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The Futures of Teaching in the Arab States and beyond: The International Task Force on Teachers, UNESCO, and Hamdan Foundation reflect on the changing nature of the teaching profession

The Futures of Teaching in the Arab States and beyond: The International Task Force on Teachers, UNESCO, and Hamdan Foundation reflect on the changing nature of the teaching profession

Paris/Dubai, 23 April 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected teachers’ role by transforming the nature of the teaching profession. With the closure of schools and the sudden switch to distance learning, teachers have found themselves in unconventional settings that require adaptive teaching methods and novel pedagogical tools. In the Arab region, where teachers

UNESCO launches an online course in Arabic on “Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future”

Beirut, 25 January 2021 – A Massive Open Online Course “Journalism in a Pandemic: Covering COVID 19 Now and in the Future“, offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin is now available in Arabic in a self-directed format. The UNESCO Beirut office has translated the

UNESCO Beirut and Education Cannot Wait A commitment to quality and continuity of education in Lebanon

Thursday, 10 December 2020 – UNESCO Beirut and Education Cannot Wait (ECW) today launched their new partnership to rehabilitate damaged schools following the 4 August 2020 Beirut explosions, at a press conference held at the Achrafiyeh 3rd Public School. The high-level press conference included the participation of the Minister of Education and Higher Education H.E.

L’Oréal-UNESCO ‘For Women In Science’ Levant Young Talents Program Region honors 6 Arab Female Scientists

L’Oréal Levant and the National Council for Scientific Research-Lebanon (NCSR) announced December 2nd as the date for celebrating L’Oréal-UNESCO “For Women In Science” Young Talents Program for the Levant region. The 7th edition will be exceptionally hosted online this year, on both Facebook & YouTube. 6 women from Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Syria and Jordan were

Announcement: UNESCO, UNFPA and UNODC Joint Call for Proposals on Youth-led rehabilitation efforts to support local communities affected by the Beirut blast

Beirut, Lebanon – 12 November 2020 The Beirut blast, which occurred on the 4th of August 2020, has caused severe casualties and widespread damage at all levels. The sudden devastation came at a time when the country was already severely overwhelmed with an economic and financial crisis, political and socio-economic challenges and rising rates of

UNESCO and EAA announce $10 million to restore damaged schools in Beirut

Paris/Beirut, 4 November 2020- UNESCO and Education Above All (EAA) have established a partnership for quality education in Lebanon that includes around $10 million to rebuild or restore damaged schools and get education back on track. “I visited shattered schools and classrooms in Beirut right after the blast. Faced with this traumatic experience of loss

Secretary-General’s Policy Brief on Education during COVID-19 and Beyond

Key Messages 4 August 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in all countries and all continents. The pandemic has exacerbated education disparities. Learning losses due to prolonged school closures threaten to erase progress made in recent decades, not least for girls and

UNESCO organizes a virtual knowledge-sharing workshop on distance education programmes using radio and television in the Arab States

Beirut, 21 July 2020 – In the Arab region, where 13 million children and youth are already out-of-school due to conflict, an additional 100 million learners have been affected by school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a similar manner as countries of other regions, some Arab countries have adopted online learning modalities to

UNESCO supports education in Yemen with generous funding from King Salman Center Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center

As part of their response to the educational crisis in countries in conflict, and in the framework of their support for Arab States to meet the educational needs of children in times of crisis, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States (UNESCO Beirut) and King Salman Center Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief)