SIDS Partnership Symposium: Advancing partnerships in support of the new Programme of Action for Small Island Developing States

On 19 and 23 February 2024, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in collaboration with ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), will host a two-day Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Partnership Symposium as an associate event to the 2024 Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) 4, held at the United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand. The objectives of the “SIDS Partnership Symposium: Advancing partnerships in support of the new Programme of Action for Small Island Developing States” include: Gather insights and perspectives from SIDS stakeholders on how the SIDS Partnership Framework can […]

1st International Congress “Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education”

The University of Puerto Rico will hold the 1st International Congress "Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities" with the participation of experts from the United States, Spain, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia and Puerto Rico. Yuma Inzoila, director of capacity development of UNESCO IESALC, will speak at the event and will address the topic "Ethics with Artificial Intelligence". Within the framework of the congress, UNESCO IESALC and the University of Puerto Rico will sign an agreement to promote development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Program and registration (in person and online): here

Global Launch Event of the Bloomsbury Handbook of Student Politics and Representation in Higher Education

Following two years of cooperation between the Global Student Forum, Dr. Manja Klemenčič, and various key member unions, the Bloomsbury Handbook of Student Politics and Representation in Higher Education is now launched. The book presents an unprecedented global comparative analysis of student politics and representation in higher education. It delivers a methodical and well-organized collection of specially commissioned chapters that delve into the historical context, contemporary practices, and ongoing debates surrounding student representation in higher education. The chapters scrutinize the organizational characteristics and political engagements of representative student associations within the multilevel governance of higher education while mapping out opportunities for student […]

III Ibero-American Congress on Education for Sustainability in Higher Education Institutions 2024

From April 16 to 18, 2024, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Caracas time, GMT-4), the Red Campus Sustentable de Chile (Sustainable Campus Network of Chile) and the Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana (Metropolitan University of Technology) will hold, with the collaboration of the Universidad Católica de Temuco (Catholic University of Temuco), Universidad Católica del Maule (Catholic University of Maule), Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins (Bernardo O'Higgins University) and the ENAC Technical Training Center, the III Ibero-American Congress on Education for Sustainability in Higher Education Institutions 2024. Its purpose is to review the progress made with respect to the inclusion of sustainability in the […]

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction addresses the reciprocal relationship between vulnerability to disasters and inequality. They are two sides of the same coin. While unequal access to services such as finance and insurance leaves the most at-risk people exposed to danger, the impacts of these disasters exacerbate inequality, pushing the most at-risk groups deeper into poverty. The UN General Assembly decided to designate October 13 as "International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction" (resolution 44/236) to raise awareness among governments and the public to take measures to minimize risks. Likewise, disasters, many of which have been aggravated by climate […]