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UNESCO chief calls on Philippines to investigate double murder of journalists

By   /  August 2, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Photo: UNESCO/Ania Freindorf 2 August 2013 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with protecting press freedom today condemned the murder of two Filipino journalists and called on the country’s authorities to investigate the crime and prosecute the perpetrators. According to media and police reports, on 30 July journalists […]

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Syria: UN cultural agency chief deplores rising violence, damage to World Heritage sites

By   /  July 17, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at El-Din. Photo: UNESCO/Jean-Pierre Heim 16 July 2013 – The head of the United Nations cultural agency today reiterated her call for an immediate end to the further destruction of World Heritage sites in Syria, expressing her “deep shock” after seeing images of the damage to two castles constructed during the […]

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UNESCO launches a call for projects driven by young people

By   /  July 16, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

UNESCO launches a call for projects in order to identify and support 15 action projects (3 by region) which will be “certified” with the label “8th UNESCO Youth Forum” and implemented by, with and for young women and men between the 8th and the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum (October 2013-October 2015). Thus, the selection and […]

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Call for Interest in Global Alliance on Media and Gender

By   /  July 16, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

UNESCO and partners call on all organizations working in the field of media, journalism, communication, and gender and media to express interest in a Global Alliance on Media and Gender. If your organization is an NGO, CBO, association, network, training/academic institution, media organization, regulatory body (such as broadcasting commission) or media self-regulatory body, public or […]

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PreserVenice unveils UNESCO-funded smartphone app and website on public art in Venice

By   /  July 16, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

The Venice Project Center and the Culture Unit of the UNESCO Venice Office are pleased to announce the release of the “PreserVenice” website and smartphone app aimed at publicizing and protecting the unique collection of public art that adorns the streets and canals of the city of Venice, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The PreserVenice […]

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Director-General’s Official Visit to the Congo

By   /  July 15, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

© UNESCO -UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, with the President of Congo, HE Mr Denis Sassou Nguesso, Congo, July 2013. On 13 July 2013, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, made an official visit to the Congo where she took part in the opening ceremony of the Pan-African Music Festival (FESPAM) and the launch of a […]

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UNESCO extends its call for proposals: Research on the Safety of Online Media Actors Doing Journalism

By   /  July 14, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

UNESCO launches a call for research proposals in order to produce a qualitative picture of cases around the world linked to guaranteeing the safety of journalists using digital media. The research will analyse the role of governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society and the media in the protection of online media actors. It will also provide […]

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The Director-General meets the President of Malawi

By   /  July 14, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

On 11 July, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, met with Her Excellency Dr Joyce Banda, President of the Republic of Malawi, with whom she exchanged views about the cooperation between Malawi and UNESCO. The President of Malawi expressed her country’s support to UNESCO and commended the Organization’s action in Malawi in a wide range […]

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The Director-General meets the President of Ghana

By   /  July 11, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

On 8 July, during her official visit to the Republic of Ghana, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, met with the President of the Republic H.E. Mr John Dramani Mahama. The President highlighted that  over the years UNESCO has been a friend of the developing world, providing technical cooperation, policy advice and sharing best practices. […]

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UNESCO chief calls for investigation into murder of Ugandan journalist

By   /  June 27, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Photo: UNESCO 26 June 2013 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today urged Ugandan authorities to fully investigate the recent murder of a reporter whose body was found on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala. Thomas Pere was a journalist at the New Vision […]

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