Pacific Scholarship for Excellent in Research & Innovation at USP
United Nations Young Professionals Programme
It’s that time again when the UN is recruiting young professionals and is accepting applications for the Young Professional Program (at the P2 level) in the fields of legal affairs, library and information management until 31 December 2022.
Candidates from 64 countries are eligible to apply and this includes 10 countries from the Pacific: Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Please feel free to share this through your networks so that we can encourage colleagues from our unrepresented Pacific family to apply. The details of the program are attached and in the link below.
We are pleased to announce that the UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Conservation is open and ready to accept applications for the 2021 edition of the prize. Please click here for more information.
International Women’s Day Celebrations – 08 March 2021 in cooperation with the World Economic Forum
On the occasion of International Women’s Day UNESCO is organizing, in cooperation with the World Economic Forum, the panel Girl Trouble: Breaking Through The Bias in AI. The panel will occur on the 8th of March from:
Paris / Geneva
Monday, 8 March 202115:00 hrs
Tuesday, 9 March 202104:00 hrs
Tuesday, 9 March 202102:00 hrs
Tuesday, 9 March 202101:00 hrs
Tuesday, 9 March 202100:00 hrs
This roundtable will bring together leading female voices in tech to confront the deep-rooted gender imbalances skewing the development of artificial intelligence – as a technology and as a sector.
Our amazing line up of panelists are female change-makers in Artificial Intelligence (AI). From C-suite professionals taking decisions which affect us all, to women innovating new AI tools and policies to help vulnerable groups, to those courageously exposing injustice and algorithmic biases.
Please check out our website for the event here available in English and French with more information.
This is an intersectoral and housewide event. In this regard, I am writing today to invite you to:
Participate in what will be an excellent event by registering here, with our due apology for the timing that is not particularly convenient for the Pacific;
Share the promotional material attached in this email in English and French on relevant UNESCO and personal social media channels as well as with your networks, with the below suggested message to mobilize participation from your networks. The hashtags to use are #UNESCO #WEF, #IWD2021, and #InternationalWomensDay.
Please share the social media cards for speakers available for download via this wetransfer link in English and French (examples also attached); or create your own for AI professionals you may know.
Share the event page and invitation with your media networks and in your office communication prior to the event. There will be a question and answer session dedicated specifically to the media for this event.
On 9th of March, please share the YouTube and FB live that will be shared from UNESCO’s English and French accounts and available on the event page via UNESCO office social media channels.
A media advisory will be published in all six languages on1 March, and we will also share this with you for further distribution in your networks.
Suggested social media posts:
Did you know that only 22% of #AI professionals globally are women and that by 2022, 85% of AI projects will deliver inaccurate outcomes due to bias in data, algorithms or the teams responsible for managing them?
Join #UNESCO and #WEF for #InternationalWomensDay on March 8 for our panel Girl Trouble: Breaking Through the Bias in AI to hear from leading women in AI about what can be done to address bias in AI – as a technology and as a Sector.
Call for nominations for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD 2021
UNESCO is pleased to inform that the nominations for the 2021 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) are now open. The Circular Letter 4340 sent on 10 February, 2021 to all Ministers responsible for relations with UNESCO, with copies to Permanent Delegations and National Commissions, is attached for reference.
Funded by the Government of Japan, the UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD consists of three awards of USD 50,000 for each recipient.
UNESCO recommends that this call for nominations be made widely known in your country among relevant stakeholders involved in ESD, and encourages Member States both to set up a national selection process and to announce the selected nominees.
Thank you, to all veterans, for your service. This Veterans Day, we offer a bit of history of Micronesians who serve in the United States military.
The Compact of Free Association is an international agreement establishing and governing the relationships of free association between the United States and the three Pacific Island nations of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau. Among the aspects of the Compact, the option to the United States military is one of the aspects.