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#UNESCO – Economy of Heritage

#UNESCO – Economy of Heritage

| July 25, 2019

The 43rd session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Baku chaired by Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture Abulfas Garayev ended on July 10. Delegations from 21 Member States that constitute the World Heritage Committee as well as observers from States Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972) participated […]

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Promotion of tolerance and non-violence through art – #UNESCO prize nomination

Promotion of tolerance and non-violence through art – #UNESCO prize nomination

| April 13, 2018

“Tolerance is an act of humanity, which we must nurture and enact each in our own lives every day, to rejoice in the diversity that makes us strong and the values that bring us together.” Those are the words of former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay but they could also directly refer to the renowned […]

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How can we save our cultural heritage from the ravages of war?

How can we save our cultural heritage from the ravages of war?

How to protect cultural sites from massive destruction and prevent trafficking in world heritage objects, particularly in cases of conflict? On Monday afternoon (13 July), Culture and Education Committee MEPs will be joined by experts from UNESCO, INTERPOL, the International Criminal Court and elsewhere to debate the scope for immediate or longer term action in […]

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UNESCO-European Union: Working together for change

UNESCO-European Union: Working together for change

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the European Union have today announced they will strengthen their co-operation and scale up their joint operations on areas of mutual interest, such as education, culture, science and technology, water and oceans, and freedom of expression. The decision comes one year after the signing of […]

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Comment: Can Unesco ever recover from Irina Bokova’s disastrous rule?

Comment: Can Unesco ever recover from Irina Bokova’s disastrous rule?

By Patrick Dawson UNESCO’s departing director-general been left almost in tatters in the wake of Irina Bokova’s disastrous term in office as director-general. Bokova, the first ever female in the role, has unfortunately completely failed to rise to the hopes placed upon her. Instead, her term in office has been a woeful mix of amorality […]

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