United States National Statement to the 202nd session of the Executive Board

United States National Statement 202nd Executive Board Session October 10, 2017 Thank you, Mr. Chairman of the Executive Board, Madam Director-General Bokova, President of the General Conference, fellow Member States representatives. Let me begin by thanking those who shared condolences following the recent horrific shootings in Las Vegas, a grim reminder of why we must ...
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The Motorcity meets the metropole: UNESCO City of Design Detroit takes center stage in France

USUNESCO Chargé d’Affaires Chris Hegadorn attends the Opening of the Design Biennale in Saint Etienne on March 9, 2017, along with a delegation from the City of Detroit headed by the Detroit Creative Corridor (DC3). In December 2015, UNESCO designated the City of Detroit as a Creative City of Design.  Five other U.S Cities have ...
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UNESCO reaffirms its commitment to expand Holocaust Education and to fight Anti-Semitism

On January 26, UNESCO led the UN community’s International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, reaffirming its commitment to expand Holocaust Education and to fight Anti-Semitism.  A moving nighttime ceremony attended by nearly 500 UNESCO permanent delegation officials, members of the public, and prominent Israeli government representatives culminated a week ...
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Strategic Partnerships to advance the 2030 Agenda

Strategic Partnerships to advance the 2030 Agenda: On January 19, the Permanent Delegation of the United States hosted an event at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in support of two public-private partnerships: PeaceWorX, Preventing Violent Extremism through Education; and TeachHer, enhancing access to quality STEAM education for girls. Deputy Director-General of UNESCO, Mr. Getachew Engida, opened the event noting: ...
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DCM Hegadorn speaks at an African Union-UNESCO education policy workshop on the Mission’s ‘TeachHer’

On December 14, 2016, Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Hegadorn spoke at an African Union-UNESCO education policy workshop on the Mission’s ‘TeachHer’ partnership initiative, and plans for expanding its teacher training for STEAM educators in Africa during 2017, with the goal of narrowing the gender gap in STEAM subjects and careers.
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Ambassador Nix-Hines’ Luncheon on TeachHer in Zimbabwe with Higherlife Foundation

Higherlife Foundation recently hosted a luncheon where U.S.Ambassador to UNESCO,  Crystal Nix-Hines, talked about “TeachHer” , a program aimed at encouraging adolescent girls to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Design, and Math (STEAM) careers. TeachHer runs on four pillars which are Activate, Train, Inspire and Sustain. With women in STEAM careers earning 33% more than ...
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United States Mission to UNESCO Announces the launch of TeachHer Central America

TeachHer Central America Begins On Monday, November 14 at the University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica, a group of 100 educators from all seven Central American countries and the Dominican Republic came together to attend TeachHer, a one-week regional teacher training course on how to train and inspire adolescent girls to pursue careers ...
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Dr. Jill Biden’s Remarks Launching the TeachHer STEAM Initiative at UNESCO (June 14, 2016)

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release June 14, 2016 Remarks of Dr. Jill Biden at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as Prepared for Delivery Paris, France Bonne après midi! Good afternoon. I would like to begin by asking you to join me in continuing to offer ...
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