Voices UNESCO in Asia and the Pacific, July 2013

Issue 47 | ISSN: 2075-5147

Empowering Higher Education in Myanmar
High-level policy dialogue on the higher education sector reform aiming to establish an agreed vision for higher education in Myanmar.



Meet Sakpol Aunsumran (a.k.a. Koh Mr.Saxman): Accountant turned renowned musician



ISCED: International Standard Classification of Education
This publication takes into account the 2011 revision of ISCED and significant changes in education systems worldwide since the last ISCED revision in 1997.


Internal Migration in India
This 8-page Flyer, developed by UNESCO Delhi, summarizes critical information and recent research on internal migrants in India, estimated at 326 million.


Internal Migration and Youth: The Missing Link
This discussion paper takes stock of the latest available data on current trends in internal migration of youth in India.


Malala calls on world leaders to support education (12 July 2013. United Nations, NY, USA)
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for wanting to go to school, will mark her 16th birthday on 12 July at the UN by sharing an important lesson about education. The UN Youth Assembly will be webcast live on UN Web TV (8:30 pm-10:30 pm, Bangkok Time).

Changing Winds: Climate Change & The Law (5 August 2013 in Suva, Fiji, 9 August 2013 in Apia, Samoa)
UNESCO Office for the Pacific States will provide free, specialised and interactive workshops aiming to give lawyers and other interested groups assistance in understanding climate change law, particularly the law relating to climate change adaptation.


More in this issue

• Afghanistan » Afghanistan’s ‘cultural heritage for peace-building’ highlighted at UN-backed conference
• China » UNESCO and Zhongkun Investment Group develop sustainable tourism for World Heritage sites
• Fiji » Fiji gets its first World Heritage site
• Nepal » Earliest Buddhist shrines in South Asia discovered in Lumbini
• Thailand » Witnessing the Implementation of Education Policy in Thailand


Stand with Malala


Call for papers“Revisiting Kathmandu. Safeguarding living urban heritage”

Photo of the Month

A little nun girl studying in a Monastery in Myanmar. This school is almost exclusively funded by the monastery owner who sold his land to open this school. (©UNESCO/S.Chaiyasook)


Call for papers: International Conference on Global Ethics for Peace and Security “Searching for a New Paradigm of Living Together: Africa-Asia-Pacific” 
(Submission deadline 15 August 2013)
To invest our efforts in enhancing ethics is to shine a light on our capacities as humans to sustain peace within and between countries and people. UNESCO Bangkok invites you to bring your powerful imaginative skills and critical thinking to this International Conference.


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