Subject: UNESCO Bangkok News, November 2020

COVID-19 has widened the breach in our societies and made clear that justice, equity and equality for all must address social and economic disparities as well as the root causes of conflict and violence. Read more
Crises disproportionately affect girls and young women  COVID-19 is no exception. The gains made over past decades to ensure that all girls have access to quality education are under threat unless we take urgent action. Read more
In the first few months of the pandemic, 90 per cent of World Heritage sites and museums were shut down, with 10 per cent of the latter unlikely to ever open their doors again. In crisis, however, there is an opening for innovation. Read more (Eng) (Thai)
Aziza is a lecturer at a private university in Afghanistan’s Herat province  she has no formal contract to receive her monthly salary, no insurance and is the only breadwinner for her family of seven. Read more
Lockdowns have forced artists and other creative professionals to either adapt or die spiritually while still alive. People have also had time to reflect on what is essential for their lives, families and careers. Read more
The COVID-19 outbreak has deprived students of their brick-and-mortar schools, including about 500,000 migrant children in Thailand, adding to families’ financial burden and struggle to adapt. Read more
Information disorder has become personal, as much as it is a societal problem. In Myanmar, it affects almost every aspect of people’s lives and communities  economic, political, social and cultural. Read more
Mangroves are vital blue carbon ecosystems that have been damaged and degraded worldwide. This is critical for environmental values, to safeguard communities and to curb the climate crisis. Read more
Forty young people from across the country are taking part in the Myanmar Youth As Researchers project to investigate how young people in the country understand diversity and how they take action. Read more
Can COVID-19 be cured by drinking methanol or bleach? Was the pandemic produced by a secret laboratory? Disinformation, misinformation and hate speech can inflict just as much as harm as a virus. Read more
Challenges and priorities of the creative sector in Thailand series Watch video
Stay safe and healthy while back at school (available in English, Lao, Thai and Myanmar) Watch video
L A T E S T  P U B L I C A T I O N S
Global Education Monitoring Report Summary, 2020 (available in English, Thai and Lao language)

UNESCO Regional Education Support Strategy to respond to

UNESCO in the Media: Asia-Pacific Region: Press Review and Clippings, 2018–2019

Guidelines on Implementing Qualifications Frameworks in APat Subject Level
Happy Schools! (available in English, Thai, Lao and Japanese language)

Multi-stakeholder Approaches to Education for Sustainable Development in Local Communities
UNESCO 2018 Asia-Pacific Youth Evaluation Report, June 2019

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Publication Catalogue 2018–2019
Mother Tongue and Early Childhood Care and Education: Synergies and Challenge

Media and information literacy education in Asia
Gender Assessment of Pre-service Teacher Education in Myanmar

Gender-sensitive Policy Making, Teacher Development and Pedagogy in Myanmar
Training Manual on Gender Mainstreaming in Teacher Education in Myanmar

UNESCO Green Academies – Guidelines for Climate-Resilient Schools(Brochure)
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