Monday, October 02, 2006

UNESCO: 60 Years of Education, 60 years of Culture

UNESCO will celebrate its 60th anniversary during 60 weeks until 4 November 2006, by devoting each week to one specific theme. Among the 60 themes identified, 16 are dedicated to education, and 16 to culture.

As stated in our previous posting, last week was dedicated to non-formal education. The highlight of October 9th-14th, 2006 will be science education.
>>More on Education Thematic Weeks

You may also want to check out the profile of 100 Famous Thinkers on Education form around the world in the publication PROSPECTS: Quarterly review of comparative education

While education will be celebrated for one more week mid-October, this month will mainly focus on the Culture Sector. Starting tomorrow, October 2nd, 2006, Post-conflict Reconstruction will be under the spotlight, followed by the ”Dialogue among civilizations” week from October 16th-21st, and the “Arts Eduaction” week from October 23rd-28th, 2006.

Related links
Week by Week Celebrations
Symposium on the 60 years of UNESCO

Photo: Baalbek, Lebanon ©B. Benoit-Zabbal/UNESCO

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