Τετάρτη, 7 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

Human Rights Day 2016

© Ignacio Marin
Human Rights Day 2016        

Message from Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO

On 10 December every year, the world commemorates the day in 1948 on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles as the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”
  Standing up for the rights of others means standing up for the humanity we share. 
Irina Bokova
UNESCO Director-General
Every year, Human Rights Day provides an opportunity for all to renew with the spirit of humanity’s long struggle for rights and dignity and to mobilise against old and new challenges, in the shape of poverty and inequality, violence, exclusion and discrimination.
Across the world today, millions of women and men are abandoning their homes and risking their own and their families’ lives in search of a better future. Unprecedented movements of people are affecting societies in every region. Everywhere, the poorest and most marginalised continue to suffer the most.
This is unacceptable -- responding calls for action by Governments and the international community. Most of all, it calls for each of us to stand up to defend the rights of others. This is vital to take forward the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to make true the promise to leave no one behind.
UNESCO is working across the board to empower women and men to stand up for their rights and those of others. The full realization of human rights requires access for all to education -- this is our most powerful force for human development, respect and tolerance. This includes our action to defend freedom of expression and information, and to bolster the safety of journalists. This is the importance of ensuring the right of every woman and man to take part in cultural life and draw on the cultures of others to learn to live better together. This brings in also our commitment to sharing the progress of scientific research for the benefit of all.
In the words of the great Nelson Mandela:
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Standing up for the rights of others means standing up for the humanity we share. In a world of turbulence, this solidarity has never been so important, to celebrate the diversity that enriches our lives and defend the values that bring us together. This must be nurtured, this must be taught, this must be championed, by each of us in own lives, through mutual respect, understanding and dialogue. This is how we will strengthen together the foundations for more inclusive, peaceful and tolerant societies.
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Σάββατο, 15 Οκτωβρίου 2016

Συμμετοχή στην Code week 2016 και η Σέρρες

Σήμερα ζούμε σε έναν κόσμο που έχει πληγεί από την ταχεία εξέλιξη της τεχνολογίας. Ο τρόπος με τον οποίο εργαζόμαστε, στην  επικοινωνία, στην οικονομία έχει αλλάξει δραματικά. Για να αντιμετωπίσουμε αυτές τις γρήγορες αλλαγές και να  ευεσθητοποιηθουμε τον  κόσμο γύρω μας, χρειαζόμαστε όχι μόνο να αναπτύξουμε  την γνώση μας, για το πώς λειτουργεί η τεχνολογία, αλλά και να αναπτύξουμε τις δεξιότητες και τις ικανότητες, που θα μας βοηθήσουν να προσαρμοστούμε  στη ζωή, σε αυτή τη νέα εποχή .
Μαθαίνοντας κώδικα, βοηθάμε στην εξέλιξη  για το πώς λειτουργούν τα πράγματα,  διερευνούμε  τις ιδέες και κάνουμε πράγματα, τόσο για την εργασία όσο και το παιχνίδι. Τι περισσότερο θα μας βοηθήσει από το  να απελευθερώσουμε τη δημιουργικότητά μας και να εργαστούμε από κοινού με τους θαυμάσιους ανθρώπους τόσο κοντά μας και σε όλο τον κόσμο.
Για 4η χρονιά ο Ομιλος Σερρών για UNESCΟ,η ομάδα νέων για UNESCO  η ΠΡΑΞΙΣ συμμετέχουν  με τα σχολεία ASPnet for UNESCO στο πλαίσιο της ένταξης της πόλης των Σερρών στις πόλις τις Μάθησης της UNESCO Life Long Learning και ξεκινούν τα μαθήματα με τους πρόσφυγες των Σερρών

Σάββατο, 21 Μαΐου 2016

Win a trip to COP22 ! Enter UNFCCC's second annual Global Youth Video Competition and tell the world how you are creating a more sustainable future! Connect4Climate
More info on how to enter here: goo.gl/iCN25Z

Plenty more great opportunities to participate can be found at www.un.org/youthenvoy

Παρασκευή, 22 Απριλίου 2016

Sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.


April 22 is International Mother Earth Day!
This year, ###EarthDay coincides with the signing of the ##‪#‎ParisAgreement‬.
“On this day, representatives of more than 170 countries are gathering at UN Headquarters in New York to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This landmark pact, in conjunction with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, holds the power to transform our world. The momentum achieved by so many signatures on one day sends a clear signal of solidarity and resolve. Now we must unleash the full force of human ingenuity and ensure low-emission growth and improved climate resilience.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
More info: http://bit.ly/Paris-Agreement-April2016
International Mother Earth Day: http://bit.ly/1XLeJuW