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water7Nature-based solutions can play an important role in improving the supply and quality of water and reducing the impact of natural disasters, according to the 2018 edition of the UN World Water Development Report. The study, which will be presented by Director-General of UNESCO and Chair of UN-Water, at the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, argues that reservoirs, irrigation canals and water treatment plants are not the only water management instruments at our disposal.

Tsunami hazard zoneUNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) will hold an international symposium from 12 to 14 February to take stock of lessons learned concerning tsunami preparedness over the past 13 years, and challenges ahead. The first meeting on the subject took place in March 2005, following the deadly Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 2004.

choose science ENScience and gender equality are both vital for sustainable development. Yet women and girls continued to be excluded from participating fully in science: less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women.
Despite the remarkable gains that women have made in education and the workforce over the past decades, progress has been uneven.

japan1UNESCO has launched the fourth edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Funded by the Government of Japan, the Prize annually rewards three outstanding ESD projects and programmes with US$ 50,000 each.