UNICEF report says Early Childhood Development is key to achieving Sustainable Development Goals A global UNICEF report, launched in Abuja this morning, shows that Nigeria is putting its children at risk of under-development, both physically and mentally, because critical national policies are not providing an adequate foundation for their growth. During the first years […]

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By Yao Ydo “Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed” This is UNESCO’s Constitution preamble. It shows the power that is embedded in learning. Over the past years, the number of reported attacks perpetrated by […]

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UNESCO has launched the Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL). The graph is in five languages (English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese). The graphs are also available on the UNESCO MIL website.  The Arabic and Russian versions are coming soon.

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As part of efforts to promote media & information literacy and build the capacity of membership-based, youth-led organisations in Nigeria, UNESCO supported the holding of a two-day workshop for membership-based, youth-led organisations in the north-central zone of Nigeria. The workshop aimed to encourage youth leaders to become critical, thoughtful, informed, engaged and empowered citizens. It […]

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UNESCO is carrying out a research on media and information literacy globally. We are inviting the response of experts, practitioners, teachers or policy makers involved in the field of media and information literacy. Your participation is crucial and will help to inform UNESCO’s design and expansion of its media and information literacy programme globally. Please […]

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UNESCO invites youth to share thoughts by completing the questionnaire below. It is divided into three parts and should be completed over a three-day period. Please do not complete this questionnaire if you are enrolled in the ongoing UNESCO and Athabasca University massively open online media and information literacy course. If you are a young […]

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The UNAOC and IOM have put together, with support from the Open Society Foundation, PLURAL+ Discussion Guides. PLURAL+ is a Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion. Short videos produced by youth on these very timely topics. The guides are available in English, French, Arabic and Spanish: http://pluralplus.unaoc.org/plural-discussion-guides-multilingual/ They are an excellent resource […]

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By Ibrahim Altay Against the overwhelming influence of the media on society, individuals must be protected by a safety net in the form of media literacy; a course that was adopted by the U.S., Canada and Europe in the recent years, yet neglected in Turkey. When snowfall is severe, elementary, middle and high schools around […]

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