News & Events

Event | 29 Jul 2022 - 02 Aug 2022

International AIDS Conference 2022

Advances in COVID-19 science, particularly the rapid development of viable vaccines, have reinvigorated discussions around HIV prevention and treatment.

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Event | 21 Jun 2022

Mitigating the learning losses caused by the COVID-19 school closures

The objective of this conference jointly organized by the World Bank and IDEA at CERGE-EI is to document the size and determinants of the learning loss brought about by school closures, identify policy options to reverse these losses and set the bases of a more resilient education system.

Event | 25 May 2022

Violence in schools - Challenges and responses

UNLIREC, SALIENT and UNESCO invite representatives of the public sectors of education, citizen security, children, and youth, as well as representatives of school entities, civil society organizations, and specialists working on school violence prevention issues to join a Webinar to encourage dialogue to address and prevent violence in schools.

Event | 06 May 2022

Launch of the High-level Commission on Mental Health and COVID-19

The Commission on Mental Health and COVID-19 is a strategic group of leaders and thinkers from across the Americas to support the Organization and its Member States in improving and strengthening mental health across the Americas, both during the pandemic and in the future.

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Event | 23 Mar 2022

Echidna Scholars Dialogue: Ensuring young mothers return, remain and learn in school

Teen pregnancies can significantly impede girls’ rights to education. Currently, an estimated 1 million pregnant girls or young mothers in Africa alone are at risk of having their educational aspirations thwarted, and even in countries with positive reentry and continuation policies, comprehensive policies and practices are still needed to respond to these young women’s specific needs.

Event | 09 Mar 2022

Connect with respect - Regional webinar to launch toolkit for Eastern and Southern Africa

UNESCO Harare Office organizes a regional webinar to launch the Connect with Respect toolkit - a classroom programme addressing school-related gender-based violence - for Eastern and Southern Africa.
The webinar is open to stakeholders from Eastern and Southern Africa as well as to others outside of the region who are interested in attending.   

Event | 28 Feb 2022 - 01 Mar 2022

7th Africa Day of School Feeding Celebration

Recognizing the outstanding political commitments African countries have made towards school feeding, the two-day virtual celebration will contribute to spurring the implementation of Home-Grown School Feeding programmes continent-wide, through the formulation of concrete actions and national commitments.

Event | 10 Feb 2022

How to make better policies for school meals webinar

Many countries have school meal programmes to ensure food security and nutrition and support the ability of children to learn. An outcome from the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) was the launch of the School Meals Coalition: Nutrition, Health and Education for Every Child supported by several OECD countries.