World Heritage Committee

Logo The World Heritage Committee (WHC) – whc.unesco.org/en/committee – meets physically annually, and consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention elected by their General Assembly. The Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, defines the use of the World Heritage Fund, and allocates financial assistance upon …

World Heritage Day

Poster: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, México (Some rights reserved) April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) — icomos.org. There are events around the world. Hashtags: #worldheritageday, #IDMS HistoryOn April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by …

UNESCO Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others understand about UNESCO? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesBlinken says Israel supports a US return to UNESCO – Times of IsraelNew head of Unesco world heritage centre wants to put Africa on the maphttp://blog.ucsusa.org/adam-markham/us-withdrawal-from-unesco-will-undermine-collaboration-on-science-and-culturehttp://foreignpolicy.com/2017/10/11/u-s-to-pull-out-of-unesco-againhttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/us/politics/trump-unesco-withdrawal.htmlhttp://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2016/may/30/australias-censorship-of-unesco-climate-report-is-like-a-shakespearean-tragedyhttp://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/41265http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/aug/22/urbanicide-unesco-heritage-tourism-new-york-disneyland-hipstershttp://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/11/08/us-loses-unesco-vote/3473381/Las publicaciones de la …

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 Linksunesco.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 Radio Day

Poster: World Radio Day @ronmader (Some rights reserved) February 13 is World Radio Day which raises awareness about the importance of radio and strengthens networking among broadcasters, streamers and listeners. Hosted by UNESCO, the event highlights how radio positively impacts millions of lives everyday. Key Linksworldradioday.orgunesco.org/commemorations/[email protected] Questions What radio stations do you listen? = ¿Qué estaciones …

International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna (Some rights reserved) February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999. Raising collective awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism are events, workshops, videos, and tweets. = El 21 de febrero es el Día Internacional de la Lengua …

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – 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 law, and human …

List of World Heritage in Danger

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger is designed to inform the international community of conditions which threaten the very characteristics for which a property was inscribed on the World Heritage List, and to encourage corrective action. Sites are inscribed on the Danger List when their Outstanding Universal Value, characteristics …

September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information

Poster September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information. Hashtag: #AccessToInfoDay Key Linksunesco.org/commemorations/accesstoinformationdayun.org/en/observances/information-access-day Questions = Preguntas What information would you like access? = ¿A qué información le gustaría acceder? = Auf welche Informationen möchten Sie zugreifen? = A quelles informations souhaitez-vous accéder ? = Vilken information vill du ha tillgång till? 2021 Decade …

England’s Lake District

Photo: David Nicholls, Lake District National Park: Tarn Hows (Some rights reserved) A national park since 1951, England’s Lake District was inscribed on World Heritage List 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 …