November 18, 2021

Sustainable Development Goals Training for World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) Members

Kofi Kwakye Takyi, Moses J. Y. Gemeh, and Godwin Doe, from the Ghana Commission for UNESCO (GCU), trained members of the World Organization for Early Childhood […]
November 15, 2021

Laureates from Ghana, Palestine and Peru win 2021 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development

A literacy project in Ghana, a programme on media for social change in Palestine, and an initiative for the protection of indigenous cultures in Peru will be awarded this year’s UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education […]
November 15, 2021

World leaders and renowned artists celebrate UNESCO at 75

26 heads of state and government and an impressive list of artists, singers and musicians from around the world celebrated UNESCO’s 75th anniversary at a special ceremony on […]
November 11, 2021

International Day Against Violence and Bullying in Schools, Including Cyberbullying.

Recently, there have been reports circulating all over the media elaborating on the increased amount of violence against students, teachers, and school properties. From the burning […]
November 2, 2021

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Between 2006 and 2020, over 1,200 journalists have been killed around the world, with close to 9 out of 10 cases of these killings remaining judicially […]
October 25, 2021

LAUNCH OF THE GLOBAL MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY WEEK AND EXHIBITION 2021

In line with achieving Target 4.7 of SDG 4 (ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development), Penplusbytes, with support […]
October 25, 2021

Global Media and Information Literacy Week

Global Media and Information Literacy Week, commemorated annually, is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards “Media and Information Literacy for […]
October 20, 2021

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum Addresses 212th Session of UNESCO Executive Board Meeting in Paris

Paris, 12th October 2021 *************************************************** The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, who doubles as the Minister responsible for UNESCO relations on Tuesday,12th October took […]
October 15, 2021

New edition of Asante Traditional Buildings publication aims to promote sustainable heritage tourism

As part of the Sankofa Project, sponsored by the French Embassy in Kumasi, Ghana – the revision and 2021 edition of Asante Traditional Buildings has been published. The […]
October 15, 2021

Netflix & UNESCO launch groundbreaking competition in Sub-Saharan Africa to find Africa’s next generation of filmmakers

Netflix and UNESCO have partnered to launch an innovative short film competition on ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ across Sub-Saharan Africa. Winners of the competition will be trained and […]
October 14, 2021

UNESCO CLUB ORIENTATION AT ACCRA TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTRE (ATTC)

As part of the Ghana Commission for UNESCO’s outreach programmes, the Secretariat organised an orientation session with students of Accra Technical Training Centre (ATTC) on Thursday […]
October 14, 2021

INAUGUARATION OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE UNESCO INTERGOVERNMENTAL HYDROLOGICAL PROGRAM (IHP).

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources on the 12th October 2021 launched a committee for the UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Program (IHP). The Intergovernmental Hydrological Program […]
October 11, 2021

International Day of the Girl 2021 – Digital Generation. Our Generation: Learning in the era of COVID-19

This event, organized by UNESCO in partnership with Plan International and the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs celebrates International Day of the Girl 2021. […]
October 5, 2021

On World Teachers’ Day, UNESCO and partners urge governments to prioritize teachers in education recovery

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate all teachers around the globe.  It commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO […]
September 30, 2021

NATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

The Ministry of Education (MoE) of Ghana is organizing a National Education Week (NEW) from 28th September to 1st October 2021 at the Labadi Beach Hotel and La […]
September 29, 2021

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION CELEBRATION 2021

Recognizing the significance of access to information, the 74th UN General Assembly proclaimed 28 September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) at […]
September 29, 2021

Project to strengthen science, technology, innovation policies commences

A project designed to strengthen national and regional science, technology and innovation (STI) policies, in accordance with UNESCO’s 2017 recommendation on science and scientific research (RS&SR), […]
September 27, 2021

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2021 – Building Back Better with Access to Information

The theme chosen for the 2021 International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) celebrated yearly on 28 September is “The Right to Know – Building […]
September 24, 2021

THE JOURNEY TO THE ACCRA WORLD BOOK CAPITAL, 2023 – THE STORY SO FAR

The Birth of the Idea The idea to bid for Accra to be designated as the World Book Capital for the year 2023 was mooted some […]
September 23, 2021

Join the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities!

The UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) is an international policy oriented network providing inspiration, know-how and best practice. UNESCO GNLC members benefit from: sharing […]
September 22, 2021

Accra named UNESCO World Book Capital 2023

Paris, 22 September— The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has named Accra (Ghana) as UNESCO World Book Capital for 2023, following the evaluation of the World […]
September 22, 2021

West Africa regional policy dialogue on climate-induced migration and social transformation

The influence of climate change and variability on migration is likely to intensify in the coming decades, especially in vulnerable areas. Migration is used as one […]
September 20, 2021

2021 ICM International Martial Arts Photo Contest

APPLICATION PERIOD  10 SEP 2021 (FRI) ~ 8 OCT 2021 (Fri) 24:00 (GMT +9:00 KST) ELIGIBILITY Anyone interested in martial arts and photography regardless of age […]
September 10, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO PROF. ALFRED OTENG-YEBOAH ON HIS AWARD.

On the 9th of September, 2021, Professor Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Chairman of the Natural Science Specialized Committee and a Commissioner at the Ghana Commission for UNESCO was […]
September 8, 2021

International Literacy Day 2021

Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity […]
September 1, 2021

Preparation of a Multi-Stakeholder Strategic Plan Framework for Effective Management of Ghana’s Heritage Resources (2022-2029)

On 31st August, the Working Group of the Ghana Heritage Committee, opened up a 3-Day Workshop to develop a Strategic Plan Framework for the effective management […]
August 30, 2021

PROGRAMME SPECIALIST (SCIENCE)

Post Number : SC 474 Grade : P-4 Parent Sector : Natural Sciences Sector (SC) Duty Station: Paris Job Family: Natural Sciences Type of contract : Fixed Term Duration of contract : 2 years Recruitment open to : Internal and […]
August 24, 2021

ASPnet SCHOOLS & UNESCO CLUBS WORKSHOP

The Associated Schools and UNESCO Clubs under the Ghana Commission for UNESCO are undertaking a two-day intensive Coordinators capacity building workshop at the Accra College of […]
August 24, 2021

JOB VACANCY-CHIEF OF SECTION (HR STRATEGIC SUPPORT)

Post Number : HRM-012 Grade : P-5 Parent Sector : Bureau of Human Resources Management (HRM) Duty Station: Paris Job Family: Human Resources Type of contract : Fixed Term Duration of contract : 2 years Recruitment open to : Internal […]
August 23, 2021

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play […]