Portraits of the five winners.

The 2023 five laureates of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards include women scientists with contributions in the Physical sciences, Mathematics and Computer science.

a group of kids at a table with a laptop, tablet and a robot vehicle.

In response to the rapid emergence of new and powerful AI tools, UNESCO held the first global meeting to explore the immediate and far-reaching opportunities, challenges and risks of AI in education.

A black and white image of a boy standing in rocky terrain with a town in the background.

UNESCO announced the inscription of 64 documentary collections on its Memory of the World Register, bringing the number of listed collections to 494 – the process relaunches after a six-year pause.

UNESCO pays tribute to all women journalists who are prevented from doing their jobs and who face threats and attacks on their personal safety.

A jazz journey around the world

As the great Nina Simone said, "Jazz is not just music, it is a way of life, it is a way of being, a way of thinking". UNESCO resented the flagship Jazz Day event, a spectacular All-Star Global Concert, will featuring an extraordinary selection of jazz performances from Austria to Zimbabwe, highlighting the power of jazz in bridging differences and promoting unity and peace through intercultural dialogue and collaboration.

An art installation of a woman’s face with people’s shadows as her hair, seen from above.

The new UNESCO publication Defending Creative Voices recommends that the international community develop tailored assistance to protect and promote artistic freedom in emergency context.

A spool of thread with a compass on top

UNESCO brings us the story of the silk roads dating back to the first exchanges between China and the Roman Empire - beyond commerce these routes enabled the spread of ideas, knowledge and religions.

UNESCO celebrates our shared heritage, because culture is a global public good.

Three people on traditional fishing boats collecting the catch from cages in the water.

The Silk Roads Programme, one of UNESCO’s flagship initiatives, has served for more than three decades as a valuable tool for understanding how cultures and societies interact and enrich each other.

The mural outside UNHQ in New York with a girl in one side the earth in the middle and an old man in the other side

Art nurtures creativity, innovation and cultural diversity and plays an important role in sharing knowledge and encouraging curiosity and dialogue. Therefore, UNESCO supports environments where artists and artistic freedom are promoted and protected. In this way, furthering the development of art also furthers our means to achieve a free and peaceful world. World Art Day (15 April) is a reminder that art can unite and connect us even in the most difficult of circumstances. Art continues to have the power to bring people together, to inspire, heal and share.

This is the story of a drop of groundwater that passes from hand to hand around the world, and the difficulties water is facing today. 

demonstration at a geosite

UNESCO, through its flagship International Geoscience Programme (IGCP), run in partnership with the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), has harnessed the intellectual capacity of a worldwide network of geoscientists to lay the foundation for our planet’s future, focusing on responsible and environmental resource extraction, natural hazard resilience and preparedness, and adaptability in an era of changing climate. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the IGCP, UNESCO and IUGS are holding a conference, ‘Healing the Earth: UNESCO and Earth sciences - past, present and future.’ 

Audrey Azoulay at the conference

UNESCO’s Internet For Trust Conference has brought together 4,300 participants to discuss regulatory solutions to the ongoing crisis of online information – the first ever such global conference. Speakers from UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, to the Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa underlined the urgent need for common global guidelines to improve the reliability of information while protecting human rights.

A girl smiles while holding her notebooks.

School health and nutrition has a positive effect on children's academics, yet 1 in 3 schools lack access to drinking water and basic sanitation, according to UNESCO, UNICEF and WFP.

UNESCO presents the Meteora, a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled on these 'columns of the sky' from the 11th century onwards. Twenty-four of these monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremetic ideal in the 15th century.