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United Nations General Assembly calls for ratification of UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage
Today, 55 States have already ratified the 2001 Convention. Underwater cultural heritage encompasses some of the most precious cultural sites that the world has to offer.
UNESCO calls for stronger efforts to support the resumption of educational institutions in the Middle East
UNESCO calls upon the international community, including the academic world, to support recovery of all educational institutions, including Mosul University, so that quality teaching and learning can be resumed in a safe environment.
In Lebanon, UN Secretary General Ban KI-Moon and World Bank President show commitment to leaving 'no one behind'
“We have helped scale up the program to help lessen the impact of the Syrian refugees on Lebanese families, and to help reduce tensions between the refugees and host communities,” said Mr. Kim.
UNESCO News: Women's and Girls' Education
Advocates for girls’ and women’s education though innovative partnerships such as the Global Partnership for Girls and Women’s Education, “Better Life, Better Future ”
UNESCO 70 years service to human dignity.
UNESCO is determined that it should be a priority in the post-2015 agenda, which should be human rights-based, with a focus on governance and the rule of law.
S-G Ban Ki-moon, Remarks commemorating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Charter of the UN.
The United Nations is the hope and home of all humankind.The Charter is our compass. Let us never relent on the journey to a better world for “we the peoples”
The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education, is now open for nominations
To submit and application please go to: http://www.unesco.org/icts-in-education-prize. The deadline for submission of all nominations files is 10 Novembre.
Protecting Our Heritage and Fostering Creativity
Indeed only a human-centred approach to development based on mutual respect and open dialogue among cultures can lead to lasting, inclusive and equitable results. Yet until recently, culture has been missing from the development equation.
World Press Freedom Day 2015 “Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, & Media Safety in the Digital Age”
UNESCO New York Liaison Office emphasized the rights of women in the world of journalism and women’s issues around the world,” Women’s issues is lagging in the media.”
Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
Ruhashyankiko Report:The first draft had cited the Armenian genocide, but that reference was deleted from the final version due to pressure from Turkey. Whitaker Report, By 1982, persisting hostility to Ruhashyankiko's handling of the Armenian issue led the Sub-Commission to consider a new report on genocide
Carlos Slim, President Kagame and ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao receive UNESCO 70th Anniversary Medal
I wish to thank Mr Carlos Slim for his leading commitment to harnessing the power of all new technologies for building more inclusive and sustainable knowledge societies -- this has never been so important today."
Debate-conference on THE FUTURE OF LIVING TOGETHER, 25/02/2015
what is the role of civil society forces in Europe and the Arab world in the fight against the threat of violent extremism to our societies?
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