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11 million girls may never return to school after the coronavirus pandemic, the UN warns

Students arrive to Dallas Elementary School for the first day of school on Monday, August 3, 2020, in Dallas, Georgia. Brynn Anderson/AP Images Countries must prioritize safe reopenings of schools in order to prevent devastating long-term consequences, global leaders said Tuesday.  The coronavirus has already damaged kids' well-being, with about 11 million girls projected never to return, putting them at risk for early pregnancy, abuse, and marriage.  The pandemic's effect on schooling has...
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Covid-19 deepens the educational divide

With the closure of schools, learning has moved to online platforms across the world, but a UNESCO report said only 12% of households in the least-developed countries have internet access at home The post Covid-19 deepens the educational divide appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Ebola, Education, Lgbt, Unesco, Inequality, Sub Saharan Africa, Audrey Azoulay, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19

‘Covid-19 to deepen inequalities in education’ — report

A report from Unesco highlights a lack of access to online learning: only 12% of learners in sub-Saharan Africa can connect to the internet at home The post ‘Covid-19 to deepen inequalities in education’ — report appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Unesco, Access, Schools, Inequality, Sexual Orientation, Online Learning, Learners, Openaccess, Saharan Africa, Audrey Azoulay, Top Six, United Nations Educational, Albinism, GEM report, Coronavirus

Investing in education as a global common good

High-stakes choices today, transforming education for tomorrow. Covid-19 must be used as a catalyst to strengthen health and education The post Investing in education as a global common good appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Education, Africa, Unesco, Schools, Ethiopia, Universities, Audrey Azoulay, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Futures of Education, Sahle-Work Zewde

Paris Prepares for Temporary Venue Filling in for Grand Palais

The city of Paris is preparing to construct a temporary venue to host exhibitions and events while the Grand Palais undergoes its three-year renovation. “We are going to work with Unesco run by Audrey Azoulay [the former French culture minister], which is one of Paris’s most beautiful and little-known buildings. It was designed by Marcel Breuer, Bernard Zehrfuss and […]
Tags: Art, News, Unesco, Paris, Art News, Minipost, Audrey Azoulay, Marcel Breuer Bernard Zehrfuss

1 Million Animal And Plant Species Are At Risk Of Extinction, U.N. Report Says

"Protecting biodiversity amounts to protecting humanity," says UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, who warns that species are being lost at an alarming rate.(Image credit: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Unesco, Roslan Rahman, Audrey Azoulay

Notre Dame: experts assess damage after fire extinguished - live updates

Latest developments as Emmanuel Macron pledges to rebuild cathedral after catastrophic blaze 10.30am BST Cyril Petit, a journalist at Le Journal du Dimanche, has compiled this extraordinary mosaic of the international press reaction to the fire:Notre-Dame de Paris : 91 unes de journaux en France et dans le monde. #NotreDame 10.24am BST The United Nations’ Paris-based cultural agency UNESCO has also promised to stand “at France’s side” to restore the site, which...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Unesco, Paris, United Nations, Notre Dame, Emmanuel Macron, Notre Dame de Paris, Le Journal du Dimanche, Audrey Azoulay, Cyril Petit

Belgian carnival may lose UN recognition amid anti-Semitism

PARIS (AP) — The U.N.’s cultural agency is considering possibly removing the recognition of a Belgium carnival as intangible cultural heritage following accusations of anti-Semitism during a parade. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay say Friday it’s the agency’s duty “to be vigilant and uncompromising regarding such occurrences” at the Aalst Carnival. Jewish organizations and European authorities […]
Tags: News, Ap, Unesco, Nation, Paris, Belgium, Un, Audrey Azoulay

Rio de Janeiro first city to be designated World Capital of Architecture

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay has announced that the Brazilian city will be the World Capital of Architecture for 2020. As part of the program, Rio de Janeiro will host several events on the theme "All the worlds. In collaboration with local institutions, UNESCO and UIA will organize activities to highlight projects that bring together architects and urbanists with decision makers, civil society representatives, professionals from other sectors, and artists and writers.
Tags: Science, Unesco, Rio De Janeiro, UIA, Audrey Azoulay, World Capital of Architecture

UNESCO launches Holocaust education website

PARIS (AP) — The U.N. culture and education agency is teaming up with the World Jewish Congress to launch a website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism.UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and WJC President Ronald Lauder... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Congress, Ap, Unesco, Paris, WJC, Ronald Lauder, Audrey Azoulay

Reconstruction: Reviving the Spirit of Mosul

Reconstruction and recovery in Iraq: Reviving the Spirit of Mosul The ‘Revive the Spirit of Mosul’ Initiative was presented on 30 June 2018 during the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee. Launched by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay in February 2018, the Mosul Initiative is conceived in partnership with the Iraqi Government to integrate the human dimension in the reconstruction and recovery of the city, particularly through culture and education, after years of painful destructi...
Tags: News, Iraq, Unesco, Paris, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Iraq Business News, Baghdad, Mosul, World Heritage Committee, Audrey Azoulay, Great Mosque of al Nuri, Mosul Initiative, Ernesto Ottone Ramirez, Al Hadba, Al Nuri Mosque

UAE Funds $50m Rebuild of Mosul Minaret

By John Lee. UAE’s Minister of Culture has reportedly signed an agreement funding the rebuilding of Mosul’s famed al-Hadba minaret, which was destroyed by the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) in the last weeks of the war. According to a report from Rudaw, Minister Noura al-Kaabi signed the agreement with Iraq’s Minister of Culture Firiyad Rawanduzi for the $50.4 million project in coordination with the UN’s heritage agency. “This is a historic partnership, the largest and unprecede...
Tags: Isis, News, Islamic State, Iraq, Unesco, Un, Iraq Business News, Mosul, Noura Al Kaabi, Audrey Azoulay, Mosul Minaret, John Lee UAE, Firiyad Rawanduzi

UNESCO Calls for Fairer Media Coverage of Sportswomen

As millions around the world tune into the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games, World Radio Day (WRD), celebrated on 13 February 2018, is dedicated to the theme of “Radio and Sports”. On this occasion, the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, calls on media to provide more equal coverage of women athletes.“The fight for equality between women and men is central to our work,” said UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. “Only 4% of sports media content is dedicated to women’s spo...
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French ex-culture minister confirmed as new UNESCO head

UNESCO member states on Friday overwhelmingly approved the nomination of France's former culture minister Audrey Azoulay to head the embattled cultural agency. "The unity you have shown in this vote is a good omen for the coming period, in which we need to stand shoulder to shoulder," Azoulay told the members after garnering 131 votes with only 19 opposed. Azoulay, who was culture minister under former president Francois Hollande, succeeds Irina Bokova, who was UNESCO's first woman director an...
Tags: News, France, Unesco, Francois Hollande, Irina Bokova, Audrey Azoulay, Azoulay

Troubled UNESCO confirms France’s Azoulay as new chief

PARIS (AP) — UNESCO’s member states have voted to confirm the nomination of former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay as the body’s new leader. Azoulay, 45, was nominated last month by the U.N. cultural agency’s executive board in a highly politicized race overshadowed by Middle East tensions. The agency’s general conference, which includes all 195 […]
Tags: News, France, Ap, Unesco, Paris, Middle East, Nation & World, Audrey Azoulay, Azoulay

UNESCO executive board picks France’s Audrey Azoulay to be its new chief, rejects Qatar’s candidate

PARIS (AP) — UNESCO executive board picks France’s Audrey Azoulay to be its new chief, rejects Qatar’s candidate.
Tags: News, France, Qatar, Ap, Unesco, Paris, Nation & World, Audrey Azoulay

US, Israel To Withdraw From UNESCO Over Alleged Anti-Israel Bias

PARIS (AP) — The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for “fundamental reform” in the agency. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit. While the Trump administration had been preparing for a likely withdrawal from UNESCO for months, the timing of the State Department’s statement was unexpected. The Paris-based agency’s execu...
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Who's Up To Become UNESCO's Next Director-General?

Among the candidates to succeed Irina Bokova this November is former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay, the only one of nine who's from Europe or North America. Three of the candidates are women, and four are from the Arab world.
Tags: Art, Europe, Unesco, North America, Issues, Irina Bokova, Audrey Azoulay, 05.26.17

Musée D’Orsay Facing Accusations of Discrimination Over Student Tour Policy

The Musée D’Orsay is facing accusations of discrimination, after a clause on its education policies noting mandatory smaller tour groups for students coming from low-income areas was widely shared on social media.  “I demand that [the museum] ensures that it welcomes all students from all educational establishments under the same conditions,” Audrey Azoulay, national culture and communication […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Audrey Azoulay

France Announces AWARE Award for Female Contemporary Artists

France’s culture ministry has launched a new prize dedicated to female contemporary artists, the AWARE awards.  “Invisible for too long, put in the background, ignored, women artists must find in the 21st-century their place in all the artistic disciplines,” French culture minister Audrey Azoulay said in a statement.  The first winners of the award are Laetitia Badaut Haussmann and […]
Tags: Art, News, France, Art News, Minipost, Audrey Azoulay, Laetitia Badaut Haussmann

Isabelle Huppert Receives French Cinema Award at Star-Studded Paris Ceremony

PARIS– Isabelle Huppert, who just won a Golden Globe for a critically-aclaimed performance in Elle Verhoeven’s “Elle,” received today UniFrance’s French Cinema Award during a star-studded ceremony held at France’s Culture Ministry. Hosted by Audrey Azoulay, the culture and communication minister, Jean-Paul Salomé, the president of UniFrance, and Isabelle Giordano, the ceremony brought together more... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, France, Global, Paris, Elle, Isabelle Huppert, Unifrance, Golden Globe, Audrey Azoulay

Chanel celebrates its place in French culture with spectacle at Paris Ritz

French culture minister joins music producer Pharrell Williams for show at newly reopened hotel marking fashion house’s French heritage To glean the strategy behind Chanel’s no-expense-spared catwalk spectacular at the newly reopened Paris Ritz on Tuesday, look no further than the seating plan. The brand’s president of fashion, Bruno Pavlovsky, placed at his right hand the French culture minister Audrey Azoulay, who wore an elegant red and black jacket in Chanel’s distinctive boucle tweed. At th...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, France, Life and style, World news, Paris, Cara Delevingne, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Pharrell Williams, Naomi, Paris Ritz, Ibeyi, Audrey Azoulay, Lisa Kaindé Diaz

Robert Zemeckis Receives France’s Order of Arts and Letters Honor

PARIS– On the eve of “Allied”‘s Paris premiere, iconic American director Robert Zemeckis received France’s Order of Arts and Letters medal from Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay during an intimate ceremony attended by “Allied” star Marion Cotillard on Saturday. “It’s the first medal I’ve ever received and this is the first time I’ve been acknowledged by... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, France, Global, Paris, Robert Zemeckis, Marion Cotillard, Audrey Azoulay

Why did this American couple give their great art collection to a French museum?

"In the end, 'we decided to give it where we thought it would be appreciated the most,' [Spencer] Hays said on Wednesday, speaking in a Southern drawl and sitting in the couple’s cozy art-filled pied-à-terre [in Paris]. Their place is a short walk from the Musée d’Orsay, where the works will one day be on display — the largest foreign donation to France since World War II..."“We told [France’s culture minister, Audrey Azoulay] we had decided to give all of our art to the French people,” Mr. Hays...
Tags: Art, Law, France, United States, Museums, Paris, Hays, Art Deco, Spencer, Ann Althouse, Audrey Azoulay

Name that French politician

A quick test (no cheating) for those of you who follow French politics and think you (might) know a thing or two.Try to name some of the faceless wonders and barely memorable people who hold, or have held, a post in government under the current president, François Hollande.It’s just a bit of “fun” after watching BFM TV presenter Jean-Jacques Bourdin conducting his daily grilling of a French politician. On Wednesday morning it was the minister of justice.1. And that’s your first question. Who was...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Francois Hollande, Manuel Valls, Hollande, Julie Gayet, Fleur Pellerin, Marisol Touraine, Christiane Taubira, Patrick Kanner, Kanner, Thierry Mandon, Pellerin, Matthias Fekl, France Today

Frederic Malle Superstitious With Alber Elbaz

Frederic Malle and fashion designer Alber Elbaz have announced the release of a new perfume called Superstitious. M. Malle made it through his Instagram and M. Elbaz took the opportunity to announce the new project in his speech after receiving the award of the Legion of Honour from the hands of French minister of culture Audrey Azoulay on October 3d in Paris.   Audrey Azoulay and Alber ... Read full article: Frederic Malle Superstitious With Alber Elbaz from Fragrantica Perfumes and Co...
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French Culture Minister Vows To Reform Ratings’ System

PARIS — Audrey Azoulay, who recently took over as France’s culture minister from Fleur Pellerin, has vowed to reform the local ratings system and strengthen its board which has been repeatedly disputed by conservative values group Promouvoir. Azoulay was reacting to a report commissioned by former culture minister Fleur Pellerin and put together by Jean-François... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, France, Global, Paris, Fleur Pellerin, Audrey Azoulay, Promouvoir Azoulay, Jean François Read

France’s film industry honors Oscar contender “Mustang”

PARIS (AP) — France’s Culture minister has wished success in Hollywood’s Academy Awards to “Mustang,” a French-produced Turkish drama that took four awards at a ceremony in Paris. Audrey Azoulay said Saturday the 41st annual Cesar awards —the country’s equivalent of the Oscars’— has honored “the French cinema in all its diversity.” “Mustang,” whose director […]
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The remaniement is one of the more tedious rituals of French government. It reminds me of the singing of the national anthem before American baseball games. One expects it to happen, one expects it to be all but meaningless, and one can't wait until it's over so that the players can get on with the game. Today's remaniement is a classic of the genre. Fabius is out (of his own volition, headed to the Conseil Constitutionnel and the irrelevance of immortality), Ayrault is in. Three--count them, th...
Tags: France, Laurent Fabius, Notre Dame, Julie Gayet, Fleur Pellerin, Fabius, Pellerin, Art Goldhammer, Ayrault, Conseil Constitutionnel, Audrey Azoulay, Azoulay, Jean Michel Baylet, de Gaulle

France’s Culture Minister Replaced – Mid-Debate – In Surprise Cabinet Reshuffle

“Audrey Azoulay, currently President François Hollande’s cultural advisor, is to replace Fleur Pellerin as France’s minister of culture. … Pellerin learned that she was no longer the minister of culture and communication in the middle of a senate debate over her proposed ‘creation, architecture and heritage’ law.”
Tags: France, Francois Hollande, Issues, Fleur Pellerin, Pellerin, 02.11.16, Audrey Azoulay