World Network of Biosphere Reserves, 2017 Status Report

Poster: Masurian Lakes Biosphere Reserve Publisher’s Note: We are editing and adding links to UNESCO Press Release The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme meeting in Paris has added 23 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, including four that straddle national boundaries. These additions were made during the MAB …

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 HistoryThe 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 …

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 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 to obtain the …

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 eighth (?) year, the celebration is bigger than ever. BackgroundHosted by UNESCO, World Radio Day celebrates how radio positively impacts millions of lives everyday. Key [email protected]://twitter.com/worldradioday Questions What …

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 celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #MotherLanguageDay, #DiaDeLaLenguaMaterna, #dilm, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of …

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Elsewhere on the Web 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 …

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 Linkshttps://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 found …

UNESCO Links

Photo Links related to UNESCO presented in mostly random fashion: Leaving Goodbye UNESCO https://t.co/LHU9Ldgyaz — The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) January 2, 2019 The United States and Israel officially left UNESCO at the stroke of midnight, a blow to the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency that was co-founded by the U.S. after World War II …

World Heritage Day

Poster: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, México 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 2020 tk History On April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by …