Communication and Information Committee
The Philippines National Commission (PH NatCom) for UNESCO, in partnership with the Center for New Cinema, conducted the first leg of the Awareness-Raising Seminar Series on the UNESCO Memory of the World (MOW) Programme and Philippine Documentary Heritage at the Iloilo National High School, Iloilo City on 21 August 2015. About 90 participants, composed of individuals and groups from the education sector, libraries, museums, cultural organizations, churches, and local government, participated in the Seminar. Read more...
UNESCO BKK GCED PR-2
Launched in 2012 by UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the Global Education First Initiative prioritized the importance of fostering global citizenship among students. UNESCO defines Global Citizenship Education (GCED) as “equipping learners of all ages with those values, knowledge and skills that are based on and instil respect for human rights, social justice, diversity, gender equality and environmental sustainability and that empower learners to be responsible global citizens. GCED gives learners the competencies and opportunity to realise their rights and obligations to promote a better world and future for all.” Three years since the Global Education First Initiative, the call remains the same and has even strengthened in Southeast Asia in light of the Asia Pacific Economic Community. Read more...