Atelier sur le renforcement des capacités des enseignants sur le dialogue social et la réforme des politiques éducatives
Director-General condemns attack on Emmanuel de Merode, Director of the Virunga National Park (DRC)
“School is at the heart of progress”, says the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNESCO commends the decision by SOCO to halt oil exploration activities in Virunga National Park as a step in the right direction
Eastern and Southern Africa’s leaders agree. It’s time to act now on young people’s education and sexual health needs.
UNESCO condemns the killing of 17 people in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The DirectorGeneral of UNESCO Ms Azoulay strongly condemned the killing of 13 employees of the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature ICCN and of four civilians on 24 April 2020 in the vicinity of Virunga National Park a UNESCO World Heritage property in the Democratic Republic of Congo In a global context already weakened by a health crisis linked to COVID19 the staff of Virunga National Park are unfortunately still paying a heavy price for the protection and conservation of our common heritage said Ms Azoulay I pay tribute to the victims and extend our sympathy and support to their families and colleagues UNESCO will continue to support the efforts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to strengthen the capacities of the staff responsible for the protection of its natural sites Armed attacks against staff of the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature working in the parks have increased in recent years However these personnel have continued to carry out their mission protecting local populations and securing these areas dedicated to the conservation of outstanding biodiversity Virunga National Park is the oldest National Park in Africa inscribed on the World Heritage List since 1979 because of its outstanding biodiversity including endemic and rare species such as the mountain gorilla
Interview with Fethi Mansouri - Advancing a new social contract in the post-Covid-19 era?
Professor Fethi Mansouri PhD UNESCO Chairholder Cultural Diversity and Social Justice at the Deakin University Melbourne Australia and UNITWIN Convenor Interreligious Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding IDIU shares his views on the impact of COVID19 on intercultural dialogue New forms of solidarity and dialogue are emerging at a time when social distancing seems to be the only efficient blockade to the pandemic At the same time massive economic disparities and access to health care are being pushed to the limit with inevitable consequences on the rise of racism and discriminations Are we ready to engage in a new social contract in view of the postCOVID19 era
The socio-cultural implications of COVID-19
Professor Fethi Mansouri UNESCO Chairholder for Cultural Diversity and Social Justice at Deakin University Melbourne Australia and UNITWIN Convenor for Interreligious Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding shares his views on the sociocultural implications of COVID19
Centre Résolution Conflits in Democratic Republic of Congo to receive UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize 2020
UNESCO will award the 2020 edition of the UNESCOMadanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and NonViolence to the nongovernmental Centre Résolution Conflits Centre for Resolution of Conflicts CRC in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 15 October 2020