Subject: UNESCO in Asia-Pacific News, August 2019

Thailand first introduced a sex-education curriculum four decades ago. Since then, concepts of sexuality education have continued to evolve, reflecting a much more expansive understanding of students’ well-being. Read more
In the early morning of 24 April 2019, two back-to-back earthquakes of magnitudes 5.2 and 4.3 struck Central Nepal, claimed nearly 9,000 lives, left more than 22,000 injured and destroyed some 600,000 structures. Read more
Recent news that the pass ratio for female students applying to Tokyo Medical University slightly exceeded that of their male peers should come as no surprise – education experts have no reason to doubt girls and women’s ability to excel in such merit-based exams. Read more
Recent months have seen positive strides in LGBTI rights across the Asia-Pacific. There has been incremental progress toward civil unions in Thailand, while Taiwan (China) made history last month by legalizing same-sex marriage. Read more
When the fisherfolk community of Cadiz City in Negros Occidental was first approached by the Philippine Normal University Visayas, they resisted. The university wanted to provide aid, but not in the way most were used to: it was not food, nor money – it was education. Read more
Just days before World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, journalists marked the tragic one-year anniversary of dual suicide bombings in Kabul that killed nine of their colleagues. Read more
More than one billion people around the world have some form of disability, 93 million of whom are children under the age of 14, according to WHO data. Read more
The Asia-Pacific region is home to rich and diverse documentary heritage reflecting the cultures, histories, traditions and values of its nations. Read more
A remote-controlled robot that detects dangerous chemicals, automated traffic lights, a water-debris cleaning system, and an autonomous lawn mower were among the projects showcased by students from the Government Technical Institute in Yangon on 15 July 2019. Read more
The jewelry once adorned a statue of the god Vishnu, a representation of the prestige and power of the kings of the ancient Khmer Empire. Read more
The SDGs brought to life through performance art. Watch VDO
Happy schools for our future. Watch VDO
I N F O G R A P H I C S
Out-of-School Children. Read more
 Qualified Teachers. Read more
L A T E S T  P U B L I C A T I O N S
Digital Kids Asia-Pacific: Insights into Children’s Digital Citizenship
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Assessment of Transversal Competencies: Current Tools in the Asian Region 
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แนวปฏิบัติสากลทางวิชาการ เรื่องเพศวิถีศึกษา โดยใช้แนวทางที่มีหลักฐานทางวิทยาศาสตร์สนับสนุน (ฉบับปรับปรุง)
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Natural Sciences - Science for Sustainable Human Living in Asia-Pacific (Brochure)
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