November 2017, UNESCO-IESALC Projections Bulletin


Multiple preparatory initiatives towards the III Regional Conference on Higher Education (CRES in Spanish) have been held in November in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the aim of providing ideas for the next regional meeting organized by the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish abbreviation IESALC), the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (UNC), the National Inter-University Council of Argentina (CIN) and the Secretariat for University Policies at the Ministry of Education and Sports of Argentina (SUP). Furthermore, the designation of the French candidate, Audrey Azoulau, to the post of Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on November 10, was a relevant factor together with the 39th General Conference of UNESCO with the attendance of the UNESCO-IESALC director, Pedro Henríquez Guajardo, to disseminate the international institute´s achievements and the III CRES` improvements.
Universities, rectors, unions, teachers and students presented their proposals for CRES 2018 in Buenos Aires
The Colloquium, called forth by international academic networks and university researchers, proposed to make an initial assessment of the Declaration of Cartagena de Indias, the Action and Goals Plan, approved in 2008, that can serve as an input and contribution for the discussions, taking as reference the axes proposed for the Regional Conference on Higher Education 2018. <Read more>
Audrey Azoulay named as Director-General of UNESCO
The General Conference of UNESCO named Audrey Azoulay (France) to the post of Director-General of the Organization. Ms Azoulay was nominated on 13 October to take the place of outgoing Director-General Irina Bokova (Bulgaria) by UNESCO’s Executive Board. <Read more>
Member States reassert their commitment to UNESCO at the closure of the 39th General Conference
The 39th General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) culminated on November 14 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, with the adoption of a series of decisions that reassert the relevance of the organization in face of the challenges that today’s world confronts. <Read more>
A statement on intangible cultural heritage and higher education will be included in the regional meeting
On November 21st and 22nd was held the Regional Meeting for the Search for Mechanisms of Cooperation in Intangible Cultural Heritage and Higher Education in Buenos Aires, Argentina with 3 discussion tables will be implemented: 1) "Intangible Heritage, the 2003 Convention and its impact on the Region", 2) "Cultural Management and its relationship with the Intangible Cultural Heritage", 3) "Cooperation in the field of higher education in Cultural Management and Intangible Cultural Heritage". <Read more>
Science, technology and innovation are recognized in Quito as fundamental axes of CRES 2018
The Regional Preparatory Meeting (RPM) on the thematic axis related to science, technology and innovation of the III Regional Conference of Higher Education 2018 (CRES 2018 in Spanish) proclaimed in Ecuador, on November 17th the Declaration of Quito on Science , Knowledge, Technologies and the Arts under the following principle: "knowledge is a universal human right, a public and social common good to achieve sovereignty, good living and emancipation of our peoples, and for the construction of Latin American and Caribbean citizenship ", emphasizing the need for free access to knowledge and the importance of scientific investment as a duty of each State. <Read more>
CINDA seminar will analyze trends in quality, improvement and diversity in higher education
On January 8th and 9th, 2018, Santiago de Chile will become a space for meeting and reflection on the global trends faced by higher education (HE) systems in Latin America, during the Seminar on Higher Education for the 21st century. <Read more>

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