Month: March 2018

International science plenary explores ways to halt biodiversity decline

Biodiversity – the essential variety of life forms on Earth – continues to decline in every region of the world, significantly reducing nature’s capacity to contribute to people’s wellbeing. This alarming trend endangers economies, livelihoods, food security and the quality of life of people everywhere, according to four landmark regional science reports released at the… Read more »

Seeking Expressions of Interest: Memory of the World New Zealand register

The UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand Trust is calling for Expressions of Interest for new inscriptions to the New Zealand register by 30 April 2018. Advantages of an inscription on the register include: ensuring that our history and our stories are not forgotten highlighting the significance of the information /knowledge contained in collections… Read more »

2018 Gender Review out now

The 2018 Gender Review published by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, shows that only 44% of countries are fully committed to the cause of gender equality in education through international treaties. The Gender Review states that governments are the primary duty bearers for the right to… Read more »