UN Chronicle, Issue No. 3, 2010 on”What is the UN Academic Impact?”coincided with the launch of the initiative by that name by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 18 November in New York. The edition focuses on the importance of education, especially higher education, in strengthening a culture of intellectual social responsibility, and on how higher education can help in eradicating poverty, empowering girls and women, strengthening democracies and contributing to sustainable development. UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova, in her contribution, underscores the current unequal access to education for girls, the marginalized, and indigenous peoples. She spotlights the challenges in achieving quality education and stresses the imperative role of proper financing in unlocking the crises. The edition also looks at successful non-governmental models that employ will, vision, and technology to find low cost ways of bringing education to marginalized rural communities.
- The United Nations Academic Impact
- Education for All: Rising to the Challenge
- Preparing the Next Generation to Join the Conference Table
- Unlearning Intolerence through Education
- Can Education Be Made Mobile?
- National Identity and Minority Languages
- Education as a Means to Promote Sustainability
- Academic Impact and Education for Sustainable Development: The Contribution of Black Sea Region Universities
- Reducing Poverty Through Education – and How
- SimplyHelp Cambodia: A Vocational Education Mode of Success
- Civic Education and Inclusion: A Market or a Public Interest Perspective?
- Who Speaks for the Poor, And Why Does it Matter?