United Nations, New York — UN Women expresses indignation and condemns the cowardly attack on Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old girl in Pakistan who was targeted for speaking out on the rights of girls to education and to live free of violence. We hope for the full and speedy recovery of Malala and her two schoolmates shot in the attack, and call for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. Continue reading
MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
8 September 2012Literacy provides tools for men and women to better understand the world and shape it to meet their aspirations. It is a source of individual dignity and a motor for the healthy development of society. International Literacy Day is an opportunity to celebrate this transformative force and mobilize to make the most of it.
Great strides have been made during the United Nations Literacy Decade that closes this year. Across the world, individuals, communities and countries have reached out to children, youth and adults to enable them to read, write and transform their lives. As a result, some 90 million young men and women and adults have become literate. Continue reading
(EMU) – St. Kitts, May 23, 2012:
Referring to the tendency to bemoan the perceived shortcomings of Education in the Region, Ms Owen stated her conviction that if significant headway is to be made in the future, a shift in focus must take place from the Region’s challenges to its successes, resources and opportunities. Continue reading
CANTO based in Trinidad & Tobago will stage its 6th annual World Telecommunication and Information Society Day- Essay Competition under the theme: “Women and girls in ICT”. High school students from the ages of 15 to 18 are invited to write a 600 word essay exploring the current and future roles of women and girls in the ICT sector in their respective country and by extension the global community. Continue reading
CHARLESTOWN,NEVISPremier and Minister of Education, the Hon. Joseph Parry took the Nevis Sixth Form Debating team to lunch at Bananas restaurant on Thursday afternoon as a goodwill gesture following their participation in the 40th Annual Leeward Islands Debating Competition held in Anguilla February 23- 26.
Premier Parry said that he felt it was very important that he met with the debating team, and made some gesture of appreciation for their hard work leading up to, and during the competition. Continue reading