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Auckland Unesco City Of Music Wins At The 2021 Music Cities Awards

Monday, 15 November 2021, 10:01 am | UNESCO

Auckland UNESCO City of Music is celebrating being named as the Best Global Music Office at the Music Cities Awards 2021. 250 global music cities professionals attended the 2nd edition of the Music Cities Awards Ceremony last week (9 November). Held ... More >>

New UNESCO Memory Of The World Inscription Announced

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 3:37 pm | UNESCO

The archival collection of Christchurch poet and social worker Ursula Bethell has been added to the UNESCO Aotearoa New Zealand Memory of the World Register. This collection of Bethell’s personal and literary papers and artworks is held in the ... More >>

COVID-19 Threatens To Set Aid To Education Back By Six Years, Warns UNESCO

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 7:42 am | UNESCO

A new policy paper by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report shows that total aid to education reached its highest ever levels in 2018, the latest available year. However, it estimates that global aid is likely to decline by up to US$2 billion ... More >>

As bells ring for a new school year, excluded need attention

Monday, 2 September 2019, 7:57 am | UNESCO

September 2nd - As bells ring in many parts of the world this month for the start of a new school year, UNESCO calls on us not to lose sight of those being left out. UNESCO is co-organizing a global conference with the Colombian Ministry of Education ... More >>

World is off track in its education commitments for 2030

Friday, 5 July 2019, 12:35 pm | UNESCO

Almost a third of the way to the 2030 deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals, new UNESCO projections prepared for the UN High-level Political Forum show that the world will fail its education commitments without a rapid acceleration of progress. ... More >>

UNESCO wants photographs illustrating journalists

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 2:27 pm | UNESCO

UNESCO: Call for proposals: Photographs illustrating journalists doing their job UNESCO is inviting professional photographers from all over the world to send a sample of their best photographs illustrating journalists while doing their job. More >>

With message for freedom, jazz beat heard around the world

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 1:57 pm | UNESCO

Jazz speaks to people from all linguistic, political and economic backgrounds, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said Monday, praising the art form for its ability to promote peace, diversity, and respect for ... More >>

Satun becomes Thailand’s first UNESCO Global Geopark

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 6:39 pm | UNESCO

18 APRIL, PARIS – Satun Geopark in southern Thailand has become the country’s first UNESCO Global Geopark. More >>

The New Decade on Water for Sustainable Development

Friday, 30 March 2018, 6:48 pm | UNESCO

The New Decade on Water for Sustainable Development: Nature for Water 30, MARCH 2018, BANGKOK – Rapid urbanization, population growth and climate change are threatening sustainable access to water resources and services in Asia-Pacific, according to ... More >>

UNESCO and Microsoft partner on women’s SE Asia ‘hackathon’

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 11:49 am | UNESCO

Winner of ‘UNESCO-Microsoft Women’s Hackathon for a Culture of Peace’ to be awarded trophy in the name of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn More >>

Call for Entries: 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards

Monday, 15 January 2018, 7:43 pm | UNESCO

UNESCO kicks off three-year partnership with Malaysia’s Think City for flagship awards programme More >>

Drastic Reduction in Sediment Flows in Mekong River

Friday, 1 December 2017, 9:31 am | UNESCO

Drastic Reduction in Sediment Flows in Mekong River Much Faster And Larger than Expected, New Study Shows More >>

UNESCO honours for magnificent seven heritage collections

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 3:26 pm | UNESCO

UNESCO honours for magnificent seven heritage collections Seven significant heritage collections of New Zealand documents have been inscribed onto the UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand documentary heritage register. More >>

UNESCO 2017 Heritage Awards

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 7:05 pm | UNESCO

Blue House Cluster, Hong Kong SAR, wins Award of Excellence; projects in Australia, China, India, Iran, New Zealand honoured in Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation More >>

2017 Wenhui Award winners

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 11:48 am | UNESCO

A model that has revitalized teacher training in parts of rural China as well as a flexible learning programme designed to help Southeast Asian teachers keep pace with rapid technological advances are the co-winners of the 2017 Wenhui Award for ... More >>

Most children not learning are in school

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 11:15 am | UNESCO

Most children not learning are in school: UNESCO Institute for Statistics report points to ‘crisis’ in Central and Southern Asia More >>

Wastewater an untapped resource: Asia-Pacific

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 8:59 pm | UNESCO

Photo: From left: Honhjoo Hahm, Deputy Executive Secretary of ESCAP, H.E. Mr. Gamini Jayawickrema Perera, Senior Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Government of Sri Lanka, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations ... More >>

Let Youth Drive Development

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:20 pm | UNESCO

Let Youth Drive Development: Young advocates join UN agencies to make ‘Case for Space’ in Asia-Pacific More >>

UNESCO welcomes the awarding of 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Saturday, 8 October 2016, 12:35 am | UNESCO

UNESCO Director-General welcomes the awarding of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón More >>

World Heritage Committee to meet in Istanbul, Turkey,

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 8:49 pm | UNESCO

Paris, 24 June—The World Heritage Committee will examine proposals to inscribe 29 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its 40th session (10 to 20 July), which will be chaired by Ambassador Lale Ülker, General Director for Overseas Promotion ... More >>





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