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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.’ Details: http://en.unesco.org/powering-sustainable-development-access-information/live-webcast-ipdctalks The ‘IPDCtalks’ will elaborate …

New Report: Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs

New report: In June UNESCO released the report Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs A First Global Scientic Assessment Download as PDF Questions Can we arrange a video conversation/webinar to discuss the report? From the report: Since 1972, the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has united the world around a shared responsibility to …

England’s Lake District

Photo: David Nicholls, Lake District National Park: Tarn Hows A national park since 1951, England’s Lake District was inscribed on World Heritage List today (July 9) at 41whc. The region is home to England’s largest natural lake – Windermere – and highest mountain – Scafell Pike. The 885 sq-mile (2,292 sq km) national park had been trying …