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Indonesia to Digitize Indigenous Scripts

UNESCO and the Indonesian Internet Domain Registry (PANDI) have announced plans to work on digitizing the Indigenous scripts of Indonesia through an initiative called “Connecting the Nation through Ancient Character Digitalisation.” Indonesia is home...

Oct. 5 is World Teachers’ Day

October 5 is World Teachers' Day and this year the theme is "Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future." The following is an excerpt from a joint message from UNESCO, the International Labour Organization,...

Celebrate International Mother Language Day on Feb. 21

February 21 is International Mother Language Day and this year's theme is "Languages without borders." In an open letter, Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay said, "By bringing their speakers closer together, by allowing them...

Celebrate International Day of Education

January 24 is the International Day of Education and this year, the theme is "Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace." In an open letter, the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay said, "Because, now...

Dec. 18th is #ArabicLanguageDay

December 18th is World Arabic Language Day and this year's theme is "Arabic Language and Artificial Intelligence." Celebrated since 2012, World Arabic Language Day marks the anniversary of the United Nation's 1973 adoption...

Multilingual Focus for UN Literacy Day

"about 40% of the world’s population does not have access to education in a language they speak or understand" Audrey Azoulay, director-general of UNESCO The focus of this month’s International Literacy...

Celebrate International Mother Language Day Today

This year’s theme of international mother language day is indigenous languages as a factor in development, peace, and reconciliation, as 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day...

Progress on Migrant and Refugee Education Worldwide

UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report, Migration, displacement and education, shows that the number of migrant and refugee school-age children around the world today has grown by 26% since 2000 and could fill half...

US Leaves Education, Science, Culture Organization

Following in President Reagan’s footsteps, the Trump administration has announced the U.S. intention to withdraw from United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in January 2019, citing financial reasons and anti-Israel bias. UNESCO is responsible...

Celebrate International Literacy Day

Literacy in a digital world Today, International Literacy Day (8 September)...
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