VOICES UNESCO in Asia and the Pacific, February 2013

Issue 42 | ISSN: 2075-5147

UNESCO’s Youth-led initiatives grant scheme 2013
Selected among more than 40 proposals, the awarded projects address a wide range of issues from reproductive health education, HIV prevention, disabilities, and environmental sustainability.


What are your favorite books in your mother tongues?
On the occasion of International Mother Language Day (21 February) we ask students about their favorite books and how they think books can be used to preserve and promote linguistic diversity. 



The Treasury of Oriental Manuscripts


Environmental education in action: a story from the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve in Cambodia


National Conference of Youth Development and Migration, Sriperumbudur, India 8-9 February 2013

Capacity Building for Local Radio Staff to produce community programme, Cambodia, 18 February- 22 March 2013

International Mother Language Day, Worldwide, 21 February 2013

Working Group on “Ocean Observations and Society” in the Sixth GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium, Ahmedabad, India, 25-27 February 2013

National Consultation on Policies and Laws Affecting Women and Youth in Timor-Leste, Dili, Timor-Leste, 26 February 2013

Pacific Heritage Hub Launching Event, Suva, Fiji, 26-27 February 2013


More in this issue

• Asia Pacific » Piloting disaster risk reduction in school curriculum

• Pacific region » Uplifting professional standards for school principals

• Afghanistan » Literacy changes life

• Cambodia » Winning articles on nutrition and food security

• Nepal » Lumbini: Past, Present & Future

• Pakistan » Message from Malala Yousafzai


The Future Learning that I want

This video was highly commended for UNESCO Bangkok's Asia-Pacific Film/Article Contest: "Better Learning, Better Life".


Call for Proposals - Partners for Project on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Education
Deadline for application: 28 February 2013

Photo of the Month


Education in the Post 2015 Development Agenda, Regional Thematic Consultation in the Asia-Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand, 28 February - 1 March 2013

IPDC workshop, Training of trainers - Know your rights: Navigating the laws that influence the work of the media, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 4-6 March 2013

Annual Meeting of the MOWCAP Bureau, Cambodia, 12-14 March 2013

Municipalika 2013: Making Cities Work, Greater Noida, India, 13-15 March 2013


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