n°57 | November 2007

Global Education News is an electronic newsletter where national global education coordinators or practitioners can share global education news and best practices, useful thematic links and educational materials. It also serves as a medium for the North-South Centre global education network national coordinators' own use.

    Dear friends,

    November has been an intense month at the North-South Centre. You will find in this issue information on the Global Education Week 2007 edition. On the GE level we invite you to get acquainted also with the report of the NSC-YFJ GE & Youth seminar held in Mollina last October as well as the Development Education European strategy framework, an initiative of European institutions, among which the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, together with governmental, intergovernmental and civil society organisations.
    December is opening with the Africa-Europe Youth Summit and the Bali conference on Climate change, two decisive meetings for a sustainable future. Useful links and resources, under §3 & §4, are focusing on this issue, as well as a wide range of articles under § 7. Enjoy the reading!

1.News from North-South Centre & the Global Education Week network

2.Other GE news

    . United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    United Nations Climate Change Conference - Bali, 3 - 14 December 2007
    The Conference, hosted by the Government of Indonesia, brings together representatives of over 180 countries together with observers from intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, and the media. The two week period includes the sessions of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, its subsidiary bodies as well as the Meeting of the Parties of the Kyoto Protocol. A ministerial segment in the second week will conclude the Conference.
    UNDP Human Development Report 2007/2008 : Fighting climate change: Human solidarity in a divided world

    . World AIDS Day 2007: HIV-positive teachers lead the way
    UNESCO is supporting the launch of a network of HIV-positive teachers in Namibia on World AIDS Day, 1 December, increasing the number of similar networks in countries in East and Southern Africa.
    New UNESCO web page on Education and HIV and AIDS

    . Stockholm to host Council of Europe conference on Roma women’s rights on 3 and 4 December, tackling the main challenges that Roma women and their communities face today. …programmeCoE programme for Roma & travellers

    . UNESCO co-sponsored the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Education

    . The 34th session of the General Conference, UNESCO’s main governing body, took place from 16 October to 3 November 2007 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. The General Conference, which meets every two years, defines the Organization's priorities for 2008-2009.

3.Useful links

4.Useful resources

5.Message in a bottle

. Founded in 1988, the EFE - CFPJ Group is a leading European training company, offering high level
courses to middle and senior managers. To support its growth and development in Brussels and at EU
level, the EFE-CFPJ Group is now seeking 2 Project Assistants (F/M) and 3 EU Training Project Managers (F/M).

. Terres des Hommes : looking for a Senior Project Administrator and a Senior Human Rights Project Coordinator
In the framework of a new project funded by the European Commission, Terre des hommes - Child Relief, in partnership with Action Aid UK and NGO partners in Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia, are seeking candidates to fill the two afore-mentionned positions.

. Shannon Stone, an education and training specialist currently living in the United States, is seeking employment in the field of education and training or environmental conservation with an international, non-profit, or community organization in Europe . Shannon Stone has a multi-disciplinary background and experience in developing and implementing international and philanthropic partnerships to promote education, training, youth participation, environmental conservation, and sustainable development. Shannon Stone is able to relocate as soon as possible for a position. CV & contacts

6.Events

    . HREA organises specialised courses via distance education for human rights advocates and educators, staff of social justice organisations, international and inter-governmental organisations, and development professionals.The application process for courses offered in 2008 has started. Application deadline for courses offered in the first semester is 1 December 2007. Full list of HR training courses

7.Special Sustainable Development

8.Campaigns