Biosphere and Heritage of Lake Chad (BIOPALT)
The inhabitants of the Lake Chad basin face many challenges Years of drought with 95 of the lakes surface area reduced and unsustainable management have led to significant imbalances in ecosystems which were not compensated by the recent increase of the lakes area since the 2000s The main sources of livelihoods in the basin agriculture livestock farming and fisheries depend on healthy environments The degraded ecosystems added to political and security unrest compromise these resources
Call for applications to participate in the Intergenerational Dialogue of leaders and young people of the Biennale of Luanda 2021!
This Women’s Day, let’s talk about period education and why it’s important!
Dutee Chand and Bhumi Pednekar have one thing in common they both support empowering girls with education to achieve their dreams
UNESCO Joins Whisper®’s mission to #KeepGirlsInSchool to ensure girls don’t miss out on a promising future
The KeepGirlsInSchool campaign aims at deepening awareness on the unfulfilled dreams of 23 crore girls as they drop out of school at the onset of puberty Whisper® and UNESCO have established a breakthrough partnership to develop and integrate a puberty and period education module in school curriculum Till date Whisper® has educated more than 4 crore girls and today pledges to educate another 25 crore girls on puberty and menstrual hygiene over the next three years
UNESCO urges people to ‘Listen to Her’
As part of the UN Systems activities during the 16 Days of Activism against GenderBased Violence from 25 November to 10 December UNESCO New Delhi is relaunching Listen to Her a short film by filmmaker and actor Nandita Das
Together we stand against violence and bullying in schools
5 November 2020 will mark the firstever celebration of the new International Day against Violence and Bullying at School including Cyberbullying We see this as a critical moment to bring much needed attention to the issue of school bullying the most prevalent form of violence in schools which affects almost one in three learners and impacts education and wellbeing outcomes UNESCO aims to build global momentum to end bullying in schools by raising awareness of the issue sharing ways to address and eliminate violence in schools and mobilizing governments experts and the educational community to come work together in preventing violence and bullying in schools Bullying in schools deprives millions of children and young people of the fundamental right to education A recent UNESCO report reveals that more than 30 of the worlds students have been victims of bullying with negative consequences on academic achievement school dropout and physical and mental health In the wake of the COVID19 pandemic there have been increasing cases of bullying especially cyberbullying experienced by both students and teachers On this new International Day against violence and bullying at school including cyberbullying the schools are encouraged to conduct activities to enhance awareness on prevention of violence and bullying in Schools and work together to make our schools and educational institutions more safe and vibrant for all learners Following resources are available for online activities in observance of this day Presentation for students on Prevention of Schoolrelated genderbased violence SRGBV Access the UNESCO presentation with voiceover English Hindi Presentation for teachers on Prevention of Schoolrelated genderbased violence SRGBV Access the UNESCO presentation with voiceover English Hindi NCERT and UNESCO short film in Hindi and English Safety and Security Against Violence and Injuries English Hindi Brochure on Safe online learning in times of COVID English Hindi Marathi Tamil Telegu Bengali Gujarati Assamese Poster on prevention and elimination of schoolrelated genderbased violence SRGBV English Hindi Gujarati Tamil see below Set of 5 posters on BE a buddyNOT a Bully developed by NCERT and UNESCO New Delhi English Hindi see below Schools are requested to conduct sessions for students and teachers using the above resources and post videosphotos of these online activities on social media tagging UNESCO New Delhi and get an opportunity to feature on UNESCO New Delhi websitesocial media handles Entry rules and guidelines 1 Kindly register with details about your school at httpbitlySafeSchoolsinIndia 2 Download the presentationsIEC materials for the activities you wish to undertake 3 Record videos of your activities which should not be more than 2 minutes duration in MP4 format 4 Each video must focus on the theme Together against bullying in school 5 Upload videos on your social media with the hashtag SafeSchoolsinIndia 6 Kindly follow UNESCO New Delhi social media handles Facebook unesconewdelhi twitter unesconewdelhi Instagram unesconewdelhi and when uploading videos tag UNESCO New Delhi 7 Please ensure that your video is visible to the public and can be accessed