Subject: UNESCO Bangkok News, December 2019

The Asia-Pacific region has made considerable strides in increasing the accessibility of basic education, but challenges remain. About 16 million primary school-aged children and 34 million lower secondary-aged adolescents are out of school in the region, two-thirds of whom are in South Asia. Read more
Teachers can have a direct impact on strengthening students’ resilience to discriminatory and violent narratives as well as model values of respect and trust. In many countries, school leaders and teachers share similar concerns and challenges in terms of the quality and relevance of learning in the 21st century. Read more
Not every school in Bangkok, much less Thailand as a whole, can afford to take students to art exhibitions and museums, so why not bring small-scale exhibitions to them? Art education allows people to understand the interconnectivity of cultures as well as the world. Read more
Since the 1940s, plastics have become an almost unavoidable part of daily life. But what was once a symbol of convenience now in the public consciousness evokes images of overflowing rubbish dumps, oceans saturated with plastic bags and dead marine life. Read more
In Bangladesh's population of 163 million people, only 24 million are connected to the web. As the world becomes even more interconnected online, there are still many who cannot access the information they need for daily life. Read more
Women and girls, and all young people, should be able to enjoy healthy and respectful relationships without fear of judgment, coercion and violence. Twenty-five years after the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, those goals are still pressing. Read more
The fundamental human right of access to education is still not available for many children, with lifelong consequences. Ensuring quality education for all children, including those from low-income families and in rural areas, is fundamental to achieving development goals for countries across the Asia-Pacific. Read more
Imagine a world where every political leader had to pass a test. Not an academic examination or a face-to-face interrogation, but an assessment of the individual’s social and emotional competencies. How do you think our political leaders would fare? Read more
If you don’t understand, how can you learn? Worldwide more than 750 million people lack basic literacy skills. Many have never had a chance to attend school, but many others have sat long hours in a classroom listening to a teacher who speaks a language that is unintelligible to them, with little accomplished for their efforts. Read more
Ensuring that millions of young Myanmar students receive a quality, inclusive education that prepares them for 21st-century challenges requires immense reforms at all levels of the education system. The Ministry of Education has prioritized teacher education, recognizing the importance of improving the quality of instruction. Read more
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Youth Development through Martial Arts: An Evaluation Framework for Youth Activities 

Gender in Education Network in Asia-Pacific (GENIA) Toolkit: Promoting Gender Equality in Education

Regional Guidelines on Innovative Financing Mechanisms and Partnerships for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
UNESCO Green Academies – Guidelines for Climate-Resilient Schools (Brochure)

The Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics Programme: Thinking Globally in a Regional Context
Promoting Inclusive Teacher Education Series

Regional Capacity Development Resource Book on Monitoring SDG4-Education 2030 in Asia-Pacific
NEQMAP Thematic Review

The Plastic Initiative: Professional Plastic Management in Asia-Pacific Region
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