UNESCO advocates for advancement of gender equality at the “Assises de la Parité” in France
UNESCOs Assistant DirectorGeneral for Social and Human Sciences Gabriela Ramos represented UNESCO in the third edition of the Assises de la Parité Gender Equality Forum organized by the International Womens Forum IWF France in Paris The Forum brought together inspiring and influential personalities to shape the next steps towards achieving gender equality the event involved over 8000 remote audience members
How to strengthen social inclusion through artistic practice in Chad?
The arts have proven to be a powerful tool to support reconciliation rehabilitation and reintegration Many reports highlight the transformative power of art when working with populations with populations whose rights are denigrated Artistic activities are a powerful vector of social integration connecting people across their differences They can help people to look forward to a new life and a better future
UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture awarded to poet Dunya Mikhail and actress Helen Al-Janabi
Dunya Mikhail an AmericanIraqi poet and Helen AlJanabi a Swedish actress of SyrianIraqi origin will be awarded the 18th UNESCOSharjah Prize for Arab Culture based on the recommendations of an international jury of experts
How to advance gender equality in climate change response
Climate change disproportionately affects women youth and Indigenous peoples Yet while 45 of the COP26 team are now women almost all of the senior publicfacing roles are taken by men despite the fact that in certain countries only 56 of men consider climate change a serious problem against 83 of women In 2021 an estimated four million young people took to the streets across the world demonstrating an unprecedented level of leadership in tackling the climate crisis