"Everyone has the right to education." This phrase is part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It refers to education in all countries, for girls and boys as well for all adults. In Perspective, we spoke to David Atchoarena, head of UNESCO's Institute for Lifelong Learning. He told us why adult education is not just a right, but also essential to tackling the world's social, economic and environmental uncertainty. He also explained why some groups, such as migrants and prisoners, are still struggling to access education.
An estimated 10 million jobs were lost in the creative industries in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report from the United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO. The organisation estimates that shutdowns and other restrictions incurred a loss of $750 billion to the global economy. The UN body is calling for better social protection for workers in the arts, many of whom lost their income for long periods during the pandemic. We discuss the report's findings with UNESCO's Berta de Sancristóbal.
17 Dec 2021
Kinshasa residents welcomed on Wednesday UNESCO's decision to add Congolese rumba to its list of global cultural treasures, although some older fans felt the genre lacked the storytelling power it had in the past.
7 Aug 2021
The historic town in northern Ethiopia is famous for its 12th-century rock-hewn churches. The US has urged for rebels to "protect this cultural heritage" and to end the violence.
22 Jun 2021
Australia will strongly oppose a UNESCO plan to list the Great Barrier Reef as "in danger" over its deterioration caused by climate change, the government said Tuesday. The UN body released a draft report on Monday recommending the reef's World Heritage status be downgraded because of its dramatic coral decline. of the Great Barrier Reef
14 Apr 2020
In 2017 Neapolitan-style pizza and the pizzaiolos' craftsmanship received UNESCO World Heritage status. But with Italy in lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, pizza-making in Naples is on hold.
30 Dec 2019
Cancale in the bay of Mont Saint-Michel in northern France may already be famous for its oyster farms. But now the town is dreaming of recognition on the UNESCO heritage list.
21 Dec 2019
The body-folding, sharp-elbowed techniques of Thai massage were added Thursday to UNESCO's list of "Intangible Cultural Heritage". From upscale Bangkok spas and Phuket beach fronts to modest street-side shophouses, "nuad Thai" -- or Thai massage -- is ubiquitous across the kingdom, where an hour of the back-straightening discipline can cost as little as $5.
13 Dec 2019
One point two million young entrepreneurs in Nigeria are to benefit from the partnership between the UNESCO "read and earn" federation and the office of the senior Special Assistant to the president on SDG.
8 Dec 2019
Too few adults have access to education and governments worldwide aren't spending enough to redress the problem, says UNESCO. With one exception: Germany is bucking the trend
7 Dec 2019
She's one of the most respected scientists living and working in Africa today. Dr Tebello Nyokong has been awarded South Africa's highest honour, and has received accolades from the African Union and UNESCO for her research into photodynamic therapy and how it can be used to kill cancerous cells without harming any healthy ones. She spoke to us from Johannesburg for Perspective.
18 Aug 2019
New research from UNESCO shows that the world is off course in meeting its education commitments for the sustainable development goals. This comes as the world marked the 2019 International Youth Day earlier this week, themed ‘Transforming Education’. To discuss the state of youth education in Africa, Femi Taiwo, Executive Director for Leap Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.