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UNESCO Beirut organizes a webinar for Syrian journalists about Fake News and Disinformation during COVID-19

UNESCO Beirut organizes a webinar for Syrian journalists about Fake News and Disinformation during COVID-19

 The World Health Organization (WHO) has denounced the “massive infodemic” of disinformation and misinformation swirling amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as a driver of the crisis itself. In the current context, dis- and misinformation represent a serious challenge in addressing a viral epidemic or other public health crisis. Governments are right to take the threat of

UNESCO Beirut and the Regional Center for Educational Planning initiate a regional dialogue on the Future of Education after COVID-19 in presence of UAE Minister of Education

The current global pandemic has changed anticipated futures across the globe. The COVID-19 crisis is both world-shattering and world-making as there is a widely shared sense that humanity is at a defining moment for rethinking the future. While a reflection on probable/anticipated and possible/alternative futures is well underway within UNESCO’s Futures of Education: Learning to

UNESCO and Education Cannot Wait provide the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with online learning material for teachers and students

Beirut, Lebanon Monday, 11 May 2020 (UNESCO/Ministry of Education and Higher Education)- The COVID-19 outbreak has translated into a major education crisis. In Lebanon, 1.2 million children are affected by school closure and have seen their learning routine disrupted. While Lebanon has switched to distance teaching and learning to mitigate the effects of such disruption, challenges

290 million students out of school due to COVID-19: UNESCO releases first global numbers and mobilizes response

Paris, 4 March – School closures in thirteen countries to contain the spread of COVID-19 are disrupting the education of 290.5 million students globally, a figure without precedent. UNESCO is providing immediate support to countries, including solutions for inclusive distance learning. “We are working with countries to assure the continuity of learning for all, especially


CAIRO/BEIRUT – On the occasion of UN Education Day, the UNESCO Regional Office for Education in the Arab States and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have said that protracted crises in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have put 15 million children out of school, undermining the development potential of countries

Fadi Georges Comair, new President of IHP Program at UNESCO

The first extraordinary session of IHP UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Council held on November 28, 2019 in Paris, witnessed the election of Dr. Fadi Georges Comair as President of the Intergovernmental Hydrological Program (IHP). The Board Members chose the General Director of Hydraulic and Electric Resources Dr. Fadi Georges Comair representing Lebanon to succeed to H.E. Thiernot

UNESCO Beirut kicks off a project to develop a conservation management plan for the Rashid Karami International Fair

Tripoli, 10 June 2019 – As part of its efforts to safeguard cultural heritage, and in the framework of its project “Developing a Conservation Management Plan for the Rashid Karami International Fair in Tripoli” (RKIF_CMP project), UNESCO Beirut organized today a 1st technical workshop at the RKIF complex in Tripoli. Funded by the Getty Foundation

UNESCO and Kayany Foundation launch The UNESCO Middle Schools for Syrian Refugees

Saadnayel, 23 April 2019 – The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States and Kayany Foundation launched today the UNESCO Middle Schools for Syrian Refugees, at Saadnayel UNESCO Middle School, Bekaa. The UNESCO Middle Schools for Syrian Refugees were established within the framework of the UNESCO’s project “Supporting the Completion of Basic Education