WANT TO PRACTICE YOUR CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH?
VOA has a 45 minute “Talk2Us” via Skype service on Tuesdays and Fridays at 15:00 GMT.
All participants need to do is logon to Skype and send a contact request to: VOALearningEnglish
Segments from the session are then added to YouTube.
"Americana Almanac". This project is being piloted through the cooperation of IIP’s Regional Coordination Office and the Office of American Spaces. The material here is available for post’s and American Spaces’ use for social media purposes and/or programming inspiration. It is currently unclear whether other months will be curated. However, if you have any feedback that you would like to provide, please contact IIP/EUR at IIP-EUR@state.gov.
November is American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month in the United States. This year IIP is focusing on American Indian higher education to coincide with International Education Week. Below, you will find materials support general outreach on American Indians.
Background Materials on American Indian Heritage
World Freedom Day is a United States federal observance declared by former President George W. Bush to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe. It started in 2001 and is celebrated on 9 November.
For this occasion, conservative youth groups such as Young America's Foundation and the College Republicans urge students to commemorate this day (which they mark as the start of "Freedom Week," thus including Veterans Day) by "celebrating victory over communism" through provocative flyer campaigns and activism projects
IIP’s International Education Week Package provides resources for Posts’ outreach in highlighting education in the United States and specifically the United States’ commitment to foreign youth studying in the United States. This package was developed in consultation with ECA and includes a wealth of IIP and ECA resources.
Program in a Box
Suggested tools to plan your program
• In Briefs - College in the USA Series
In the 21st Century, libraries are about much more than books.
Over two million children die from pneumonia each year, accounting for almost 1 out of 5 children under-five deaths worldwide. Many of these deaths can be prevented with inexpensive antibiotic treatments for as little as $0.30. We should strive to prevent children under 5 from developing pneumonia in the first place, by giving vaccines, better nutrition and reducing risk factors.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women/ 16 Days Campaign
By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness about gender-based violence on that day. Women's activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981.