Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
The worldwide Internationally Shared Aquifer Resources Management (ISARM) Initiative is an UNESCO and IAH led multi-agency effort aimed at improving the understanding of scientific, socio-economic, legal, institutional and environmental issues related to the management of transboundary aquifers. Since its start in 2000, ISARM has launched a number of global and regional initiatives. More than 200 transboundary aquifers have been identified. Inventories undertaken in the Americas, Asia, Africa, South-Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus, and Middle East have been already published separately. This Atlas presents a compilation of available data.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Pensez-vous que le monde globalisé menace les cultures nationales ? ... Forum d'Avignon 2009 Irina Bokova.
The rise in numbers of researchers equates to a 45% increase, from 344 to 499 researchers per million inhabitants in developing countries. During the same period, the number of researchers in developed countries increased by only 8.6% to 4.4 million. In relative terms, this amounts to 3,592 researchers per million inhabitants, still far more than in developing countries.
The information was collected through the third UIS survey on statistics of science and technology (S&T), which is conducted every two years. It focuses on human resources devoted to research and development (R&D), as well as expenditure on R&D. Results of the survey reveal global and regional trends in the allocation of R&D resources.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This issue of the UNESCO Courier (2009, Number 9) was produced in partnership with UNESCO’s Memory of the World program.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
- ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR AFRICA DEPARTMENT
- ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR COMMUNICATION
- ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR CULTURE
- ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR EDUCATION
- ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR NATURAL SCIENCES
- ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES
- ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR EXTERNAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION
- ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR ADMINISTRATION
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
The world has lost one of its greatest thinkers with the death of Claude Lévi-Strauss, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today, as he paid tribute to the renowned anthropologist.
Mr. Lévi-Strauss was “one of the giants of the 20th century,” said Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO Director-General, in a statement issued from the agency’s headquarters in Paris following the announcement of the Frenchman’s death at the age of 100.