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Call for the application for the UNESCO ESD Youth Conference – 7 November 2014 in Okayama, Japan

 

Dear president / Secretary-General
National Commission for UNESCO

I have the great pleasure to inform you that the UNESCO ESD Youth Conference will be held on 7 November 2014 in Okayamama, Japan, under the joint collaboration of UNESCO, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan(MEXT), the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO , the City of Okayama, and the Goi Peace Foundation.

Please fined the official announcement letter and application guidelines in which you can see farther information about this conference.

1. Letter UNESCO ESD Youth Conference

2.UNESCO_ESD_YouthConference_Application_Guidelines

 

Our official website is also now on available at http://www.unesco.org/new/en/youthconference

Best regards,
Shigeharu Kato
The Secretary-General
Japanese National Commission for UNESCO
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT)

Call for Submissions for EIU Best Practices 2014 (UPDATED)

Subject: Call for Submissions for EIU Best Practices 2014

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from APCEIU! In reference to our Call for Submissions for EIU Best Practices 2014, we would like to notify that the submission deadline was extended to 7 May 2014, from the original deadline of 30 April 2014. Please encourage applicants to complete their applications before the date. We are very much looking forward to your submissions. Thank you for your kind cooperation.

 

Warmest regards,

Education and Training Team

APCEIU

 

Enclosed:

1. Guideline [EBP 2014]

2. Application Form

3. EIU Best Practices Call for Submissions Poster

Call for the Applications of the “14th Asia-Pacific Training Workshop on EIU (APTW)”

Greetings from APCEIU!

This is to notify the Call for the Applications of the14th Asia-Pacific Training Workshop on EIU (APTW)”. The workshop will be held in the Republic of Korea on 21-29 August 2014 (9 days).

 Please find the attached herewith the official announcement letter [14th APTW] Letter for Call for Applications_Tonga, signed by the Director together with the general information 14th APTW_General Information of the Programme and the application form [14th APTW] Application Form (Natcom_AS). Kindly note that the application deadline is 15 May 2014, and you or your organization may recommend as many qualified applicantsas you wish.

 Any queries or requests regarding the Workshop may be addressed to the Education and Training Team via e-mail at ent@unescoapceiu.org.

 Thank you for your continuous support. We strongly hope to receive a positive response from you and from many inspired educators in your country.

Peaceful Regards,

Education & Training Team
APCEIU

 

17th Annual Peace Pals Art Exhibition and Awards “Right to Peace” Register Now!

Peace Pals Art Contest

2014 ~ 17th Annual Peace Pals International
Art Exhibition & Awards

Deadline ~ 3 Months – June 30, 2014
Get Children Involved!
Age 5 – 16
Children from around the World are invited to submit their artwork to The 17th Annual Peace Pals International Art Exhibition and Awards.
Theme for 2014

Right to Peace

The theme of the 2014 UN International Day of Peace.
This year we have joined with The International Day of Peace (IDP) and the United Nations. Please visit: www.internationaldayofpeace.org for more information about The International Day of Peace. To learn more about the “Right to Peace,” please read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr

On the 21st of September (every year) the world celebrates the International Day of Peace.

 

Who has the right to peace?
What would the world look like if everyone lived in peace?
How does the United Nations help to build a peaceful world?

What will you do to make sure all people have a “Right to Peace?

 

Think about these questions and create artwork which symbolizes what a “Right to Peace,” means to you.  Your artwork MUST include the message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in English and/or your Native Language. All art must be done by children, including the writing of May Peace Prevail On Earth.

Register Online Now!
Visit Peace Pals International  today to register for this years Art Exhibition and Awards.  We invite Individuals, Parents and Teachers to Register

Rules are simple.  May Peace Prevail On Earth must be written/drawn in English and/or your native language on your artwork and following the theme “Right to Peace”for 2014.Please read the rules before creating your artwork.  All artwork must be done by the child entering.
Every child and school will receive a certificate of participation by registering online – Certificates can be downloaded once you complete your artwork and register.Winners and Finalists will receive certificates and great prizes.
Remember… The deadline to receive your original artwork is June 30, 2014.  Register NOW!


Deadline:  June 15, 2014

THEME: My Role as a Citizen of Earth

In the vast universe, we were born on this planet called Earth, where various cultures and ethnicities, all living things, and all of nature exist together. However, in our world today, we face numerous problems–environmental destruction, resource depletion, wars and conflicts, poverty, and many more–that make our future uncertain. Given this situation, what do you think is the best way forward for humanity? How do you wish to fulfill your role as a citizen of Earth?Organized by The Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO
Endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Japan Private High School Federation, Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Nikkei Inc.
Supported by FELISSIMO CORPORATIONAge: Children (ages up to 14) and Youth (ages 15 – 25)

For more information:


Deadline:  June 30, 2014

 

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an exciting new opportunity to develop your innovative ideas and projects to create positive change in your community and the world. With support and feedback from peers around the world, you can turn your passion for a better world into reality.
The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an international contest launched by The Goi Peace Foundation, Stiftung Entrepreneurship (Berlin) and UNESCO. The competition provides a global platform for young entrepreneurs who aspire to create positive change in their communities.Age:  15 through 30
For more information:
Support Peace Pals International
Peace Pals International is excited to announce our store on Zazzle where you can purchase clothing and other accessories featuring the artwork of children who have participated in The Art and Exhibition Awards.
You can also visit ShopPeace, where you can purchase many “May Peace Prevail On Earth” items, as well as a Peace Pole for your home, community center or school.
Shop Now on Zazzle and ShopPeace.
May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Jules Lamore

 

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UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programm

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 UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme – 2014

Please find attached the letter of announcement containing all the terms and conditions of the programme.

The deadline for submission of candidatures is on 30 May 2014.

 

Click the Link Below for Attached:

Lettre d’annonce UNESCO-ISEDC 2014 

 

 

ERI/NCS/FLP

Fellowships Programme

Division for National Commissions and Civil Society

Sector for External Relations and Public Information

Assesment of SIDS groundwater within the framework of UNESCO IHP

Click Below for the Attachments:

1. List of selected SIDS

2. TWAP_Groundwater_Guide_SIDS_draft

3. Resolution XX.3

Call for Submissions for EIU Best Practices 2014

Ref. No.:APCEIU/14/003                                                                                         10 March 2014

 

Ms. Lucy Moala-Mafi
Tonga National Commission for UNESCO P.O. Box 824
Nuku’alofa, Kingdom of Tonga (South Pacific)

 

Subject: Call for Submissions for EIU Best Practices 2014

Dear Ms. Lucy Moala-Mafi,

On behalf of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) I would like to extend my warmest gratitude for your continuous cooperation with us.

I am pleased to inform you about this year’s “EIU Best Practices 2014” programme. The EIU Best Practice programme seeks to encourage educators and practitioners to share their locally implemented initiatives on EIU with a broad audience. Since its initiation in 2006, the programme received many favorable and enthusiastic responses from UNESCO Member States with the support of the National Commissions. Till this day, we have been able to publish 30 monographs of the selected Best Practices and disseminated them throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

For this year we once again would like to ask for your kind cooperation in recommending qualified applicants in the field of EIU. Suitable applicants must be educational practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region, who have by now implemented innovative EIU programmes for at least one year and are able to report on their own initiative. Recommended cases will enter the open competition. Therefore, National Commissions for UNESCO are encouraged to recommend as many cases as they wish. Please kindly submit the applications to APCEIU no later than 30 April 2014.

A screening committee will select the best cases, and announce the result by 22 May 2014. Together with the Best Practice Award APCEIU will grant USD 1,000 to each winner for further support on the programme. For more information, please kindly refer to the enclosed Guidelines on EIU Best Practices or see our website at www.unescoapceiu.org. Any queries or requests regarding the programme may be addressed to the Education and Training Team of APCEIU via e-mail at ent@unescoapceiu.org.

Thank you for your kind support and cooperation.

Yours Sincerely,

CHUNG Utak Director

Enclosed:

1. Guideline ‘EIU Best Practices 2014’

2. Application Form

3. EIU Best Practices Call for Submissions Poster

 

Call for Nominations for the Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2014

   UNESCO Bangkok

Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific
Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific
Advisor for Communication and Information in Asia

Regional Advisor for the UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Ref.: 133.27.2/14                          19 March 2014

 

Dear Secretary-General,

Subject: Call for Nominations for the Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2014

                    I am pleased to inform you about the Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2014, sponsored by the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO since 2010. The Wenhui Award aims to recognize outstanding individuals or institutions who have contributed significantly to the development of educational innovations in the Asia and Pacific region.

Two winners will be selected, each receiving a Certificate of Excellence and prize money of US$ 20,000 at the China Hangzhou International Conference on Educational Innovations. Certificates of Merit may also be awarded to individuals or institutions to acknowledge their commendable innovative practices.

The theme of the 2014 Wenhui Award, Innovation in Lifelong Learning: Bridging to the Future, is in line with UNESCO’s vision of education and the post-2015 education agenda to underscore the importance of learning throughout life for human fulfilment, peace, sustainable development, economic growth, gender equality and responsible global citizenship. The Award will also give due consideration to the potential of ICT to support lifelong learning now and in the future.

Individuals or institutions in UNESCO Member States in Asia and the Pacific region will be eligible to be nominated for the Award. To qualify for nomination, the candidates shall possess the following qualifications or attributes:

• Have demonstrated their ability in developing innovative practices that have enhanced educational contents, pedagogies, skills and knowledge to enable lifelong learning.

• Have verified the positive impact of their innovations in education in bringing about noticeable changes in values, mindsets and practices about lifelong learning for now and in the future.
• Have proven their commitment in promoting and translating the principles of lifelong learning into action; and
• Have established that their innovative practices are current and relevant to the educational issues of the 21st century.

www.unescobkk.org 920 Sukhumvit Road
Prakanong, Bangkok Thailand 10110
Tel: +662 3910577
Fax: +662 3910866
E-mail: apeidconf@unescobkk.org

The Award Secretariat is calling for nominations following the procedures below:

• Nominations shall be submitted to the Award Secretariat at UNESCO Bangkok through the National Commissions for UNESCO, UNESCO Offices and other organizations associated with UNESCO, using an official Award Application Form available online at http://www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/wenhuiaward2014.

• Each nomination must be accompanied by the following attachments:
o Description of the candidate’s/institution’s background and achievements (1
page, A4 size, in English)

o Summary of work, publications and other relevant documents of major
importance (maximum of 4 pages, A4 size, in English)
o Evidence to support the nomination of the candidate (may be in English or local
language)
o Letter(s) of recommendation (in English or local languages)

          o Consent form for use and distribution of materials

• All nominations must reach the Award Secretariat by 30 June 2014.

Wenhui Award Secretariat APEID-UNESCO Bangkok
920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: (66-2) 391-0577 Fax: (66-2) 391-0866

Email: apeid-award@unesco.org
Website: http://www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/wenhuiaward2012

The winners and awardees of Certificates of Merit will be selected by a jury of distinguished educators from the Asia-Pacific region.

Attached is the 2014 Wenhui Award brochure for your reference. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact the Award Secretariat for further information: Tel: (66-2) 391-0577; Fax: (66-2) 391-0866; Email: apeid-award@unesco.org or lc.tan@unesco.org.

In keeping with the spirit of ESD, our correspondence on this matter will only be in electronic versions. If you need hard copies, we will be happy to send them to you by regular mail.

Please accept, Sir/Madam, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Yours sincerely,

Gwang-Jo Kim
Director

Encl: Wenhui Award brochure

Request for Nomination for the Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2014

Wenhui (文 晖) Award

for Educational Innovation 2014

                                                                        Innovation in Lifelong Learning: Bridging to the Future

According to the 2013/14 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, not a single EFA goal will be achieved by the target date in 2015 even though substantial advances have been made. At the same time, the report pointed out that it is not too late to accelerate progress and put into place a robust post-2015 education framework to tackle unfinished business while addressing new challenges.

No one doubts the power of education. Educate mothers, and you empower women and save children’s lives.

Educate communities, and you transform societies and grow economies, noted Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO in the Foreword of the report.

Also, no one will dispute that learning is a lifelong process as there will always be unfinished business and new challenges – this is the nature of growth and development. Preparing children and young people for life in the 21st century does not stop just because they reach a certain age. Adults also need to learn and adapt when confronted by increasing globalization, changing socio-economic trends and demands, transnational political and environmental realities, and new technologies.

UNESCO’s vision of education underlines a broad lifelong learning perspective so that young and old people alike can acquire the knowledge and skills needed to meet their personal expectations for a decent life and work, and in the process contribute to their country’s development; respect human rights and diverse cultures; and be responsible citizens of the world. In fact, lifelong learning is a central principle of UNESCO’s post-2015 education agenda to support flexible lifelong and life-wide learning opportunities through multiple pathways, and harnessing the potential of information and communication technology (ICT) to create a new culture of learning as and when appropriate.

Emphasizing the capacity of education and the human innovative spirit to address and resolve pressing issues and problems, the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) and

the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO established the Wenhui (文 晖) Award for Educational Innovation in 2010.

The Wenhui Award embodies two important elements of educational innovation. Wen (文) refers to all facets of civilization and culture, including wisdom, knowledge, moral and ethics, and encompasses the desire for learning and inquiry. Hui (晖) symbolizes the creative and radiant force of education that allows civilization and
culture to flourish. Taken together, the Wenhui Award personifies the power of education in promoting learning and allowing individuals and cultures to innovate and grow. This Award will serve to improve the access to and quality of education and training, especially to those most in need. Given the challenges facing education, it is necessary to strengthen the commitment of individuals and institutions to continuously innovate and enlighten people now and in the future.

For 2014, the theme of the Wenhui Award is Innovation in Lifelong Learning: Bridging to the Future in line with UNESCO’s vision of education and the post-2015 education agenda to underscore the importance of learning throughout life for human fulfilment, peace, sustainable development, economic growth, gender equality and responsible global citizenship. The Award will also recognize the potential of ICT to support lifelong learning now and in the future.

The winners and awardees of Certificates of Merit will be selected by a jury of distinguished educators from the Asia-Pacific region. The results will be announced through a variety of channels to share the achievements of the winners and awardees.

What are the objectives of the Award?
The specific objectives of the Award are to:

• Value and encourage pioneering innovative practices in education that have helped to promote and enhance lifelong learning for now and in the future;
• Recognize the contributions of individuals or institutions which have improved the quality of teaching and learning in enhancing lifelong learning;
• Foster indigenous wisdom and ingenuity, as well 21st century knowledge and technology, in educational innovations for lifelong learning.

What is in the Award?
The Award shall be conferred on two individuals or institutions in recognition of their commitment and outstanding efforts in the development of educational innovations according to the theme of the year. The two winners will receive a Certificate of Excellence and prize money of US$ 20,000 each at the Hangzhou International Conference on Educational Innovations. Certificates of Merit may also be awarded to individuals or institutions that have demonstrated commendable innovative practices.

Who is eligible for the Award?
Individuals or institutions from UNESCO Member States in Asia and the Pacific region that have designed and implemented significant educational innovation leading to improved access to, and quality in, education will be eligible for the Award.

To qualify for nomination for the 2014 Wenhui Award, the candidates shall possess the following qualifications or attributes:
• Have demonstrated their ability in developing innovative practices that have enhanced educational contents, pedagogies, skills and knowledge to enable lifelong learning.
• Have verified the positive impact of their innovations in education in bringing about noticeable changes in values, mindsets and practices about lifelong learning for now and in the future.
• Have proven their commitment in promoting and translating the principles of lifelong learning into action; and
• Have established that their innovative practices are current and relevant to the educational issues of the 21st century.

What are the evaluation criteria?

The emphasis of the Wenhui Award is on innovations in education, not scientific inventions. In line with the theme of the 2014 Award, Innovation in Lifelong Learning: Bridging to the Future, innovations that can demonstrate real changes in values, mindsets, practices and behaviours will be positively assessed. More specifically, the entries will be evaluated according to selected criteria reflecting the including but not limited to the following:

• Uniqueness and originality of the innovation
• Timeliness and relevance of the innovation
• Success and impact of the innovation
• Leadership and management of the innovation

• Quality of the supporting evidence

• Innovative use of available resources
• Potential for replication of the innovation
• Sustainability of the innovation

How to apply for the Award?
The Award organizers are calling for nominations from governments, educational institutions, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and individuals in Asia and Pacific countries following the procedure below.

• Nominations shall be submitted to the Award Secretariat at UNESCO Bangkok through the National Commissions for UNESCO, UNESCO Offices and other organizations associated with UNESCO, using an official Award Application Form available online at http://www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/wenhuiaward2014.

• Each nomination must be accompanied by the following attachments:
o Description of the candidate’s/institution’s background and achievements (1 page, A4 size, in English) o Summary of work, publications and other relevant documents of major importance (maximum of 4

pages, A4 size, in English)
o Evidence to support the nomination of the candidate (may be in English or local language) o Letter(s) of recommendation (in English or local languages)

o Consent form for use and distribution of materials
• All nominations must reach the Award Secretariat by 30 June 2014. Please check with your nomination agency on the status of your submission.
• For list of UNESCO offices, see http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=34016&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

• For list of National Commissions for UNESCO in the Asia-Pacific region, see http://www.unesco.org/ncp/index.php?lc=E&region=3&module=national_commissions&web

Conditions of entry
• All entries must be from the Asia-Pacific region.
• The work must be attested to be authentic and original.
• The innovation must be current or initiated in the last five years.
• Shortlisted entries may be asked to supply more documents or evidence, if necessary.
• All entries must be accompanied by evidence that supports the nomination.
• All nominees will be responsible for the delivery of their materials to their respective nomination agencies and for checking that their materials are received by the Award Secretariat.

• All submissions will be taken to imply the granting of permission to publish all materials and particulars, without charge to UNESCO.
• All nominees must complete the consent form available online at the Award website permitting UNESCO to publish and share their work, on the understanding that the work will be fully acknowledged and credited to the relevant individuals or institutions stated in the nomination forms.
• All materials submitted will not be returned.
• The jury’s decision is final and correspondence will not be entered into.

Important dates
Closing date for nominations 30 June 2014

Selection of shortlisted nominations Mid-August 2014

Final selection and announcement of winners End of September 2014

Award ceremony To be confirmed

Visit the Award website http://www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/wenhuiaward2014 for details, including the following:

• The Wenhui (文 晖) Award brochure

• Information and guidelines
• Application form
• Consent form

For further information, contact:

Wenhui Award Secretariat
APEID-UNESCO Bangkok

920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Tel: (66-2) 391-0577
Fax: (66-2) 391-0866
Email: apeid-award@unesco.org

Website: http://www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/wenhuiaward2014

About the Organizers

The Asia-Pacific Region counts for almost two thirds of the world population. In serving the 46 Member States and 2 Associate Members in the region, UNESCO has to take into account the diversity of the countries in terms of their size, culture, socio-economy status and environment. Supported by a network of a Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, a Regional Bureau for Science in Jakarta, five Cluster Offices (Almaty, Apia, Beijing, New Delhi and Tehran), and seven National Offices (Dhaka, Hanoi, Islamabad, Kabul, Kathmandu, Phnom Penh and Tashkent), UNESCO works to promote peace and human development through education, sciences, culture and communication, by facilitating international co-operation, setting common standards and fostering the dissemination of information.

The Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) is a regional inter-country cooperative programme based in the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Thailand. APEID’s mission is to contribute to sustainable human development through the design and implementation of educational programmes and projects, mainly at the post-primary level of education and focusing on educational innovation for development.

The National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO was established in February 1979. It acts as an agency of consultation, liaison and information, in addition to mobilizing and coordinating partnerships with civil society to contribute to the realization of UNESCO’s objectives and implementation of its programmes.

The China Hangzhou International Conference on Educational Innovations was launched in 2003 in Xiacheng District, Hangzhou, to commemorate the achievements Xiacheng has made in educational innovations. Held every year since then, the Conference has become a formal event of the West Lake Expo, attracting participants from all over the world.

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition –
A global initiative to empower young entrepreneurs and innovators for positive change
Young people from all regions of the world between the ages of 15 and 30 have now the great opportunity to enter the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition at http://www.youth-competition.org and submit their best ideas and projects.
The deadline for entries is 30 June, 2014.
Winners will be invited to the award ceremony at the Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin in October 2014, where they will present their ideas and projects to an international audience.
Competition registrants have the opportunity to receive a free online training at the Entrepreneurship Campus, and to get their entries brushed up by peers and prospective experts. Entries are subject to global public voting and commenting.
The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a new and exciting international initiative co-organized by the Goi Peace Foundation, Stiftung Entrepreneurship and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO. It provides a global platform for youth entrepreneurs and innovators who aspire to create positive change in their communities and the world.
Join the Competition at http://www.youth-competition.org !
* Register online
* Take advantage of the free training at the online Entrepreneurship Campus
* Submit your best ideas and projects
* Enroll friends and colleagues to vote and comment
* Be part of a global community of creative youth entrepreneurs and peers who together are building a harmonious and sustainable society for all.