Nº 63 | January/February 2009

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,

    The North-South Centre greets 2009 under the auspices of dialogue:

    Dialogue built up throughout education and the Global Education Guidelines that the North-South Centre is glad to offer and which are accessible from its website;

    Dialogue through networking strategies, bridging European and African youth leaders in training
    and partnership projects offered in the frame of the North-South Centre Africa Europe Youth Summit follow-up;

    Dialogue built up together with Parliamentarians and civil society organisations from both shores of the Mediterranean sea to make intercultural dialogue a reality.

    We invite you to get acquainted to North-South Centre numerous activities through its website and through the attached newsletter that we are happy to share with you.

    Check also for related useful links (§3) and resources (§4) as well as interesting offers (§5) and events and conferences (§6)

    Wishing you a captivating and enjoyable reading!

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

2. Other GE news

. Global Sports Sports Forum, because sports reflect society, 25-27 February, Barcelona

. Establishment of the International Centre for the Advancement of Human Rights in Buenos Aires, Argentina, under the auspices of UNESCO : on 13 February, the establishment of the International Centre for the Advancement of Human Rights in Buenos Aires, was the closing event of the year of commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The core objective of the Centre is to enhance and promote education through and for remembrance, for preserving and furthering peace and international. Through its activities, this international institute will contribute on the national, regional and international levels to the innovation and action in human rights education through research, training, dissemination and exchange of best practices and lessons learnt, in full compliance with the priorities enshrined in UNESCO Strategy on Human Rights. more …

. VENRO : NGO Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and International Volunteering, Bonn (Germany), 27 -29 March 2009. more…

. In the aftermath of the war in Gaza, the Anna Lindh Foundation and Alliance of Civilisations prepare joint region-wide initiative to ‘restore trust and rebuild bridges’ between people across the Mediterranean. more…

. Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study 6th annual report : Young People's Civic Participation In and Beyond School: Attitudes, Intentions and Influences

3. Useful links

. GLENGlobal Education Network of Young Europeans- aims at contributing to a better understanding of global interdependency, fair and sustainable ways of living, to a responsible development policy and to North-South relations based upon equal partnership and mutual respect.
GLEN European Global Education Days

. Centre for Global Education- The CGE was established in 1986 by eight development agencies to provide education services that will enhance awareness of international development issues. Its central remit is to challenge dominant stereotypes and commonly held perceptions of developing countries which are prevalent in our society. It aims to use education as a means of challenging the causes of poverty and inequality in both local and global contexts by working with all sectors of education.

UNESCO portal : Statistics - Guidelines - Toolkits

UNESCO – Social & Human sciences

UNESCO newsletters & UNESCO Edu info

4. Useful resources

Global Monitoring Report on Education for All,  2008 Global Monitoring Report on Education for All, 2008

5. Message in a bottle

    Sharing good practices

    . OSCE : call for submission of practices and initiatives in education that aim to combat intolerance against muslims in the OSCE region. more …

    . Nova Doba — all-ukrainian association of teachers of history and social studies
    Nova Doba newsletter

    Call for Partners

    . Asociación Navarra Nuevo Futuro (ANNF), a spanish ONG, is looking for a partner for a European project on Education for Development. It is planning to carry out a project for young people in different parts of Europe and applying for funding from the European Commission. ANNF is looking for partners. The main requirement for this partner it is to have experience on projects aimed to children or young people and to have been involved in activities for raising awareness of development issues or education for develpment during the last three years. more …

    . Situation of child education in the Democratic Republic of Congo. more

    Training

    . 20th International Summer School on Human Rights of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Warsaw-Miedzeszyn, Poland, 20 - 27 June 2009. The School is intended for human rights activists, university teachers and representatives of institutions from all levels of public administration dealing with human rights issues from Central, Eastern European and CIS countries.

    . Announcement for an Online Course: The Human Right to Adequate Food from March 9 - May 29, 2009. application deadline: 25 February 2009. Further information

    . The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University is pleased to announce the availability of five 10-month fellowships for scholars and practitioners starting in September 2009. The deadline for applications is February 27, 2009- Further details and the application procedure

    . The UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the fifth annual International Leadership Programme: A Global Intergenerational Forum, to be held August 1 - 9, 2009 in Storrs, Connecticut. Applications must be received by February 27 - Programme details and application materials

    . Development Education Summer School 2009 : The theme chosen is Youth Act Recognizing, motivating, engaging Young People as Actors in Development Education, Campaigning, Advocacy. The DESS 2009 will take place in Romania, 21 – 28 June 2009

    . ‘Educating for the 21st Century’ at the University for Peace in Costa Rica July 12-19, 2009. The participants will explore a variety of pedagogical approaches and real-life examples that take into account the challenges and opportunities facing education and society in the 21st century - Further information

6. Events

. VENRO : NGO Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and International Volunteering, Bonn (Germany), 27 -29 March 2009. more…

. Apad conference, 20-23 January 2010, Ouagadougou, Burkina FasoYou are invited to submit an abstract before 1 April 2009. For more information click here. more…

7. Special Sustainable Development

. World Social Forum 2009

Overview of the World Social Forums

. World Economic Forum 2009

. CIVICUS special issue on WSF and WEF read more

. NGO Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and International Volunteering -Bonn (Germany), 27 -29 March 2009. more…

. Annual Review of Development Effectiveness

. Creating Opportunity in Microfinance

. World Bank President and German Development Minister Launch Facility to Support Microfinance Industry and Protect Access to Finance for the Poor more…

8. Campaigns

European-Wide Action Week Against Racism:14-22 March 2009

Objectivo 2015: Millennium Campaign

Pobreza Zero :Global Call to Action Against Poverty- Portugal