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

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)

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

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