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Discover first issue of 2017, which marks the #UNESCOCourier’s revival after a five-year break.
Climate change and sustainable energy, the future of cities and Smart Cities, access to water and the state of groundwater, educational policies and the importance they give to girls, new technologies and their role in establishing efficient democratic institutions, alliances and partnerships that must be forged to advance towards a better world — these are some of the subjects that constitute the main dossier the #UNESCOCourier’s, dedicated to Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs). Have a look and see how Elyx supports the #UNESCOCourier’s in its mission to make palpable the different realities around the #world.
Download here >> http://on.unesco.org/2owVWMX
Information and subscription >> http://en.unesco.org/courier 
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Do you know an organization doing great work to advance gender equality in education? Nominations for the 2017 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education are open until 5 May!
#Education #GirlsEducation #WomenEducation

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UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today launched a new policy guide for educators on teaching about the Holocaust and, more broadly, genocide and mass atrocities. Speaking at the 15th Plenary Assembly of the World Jewish Congress in New York, the Director-General characterized the guide as an important tool, which seeks to promote education about the history of genocide as a tool for peace.

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Meet Egyptian artist Bahia Shehab, UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture 2016 co-laureate, and discover how she uses street art as a tool for change and to promote engagement in action for justice. Shehab is the first woman from the Arab Region to recieve this prize. Check out our website for more information: http://on.unesco.org/2odG0eN #ArabCulture #StreetArt

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Contribute to the forthcoming 2019 GEM Report on #Migration that will explore two overarching questions: “Does migration accelerate or hamper progress in access to education? How?” and “How do migration patterns influence quality education? Share your views through an on-line consultation by 15 May. Bit.ly/2019gemconsultation
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Ready to jazz up the world? International Jazz Day 2017 is coming soon! The musically vibrant and culturally rich city of Havana, Cuba, has been selected to serve as the 2017 Global Host City, presented each year on April 30th, in partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. International Jazz Day highlights the power of jazz as a force for freedom and creativity, promotes intercultural dialogue through respect and understanding, and unites people from all corners of the globe. http://on.unesco.org/2nysYvz #Jazz #JazzDay #Music #Cuba #Habana

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April 6 is International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. On this occasion we recall Nelson Mandela's powerful message on how sports can change the world: "Sports have the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sports can create hope, where there was once only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination. Sports is the game of lovers." What do you think of Mandela's words?
If you want to find out more on how sports are making positive changes happen, check out our website:
http://on.unesco.org/1UET5ed #IDSDP2017
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Bullets silenced the man, but not his message. On this day, in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee in the US. He was only 39 years-old. King saw humanity as a whole united by unyielding links of fraternity and common destiny, as he stated in his famous “I have dream” speech. Today we pay tribute to his invaluable contribution to peaceful coexistence and dignity for all human beings, regardless of their race, sex, religion or social status, and we invite you all to read this text by Mauritian writer Edouard J. Maunick entitled “Death, where is thy sting?”, published in the UNESCO Courier on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of King’s assassination. http://on.unesco.org/2nT8cnk. Join us in a conversation and tell what you would do to apply the principles of tolerance and nonviolence to your daily life?
And in case you need a little more inspiration, here is the full text of King’s speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963…I have a dream http://on.unesco.org/2n7MX3O
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Organized under the patronage of UNESCO, the Musée de l'Homme in Paris launched its first major temporary exhibition since its reopening. The exhibition "Us and Them – From Prejudice to Racism", which runs from 31 March 2017 to 8 January 2018, showcases an original immersive scenography which aims to shed new light on racist behaviour and prejudices. Do you want to know more? Visit: http://on.unesco.org/2okqocK

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An independent international jury of media professionals recommended unanimously Dwait Isaak in recognition of his courage, resistance and commitment to freedom of expression. Mr. Isaak was arrested in a crackdown on the media that occurred in September 2001. The last time he was heard from was in 2005. His present location is unknown. Find out more http://on.unesco.org/2nOvHQm 
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