VOICES UNESCO in Asia and the Pacific, October 2012

Issue 38 | ISSN: 2075-5147

Bonita Salon – A Beauty Community in Timor-Leste
BONITA SALON is part of UNESCO’s life skill training and income generating activity in Bazartete Community Learning Centre, Liquica District. The salon encourages participation among the community members for its sustainability, creates job and raises income, and makes them a better hair!


What youth knows about UN
The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945. This year marks its 67th anniversary. UNESCO Bangkok asks young people around the world: “What comes first to their mind when they think about the UN?”



A situation-response analysis of the education sector's response to HIV, drugs and sexual health in Brunei Darussalam


Student Learning Assessment
An overview of assessment practices in the Asia-Pacific region with findings and implications based on various practices amongst countries.


Workshop on Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Papua New Guinea, 22-27 October 2012, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Regional Thematic Museum Training and first expert meeting of CIS countries “Running museum: Policy formation and practice regulation", 24 – 28 October 2012, Astana, Kazakhstan. 

Telecollaboration workshop for teacher educators to facilitate project-based learning and collaboration, 7-9 November 2012, Bangkok, Thailand

Ninth E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting, 9-10 November 2012, New Delhi, India

Fifth International Workshop on the Fluvial Sediment Supply to the South China Sea, 13-16 November 2012, Bandung, Indonesia 


More in this issue

• Asia Pacific » Forecasting global demand for teachers

• Pacific islands » Literacy and numeracy at the test

• Afghanistan » When the son was home late

• Cambodia » Media projects to promote indigenous voices 

• Myanmar » School wins Education for Disaster Risk Reduction award

• Uzbekistan » Farmers learn about sustainable agriculture 


Students produced short animation to raise awareness about safe sex for migrant workers.


What can a teacher do to ensure girls and boys benefit equally from quality education?

Photo of the Month



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