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 …

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 …

UNESCO 2019 Water Conference

Photo: Water bottles Upcoming event Paris – UNESCO hosts the International Water Conference May 13-14. The event aims to advance sustainable water security and peace by leveraging intersectoral management of water resources. Hashtag: #WaterConference2019 Objectives of the conference: Bringing everyone around the table to discuss intersectoral approaches to the governance and management of water resources. …

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2018

Poster September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). Yes, we need a free flow of accurate and reliable information. Hashtags: #AccessToInfoDay, #AccessToInfo, #IDUAI18 Background In November 2015, UNESCO adopted a resolution (38 C/70) declaring September 28 of every year as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). 2018 In …

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 Linksen.unesco.org/commemorations/literacydayConcept note (PDF) Translating: International Literacy DaySpanish: Día Internacional de la AlfabetizaciónChinanteco de San Felipe Usila (México): jm quieh …

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 …