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UNESCO Director General Ms. Audrey Azoulay on International Day for Access to Information

Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day for Universal Access to Information, 28 September 2018

The technological revolution is radically transforming how we inform ourselves. In just a few years, sources of information have multiplied, taken on numerous formats and become globalized. It is now possible to obtain immediately a wealth of material on the most varied of topics. Continue reading

UN Women statement: International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October

NEW YORK, Monday October 9, 2017- “Some people say that it is shameful for girls to go to work or go to school. These are old traditions and conventions.” These are the words of Alan and Israa, two Syrian girls who, through a UN Women-supported training and community centre in Beirut, Lebanon, are learning how to repair mobile phones. This training is helping to break down traditional ideas about what girls can and cannot do, and through giving them relevant skills for their future, it is building resilience and helping to break conventional isolation. Continue reading