The publication, The Right to Information in Times of Crisis, part of UNESCO’s World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development series, examines norms and principles concerning the right to information during public health crises, and highlights the importance of free access to information in mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pand

The world in 2020 is in a state of flux.

The report examines the developments in inclusive education since the Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action on Special Needs Education in 1994. It includes contributions from Agency staff and other education specialists from around the world to provide a detailed exploration of inclusive education over the last 25 years.

In this issue, the UNESCO Courier gives women a voice. Political scientists, journalists, sociologists, researchers, writers, and teachers have drawn the contours of the post-pandemic era – whether it is the future of museums, changes in schools, the rise of disinformation, or the challenges of scientific research.

Fewer than 10% of countries have laws that help ensure full inclusion in education, according to UNESCO’s 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report: Inclusion and education – All means all.

Education systems around the world are facing an unprecedented challenge in the wake of massive school closures mandated as part of public health efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Over 1.5 billion students at all levels are now affected by this educational disruption.

Global warming threatened the right to water and sanitation for "potentially billions of people" said the United Nations World Water Development Report 2020 report released on World Water Day. Policymakers and businesses should seek to manage water resources better, to economise on the electricity and fuel needed to pump, clean and deliver water, the report said.

The staff and security personnel are performing their duties using mechanised and country boats to deal with any kind of eventualities, they said.

Urging the lawmakers and citizens to work progressively towards saving the ecology, speakers and delegates at the three-day seminar on Environmental Degradation and Climate Change at the Manawala c

The International Mother Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 to remind us that the earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.

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