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 …

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 …

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 …