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: #dilm, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and …

43rd Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #43whc

Poster: #43WHC Azerbaijan hosts the 42nd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee from June 30 to July 10, 2018, in Baku. Hashtag: #43whc The event is notable for its adoption of new world heritage sites as well as the potential for delisting sites that are not fulfilling their commitments. Key Links whc.unesco.org/en/sessions/43COM https://whc.unesco.org/en/sessions/43COM/documents Local …

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 eighth (?) 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 …

UNESCO Links

Photo Links related to UNESCO presented in mostly random fashion: Leaving Goodbye UNESCO https://t.co/LHU9Ldgyaz — The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) January 2, 2019 The United States and Israel officially left UNESCO at the stroke of midnight, a blow to the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency that was co-founded by the U.S. after World War II …

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Elsewhere on the Web The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – http://www.unesco.org – 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 …

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2018

Poster September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). Yes, we need a free flow of accurate and reliable information. Hashtags: #AccessToInfoDay, #AccessToInfo, #IDUAI18 Background In November 2015, UNESCO adopted a resolution (38 C/70) declaring September 28 of every year as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). 2018 In …

International Literacy Day 2018

Poster September 8 is International Literacy Day. Hashtag: #LiteracyDay International Literacy Day is celebrated annually worldwide and brings together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field. Key Links https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/literacyday Concept note (PDF) Translating: International Literacy Day Spanish: Día Internacional de la Alfabetización Chinanteco de San Felipe …

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. …

Mangrove Day

Poster July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares). Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Links https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. Although they are …

World Heritage Committee

Elsewhere on the Web The World Heritage Committee – https://whc.unesco.org/en/committee – meets once a year, and consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention elected by their General Assembly. At its first session, the Committee adopted its Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee. The Committee is responsible for the …