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The 4th Istanbul International Water Forum (IIWF), 10-11 May 2017 - registration announcement

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The world is witnessing an unprecedented rise in the number of people fleeing wars and conflicts. Turkey being in the midst of this phenomenon, the 4th Istanbul International Water Forum (IIWF) will address the impacts of the current refugee crisis on water. Within the wider context of “Water ...


International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February

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This International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an opportunity for all to take a stand for girls and women in science. Girls continue to face stereotypes and social and cultural restrictions, limiting access to education and funding for research, preventing them from scientific careers ...


Launch of the video: "The Value of Heritage". Join the conversation and share your own HeritageStory.

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Unite4Heritage is proud to present the video "The Value of Heritage" that raises awareness about the importance of safeguarding heritage for future generations. This video was produced by the UNESCO Beirut Office in the framework of the Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage ...


2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

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The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (A/RES/70/193). This is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism to development among public and private sector decision-makers ...


PRACOVNÁ PONUKA UNESCO V HAMBURGU / UNESCO EMPLOYEES' POSITION IN HAMBURG

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Dovoľte nám informovať vás o pracovnej ponuke na pozíciu  riaditeľ UNESCO Inštitútu pre celoživotné vzdelávanie v Hamburgu / Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) in Hamburg (Germany).  Sekretariát bude pri výbere zohľadňovať geografickú distribúciu a ...


Online course on Secondary Teacher Management organized by UNESCO- International Institute for Education

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The UNESCO-International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) is organizing an online course on “Secondary Teacher Management” from 27 February to 21 April 2017. Please note that there are just a few more days to apply . Application forms should be completed online using the following ...


Bagpipe culture was inscribed in 2015 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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Bagpipe culture consists of a wide range of expressions and knowledge associated with bagpipes and their use, including music repertoire, style and ornamentation, songs, dances, instrument-making, folk customs and traditions and special verbal expressions. The bagpipe tradition exists throughout ...


Meeting of National Commissions for UNESCO attending the 200th session of the Executive Board

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From 11 to 12 October 2016, in the margins of the 200th session of the Executive Board, the traditional morning meeting of the National Commissions for UNESCO took place at UNESCO Headquarters. Over 100 participants, representing 80 National Commissions/Permanent Delegations, attended the meeting. ...


Announcement of Laureates of 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards

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Proposed by an international community of more than 2,000 leading scientists, the five laureates were selected by an independent international jury of 12 renowned scientists presided this year by Professor Christian Amatore, of the French Académie des sciences. Each laureate will receive a ...


PRACOVNÉ PONUKY UNESCO V AFRIKE, RUSKU A KAZACHSTANE / UNESCO EMPLOYEES' POSITIONS

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1.  POZÍCIA:  Riaditeľ medzisektorového regionálneho úradu v Abuji a UNESCO zástupca pre Nigériu, Benin, Guineu, Libériu, Sierra Leone a Togu                      DIRECTOR OF MULTISECTORAL REGIONAL OFFICE IN ABUJA AND UNESCO REPRESENTATIVE TO NIGERIA, BENIN, GUINEA, ...


REFUGEE CHILDREN ARE FIVE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE OUT OF SCHOOL THAN OTHERS

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“There are unprecedented numbers of forcibly displaced populations, putting huge pressure on education systems. But for these children and youth education is especially important: by simply being in school, they are better protected from trafficking, illegal adoption, child marriage, sexual ...


Celebrating Museums Around the World

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Every year on 18 May, International Museum Day is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness of the importance of museums for fostering intercultural dialogue and cultural enrichment. According to the International Council of Museums (ICOM), participation in this event is growing among museums across ...


Girls' and Women’s Empowerment

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Message from Irina Bokova: "The empowerment of girls and women is the new frontier for human rights in the 21st century. I believe that development is not sustainable if it is unequal. This is why we must do far more together to uphold the human rights and potential of every girl and women.  The ...


2016 KNCU-KIA International Workcamp (18-30 July 2016, Muan, Republic of Korea)

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Background The Korean National Commission for UNESCO (KNCU) was established in 1954, following the Republic of Korea’s admission to UNESCO in 1950. Since its establishment, KNCU has recognized youth as a driving force for social change and has promoted youth participation in society at both the ...


UNESCO Launches Teacher’s Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism

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UNESCO’s Teacher Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism just released, provides practical tips to educators seeking guidance on how to discuss the subject in classrooms. The Guide was developed within the framework of UNESCO’s work on Global Citizenship Education and in response to the ...


Director-General meets with the President of the Slovak Republic, H.E. Andrej Kiska

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On 7 May, the Director-General met with the President of the Slovak Republic, H.E. Andrej Kiska, in Poprad - Spišska Sobota, after Madam Bokova's visit of Levoča, a UNESCO World heritage site since 2009. The Director-General highlighted UNESCO’s solid and fruitful cooperation with Slovakia ...


Youth Education at the heart of the Director-General’s official visit to Slovakia

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On 6 May 2016, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, started her visit to Slovakia by delivering a lecture at the Comenius University before more than 500 students. “You are the largest generation of young people humanity has ever seen. You are the most educated, most connected, most widely ...


International Day for Monuments and Sites

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Every year on 18 April, ICOMOS celebrates the “International Day for Monuments and Sites”, whose establishment was approved by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983. ICOMOS wishes to dedicate the 2016 International Day for Monuments and Sites to the heritage of sports, since sports have ...


NATIONAL OLYMPICS of HUMAN RIGHTS

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From 6th to 8th April 2016 National Olympics of Human Rights will take place in Modra - Harmonia  The patronage over this event took the Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport SR, Mr. Juraj Draxler. The main topic of the 18th edition of this annual event is "Human dignity". The ...


22nd of March is a World Water Day

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Celebrities Unite for Safe Water Water Now is the message that celebrities and dignitaries from around the globe are sending for World Water Day 2016. A diverse coalition, including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, and Pharrell Williams, will unite to spread this call via social media. Last ...