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UNESCO Asia-Pacific in the Media - 2008

Putting our heritage into young hands

Bangkok Post, 30 December 2008

UNESCO prize for princess Sirindhorn

Bangkok (AsiaNews), 23 December 2008

The right to education demands a closer look

Bangkok Post, 16 December 2008
Statistics alone may not paint an accurate picture of those without a voice.

In search of female scientists in Singapore

The Business Times, 9 December 2008
L'oreal Singapore, together with the Singapore National Commission for Unesco and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), yesterday launched the L'Oreal Singapore For Women in Science National Fellowships - each worth $20,000 to be given to three young women scientists.

UNESCO willing to help Vietnam preserve Hue world heritage site

VietNamNet Bridge, 23 November 2008
UNESCO has stated its willingness to continue assisting Vietnam in preserving the tangible and intangible values of Hue imperial city, one of the world cultural heritage sites recognised by UNESCO.

Saving our home

Bangkok Post, 18 November 2008
Intelligent approach to sustainable development

Award-winning teacher shows commitment

Bangkok Post, 4 November 2008
Educator helps to bring the disadvantaged into the classroom

Splendid conservation

The Nation, 27 October 2008
Wat Pongsanuk, the Amphawa Canal and the Crown Property Bureau Building have won the 2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation.

Falling through the literacy net

Bangkok Post, 21 October 2008
Millions of Asians are, unfortunately, denied a basic education

Is peace just a fantasy?

Bangkok Post, 7 October 2008
Students mull over the causes of conflict

Battling HIV/Aids

Bangkok Post, September 23, 2008
Unique course equips educators with special knowledge

Bioethics under the microscope

Bangkok Post, 26th August 2008
Unique interactive exhibition allows students to mull ethics in scientific research.

Asian experts want bioethics incorporate Asian values, 12 August 2008

SEOUL (UCAN) -- Bioethics experts from Asia have declared at a recent international forum that their cultural values should be a part of "universal" bioethical principles.

Plight of the hill tribes

Bangkok Post, 12 August 2008
Education needed in struggle to empower hill tribe communities

Deprived of an education, many hill tribe people in Thailand are locked in a battle to escape arrest, deportation, extortion and other forms of abuse, human rights experts claim.

Identity Crisis, 1 August 2008

Lack of citizenship deprives hilltribe people of access to education, jobs, healthcare and basic rights.

Teaching teachers to work as a team

Bangkok Post 30 July 2008
Thai students who live in rural parts of Thailand sometimes have a limited knowledge of English and even fewer
conversational skills, perhaps because their opportunities to speak English are limited. If you go to a rural school
and talk to the teacher of English, quite often you will find that the conversation in English is difficult.

Education reporting faulted

Bangkok Post, July 29, 2008
Media experts question the quality and scope of education journalists

Preserving THE PAST

Bangkok Post, 29 July 2008
Monks and locals join forces to safeguard Nan's cultural heritage.

Thai troops in Cambodia over dispute: officials

The China Post, Wednesday, July 16, 2008
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A Cambodian
official claimed Tuesday that about 40 Thai
troops crossed into Cambodia's territory as
tensions mounted in a dispute over land near
an ancient border temple. The Thai military
denied any incursion.

Disinfecting homophobia

Bangkok Post, 1 July 2008
Medical students encouraged to take healthier approach toward gender-diverse populations.

Unesco competition inspires high-tech learning approach; Migrating from the whiteboard to the keyboard reaps rewards for innovative staff and students

Bangkok Post, 17 June 2008
Unesco posed two questions when calling for applications for the Asia-Pacific's ICT in Education Innovation Awards 2007-2008: "Do you use ICT in your teaching or in your education work?" and "Are you using it in an innovative way?"

UNESCO to conduct workshops on ICT in Bangkok

Thai News Service, 16 June 2008
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation will hold training workshops and an exhibition on innovative uses of information and communications technology in education practices in Bangkok from June 24-26, The Nation reports.

On the rights of ethnic minorities

Bangkok Post, 16 June 2008
Today, Unesco and the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand are organising a panel discussion on the impact of the legal status of hill tribes. The panel will also discuss the rights of ethnic minorities.

Innovative teachers go to Vietnam

Philippine STAR, June 2, 2008
For the poet T.S. Eliot, April may be the cruelest month, but for a group of Filipino teachers, a journalist and a Microsoft Executive, it was a month for having a blast in Vietnam. And we’re not talking about the blast that explodes, although we saw the Mausoleum of the Great Uncle Ho, Ho Chi Minh, one fine day while our bus was circling its way around a vast rotunda.

UNESCO Survey Finds Under-Priviledged Children Also Disadvantaged in Classroom

States News Service, 28 May 2008
A new study by UNESCO's Institute for Statistics (UIS) highlights the strong effect of social inequality on primary education systems in many countries and the challenge to provide all children with equal learning opportunities.

Sri Lanka apparel exporter, UNESCO educate kids on sustainable development

Lankabusinessonline (LBO), May 26, 2008
Sri Lanka's MAS Holdings, a big apparel exporter, has partnered with UNESCO Bangkok to educate school children on sustainable development, a company statement said.

Workshop develops skills in integrating ICT into teaching

Borneo Bulletin, 13 May 2008
The second Regional Workshop on ICT-Integration for the Next Generation of Teachers was yesterday launched at UBD.

Thailand's leadership hostile to free press

Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), 3 May 2008
On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) joins its member, the Thai Journalists Association (TJA) in expressing concern over an adversarial relationship taken by the current Thai leadership against the country's media.

More Than Just Freedom

Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS), May 2, 2008
More than gaining the freedom to report on society’s problems Asian media must gauge it’s real contribution to the public‘s needs, especially at a time of increasing commercialisation.

Call for entries: the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural

ALMATY. January 21. KAZINFORM. The UNESCO Office in Bangkok is calling for entries for the 2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation.

Confidence and communication

The Nation, 17 January 2008
A Chinese university representative offers her views on self-development and self-discovery

The Nation, 18 January 2008
Thailand's leading university for monks is now offering a BA course that will teach the skills needed to preserve temple artwork

The Nation, 17 January 2008
In a recent concert highlighting the under-appreciated culture of ethnic minorities, the hills resounded with the sound of music and message

The Nation, 5 January 2008
A 19-year-old Filipino not only represents his university but also helps to develop communities

The Nation, 4 January 2008
The recent concerns raised about the state of conservation of Ayutthaya have brought to public attention the need for renewing our collective commitment to safeguarding World Heritage sites.

The Nation, 19 December 2007
In 2006, 4.3 million people were infected with HIV across the world, the highest ever annual number of new infections. Despite twenty five years of global HIV prevention education, HIV continues to devastate communities socially, culturally and economically.

The Nation, 13 December 2007
The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) recommended that Thailand improve its curriculum for students from kindergarten to highereducation level.

The Nation, 18 January 2008
Background: Chief of Information and Knowledge Management Unesco

The Nation, 11 January 2008
With education absolutely crucial to the development of both individuals and a country, so much rests on the shoulders of the person who delivers knowledge - the teacher.

The Nation, 15 January 2008
How to upgrade performance, and ways to attract young people into the profession

The Nation, 17 January 2008
In this last of a three-part series, education expert Dr Molly N Lee shares her opinion on how the education system in the Asia-Pacific region should change.