Voices UNESCO in Asia and the Pacific, December 2013

Issue 52 | ISSN: 2075-5147

UNESCO witnesses ravages, helps build resilience post-Haiyan
Less than a week after the Typhoon Haiyan, UNESCO established its presence in the disaster-hit country. UNESCO expert shared his experience in the aftermath of what many are calling the worst storm in recorded history.




Policy Review of TVET in Cambodia
This report responds to an invitation from the Government of Cambodia to UNESCO to conduct a review of the country’s TVET system and to engage in a policy dialogue on its future development.


EFA Goal 3: Life Skills and Lifelong Learning
The Asia-Pacific End of Decade Notes (EDNs) on Education for All’s series “EFA Goal 3: Life Skills and Lifelong Learning”


Traditional Knowledge for Adapting to Climate Change - Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Pacific
20-page brochure on strengthening resilience to natural disasters and combating climate change through culture in the Pacific


"Learning to Live Together" Calendar
This 2014 Learning to Live Together (LTLT) calendar features photos and images from the LTLT image contest.

Media Regulation in the Mekong and Opportunities for the Development of Public Service and Community Broadcasting
This report analyses current legislation in Cambodia, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam and examines the opportunities for the development of public service and community broadcasting. The paper also includes useful references to Singapore.


Asia Pacific Ministerial Forum on ICT in Education 2012: Outcome Document
Outcome document from Asia Pacific Ministerial Forum on ICT in Education 2012 (AMFIE): The Power of ICT in Education Policies: Implications for Educational Practices.


Culture and Learning: Reconstructing Research on Learning for Students in Asia and the Pacific, Education Policy Research Series Discussion Document No. 2


Educational Neurosciences - More Problems than Promise? Education Policy Research Series Discussion Document No. 3


Financing of Secondary Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Synthesis Paper, Education Policy Research Series Discussion Document No. 4


Eradicating gender-based discrimination in Education – UNESCO /CERID Seminar 
(13 December 2013, Lalitpur, Nepal)

EFA Consultation Meeting 
(16-17 December 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal)

Protecting Asia’s heritage.  Strategies for fighting illicit traffic of cultural property and fostering restitutions   
(16-17 December 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal)

Art exhibition “Revisiting and remembering the lost sculptures of the Kathmandu Valley” Joy Lynn Davis 
(15-21 December 2013, Lalitpur, Nepal)

Kobe University/UNESCO Workshop on education administration and finance in Laos PDR 
(20-23 January 2014, Vientiane, Lao PDR )



» Support continues for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

» UNESCO Bangladesh Journalism Award 2013

» Meeting of the International Coordinating Committee for Angkor and the 3rd Intergovernmental Conference in Siem Reap

International standards on media law discussed among Chinese jurists
» The role of ICTs to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities
» “YouthKnows” Virtual Classroom to promote HIV and Sexuality Education

» International Day of Persons with Disabilities Celebrated in Hyderabad

Iran (Islamic Republic of)
» Putting Culture at the Heart of Development

Korea (Republic of)
» UNESCO advocates for access to information at the ICEGOV2013 in Seoul

» Five mobile community media centers launched

» National Media Conference reviews assessment based on IPDC’s Media Development Indicators

High Level Meeting on Education Policy and Legislative Reform
» Providing Access to Information, Building a Knowledge Society in Myanmar

ICTs in schools a must, say education experts

» Mobilising stakeholders to respond to homophobic bullying in Thailand

Support for documentation standards and procedures of the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination in Central Asia
» UNESCO promotes analytical journalism in Uzbekistan

Viet Nam
Training for National Institute of Education Management on bringing the benefit of space technologies to the education sector


UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education
(2-4 December 2013)


Lushan Statement

Entrepreneurship Education Meeting: Answering Opportunity's Knock

Consolidated Goal from the Asia-Pacific Regional ECD Conference
[more information about the conference]



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