International Day for Universal Access to Information 2018

Poster September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) Hashtag: #AccessToInfoDay, #AccessToInfo, #IDUAI18, #IPDCtalks In celebration of the third international Day for Universal Access to Information … https://en.unesco.org/ipdc-talks-2018 On Thursday, 27 September 2018 in Tunis, Tunisia, the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) will host the third whole-day event …

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 …

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 …

UNESCO Links

Photo Links related to UNESCO presented in mostly random fashion: Headlines http://blog.ucsusa.org/adam-markham/us-withdrawal-from-unesco-will-undermine-collaboration-on-science-and-culture http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/10/11/u-s-to-pull-out-of-unesco-again https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/us/politics/trump-unesco-withdrawal.html http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2016/may/30/australias-censorship-of-unesco-climate-report-is-like-a-shakespearean-tragedy http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/41265 http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/aug/22/urbanicide-unesco-heritage-tourism-new-york-disneyland-hipsters http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/11/08/us-loses-unesco-vote/3473381/ Las publicaciones de la UNESCO serán de acceso libre a partir de julio de 2013 http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/about-us/single-view/news/a_new_unesco_chair_on_biosphere_reserves_and_urban_environment_has_been_established_at_the_institute_of_ecology_in_xalapa_mexico 20 new Biosphere Reserves added to UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme UNESCO: Flexible learning for inclusive education Moment https://twitter.com/i/moments/918750648606318592 …

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 …

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger

Photo: UNESCO/Brandon Rosenblum, Reef June 26, 2018 UNESCO Press Release The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Manama since June 24, decided Tuesday to remove the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System from the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Committee considered that safeguarding measures taken by the country, notably the introduction of a moratorium on …

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 …