By Harriet Robertson
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
One of UNESCO’s aims is to contribute to the mobilization of education, so that every child, boy or girl would be able to access quality education. The building of intercultural understanding is also a fundamental aim of UNESCO, as through the protection of heritage and support for cultural diversity. Pursuing scientific cooperation, such as early warning signs for tsunamis and protecting freedom of expression, an essential condition for democracy, development and human dignity.
UNESCO’s principles are:
- In a globalized world with interconnected societies, intercultural dialogue is vital as it helps acknowledge diversity.
- In an uncertain world, the future depends not only on economic wealth or natural resources, but on communal ability to understand and see changes in the environment through education, scientific research and involvement of knowledge.
- In an unstable world with new democratic movement the education, scientific and cultural strength of societies along with respect for fundamental rights guarantees stability.
- In a connected world the need for fair and full participation of knowledge of the societies is needed to secure peace and development globally.
Evaluation : UNESCO's Priorities for the XXI Century
- Ensuring Life Long Education and Learning
- Reduction of Infant Mortality
- Establishment of Gender Equality
- The guarantee of long term development in Peace and Democracy
It also states how UNESCO aims to spread culture by saving Heritage in all its dimensions. UNESCO also is gaining understanding and the management of the worlds resources.
Evaluation: 70% of Youth is Literate, says UNESCO
In evaluation of "Literacy Day: 70% of youth is literate, says UNESCO" it states that UNESCO’s Pakistan Director shared that the global literacy rate had risen to almost 84%. Dr Negata said that the primary school survival rate was considerably higher in Punjab, at 76% compared to the rest of the country which is an example of how UNESCO is meeting its objective of ensuring lifelong education and learning. Although there was a gender gap between girls and boys, showing how girls were at a primary school survival rate of 72% and boys 80%. The Punjab government spends around Rs6 900 on each and every primary student per year which shows how determined they are that they receive the Literacy and Non Formal education basic education needed. They also aim to make sure that there were no school children aged 5 to 9 in the year of 2015. They are targeting a literacy rate of 88% by then.
The Effectiveness of UNESCO:
UNESCO is a very effective organisation its aims and principles are being met and completed throughout countries for example UNESCO’s selection of effective adult literacy and numeracy programmes from all regions of the world which is helping to increase the literacy and numeracy rate for adults. UNESCO also implements its activities in science essentially through its International Science Programmes such as the International Hydrological Program, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Man and the Biosphere Program, International Geosciences Program and International Basic Sciences Program. The cultural institutes are specialized departments of the Organization that support UNESCO’s program, providing specialized support for cluster and national offices.
World Vision Australia
World Visions is a committed organisation to help and world with people of all cultures, faiths and gender and want to achieve this through:
- Relief and Development: Through the best programs overseas and in Australia to save lives and build sustainable communities.
- Policy change: Encouraging to change government and institutional policies in Australia and internationally to benefit people in need.
- Engaging Australia: Continuing to educate Australians about the causes of poverty and encouraging involvement in defeating poverty and its causes.
UNESCO’s principles are:
- To serve the neediest people of the earth; to relieve their suffering and to promote the transformation of their condition of life.
- Stand in unity in a common search for justice. We seek to understand the situation of the poor and work alongside them towards fullness of life.
- To seek to enable an engagement between the poor and the wealthy that opens both to transformation.
- To respect the poor as active participants, in this relationship. They are people who others may learn and receive, as well as give.
- The need for transformation is common to all. Together we share a quest for justice, peace, reconciliation and healing in a broken world.
Evaluation: How World Vision Works
In evaluation the video is telling how we can save lives of children, family’s communities suffering from Poverty by donating to World Vision. It tells us what our child sponsorship money is going towards. They firstly need to listen to the children, adults and leaders of the community and discuss what they feel is needed in the community they then develop an action plan which states clearly what they will do. World Vision then puts the plan in action with help from the donations from us.
Evaluation: Ormond School Community Pushes Pedals for World Vision
In the evaluation the article is about Ormond School community and their cycle to raise money for the 40 hour famine for World Vision. Students, teacher and parents began the cycle on stationary bikes at 11 am and finished 11 am the next day. Just over 5 6000 km was made over 24 hours and they raised $5254. Poverty is a major global crisis which denies children and families their basic human rights such as food, water and shelter. This event has helped many lives of children, parents, and also communities to begin to break free from the cycle of poverty.
The Effectiveness of World Vision:
World vision is an effective organisation which helps the poorest of the poor to fight poverty and create sustainable communities. It is a committed organisation whose aims and principles are being achieved with the help of other through donating and sponsoring. World Vision’s donations go to provide clean water and sanitation, give children an education, assist families in emergency’s, provide children with nutritious food, improve families income generation and protect children from deadly water related diseases. World Vision raises about $2 billion every year annually, this all because of the funds raised from donors 71% of the funds come from the Australian Community, 12% of the funds come from the Australian Government’s overseas aid program and 17% of the funds come from other sources.
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World Vision. (2013) 'How world Vision Works' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcW1o-SxbCA