Celebrating World Heritage Day

Photo: Venus Glyph April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) — http://www.icomos.org. There are events around the world. Hashtags: #IDMS, #heritage4generations History On April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by ICOMOS in Tunisia, the holding …

February 21 is International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrated linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #imld18, #dilm18, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving …

World Radio Day 2018

Poster February 13 is World Radio Day which raises awareness about the importance of radio and strengthens the networking among broadcasters. Now in its seventh year, the celebration is bigger than ever. In 2018 the focus turns to sports and radio. Hashtag: #WorldRadioDay Background Hosted by UNESCO, World Radio Day was first celebrated in 2012, following its declaration …

World Radio Day

Poster: World Radio Day February 13 is World Radio Day which raises awareness about the importance of radio and strengthens networking among broadcasters and listeners. Now in its seventh (?) year, the celebration is bigger than ever. Background Hosted by UNESCO, World Radio Day celebrates how radio positively impacts millions of lives everyday. Key Links www.worldradioday.org …

International Day for Universal Access to Information

Poster September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information. Hashtag: #AccessToInfoDay History The day was inaugurated in November 2015 and was first held on September 28, 2016. The day had been recognized as International Right to Know Day since 2002 and was developed by international civil society advocates into its current form beginning in 2012. …

Introducing Internet Universality Indicators

Buzzwords News from UNESCO Help UNESCO finalize the draft Internet Universality Indicators Stakeholders are invited to review the first draft indicators document and respond to the three questions below by March 15, 2018. Submissions should be sent via email an online submission platform to be available in late December. Consultation questions: Are there any additional themes, questions or indicators which you believe …

Tourism and Culture

This week in Oman Second @UNWTO / @UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture Hashtag: #TourismandCulture The Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture to be held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, December 11-12, 2017, brought together Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture as well as private sector stakeholders and experts with the objective of building and …

UNESCO

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca Unesco The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and …

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2017

Poster September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) Hashtag: #AccessToInfoDay, #AccessToInfo, #IDUAI17, #IPDCtalks In celebration of the second international Day for Universal Access to Information On Thursday, September 28, the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) will host ‘IPDCtalks: Powering Sustainable Development with Access to Information.’ The webcast begins at 10am …

Mangrove Day

July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares). Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem: Coastal mangroves are among the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Current estimates indicate …