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Publications - 2011

  • 07.11.12:

    Ethics and Biodiversity

    This report stems from discussions during the International Year of Biodiversity (2010) and the International Year of Forests (2011) under the Ethics and Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific (ECCAP) project. Adopting the definition of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the report reviews international law with attention to ethical aspects and analyses the concept of biodiversity as applied to genes, microbes, ecosystems and the planet as a whole. The report applies a variety of ethical...

  • 07.11.12:

    Energy Equity and Environmental Security

    This report stems from discussions under the Ethics and Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific (ECCAP) project and provides an overview of the ethical, economic and legal issues associated with energy equity and environmental security. Access to an effective, reliable and safe set of energy resources is one of the most important development goals in the Asia-Pacific region. The report considers options that could provide impetus for energy security against a backdrop of poverty and a lack of...

  • 06.03.12:

    Systematic monitoring of Education for All: Training modules for Asia-Pacific

    This set of training modules (A) can become one of the main tools to promote and support national capacity building in EFA monitoring in preparation for the upcoming EFA 2015 Assessment. Funded by the Japanese FIT, these training modules build upon the knowhow and experiences accumulated over the past 20 years in EFA monitoring and indicators, and present state-of-the-art approaches and methods in a systematic and user-friendly modular manner. 

    With the advice of a regional technical...

  • 27.01.12:

    Secondary Teachers of Thailand: How do we fare?

    With the gradual attainment of universal primary education, governments are shifting their attention toward secondary education. And yet throughout the Asia-Pacific region, ensuring the presence of competent secondary teachers in urban and rural areas remains a major concern.

  • 23.01.12:

    Secondary Education in Japan: How much do you know?

    For youth worldwide, secondary education can play a very crucial role in shaping understanding of the world, individual identity and opportunities in life. But secondary education is different across countries. So how much do we really know about secondary education? (Test yourself below…)

  • 23.01.12:

    Secondary education in Malaysia: How much do you know?

    For youth worldwide, secondary education can play a very crucial role in shaping understanding of the world, individual identity and opportunities in life. But secondary education is different across countries. So how much do we really know about secondary education? (Test yourself below…)

  • 04.01.12:

    VOICES, No. 28 October - December 2011

    Airwaves aid flood victims - Radio drama gives hope and lifesaving advice to millions [Covery Story]

  • 03.01.12:

    Literacy initiative for empowerment (LIFE) 2010 - Regional mid-term evaluation: Summary Report

    According to the 2011 EFA Global Monitoring Report, in 2008 there were about 796 million illiterate adults worldwide, more than half of them living in South and West Asia, two thirds being girls and women, and another 67 million school-age children that were out-of-school, of which over 26 million residing in Asia and the Pacific.

    The United Nations Literacy Decade 2003-2012 has been a major effort to attain literacy for all. The UNESCO Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) programme,...

  • 20.12.11:

    Creating and sustaining literate environments

    Worldwide, one in five adults are not literate, and millions of children leave school without acquiring the basic literacy and numeracy skills. This situation leads millions of children and youth to an uncertain future with few dreams, little hope, and limited aspirations in life.

    UNESCO Bangkok has developed a resource pack on Creating and Sustaining Literate Environments as a way of addressing the high illiteracy rate that continues to plague the world especially in developing...

  • 14.12.11:

    Sustainability of community learning centres: Community ownership and support - Asia-Pacific Regional Action Research Studies

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