United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization - updates

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Join UNESCO in celebrating World Press Freedom Day 2020

Apr 24, 2020 - 5:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The contest is open to all interested designers from Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste

Ramos-Shahani resigns as UNESCO Philippines secretary-general

Oct 23, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Lila Ramos-Shahani will also no longer serve as Department of Foreign Affairs assistant secretary

Photos of Lila Ramos-Shahani, UNESCO site from UNESCO Philippines website

[OPINION] Our languages are in trouble, so what?

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The education system has reinforced the narrow definition of success in terms of proficiency in two dominant languages: English and Filipino

UNESCO releases new handbook on climate change reporting in Asia Pacific

May 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The new handbook for journalists says climate change coverage at the local level 'can save lives, formulate plans, change policy and empower people to make informed choices'

Vigan sets cobblestones in entire UNESCO heritage site

May 03, 2018 - 9:30 AM

In the next 6 years, the roads surrounding Plaza Salcedo and Plaza Burgos will also be made of cobblestones, says Vigan Mayor Juan Carlo Medina

HERITAGE ZONE. With an initial budget of P60 million, the public works department and the city government lay out cobblestones on streets connecting to the famous Calle Crisologo in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

UP mass communication dean named to UNESCO national commission

Nov 29, 2017 - 6:15 PM

A communications expert for more than two decades, UP mass communication dean Elena Pernia will serve as UNESCO member for 3 years

UP DEAN. University of the Philippines mass communication dean Elena Pernia is appointed member of the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines. File photo courtesy of UPCMC Alumni Association

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 3, 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

Baguio named to UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Baguio, cited for crafts and folk art, is the first Philippine city to join the exclusive club

Oil sands development threatens Canadian nature reserve – UNESCO

Mar 11, 2017 - 12:38 PM

The UN organization vows to add the country s Wood Buffalo National Park to its list of world heritage in danger if corrective measures are not taken quickly

THREATENED. The UNESCO says a massive delta in the heart of the Wood Buffalo National Park is threatened by pollution and water extraction from nearby oil sands mines and hydroelectric dams upstream. File photo from the UNESCO website

APEC education ministers tackle inclusive, quality education

Oct 07, 2016 - 12:42 PM

The APEC ministers agree on the need to develop international cooperation programs and strategic partnerships that will provide economies with the capacity to increase their competitiveness and improve youth employability

Classroom file photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sex education in PH schools still lacking – UNFPA

Jul 09, 2016 - 9:50 AM

According to the latest report on the implementation of the RH law the education department has not yet developed the minimum standards of comprehensive sexuality education that schools should comply with

Kariton Klasrum to help senior high school dropouts

Jun 17, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says the number of dropouts due to senior high school could range from 200 000 to 400 000 students

EDUCATION FOR ALL. A Kariton Klasrum on display during the program's culminating activity on Thursday, June 16, at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

Do Southeast Asia, PH have gender equality in education?

Mar 05, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Education in the Philippines and Southeast Asia is generally equal for boys and girls – until they reach secondary education

PARITY? Although primary education in the Philippines and Southeast Asia is relatively equal for boys and girls, the gap widens when they reach secondary education

Hydropower plant seen to save Ifugao Rice Terraces inaugurated

Jul 11, 2015 - 10:53 AM

As a condition for the grant the net proceeds of the plant must be placed in a trust fund called the Rice Terraces Conservation Fund for the preservation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces

SAVE IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. This photo shows Ifugao Governor Denis Habawel during the inauguration of the Likud Mini-Hydro Power Development Project. Photo from the official page of the Ifugao provincial government

Only a third of countries reach 2015 education goals – UN

Apr 09, 2015 - 8:41 AM

Millions more children are in school than would have been had the trends of the 1990s persisted UNESCO s chief says but governments need to prioritize the poorest – especially girls

In this file photo, Filipino pupils get handed their papers in an overloaded classroom during the first day of school at the President Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Quezon city, east suburban Manila, Philippines, June 2, 2014. Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Japan's Mt Fuji granted World Heritage status: UNESCO

Jun 22, 2013 - 5:42 PM

Mount Fuji gets World Heritage Status from UNESCO

WORLD HERITAGE. UNESCO grants Mount Fuji World Heritage status. Photo by Swollib from Wikipedia

UNESCO adopts open access policy

May 15, 2013 - 4:56 PM

UNESCO will make its future and past publications free for all to access

FREE ACCESS. UNESCO's open access policy may pave the way for broader adoption of information sharing.

PPP to hike broadband penetration in PH - Google exec

Oct 09, 2012 - 4:34 PM

Google Vice President for Infrastructure Eric Brewer urges PH to undertake broadband network project through PPP scheme

3,000 languages 'nearing extinction'

Feb 22, 2012 - 5:54 PM

The UNESCO warns against the alarming rate at which languages have become extinct in recent years