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 …

List of World Heritage in Danger

Buzzword Bingo: Danger List 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 for …

World Heritage Committee

Elsewhere on the Web The World Heritage Committee – 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 …

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 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 HistoryOn April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by ICOMOS in Tunisia, …

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 Planeta.com has paid special attention to this celebration …

UNESCO Links

Photo Links related to UNESCO presented in mostly random fashion: Headlineshttp://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 UNESCO serán de acceso libre a partir de julio de 2013http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/about-us/single-view/news/a_new_unesco_chair_on_biosphere_reserves_and_urban_environment_has_been_established_at_the_institute_of_ecology_in_xalapa_mexico20 new Biosphere Reserves added to UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) ProgrammeUNESCO: Flexible learning for inclusive education Momenthttps://twitter.com/i/moments/918750648606318592 UNESCO Creative Cities Networkhttps://en.unesco.org/creative-cities/home How to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network? …

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. Hosted by UNESCO, World Radio Day celebrates how radio positively impacts millions of lives everyday. Now in its tenth year, the celebration is bigger than ever. Key Linksworldradioday.orgunesco.org/commemorations/[email protected] Questions What are …

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 …