UNESCO
UNESCO
yesterday at 13:32. Facebook
Watch live the award-giving ceremony for the UNESCO Félix Houphouët-Boigny Prize. This year's laureates are Guiseppina Nicolini, former Mayor of Lampedusa, and the European organization SOS Méditerranée.
Find here all the info about this prize: on.unesco.org/2sfSeV0 #UNESCOPrixFHB
Giuseppe Rignanese
Carla Sciarra
UNESCO
UNESCO
yesterday at 11:08. Facebook
Join our Facebook Live today at 3:10pm (GMT+2) and watch the award-giving ceremony for the UNESCO Félix Houphouët-Boigny Prize. This year's laureates are Guiseppina Nicolini, former Mayor of Lampedusa, and the European organization SOS Méditerranée.
Find here all the info about this prize: on.unesco.org/2sfSeV0 #UNESCOPrixFHB
Join our Facebook Live today at 310pm GMT2 and watch the awardgiving
Paradise Regained
Marcus Togor
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/25/2017 at 14:05. Facebook
Artists are a boost for human development. UNESCO supports creativity in Burkina Faso.
See how on this video! If you want to know more, watch the full version here: [ Unesco.org Link ] #supportcreativity #BurkinaFaso #Culture #Creativity
Dana Paul
Elisa Helm
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/25/2017 at 07:15. Facebook
On this last day of #MuseumWeek, we celebrate #HeritageMW.
Protecting and cherishing our shared cultural heritage is vital, as it connects us to past and future generations and helps create a collective cultural memory. From historical sites, family heirlooms to intangible traditions, what is an aspect of Cultural Heritage that is important to you? #Unite4Heritage [ Unite4heritage.org Link ]
On this last day of MuseumWeek we celebrate HeritageMW
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/24/2017 at 18:52. Facebook
Check out our latest #YouthOfUNESCO story about The Bike Project – a youth-led initiative that provides more than just bikes to London’s refugee community [ Bit.ly Link ]
Check out our latest YouthOfUNESCO story about The Bike Project a youthled
Albert Djuma
Oleg Prokopenko
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/24/2017 at 12:58. Facebook
“This community library is different from other libraries, where you just go to read and borrow books,” says Zaid, a volunteer at Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Community Library in Hebron. “It is a knowledge centre that mobilizes the community, raises awareness on student’s rights and needs and teaches you how to speak up and develop a dialogue.”
This community library is different from other libraries where you just go

How community libraries are helping university students in the West Bank and Gaza | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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UNESCO
UNESCO
06/24/2017 at 07:15. Facebook
Day 6 of #MuseumWeek features the theme #TravelsMW!
Did you know?... In Turkey, there is a culture of travelling poet-singers known as ''âşıks''. These wandering poets are part of UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage list and travel the country in traditional clothes performing at weddings, cafes and festivals.
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Day 6 of MuseumWeek features the theme TravelsMW
Yavuz Onay
Farhan Hyder Naqvi
Devid Dada
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/23/2017 at 23:34. Facebook
Peace is about preferring ballots rather than bullets, arguments to weapons, democracy to violence," said Colombian President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Juan Manuel Santos during his visit to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Santos also stated his willingness to launch a civics’ training plan with the support of UNESCO and its experts.
Peace is about preferring ballots rather than bullets arguments to weapons democracy

President of Colombia calls for peace at UNESCO

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Ariela Lucca
Prabhakar Kashapogu
Kenzo Archer
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/23/2017 at 06:10. Facebook
#BooksMW is the theme of Day 5 of #MuseumWeek!
Used to make books of varying styles, both ancient and modern, the traditional Chinese engraved block printing technique involves the delicate cooperation of a group of skilled
craftspeople. Part of UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage, this technical craft is still practiced by some printing press in China today.
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BooksMW is the theme of Day 5 of MuseumWeek
Joy Lee
M Olimpia Diaz Diaz
Dipti Karnataki
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/22/2017 at 15:04. Facebook
“This new destruction deepens the wounds of a society already affected by an unprecedented humanitarian tragedy, with 3 million internally displaced persons and 6,2 million in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. This calls for immediate and strengthened international mobilization,” said UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova.
#Mosul #Iraq #unite4heritage #heritage
This new destruction deepens the wounds of a society already affected by

The Director-General of UNESCO deplores the destruction of the Al Hadba Minaret and Al Nuree Mosque in Mosul

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Joost Mar Say
Bryan Willox
Paradise Regained
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/22/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
On this 4th Day of #MuseumWeek, the theme is #StoriesMW!
Did you know? For the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro communities of Uganda, the oral tradition of storytelling is a vital part of their cultural heritage. Known as ‘Koogere’, this storytelling praises the ancient female chief Koogere and celebrates female heroism. #WomenMW
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On this 4th Day of MuseumWeek the theme is StoriesMW
MuseumWeek
Marcus Togor
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/21/2017 at 19:06. Facebook
The figures speak for themselves: nearly 60 million people could escape poverty if all adults had just two more years of schooling. If all adults completed secondary education, 420 million could be lifted out of poverty, reducing the total number of poor people by more than half globally and by almost two-thirds in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
The figures speak for themselves nearly 60 million people could escape poverty

World poverty could be cut in half if all adults completed secondary education

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Albert Djuma
Marcus Togor
Marcus Togor
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/21/2017 at 13:43. Facebook
21 June is International Day of Yoga. This occasion is an invitation to peace through a holistic and healthy lifestyle.
Yoga means union -- harmony between the body and mind of each individual and the world. Awakening this sense of wholeness, Yoga reminds women and men of the values, dreams and needs they share with all others, providing them with strength to overcome conflict and promote...
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21 June is International Day of Yoga This occasion is an invitation
Lisa Gaines
Marcus Togor
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/21/2017 at 07:24. Facebook
For Day 3 of #MuseumWeek, we are highlighting the theme of #MusicMW!
Part of the Intangible Heritage of Mauritius, Geet-Gawai is a traditional pre-wedding ceremony for Bhojpuri speakers of Indian descent. During this ceremony, the female family members and neighbours perform prayers, sing and play music in a cultural expression of community, identity and shared memory. #WomenMW
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For Day 3 of MuseumWeek we are highlighting the theme of MusicMW
Paradise Regained
Fre Cavallin
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/20/2017. Facebook
On World Refugee Day, we honour refugees' strength, courage & resilience in the quest for peace. In a moment where the world is undergoing the largest ever recorded forced movement and displacement of people, it is time to take a step forward and clearly state that we all stand with refugees. And you?
Visit [ Unesco.org Link ] for more information.

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On World Refugee Day we honour refugees strength courage resilience in the
Sylvien Vårten
Sujit Kumar Datta
Paradise Regained
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/20/2017. Facebook
On this 2nd day of #MuseumWeek, we celebrate the theme of #SportMW.
Have you heard of Haenyeo? Literally meaning ‘sea women’ in Korean, Haenyeo are a community of female divers on Jeju Island in South Korea who make a living fishing for shellfish without oxygen masks. Some of these women, who dive 10m under the sea, are even in their 80s! #WomenMW
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On this 2nd day of MuseumWeek we celebrate the theme of SportMW
Kenzo Archer
Marco Lorenz
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/19/2017. Facebook
An invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition, Yoga is an art of living, a way of being, it is about finding one's true Self and connecting with it. Yoga is a discipline to improve or develop one's inherent power in a balanced manner. On 21 June, join International Day of Yoga celebrations worldwide!
#YogaDay #IYD2017 #Yoga #India
An invaluable gift of Indias ancient tradition Yoga is an art of
Paradise Regained
Léa Lpi
Konstantin Mazanov
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/19/2017. Facebook
#MuseumWeek is kicking off today with the theme of #FoodMW.
Did you know?... Lavash is a traditional thin bread in Armenia, typically made by a small group of women. During wedding ceremonies, the bread is put on the shoulders of the newlyweds to bring fertility and prosperity. It is in an important part of Armenia’s culinary culture and is inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of the...
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MuseumWeek is kicking off today with the theme of FoodMW
İs Sa
Muzeyyen Eraslan
Ramil Macalik Abbakirov
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/18/2017. Facebook
Monday is the last day to submit your proposals for presentations, workshops and exhibitions booths at the UNESCO Symposium & Policy Forum, Cracking the Code: Girls' Education in STEM 28-30 August @Bangkok, Apply online by 19 June, See: [ Unesco.org Link ]
#GirlsCrackTheCode
Monday is the last day to submit your proposals for presentations workshops

UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum. Cracking the code : girls' education in STEM

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Oluwaseyi Aderemi Ajala
Lucien Amonle
UNESCO
UNESCO
06/17/2017. Facebook
Desertification is a global phenomenon that threatens everyone and we must start to act globally to build a sustainable and stable future for all. June 17 is World Day to Combat Desertification. Visit our page for more information: [ Unesco.org Link ]
#2017WDCD #WorldDaytoCombatDesertification #ClimateChange #2030Agenda #ParisAgreement #SustainableDevelopment #SDGs #Nature #Earth...
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Desertification is a global phenomenon that threatens everyone and we must start
Christina Busuttil