pacific region climate change already has an impact on changing weather patterns and consequently on peoples livelihoods and lives. There is evidence of prominent increases in the intensity and frequency of many extreme events such as heat waves, tropical cyclones, prolonged dry spells, intense rainfall, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and severe dust storms in the region. Furthermore, the region is highly subject to natural hazards, such as earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides.