November 21, 2019

Joint message from Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO for the International Day for Women and Girls in Science 11 February

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Recently, young women and girls around the world have been vocal in calling for action to combat climate change everywhere. When 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg charged World Economic Forum attendees in Switzerland to ‘act as if our house is on fire’, she was voicing sentiments similar to many of her age. Women’s and girls’ voices […]

UNESCO Director-General urges inquiry into death of photojournalist Niraz Saeed in a prison in Syria

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From UNESCO The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, called for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Niraz Saeed, a photojournalist whose demise in detention in Syria was announced on 16 July. “I wish to express my condolences to the family of Niraz Saeed,” said the Director-General. “I urge the authorities to conduct […]