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Resilient young Syrian proves benefit of TVET education with support from Korea and UNESCO

Chaza Aladawi, 22, doesn’t know a lot about giving up. Originally, from Syria, Chaza came to Jordan with her family in 2002 and settled in Amman.  

“When I was younger, I wanted to grow up to be a dentist”, shared Chaza. At 18, Chaza concluded her secondary school studies and entered the world of work.

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UNESCO and PDTRA in partnership continue to safeguard Petra from natural hazards

UNESCO has presented the results of a pivotal project focused on the protection of the Petra World Heritage Site against flash-floods.

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Jordan transforms education challenges into opportunities during COVID-19 crisis

Each evening at 18H, sirens echo throughout Jordan, announcing the curfew, which lasts until 10H each morning. The kingdom has been under lockdown since March 21st, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. As of May 3rd, 459 cumulative cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Jordan. While Jordan’s case load may seem modest in comparison to the over 3 million cases confirmed globally, the country is not taking any chances and thus far appears to be containing the spread of the disease. A country wide closure of kindergartens, schools, universities and all educational institutions has been in place since March 15th, 2020 affecting 2,372,736 learners.

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"Journalism, Fake News, and Disinformation" Handbook

Amman, 3 May 2020 - On World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO is fighting back against disinformation and misinformation, in cooperation with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

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Global Education Coalition

More than 1.5 billion students and youth across the planet are affected by school and university closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Global Education Coalition launched by UNESCO seeks to facilitate inclusive learning opportunities for children and youth during this period of sudden and unprecedented educational disruption.

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UNESCO Amman Office

Since 1945, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) works to build peace in the minds of men and women, fostering tolerance and mutual understanding. Jordan joined UNESCO on June 14th, 1950 and in 1986, Amman became the regional office for Education, Science and Communications. In 1996, UNESCO Amman was designated as a Regional Office for Culture and Communication and in the year 2000, it became the National Office for Jordan.

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