The UN’s 2022 “Transforming Education Summit” highlighted how staggering the need is for education in the world.
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At the Learning Planet Institute, an initiative launched with UNESCO, we’ve seen many programs that foster the ability and motivation to learn, act and lead for a better world.
5G can also be deployed in ‘private’ networks, but it is still very expensive. Solutions for both private and public networks.
The deployment of 5G networks depends on the compatibility of the instruments and protocols of a handful of industry players.
Dan Stoenescu, head of the EU delegation for Syria, during a visit to the territories controlled by the Damascus regime on 8 August 2022.
In the name of contributing to the reconstruction of Syria, is the EU rehabilitating Bashar Al-Assad?
Republican supporters pray before a Donald Trump “Save America” rally on September 23, 2022, in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Republicans and democrats alike have accused each other of threatening the foundations of democracy. How legitimate are these fears?
As climate change accelerates, Farmers’ vulnerability to drought will depend on his choice of varieties and cropping practices.
As droughts intensify, how can we increase crop production in a sustainable way? This is a multidimensional scientific and societal challenge to ensure future food security.
Switzerland’s Great Aletsch Glacier is 23km long and located in the World Heritage site Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch. It leads the list of glaciers in the European Alps in terms of length and size, yet since the mid-19th century, it has lost more than 25% of its volume.
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Rising temperatures and extreme weather pose an existential threat to many UNESCO World Heritage sites, but widespread discussion is needed for meaningful change.
A child suffering from malaria recovers at a clinic in Mogadishu, Somalia (2013).
One of the oldest and deadliest diseases, malaria caused more than 627,000 deaths in 2020. A new treatment based on a drug initially developed to fight cancer has shown considerable promise.
A staff member from the Pesalat Reforestation Project on the island of Borneo replants trees in a peat-swamp forest area that was cleared by fires and logging. The areas are habitat for the orangutan, which is highly endangered.
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As climate change worsens, it’s essential to restore our forests and ensure that the ones we plant are resilient. A global research network, the Tree Diversity Network, is working to make it happen.
Chiribiquete National Natural Park and the
Serranía de la Lindosa buffer zone feature many flat-topped mountains known as Tepuyes.
Local communities and national authorities are working to develop sustainable tourism in Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Natural Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2018.
In the city of London, security cameras can even be found in cemeteries. In 2021 the mayor’s office launched an effort to establish guidelines for research around emerging technology.
As states and nations struggle to regulate growing AI use, municipal authorities are often leading the way. An emerging paradigm known as AI Localism can help us better define the way forward.
A golden-rumped lion tamarin.
Do you know zoopharmacognosy is? Some animals use trees to treat themselves.
Respectively 60.6% and 62% of women in Liberia and Sierra Leone have experienced at least one act of sexual violence in their life.
More than 40% are victims of violence at least once in their lifetime, according to research. This is likely the tip of the iceberg.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial, known as the Genbaku Dome, was one of the few surviving structures after the city was hit by an atomic bomb in 1945. Its ruins bear witness to the 140,000 people who died, and spreads the message of “no more Hiroshimas”.
World heritage sites play an essential role in advancing Unesco’s goals, but more foresight is needed to imagine and enable promising strategies that address the needs of future generations.
Participants at a Paris-Saclay workshop on educational innovation work on ideas for teaching in a forest.
To think about new ways of transmitting science and to really innovate how we teach, the first step is creating an appropriate dialogue format. From there, everything becomes possible.
The Market Gardeners’ District in Bamberg is made up of several hectares of land encircled by densely built small houses of a distinct style.
Urban farming is an ancient tradition in Bamberg, and the gardeners’ district is an integral part of the World Heritage City, growing food, promoting sustainability and fighting climate change.
A view of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France.
The war in Ukraine has added new momentum to the argument of expanding the EU eastward. However, institutional and political obstacles to making this dream reality abound.
Travelling without moving thanks to the metaverse.
How might the metaverse take over tourism, a sector which up to now has required physical mobility?
More than money or social prestige, it is the desire for freedom and independence that drives female students into entrepreneurship.
A new French research collective, Orelig, set out to answer the question.
A worker on an electric cargo-bike ferries goods in Strasbourg, France.
On paper, swapping gas-guzzling trucks for bikes may sound like an appealing option for greening e-commerce. However, there are sizeable obstacles to implementing this in cities.
A nurse prepares medication for a patient in the TACTIC-R clinical trial at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England, May 21, 2020.
What prompts healthy volunteers to take part in clinical research? And how are they protected?