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Sites in Germany and Italy bring to 19 the number of sites inscribed on the World Heritage List this year

By   /  June 24, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 23 June – Two new sites and one extension to a Polish site were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List on Sunday afternoon, bringing to 19 the total number of sites added to the List during the 37th session taking place in Phnom Penh.     The latest inscriptions are:   Bergpark […]

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“We share the same vision, we share the same path”, declares Minister of Culture of China on 10th anniversary of UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

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

© UNESCO/Paola Leoncini-Bartoli -UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, with the Minister of Culture of China, Cai Wu, China 2013. The Director-General, Irina Bokova, marked the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention at the Chengdu International Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage. This took place in the context of the 4th International Intangible Cultural Heritage […]

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New risks of discrimination induced by advances in biomedicine at the heart of the International Bioethics Committee Session in Seoul

By   /  June 12, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

11.06.2013 The new risks of discrimination and the new responsibilities induced by the advances in biomedicine (biobanks, access to drugs, transplant and organ trafficking, as well as tissue and cell trafficking, neuroscience, HIV/AIDS and nanotechnologies), will be the focus of discussions at the 20th Session of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) to be held from […]

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New documentary heritage to be selected for Memory of the World Register

By   /  June 12, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

11.06.2013 – UNESCOPRESS The International Advisory Committee (IAC) for UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme will meet in Gwangju City, Republic of Korea, from 18 to 21 June.  The Committee will review 84 nominations from 54 countries* for inclusion in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. Among this year’s nominations are the National Library of […]

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Director-General to Showcase the Vital Role of Education and Culture for Sustainable Development in New York

By   /  June 12, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

11.06.2013 – ODG Less than two years before the Millennium Development Goals deadline, Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, will highlight the importance of putting education and culture at the top of the Post-2015 agenda, during her visit to New York from 11 to 13 June 2013. The Director-General will take part in an education high-level event […]

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The Director-General Promotes Education for Sustainable Development in Morocco

By   /  June 8, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

08.06.2013 – ODG On 8-10 June 2013, Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, will undertake an official visit to the Kingdom of Morocco, to open the 7th World Environmental Education Congress with Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental  Protection. The 7th World Environmental Education Congress is held in Marrakesh […]

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Damage to Timbuktu’s cultural heritage worse than first estimated reports UNESCO mission

By   /  June 8, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

07.06.2013 – UNESCOPRESS A team of experts from UNESCO and Mali has found damage to Timbuktu’s cultural heritage more extensive than first estimated. The team travelled to the fabled city this week to carry out a thorough assessment of the situation, following the systematic attacks by the rebel forces that occupied the region until early […]

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UNESCO conference in Berlin adopts roadmap to clean up sport and make it accessible for all

By   /  June 6, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

MINEPS V 2013 © Peter Himsel Participants at the 5th world conference of sports ministers in Berlin (MINEPS V) today adopted an extensive list of recommendations to curb corruption in sport, share the socio-economic benefits of sport more equitably and ensure access to sport for all. The Berlin Declaration emphasizes that sport is a fundamental […]

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In Windhoek, the Director-General champions UNESCO’s cooperation with Namibia

By   /  June 6, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

06.06.2013 – ODG On 6-7 June, 2013, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO will pay an official visit to Namibia, at the invitation of His Excellency, Mr Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of the Republic of Namibia. In the course of the visit, the Director-General is expected to meet with His Excellency, President Hifikepunye Pohamba, the Right Honourable […]

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French President François Hollande awarded UNESCO peace prize for action in Africa

By   /  June 6, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

05.06.2013 © UNESCO/Emilien UrbanoPresident François Hollande, giving his speech during the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize ceremony. “What was targeted in Timbuktu was not just the heritage of one region or people, it was World Heritage,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova during the award ceremony on Wednesday, when French President François Hollande was awarded the 2013 […]

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