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The Tango, Ainu dance of Japan and France’s Aubusson tapestry inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Author :  UNESCO

The Tango of Argentina and Uruguay, the traditional Ainu dance of Japan and France’s Aubusson tapestries are among the 76 elements inscribed on 30 September on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. These 76 inscriptions were decided by the 24 Member States of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Heritage, currently holding its 4th session in Abu Dhabi under the chairmanship of Awadh Ali Saleh Al Musabi (United Arab Emirates).


The following elements - more information and photographs available online - were inscribed:

Argentina; Uruguay - The Tango - The Argentinean and Uruguayan tradition of the Tango, now familiar around the world, was developed by the urban lower classes in Buenos Aires and Montevideo in the Rio de la Plata basin.

Azerbaijan - The art of Azerbaijani Ashiqs - The art of Azerbaijani Ashiqs combines poetry, storytelling, dance and vocal and instrumental music into a traditional performance art that stands as a symbol of Azerbaijani culture.

Azerbaijan; India; Iran (Islamic Republic of); Kyrgyzstan; Uzbekistan; Pakistan; Turkey - Novruz, Nowrouz, Nooruz, Navruz, Nauroz, Nevruz - Novruz, Nowrouz, Nooruz, Navruz, Nauroz or Nevruz marks the New Year and the beginning of spring across a vast geographical area covering, inter alia, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. It is celebrated on 21 March every year, a date originally determined by astronomical calculations.

Belgium - Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges - Each spring, 30,000 to 45,000 spectators gather in the heart of the Belgian city of Bruges to watch the Procession of the Holy Blood on Ascension Day, forty days after Easter. The colourful pageant dates back to the thirteenth century.

Bulgaria - Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of Bulgari - The Nestinarstvo fire-dancing rite is the climax of the annual Panagyr ritual on the feast days of Saints Constantine and Helena (3 and 4 June) in the village of Bulgari, in the Mount Strandzha region of south-east Bulgaria. The ritual is held to ensure the well-being and fertility of the village.

China - The art of Chinese seal engraving - The art of seal engraving is a cornerstone of Chinese fine arts. The seal was originally used as a signature or sign of authority, but it came to be used by all social classes and in much of Asia.

China - China engraved block printing technique - The traditional China engraved block printing technique requires the collaboration of half a dozen craftspeople possessed of printing expertise, dexterity and team spirit.
China - Chinese calligraphy - Chinese calligraphy has always been more than simply a tool for communication, incorporating as it does the element of artistry for which the practice is still valued in an age of ballpoint pens and computers.

China - Chinese paper-cut - Present throughout China and in various ethnic groups, paper-cut is a popular art integral to everyday lives. A predominantly female pursuit, it is transmitted from mother to daughter over a long period of time, beginning in childhood, and is particularly common in rural areas.

China - Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structures - Standing as distinctive symbols of Chinese architectural culture, timber-framed structures are found throughout the country. The wooden components such as the columns, beams, purlins, lintel and bracket sets are connected by tenon joints in a flexible, earthquake-resistant way.

China - The craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocade - In the Chinese tradition of weaving Nanjing Yunjin brocade, two craftspeople operate the upper and lower parts of a large, complicated loom to produce textiles incorporating fine materials such as silk, gold and peacock feather yarn.

China - The Dragon Boat festival -Beginning on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, people of several ethnic groups throughout China and the world celebrate the Dragon Boat festival, especially in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River.

China - Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic group
Gathering in fields or villages during community festivals, members of the Korean ethnic group in Jilin and other provinces in north-eastern China offer a traditional sacrifice to the God of the Land to pay homage to nature and pray for good fortune and a plentiful harvest.

China - Gesar epic tradition - The ethnic Tibetan, Mongolian and Tu communities in western and northern China share the story of the ancient hero King Gesar, sent to heaven to vanquish monsters, depose the powerful, and aid the weak while unifying disparate tribes. The singers and storytellers who preserve the Gesar epic tradition perform episodes of the vast oral narrative (known as ‘beads on a string’) in alternating passages of prose and verse with numerous regional differences.

China - Grand song of the Dong ethnic group - A popular saying among the Dong people in Guizhou Province in southern China has it that ‘rice nourishes the body and songs nourish the soul’. Their tradition of passing on culture and knowledge in music is exemplified in the Grand Song of the Dong ethnic group, multi-part singing performed without instrumental accompaniment or a leader.

China - Hua’er - In Gansu and Qinghai Provinces and throughout north-central China, people of nine different ethnic groups share a music tradition known as Hua’er. The music is drawn from an extensive traditional repertoire named after ethnicities, towns or flowers.

China – Manas - The Kirgiz ethnic minority in China, concentrated in the Xinjiang region in the west, pride themselves on their descent from the hero Manas, whose life and progeny are celebrated in one of the best-known elements of their oral tradition: the Manas epic. Traditionally sung by a Manaschi without musical accompaniment, epic performances takes place at social gatherings, community celebrations, ceremonies such as weddings and funerals and dedicated concerts.

China - The Mazu belief and customs - As the most influential goddess of the sea in China, Mazu is at the centre of a host of beliefs and customs, including oral traditions, religious ceremonies and folk practices, throughout the country’s coastal areas.

China - Mongolian art of singing: Khoomei - The Mongolian art of singing: Khoomei, or Hooliin Chor (‘throat harmony’), is a style of singing in which a single performer produces a diversified harmony of multiple voice parts, including a continued bass element produced in the throat.

China – Nanyin - Nanyin is a musical performing art central to the culture of the people of Minnan in southern Fujian Province along China’s south-eastern coast, and to Minnan populations overseas.

China - Regong arts - In monasteries and villages along the Longwu River basin in Qinghai Province in western China, Buddhist monks and folk artists of the Tibetan and Tu ethnicity carry on the plastic arts of painting thangka and murals, crafting patchwork barbola and sculpting known collectively as the Regong arts.

China - Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of China
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of China, based in Zhejiang and Jiangsu Provinces near Shanghai and Chengdu in Sichuan Province, have an ancient history. Traditionally an important role for women in the economy of rural regions, silk-making encompasses planting mulberry, raising silkworms, unreeling silk, making thread, and designing and weaving fabric.

China - Tibetan opera
Tibetan opera, the most popular traditional opera of minority ethnic groups in China, is a comprehensive art combining folk song, dance, storytelling, chant, acrobatics and religious performance.

China - The traditional firing technology of Longquan celadon - The city of Longquan in the coastal Chinese province of Zhejian is known for its celadon pottery and the traditional firing technology that imparts its distinctive glaze. Compounded from violet-golden clay and a mixture of burnt feldspar, limestone, quartz and plant ash, the glaze is prepared from recipes that have often been handed down for generations by teachers or within families.

China - The traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paper - The unique water quality and mild climate of Jing County in Anhui Province in eastern China are two of the key ingredients in the craft of making Xuan paper that thrives there.

China - Xi’an wind and percussion ensemble - Xi’an wind and percussion ensemble, which has been played for more than a millennium in China’s ancient capital of Xi’an, in Shaanxi Province, is a type of music integrating drums and wind instruments, sometimes with a male chorus. The content of the verses is mostly related to local life and religious belief and the music is mainly played on religious occasions such as temple, fairs or funerals.

China - Yueju opera - The Chinese tradition of Yueju opera combines Mandarin operatic traditions and Cantonese dialect. Rooted in the Cantonese-speaking provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi in south-eastern China, Yueju opera is characterized by a combination of string and percussion instruments, with elaborate costumes and face painting.

Colombia - Carnaval de Negros y Blancos -
Arising out of native Andean and Hispanic traditions, the Carnaval de negros y blancos (Black and White Carnival) in San Juan de Pasto in south-western Colombia is a great celebration lasting from 28 December to 6 January each year.

Colombia - Holy Week processions in Popayán - The Holy Week processions in Popayán are one of the oldest traditions in Colombia, practised since the colonial period. From the Tuesday to the Saturday before Easter, between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., a series of processions take place. The five processions, devoted to Mary, Jesus, the Cross, the Laying in the Tomb, and the Resurrection respectively, follow a two-kilometre route through the town centre.

Croatia -Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav area - During the January carnival period, bell ringers march through the villages that dot the Kastav region in north-west Croatia. Clothed in sheepskin throws with bells around their waists and sporting distinctive hats embellished with sprigs of evergreen, two to more than thirty ringers swagger in groups behind a guide carrying a small evergreen tree.

Croatia - The festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik -The evening before the festivity of Saint Blaise in Dubrovnik, Croatia, as all the church bells in the city ring and white doves are released as symbols of peace, worshippers gather for a ritual healing of the throat to preserve them against illness. On the third of February, the official day of both saint and city, parish banner bearers flow into the city in folk costume for the centrepiece of the festival, a procession attended by bishops, ambassadors, civic leaders, visiting notables and the people of Dubrovnik.

Croatia - Lacemaking in Croatia - At least three distinct traditions of Lacemaking in Croatia persist today, centred on the towns of Pag on the Adriatic, Lepoglava in northern Croatia and Hvar on the Dalmatian island of the same name.
Croatia - Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of Hvar - After mass on Maundy Thursday before the Christian holiday of Easter, each of six villages on the Dalmatian island of Hvar in southern Croatia sends out a group that will proceed through the other villages in a circle, covering twenty-five kilometres in eight hours before returning home. Each party in this community-organized Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) procession is led by a cross-bearer who walks barefoot or in socks, never resting.

Croatia - Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from Gorjani - The Procession of Queens is performed by the young girls of the village of Gorjani in the Slavonia region of north-east Croatia every spring.

Croatia - Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje - Villagers along the pilgrimage route to the Marian shrine of Our Lady of the Snow in Marija Bistrica in Hrvatsko Zagorje in northern Croatia developed a technique for traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys that has now been handed down for generations. The men in a family take soft willow, lime, beech and maple wood from the region and dry, hew, cut and carve it using traditional tools; the women then apply ecologically-friendly paint in improvisational floral or geometric patterns, painting ‘from imagination’.

Croatia - Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scale - On the Istrian peninsula in western Croatia, several varieties of two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scale are preserved by Croatian, Istro-Romanian and Italian communities. The style is characterized by vigorous, partly nasal singing.

Cyprus - Lefkara laces or Lefkaritika - The tradition of lacemaking in the village of Lefkara in southeastern Cyprus dates back to at least the fourteenth century. Influenced by indigenous craft, the embroidery of Venetian courtiers who ruled the country beginning in 1489, and ancient Greek and Byzantine geometric patterns, Lefkara lace is made by hand in designs combining four basic elements: the hemstitch, cut work, satin stitch fillings and needlepoint edgings.

Estonia - Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing tradition - For the Seto community living in southeastern Estonia and the Pechory district of the Russian Federation, the tradition of leelo, an ancient polyphonic singing tradition, is a cornerstone of contemporary identity. Performed to traditional melodies and in traditional costume, leelo features a lead singer who delivers a verse line followed by a choir that joins in for the final syllables and then repeats the whole line.

France - Aubusson tapestry - A centuries-old tradition, the craft of Aubusson tapestry consists of weaving an image using processes practised in Aubusson and a number of other localities in the Creuse region of France.

France - Maloya - Maloya is a form of music, song and dance native to Réunion Island. Of mixed racial origins since its outset, maloya was created by Malagasy and African slaves on the sugar plantations and was eventually appropriated by the whole of the island’s population.

France - The scribing tradition in French timber framing - The purpose of the scribing tradition is to master in three dimensions the design of a complex wooden building. This traditional expertise runs counter to modern standardization by emphasizing the role of the builder in the construction process and giving a creative impulse to the structures themselves.

Hungary - Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival custom - The Busó festivities at Mohács in southern Hungary are a six-day carnival in late February to mark the end of winter, named for the busós, frightening-looking costumed people (traditionally men) wearing wooden masks and big woolly cloaks.

India - Ramman: religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, India - Every year in late April, the twin villages of Saloor-Dungra in the state of Uttarakhand (northern India) are marked by Ramman, a religious festival in honour of the tutelary god, Bhumiyal Devta, a local divinity whose temple houses most of the festivities. This event is made up of highly complex rituals: the recitation of a version of the epic of Rama and various legends, and the performance of songs and masked dances.

Indonesia - Indonesian Batik - The techniques, symbolism and culture surrounding hand-dyed cotton and silk garments known as Indonesian Batik permeate the lives of Indonesians from beginning to end: infants are carried in batik slings decorated with symbols designed to bring the child luck, and the dead are shrouded in funerary batik.

Iran (Islamic Republic of) - The Radif of Iranian music - The Radif of Iranian music is the traditional repertoire of the classical music of Iran that forms the essence of Persian musical culture. More than 250 melodic units, called gushe, are arranged into cycles, with an underlying modal layer providing the backdrop against which a variety of melodic motifs are set.

Japan - Akiu no Taue Odori - In the Akiu no Taue Odori, residents of the town of Akiu in northern Japan pray for a good harvest by simulating in dance the actions involved in transplanting rice. Performed since the end of the seventeenth century in communities throughout the region, the Akiu no Taue Odori today takes place during festivals in the spring or autumn.

Japan – Chakkirako - Located on a peninsula in Kanagawa Prefecture in central Japan, Miura City developed as a military port on the Pacific and a harbour providing shelter to passing ships. Drawing on dances from other cities demonstrated to them by visiting sailors, the people of Miura began the tradition of Chakkirako to celebrate the New Year and bring fortune and a bountiful catch of fish in the months to come.

Japan – Daimokutate - In Yahashira Shrine of Nara City in central Japan, young men of the Kami-fukawa community stand in a semi-circle dressed in samurai clothes and carrying bows. One by one, they are called to the centre by an old man who reads the name of a character in the tales of the feud between the Genji and Heike clans.

Japan - Dainichido Bugaku - According to legend, travelling performers of bugaku, the ritual dance and music of the imperial palace, visited Hachimantai Town in northern Japan in the early eighth century, during the reconstruction of Dainichido, the shrine pavilion. The ritual performance of Dainichido Bugaku takes its name from this story, but the art evolved considerably since, reflecting local features as elders transmitted it to the young within each of the four local communities of Osato, Azukisawa, Nagamine and Taniuchi. On the second day of each year, the 2 January, the people of these communities proceed from dedicated sites to the shrine, where they perform nine sacred dances from dawn to noon as a prayer for happiness in the New Year.

Japan – Gagaku - Gagaku, characterized by long, slow songs and dance-like movements, is the oldest of the Japanese traditional performing arts. It is performed at banquets and ceremonies in the Imperial Palace and in theatres throughout the country.

Japan - Hayachine Kagura - In the 14th or 15th century, when the people of Iwate Prefecture in the northern part of mainland Japan worshipped Mt. Hayachine as a deity, they began a tradition of folk performance that continues to enliven the Great Festival of the Hayachine Shrine held in Hanamaki City on the first day of August.

Japan - Hitachi Furyumono - The Hitachi Furyumono is a parade held during the cherry blossom festival each April in Hitachi City on the Pacific coast in the middle of Japan, and once every seven years in May during the Great Festival at the local Kamine Shrine. Each of four local communities – Kita-machi, Higashi-machi, Nishi-machi and Hom-machi – creates a parade float that serves at once as a space to worship a deity and as a multi-level puppet theatre.

Japan - Koshikijima no Toshidon - Japanese folk faith holds that, in times of change, a deity visits our world to bring blessings. Koshikijima no Toshidon, which occurs every New Year’s Eve on Shimo-Koshiki Island in the southwestern part of the Japanese Archipelago, is one such raiho-shin, or visiting deity.

Japan - Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata Prefecture - The high-quality, lightweight patterned textiles made from the ramie plant are ideal for the hot and humid Japanese summer. Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata Prefecture developed in the north-western part of Japan’s main island and bear the mark of the region’s cooler climate – particularly its snowy winters.

Japan - Oku-noto no Aenokoto - Oku-noto no Aenokoto is an agricultural ritual transmitted from generation to generation by the rice farmers of the Noto Peninsula, which projects from Ishikawa prefecture in the centre of Japan’s main island, Honshu. The twice-yearly ceremony is unique among the harvest rituals of Asia in that the master of the house invites the deity of the rice field into his home, behaving as though the invisible spirit were really present.

Japan - Sekishu-Banshi: papermaking in the Iwami region of Shimane Prefecture - The unique techniques of Sekishu-Banshi papermaking create the strongest paper produced in Japan. Sekishu-Banshi has long been made in the Iwami region of Shimane Prefecture in western Japan, originally as a side business for local farmers.

Japan - Traditional Ainu dance - The Ainu are an indigenous people who today live mostly in Hokkaidō in northern Japan. Traditional Ainu dance is performed at ceremonies and banquets, as part of newly organized cultural festivals and privately in daily life; in its various forms, it is closely connected to the lifestyle and religion of the Ainu.

Japan - Yamahoko, the float ceremony of the Kyoto Gion festival - On July 17 every year, the Gion Festival in Kyoto in central Japan culminates in a grand procession of yamahoko, floats known as ‘moving museums’ because of their elaborate decoration with tapestries and wooden and metal ornaments.

Mali - The Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan Fuga - In the early thirteenth century, following a major military victory, the founder of the Mandingo Empire and the assembly of his wise men proclaimed in Kurukan Fuga the new Manden Charter, named after the territory situated above the upper Niger River basin, between present-day Guinea and Mali. The Charter, one of the oldest constitutions in the world albeit mainly in oral form, contains a preamble of seven chapters advocating social peace in diversity, the inviolability of the human being, education, the integrity of the motherland, food security, the abolition of slavery by razzia (or raid), and freedom of expression and trade.

Mali - The septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of Kangaba - The Malinke and other peoples of the Manden region of south-west Mali gather every seven years to celebrate when a new thatch roof is installed atop the Kamablon (or House of Speech) in the village of Kangaba. Built in 1653, the distinctive circular Kamablon of Kangaba shelters objects and furniture of high symbolic value to the community and serves as a village senate.

Mexico - Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territory - Living in the semi-desert zone of the state of Querétaro in central Mexico, the Otomí-Chichimeca people have developed a range of traditions that express a unique relationship with their local topography and ecology.

Mexico - Ritual ceremony of the Voladores - The ritual ceremony of the Voladores (‘flying men’) is a fertility dance performed by several ethnic groups in Mexico and Central America, especially the Totonac people in the eastern state of Veracruz, to express respect for and harmony with the natural and spiritual worlds.

Nigeria - Ijele masquerade - In many communities in the state of Anambra in south-eastern Nigeria, celebrations, burial ceremonies and other special occasions during the dry season to evoke fertility and a bountiful harvest feature the performance of the Ijele masquerade. The mask is about four metres tall – so large that it takes a hundred men six months of work to prepare the costume and build an outdoor house to hold it before a performance.

Republic of Korea – Cheoyongmu - Cheoyongmu is a court dance today performed on stage but formerly used to dispel evil spirits and pray for tranquillity at royal banquets or during exorcism rites on New Year’s Eve to promote good fortune.

Republic of Korea – Ganggangsullae - Ganggangsullae is a seasonal harvest and fertility ritual popular in the south-western part of the Republic of Korea, performed primarily on Korea’s Thanksgiving in the eighth lunar month. Under a bright full moon, dozens of young, unmarried village women gather in a circle, join hands and sing and dance all night under the direction of a lead singer.

Republic of Korea - Jeju Chilmeoridang Yeongdeunggut - The Jeju Chilmeoridang Yeongdeunggut is a ritual held in the second lunar month to pray for calm seas, an abundant harvest and a plentiful sea catch. The rites held at Chilmeoridang in the village of Gun-rip are representative of similar ceremonies held throughout the island of Jeju in the Republic of Korea.

Republic of Korea - Namsadang Nori - Namsadang Nori, literally the ‘all-male vagabond clown theatre’, is a multifaceted folk performance tradition originally practised widely by travelling entertainers and now kept alive by professional troupes in the Republic of Korea. The performance is made up of six components.
Republic of Korea – Yeongsanjae - A central element of Korean Buddhist culture, Yeongsanjae is a re-enactment of Buddha’s delivery of the Lotus Sutra on the Vulture Peak in India, through which philosophical and spiritual messages of Buddhism are expressed and people in attendance develop self-discipline.

Romania – Doina - Known by various names throughout Romania, the doina is a lyrical, solemn chant that is improvised and spontaneous. As the essence of Romanian folklore, until 1900 it was the only musical genre in many regions of the country.

Spain - Irrigators’ tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the plain of Valencia - The irrigators’ tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast are traditional law courts for water management that date back to the al-Andalus period (9th – 13th centuries). The two main tribunals – the Council of Wise Men of the Plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the Plain of Valencia – are recognized under Spanish law. Inspiring authority and respect, these two courts, whose members are elected democratically, settle disputes orally in a swift, transparent and impartial manner.

Spain - Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo Gomero - The whistled language of La Gomera Island in the Canaries, the Silbo Gomero, replicates the islanders’ habitual language (Castilian Spanish) with whistling. Handed down over centuries from master to pupil, it is the only whistled language in the world that is fully developed and practised by a large community (more than 22,000 inhabitants).
Turkey - Âşıklık (minstrelsy) tradition - The Âşıklık (minstrelsy) tradition of Turkey is performed by wandering poet-singers known as âşıks. Dressed in traditional clothes and plucking a stringed saz, the âşık is a common performer at weddings, in coffeehouses and during public festivals of all sorts.

Turkey – Karagöz - Karagöz is a form of shadow theatre in Turkey in which figures known as tasvirs made of camel or ox hide in the shape of people or things are held on rods in front of a light source to cast their shadows onto a cotton screen.

Uruguay - The Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practice - Every Sunday and on many holidays, the llamadas de tambores de candombe or candombe drum calls enliven the Sur, Palermo and Cordón districts in southern Montevideo, Uruguay, home to a population of African descent. The practice of the candombe begins around communal fires as people gather to tune their drums and socialize before beginning their march.

Uzbekistan - Katta Ashula - Katta Ashula (literally ‘big song’) is a type of traditional song that forms part of the identity of various peoples of the Ferghana Valley in Uzbekistan, which is also home to Tajiks, Uyghurs and Turks, and of some regions of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. An original genre, Katta Ashula combines performing arts, singing, instrumental music, Eastern poetry and sacred rites.

Viet Nam - Quan Họ Bắc Ninh folk songs - In the provinces of Bắc Ninh and Bắc Giang in northern Viet Nam, many of the villages are twinned, reinforcing their relationship through social customs such as Quan họ Bắc Ninh folk songs. The songs are performed as alternating verses between two women from one village who sing in harmony, and two men from another village who respond with similar melodies, but with different lyrics.


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 flecheManaging Marine World Heritage: Our Crown Jewels of the Ocean
 flecheUNESCO-European Union: working together for change
 flecheThe right to girls' education is the fight for a better world
 flecheNew UNESCO data proves education transforms development
 flecheUnesco priority gender equality action plan for 2014-2021
 flecheHigh-Level International Conference on Water Cooperation
 flecheInternational Youth Day: «Youth Migration 2013: Moving Development Forward»
 flecheChildren still battling to go to school
 flecheUNESCO, UNICEF and UNFPA help young islanders to build the future they want
 fleche“Globalization of economy and rapid scientific progress raise new challenges” – interview with Mr L'udovít Molnár, President of the Slovak Commission for UNESCO
 flecheThe Hangzhou Declaration: Heralding the next era of human development
 flecheWorld Radio Day
 fleche2013 International Year of Water Cooperation
 flecheAller de l’avant : l’UNESCO en 2013
 flecheIrina Bokova : « Il ne peut pas y avoir de développement durable sans gestion durable de l’eau. »
 flecheGlobal Flow of Tertiary-Level Students
 flecheWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage: "Audiovisual heritage memory? the clock is ticking" (27 October 2012)
 fleche2012 Report. Youth and skills: Putting education to work
 flecheIrina Bokova joins UN Secretary-General to launch his new global “Education First” initiative
 flecheMemory of the World: Documenting against collective amnesia
 fleche International Literacy Day 2012. Literacy and Peace
 flecheSeminar on the 2013 UN International Year and World Water Day on Water Cooperation (27 August 2012, Stockholm - Sweden)
 flecheWhy the future lies in Open Educational Resources
 flecheInternational Avant Premiere of the documentary "The War on Doping"
 flecheWorld Oceans Day
 flecheDeep sea: the last frontier
 flecheInternational Arts Education Week 2012
 flecheThe World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
 flecheEthics education: a challenge for international cooperation
 flecheLearning in a book-poor, mobile-rich world
 flecheWorld Press Freedom Day 2012
 flecheThe globalization of Holocaust education
 flecheAll that jazz points to peace
 flecheMadiodio Niasse on the risks associated with large-scale foreign land aquisitions
 flecheUNESCO Future Forum : " Global Water Futures 2050 " (12 April 2012, Paris - France)
 flecheWorld Book and Copyright Day
 flecheInternational Jazz Day
 flecheParis-Nishan Forum to focus on Confucianism and new humanism (16 April 2012, Paris - France)
 flecheWorld Heritage sites participate in Earth Hour
 flecheNetexplo Forum 2012 (15-16 March 2012, Paris - France)
 flecheIncreasing demand and climate change threatening world water resources says new UN World Water Development Report
 flecheUniversities mobilize for green societies: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative for Rio+20
 flecheInternational Women’s Day 2012: UNESCO’s efforts for rural women
 flecheEducation for sustainable development – preserving linguistic and cultural diversity
 flecheNews journalism in a digital world
 flecheMeasuring development - How science and politics work together
 flecheDes économies vertes aux sociétés vertes (4-6 juin 2012, Rio de Janeiro - Brésil)
 flecheForum : " The Arab Spring – one year later – Egyptian perspectives " (24 January 2012, Paris - France)
 flecheCommunication and Information in 2012
 flecheYouth creates powerful messages on climate change
 flecheAdmission of Palestine as UNESCO State Member
 flecheSustainable development and culture of peace at the heart of the 36th session of UNESCO’s General Conference
 fleche"How Youth Drive Change" - UNESCO Youth Forum 2011
(17 - 20 October 2011, Paris - France)

 flecheUNESCO unveils new strategy on HIV and AIDS
 flecheUnited Nations rallies to end impunity for attacks against journalists
 fleche8 September, International Literacy Day: 793 million adults can neither read nor write
 flecheIIEP 2011 Policy Forum on Gender Equality in Education: Looking Beyond Parity (3 - 4 october, Paris - France)
 flecheConference : " 15th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists :
Leadership, Innovation, Sustainability " (19 - 22 July 2011, Adelaide - Australia)

 flecheUNESCO in alliance to protect education from attack
 flecheRound Table : “ Democracy and Renewal in the Arab World : UNESCO in Support of Transitions to Democracy ” (21 June 2011, Paris - France)
 flecheNew Broadband Commission Report focuses on bringing high-speed connectivity to the world’s poorest communities
 flecheCongress: "Education research in the world: where do we stand?" Themes, methodologies, and research policies (Paris Headquarters, 14-17 June 2011)
 flecheUNESCO to launch Global Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s Education
 flecheDirector-General calls for freedom of expression to be protected worldwide
 fleche18 April – International Day for Monuments and Sites 2011: Cultural Heritage of Water
 flecheMessage from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Day for Water. "Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge"
 flecheMessage of the UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day
 flecheConflict is robbing 28 million children of a future, UNESCO report warns
 flecheMessage of the UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, on the occasion of International Mother Language Day
 flecheUNESCO book project for 2011 on migration, environment and climate change
 flecheFast car: Travelling safely around the world
 fleche65th anniversary of the adoption of UNESCO's constitution - 65 ways UNESCO makes a difference
 fleche50 years of combating discrimination in education
 flecheClimate change education for sustainable development: the UNESCO climate change initiative
 fleche18 November: Celebration of World Philosophy Day 2010
 flecheForty-six new elements added to Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
 flecheResearch and development: USA, Europe and Japan increasingly challenged by emerging countries, says a UNESCO report
 flecheEngineer shortage a threat to development, underlines UNESCO’s first global report on engineering
 fleche"The power of culture for development" - brochure published by the Unesco
 flecheUNESCO report shows less than 40% of countries provide girls and boys equal access to education
 flecheInternational literacy day (8 September): UNESCO launches new Knowledge and innovations network for literacy (KINL)
 flecheJust launched: Diversity kit for youth, the creativity game
 flecheMessage from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of Unesco, on the occasion of the International day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition
 flecheWorld Heritage Committee inscribes a total of 21 new sites on UNESCO World Heritage List
 flecheWorld Heritage Committee to meet in Brasilia to inscribe new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
 flecheSocial Sciences: 2010 World Report observes growth in emerging countries
 flecheExecutive summary of the “Funding Culture, Managing the Risk” Symposium (16-17 April 2010 in Paris)
 flecheMessage by Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, the 21st of May 2010
 flecheThird International Festival of Diversity (17-27 May 2010)
 fleche"Libertad de expresión": UNESCO’s Quito Office releases comic book on freedom of expression
 flecheReport on the symposium "Culture and development: A response to the challenges of the future?" (that took place in October 2009, in Paris)
 flecheWorld Conference on Dialogue among Religions and Civilizations - Ohrid 2010 (6-9th May 2010, Ohrid - The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
 flecheThe ethical challenges of climate change
 flecheGilles Bœuf, President of the French National Museum of Natural History: “We must impose the payment of royalties for using resources”
 flecheExpert meeting in Paris revised the concept of knowledge societies
 flecheInternational Women’s Day: Interview with Irina Bokova, the first woman Director-General of UNESCO
 flecheInformation for All Programme Annual World Report 2009 available online
 flecheCreating a research institute on regional integration in West Africa
 flecheUNESCO Director-General to launch the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures
 flecheThe global biodiversity challenge
 flecheFinancial crisis threatens to set back education worldwide, UNESCO report warns
 flecheMigration and Human Rights. The United Nations Convention on Migrant Workers' Rights / Edited by Paul de Guchteneire, UNESCO, Paris; Antoine Pecoud, UNESCO, Paris; and Ryszard Cholewinski, International Organization for Migration, Geneva
 flecheUNESCO is best positioned to provide answers to globalization
 flecheUNESCO and ICANN sign partnership agreement to promote linguistic diversity on internet
 flecheEducation for sustainable development crucial to tackle climate change
 flecheGoogle and UNESCO announce alliance to provide virtual visits of several World Heritage sites
 flecheUNESCO publishes brochure on follow-up to World Summit on the Information Society
 flecheUNESCO releases booklet on the human right to water
 flecheToo many walls remain, says UNESCO Director-General elect on Berlin Wall anniversary
 flecheDeath of Claude Lévi-Strauss a loss to the whole of humanity, says UNESCO Director-General
 fleche"Environmental Memoirs" - a series of biographies from citizens around the world
 fleche"Science must be one of the priorities"
 flecheIt is urgent to invest in cultural diversity and dialogue, according to a new UNESCO report
 flecheUNESCO Book Project for 2010 on Migration, Environment and Climate Change
 flecheDeveloping countries boost their R&D efforts
 flecheLaunching of the database and Community of Practice on Water and Cultural Diversity
 flecheIrina Gueorguieva Bokova chosen by UNESCO Executive Board as candidate to the post of Director-General
 flecheUNESCO organizes First Forum on Cultural Industries in Monza (Italy)
 flecheNouvelle Chaire UNESCO d’esthétique et de sociologie de la différence et de la diversité culturelle en Argentine
 flecheInternational Conference on « Globalization through Localization: Cultural dialogue through Harry Potter Translations » (Septembre, 8th 2009, Paris)
 flecheCase Studies on Climate Change and World Heritage
 flecheUNESCO organizes first international conference on Broadcast Media and Climate Change (on September 4-5th 2009 in Paris)
 flecheUNESCO Audiovisual E-Platform renewed
 flecheInternational day of the world’s indigenous people: 9 August 2009 - Message from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO
 flecheUNESCO organizes Forum on “Gender and Climate Change” at World Climate Conference-3 (31 August - 4 September 2009, Geneva - Switzerland)
 flecheCommuniqué of the 2009 World Conference on Higher Education: The new dynamics of higher education and research for societal change and development
 flecheThe state of higher education in the world today - World Conference on Higher Education
 flecheUNESCO World Conference on Higher Education will stress its role in meeting global challenges (5-8 July 2009, Paris - France)
 flecheDiversity, a synonym for culture
 flecheResolutions of the 2nd ordinary session of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions (June 15-16, 2009 - Paris)
 flecheThe G-20 summits and the UN system: prospects and challenges (UNESCO Future Lecture on June 18th 2009)
 flecheTechnology alone will not bridge knowledge divides
 flecheLa corruption dans le domaine de l’éducation : un problème mondial selon un nouveau rapport de l’UNESCO
 flecheConvention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions: 2nd ordinary session of the Conference of Parties (15-19 June 2009, Paris)
 flecheOpen Training Platform to become a hub for Cyber Network for Learning Languages
 fleche2009 World Cultural Diversity Festival (11-22 May 2009)
 flecheNollywood rivals Bollywood in film/video production
 flecheUNESCO seeks new ways of engaging world leaders in constructive dialogue
 flecheNicolas Bailly: "Everyone must be able to protect diversity in their own special way"
 flecheSharp drop in aid to basic education jeopardizes school chances for millions
 flecheUNESCO, U.S. Library of Congress and partners launch World Digital Library
 flecheUNESCO reaffirms its commitment to fight racism at the Durban Review Conference, Geneva, 20-24 April 2009
 flecheAfter the G20: UN chiefs point the way to recovery
 flecheUNESCO and Italy organize the first UNESCO Forum of Cultural Industries

 flecheUNESCO, Library of Congress and partners launch World Digital Library
 flecheLe Directeur général ouvre la deuxième session extraordinaire du Comité intergouvernemental pour la protection et la promotion de la diversité des expressions culturelles
 flecheUNESCO world conference on education for sustainable development (31 march - 2 april 2009, Bonn - Germany)
 flecheNew report highlights crucial role of water in development
 flecheGlobal crisis hits most vulnerable
 flecheArgentina will be the venue of the XVI Forum of Ministers of Culture and Officials in Charge of Cultural Policies of Latin America and the Caribbean
 flecheUNESCO Director-General calls for increased investment in global public goods at World Economic Forum in Davos
 flecheNew edition of UNESCO’s Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
 flecheInternational Mother Language Day, February 21
 flecheLaunch of UNESCO International Year of Astronomy
 flecheEthiopian filmmakers address the development challenge
 flecheNew dynamics in Higher Education
 flecheDiversity of cultural expressions: cooperation and sustainable development on agenda of UNESCO intergovernmental meeting (8-12th December 2008)
 flecheMeeting-debate "Culture, Economy, Regional Integration: Culture, a lever for African Development" (16th December 2008, UNESCO, Paris - France)

 flecheInequality undermining education opportunities for millions of children
 flecheRepresentative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity comes into being in Istanbul
 flecheMessage from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: "Audiovisual Heritage as a witness of Cultural Identity"
 flecheUNESCO publishes first world map of underground transboundary aquifers
 flecheSecond ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions (8-12 December 2008, UNESCO, Paris)
 flecheDanish conference spotlights education for intercultural dialogue
 flecheAuroville’s 40th anniversary commemorated at UNESCO
 flecheConvention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage will enter into force in January 2009
 flecheUNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee resumes debate on human cloning
 flecheDraft summary records of the 1st Extraordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (June 2008, Paris)
 flecheInternational efforts to meet literacy challenge insufficient, concludes UNESCO report
 fleche"Why Languages Matter"
 flecheWorld Teachers’ Day 2008: 18 million more teachers needed
 flecheInternational conference set foundations for linguistic diversity in cyberspace
 flecheLena Resolution on linguistic and cultural diversity in cyberspace
 flecheUNESCO-Hewlett-Packard and CNRS project to reduce brain drain in Africa bears first fruit
 flecheTo mark the International Literacy Day 2008, the Unesco Institute for Statistics releases a new report on the underlying concepts, methodology and trends in literacy statistics
 fleche"In the Middle East, water is too important to fight over."
 flecheTwenty-seven new sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage this year
 flecheEight new sites, from the Straits of Malacca, to Papua New Guinea and San Marino, added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List
 flecheDecisions of the 1st extraordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions
 flecheLyon appointed first «City of Media Arts» of UNESCO’s Creative Cities’ Network
 flecheExtraordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
 flecheSouth-East European Heads of State pledge to use regional waterways to foster understanding
 flecheSecond session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (16-19 June 2008, Paris)
 flecheUNESCO survey finds under-privileged children also disadvantaged in the classroom
 flecheFirst Extraordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (24-27 June 2008, Paris)
 flecheMessage from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
 flecheWorld Day for Cultural Diversity: May, 21st
 flecheMore power to the people through freedom of information - World Press Freedom Day 2008
 flecheWorld Book and Copyright Day - 23 April
 flecheAid to basic education stagnating, says UNESCO’s EFA Global Monitoring Report
 flecheEducation For All Global Action Week 2008 (21-27 April)
 flecheModern agricultural practices must change, concludes report to be presented at UNESCO
 flecheManage the unavoidable to avoid the unmanageable – that’s where we are at according to Italian climatologist Filippo Giorgi
 flecheDraft summary records of the of the First Ordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
 flecheMessage from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Water Day: Sanitation
 flecheProgramme of the Symposium "Intercultural Dialogue and Cultural Diversity: a Renewed Debate" - launch of the 2008 European Year of Intercultural Dialogue in France (13-14 March 2008, Unesco-Paris)
 flecheConvention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions - Culture in sustainable development : insights for the future implementation of Art. 13
 flecheAgenda of the launching of the International Year of Languages in the framework of the International Mother Language Day (February 21, 2008, Unesco - Paris)
 flecheNigeria hosts the 15th and last national seminar of UNESCO’s project on the challenges of regional integration in West Africa (26-28 February 2008, Lagos - Nigeria)
 flecheLanguages matter (The Unesco Courier 2008, n°1)
 flecheThird World Congress of Biosphere Reserves presents action guidelines for next six years of UNESCO’s MAB programme
 flecheLaunching of the International Year of Languages in the framework of the International Mother Language Day (21 February 2008, Paris)
 flecheThird World Congress of Biosphere Reserves (4-9 February 2008, Madrid)
 flecheUNESCO to launch new indicators for mapping and comparing national research systems
 flecheUNESCO Director-General to attend first Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations in Madrid
 flecheInternational Year of Planet Earth

 flecheCall for action at close of Ottowa session of Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
 fleche 'Culture or Commerce? A Comparative Assessment of International Interactions and Developing Countries at UNESCO, WTO, and Beyond', by J. P. Singh
 fleche'A study on creativity index', by Desmond Hui
 fleche‘Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: Possible Statistical Implications?’ by Mirja Liikkanen
 flecheEducation for All Global Monitoring Report 2008
 flecheEducation for All on the right track finds Global Monitoring Report 2008 launched by UNESCO
 flecheFirst session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (10-13 December 2007, Ottawa - Canada)
 flecheMusic as a means of intercultural dialogue
 flecheMessage from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the celebration of “2008, International Year of Languages” “Languages matter!”
 flecheStudents, teachers, schools face deliberate attacks in conflict areas – UNESCO
 flecheWorld Philosophy Day 2007, 15 November 2007
 flecheGeneral Conference defines UNESCO’s strategy for the coming six years
 flecheNew publication on private higher education in Europe
 flecheThe rising role and relevance of private higher education in Europe (Study)
 flecheNine new members elected to World Heritage Committee
 flecheExhibit "Planet earth : from space to place" (16th oct. - 3rd nov. 2007)
 flecheUNESCO and Library of Congress sign agreement for World Digital Library
 flecheBulgarian President highlights UNESCO’s contribution to understanding among peoples at General Conference opening
 flecheEducation and development to take centre stage at 34th session of UNESCO’s General Conference (16 October – 3 November)
 flecheGlobal Education Digest 2007
 flecheGlobal spending on education concentrated in just a handful of countries
 flecheEducation and development to take centre stage at 34th session of UNESCO’s General Conference (16 October – 3 November)
 flecheWorld Teachers’ Day 2007
 flecheSelection of new UNESCO biosphere reserves
 flecheChild deaths fall below 10 million for first time
 flecheInterview with Alexander Marc: “Education of the Roma: we have no reasons to be so pessimistic.”
 flecheExpert meeting on the statistical measurement of the diversity of cultural expressions
 flecheFirst inscriptions on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage lists to take place in September 2009
 flecheNew global survey on cinema
 flecheCountries of East Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific pledge support for Literacy
 flecheUnequal Chances to Participate in Adult Learning: International Perspectives / Richard Desjardins, Kjell Rubenson and Marcella Milana

 flecheInterview with Mark Richmond: “While clear progress has been made, a serious gender gap persists”
 flecheFighting illiteracy in East Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific
 flecheBeirut named “World Book Capital 2009”
 fleche2007 UNESCO Literacy Prize winners announced
 flecheTask force on languages and multilingualism: compendium on ongoing activities concerning languages and multilingualism (2006-2007)
 flecheThe World Heritage international safeguarding campaigns
 flecheFirst session of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions closes at UNESCO
 flecheJean Musitelli: "The Convention’s success depends on the will of States"
 flecheFirst session at UNESCO of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
 flecheCorruption in education a worldwide problem says new UNESCO report
 fleche15th Forum of Ministers of Culture and Officials in-Charge of Cultural Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean
 flecheBoundless Media Award: call for candidates
 flecheOfficial Launch of the World Centre for Language Documentation
 flecheProgramme of the Expert Meeting on "Mainstreaming principles of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue in policies for sustainable development" (Unesco, Paris, 21 - 23 May 2007)
 flecheWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
 flecheInternational conference "Migration: putting concerns to rest" (Paris, 10 May)
 flecheUNESCO observes World Press Freedom Day 2007 in Medellin, Colombia, focusing on safety of journalists
 flecheConference : UNESCO Conventions in the field of cultural and national legislation of the Commonwealth of Independent States (04-26-07)
 flecheReport: "Case Studies on Climate Change and World Heritage"
 flecheClimate change threatens UNESCO World Heritage sites
 flecheThe Protection and Promotion of Musical Diversity
 flecheExhibition “Living Heritage: Exploring the Intangible” (from 12 April to 30 November 2007)
 flecheProceedings of the International Symposium on Culture Statistics (Montréal, 21-23 October 2002)
 flecheUniversal Forum of Cultures - Monterrey 2007 (20 sept.- 11 nov. 2007, Monterrey, Mexico)
 flecheUNESCO brings together ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean to examine quality of education
 flecheUNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions enters into force
 flecheConference : Cultural Diversity - Europe's Wealth. Bringing the UNESCO Convention to Life
 flecheInternational Mother Language Day
 flecheActes du colloque "Diversité culturelle et valeurs transversales : un dialogue est-ouest sur la dynamique entre le spirituel et le temporel"
 fleche21st World Congress on Dance Research : "Dancers without frontiers"
 flechePost-conflict: Reconstructing for tomorrow
 flecheConvention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions will enter into force on 18 March 2007
 flecheWorld Philosophy Day and International Day for Tolerance celebrated worldwide on 16 November
 flecheMore than 15 States ratify the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
 flecheEarly childhood care and education, the forgotten link claims new report published by UNESCO
 flecheConvention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions
 flecheInternational Day of the World’s Indigenous People, 9 August 2006
 flecheUNESCO Director-General speaks of education’s financial gap at G8 summit in St Petersburg
 flecheFirst meeting of States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
 flecheScientists meeting in Tunis propose measures to help curb desertification
 flecheThe Future of Drylands Conference
 flecheMessage from the Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (21 May 2006)
 flecheUNESCO contributing to peace and human development in an era of globalization through education, the sciences, culture and communication
 fleche31st ITI World Congress and Theatre Olympics of the Nations
 flecheMessage from the Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2006
 flecheSmall islands, big issues
 flecheWater: a crisis of governance says second UN World Water Development Report
 flecheTowards Knowledge Societies – the first UNESCO World Report
 flecheEducation for All Global Monitoring Report 2006 : “Literacy for Life”
 flecheWomen’s Literacy for Sustainable Development
 flecheWanted! Teachers
 flecheBuilding the next generation of teachers in Africa
 flecheOpening of the Sixth E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting in Monterrey, Mexico
 flecheChina challenges dominance of USA, Europe and Japan in scientific research according to UNESCO Science Report 2005
 flecheThe UNESCO Science Report 2005 / UNESCO
 fleche22 March - World Water Day 2006: Water and Culture
 flecheUsers are choosers
 flecheLanguage Vitality and Endangerment
 flecheInternational Mother Language Day - 21 February 2006
 flecheExpert Meeting for Policy Leaders and Decision Makers in the Broadcasting and Audio-visual Industry in Asia
 flecheSubregional Seminar on "Cultural Indicators in Central America"
 fleche3rd Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands warns progress towards international targets on oceans too slow
 flecheThe future of marine ecosystems to be examined by Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands
 flecheConvention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage to Enter into Force on 20 April
 flecheLe Canada devient le premier Etat à ratifier la Convention sur la protection et la promotion de la diversité des expressions culturelles
 flecheLaunch of UNESCO’s Literacy Portal
 flecheBhaktapur: Open-Air Museum
 flecheRadio Ada, the Voice of Those Without a Voice
 flecheBridging the North South Divide
 flecheThe Rush for Water
 flecheCultural Diversity can neither be decreed nor improvised
 flecheA Burst of Creativity
 flecheTaking the Pulse of the Planet
 flecheThe Cells of Discord
 flecheParaguay and the Pirate’s Song
 flecheSeeking the Right Balance
 flecheEFA Global Monitoring Report 2005

 flecheMonitoring the Oceans
 flecheClimate Change / by Guy Jacques and Hervé Le Treut

 flecheAchieve gender parity by 2005, gender equality by 2015
 flecheDeveloping countries losing out in cultural trade
 flecheThe Rabat Commitment
 flecheThe Samba of Roda and the Ramlila proclaimed Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
 flecheThird Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
 flecheTraditional Music
 flecheTo promote presence of African languages in cyberspace UNESCO continues support for N’ko project
 flecheGeneral Conference adopts Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions
 flecheKultur versus Freihandel
 flecheProjet de Convention internationale sur la diversité culturelle - texte en projet résultant des négociations intergouvernementales
 flecheHeads of State of Tajikistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina advocate dialogue and cultural diversity at UNESCO’s General Conference
 flecheNatural Disaster Reduction
 flecheInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty - 18-19 October 2004, UNESCO House, Paris
 flecheCultural diversity, doping and bioethics on the agenda of UNESCO’s General Conference
 flecheTwenty-one States have ratified the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
 flecheThe World Forum on Cultural Diversity
 flecheUNESCO prepares to launch new ICT teacher training project
 flecheInternational Day of the World’s Indigenous People, 9 August 2005
 flecheWorld heritage in young hands
 flecheLest we forget: the triumph over slavery
 flecheSouvenirs d'humanité
 flecheExposition photographique: Mémoires de l’Humanité
 flecheMusiques africaines
 flecheAction in favour of Indigenous Peoples
 flecheArtistic practices and techniques from Europe and North America favouring social cohesion and peace
 flechePresident Lula da Silva to inaugurate “UNESCO and Brazil” exhibition

 flecheIndian Ocean tsunami alert system to be launched at IOC Assembly in June
 flecheTwenty-nine new documentary collections inscribed on the Memory of the World Register
 flecheSommet Mondial sur la Société de l’Information (SMSI)
 flecheEducation for All in Africa: Paving the Way for Action

 flecheDialogue among Cultures and Civilizations : International Conference in Rabat
 flechePrimeras Jornadas del MERCOSUR
sobre Políticas Culturales para la Diversidad Cultural

 flechePropuesta de Plan Cultural de las Tres Fronteras
 flecheSecond meeting of Ministers of Culture of Asia and Europe (ASEM)
 flecheThe precautionary principle
 flecheMultilingualism in cyberspace conference concluded in Bamako
 flecheDiscours de M. Koïchiro Matsuura sur l’avant-projet de convention concernant la protection de la diversité des contenus culturels et des expressions artistiques
 flecheUNESCO e NASA firmam parceria
 flecheWorld Heritage and contemporary architecture : Towards new conservation standards
 flecheRencontres sahariennes
 flecheCultural Diversity and Globalization: The Arab-Japanese Experience, a Cross-Regional Dialogue
 flecheGlobal education digest shows rapid growth in secondary education worldwide
 fleche171e Conseil exécutif de l’UNESCO : La troisième session de la Réunion intergouvernementale d’experts sur le projet de Convention se tiendra du 25 mai au 4 juin 2005 à Paris
 flecheDiogenes 209: "Approaching Utopia"
 flecheRapport du Directeur général sur l'état d'avancement du projet de convention sur la protection de la diversité des contenus culturels et des expressions artistiques
 flecheInformation Meeting with Permanent Delegations on the Strategic Review and Implementation Plans of UNESCO’s Post-Dakar Role in Education for All (EFA)
 flecheParticipation of the European Community in the intergovernmental meeting of experts (Category II) on the preliminary draft convention on the protection of the diversity of cultural contents and artistic expressions
 flecheExperts warn ecosystem changes threaten development
 flecheCha, In-Suk
 flecheCelebration of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
 fleche22 March: World Water Day initiates the International Decade for action 'Water for Life'
 flechePartie II - Résultats des travaux du groupe de travail informel
 flechePartie I - Résultats des travaux du comité de rédaction
 flecheRapport préliminaire du Directeur Général contenant deux avant-projets de Convention sur la protection de la diversité des contenus culturels et des expressions artistiques
 flecheLes inventaires du patrimoine culturel immatériel

 flecheDiversité culturelle et pluralisme
 flecheRapport préliminaire du Directeur Général contenant deux avant-projets de Convention sur la protection de la diversité des contenus culturels et des expressions artistiques
 flecheMessage from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2005
 flecheUNESCO treaty on protecting oral traditions could come into force next year
 flecheInternational Cultural Forum Beijing 2004 - UNESCO Office Beijing
 flecheEleven States Ratify Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention
 flecheFirst edition of the Global Alliance Newsletter
 flecheSixth meeting of the Intersectoral Task Force on UNESCO’s contribution to the World Summit on the Information Society
 flecheSecond session of the intergovernmental meeting of experts on the Preliminary Draft Convention on the Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Contents and Artistic Expressions (31 January – 12 February 2005)

 flecheFirst meeting of experts on the cultural heritage of the Old City of Jerusalem
 flecheInternational Conference on Biodiversity: Science and Governance
 flecheUNESCO to announce global strategy for establishment of a tsunami early warning system
 flecheFirst anniversary of the earthquake at World Heritage city of Bam (Iran)
 flecheUNESCO offers tsunami assistance to countries in South Asia
 flecheFirst meeting of the Drafting Committee for the Preliminary Draft Convention on the protection of the diversity of cultural contents and artistic expressions

 flecheMatsuura, Koïchiro
 flecheDie unterschiedlichen Begriffe von "Kultureller Vielfalt" (von Bernard Wicht)
 flecheAvant-projet de convention sur la protection de la diversité des contenus culturels et des expressions artistiques
 flecheUNESCO and Microsoft sign cooperation agreement to help bridge the digital divide
 flecheYamato Declaration on Integrated Approaches for Safeguarding Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage
 flecheQuality of Education insufficient to achieve Education For All by 2015
 fleche2005 Education for All Global Monitoring Report
 flecheSafeguarding of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Toward an Integrated Approach
 flecheFirst Intergovernmental Meeting on the preliminary draft International Convention on the Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Contents and Artistic Expressions
 flecheDémocratie et gouvernance mondiale
 flecheInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty (18-19 October 2004, UNESCO House, Paris)
 flecheCall for a European Coalition of Cities Against Racism
 flecheInternational Conference on education : "Quality education for all young people: Challenges, trends and priorities"

 flecheInternational Literacy Day
 flecheUNESCO celebrates International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
 fleche 2000 Illiteracy rates - World Regions by gender
 flecheSchool life expectancy
 flecheThe future of values / Jérôme Bindé (dir.)
 flecheUNESCO’s 21st Century Dialogue on Building Knowledge Societies Today in Seoul
 flecheNew sites to be added to World Heritage List
 flecheZum Stand einer internationalen Konventionen zum Schutz der kulturellen Vielfalt
 fleche21 May 2004 - World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
 flecheSymposium international "Diversité culturelle et mondialisation : l'expérience arabo-japonaise, un dialogue inter-régional"
 fleche"Diversité culturelle : synthèse des travaux préliminaires et des réunions d'experts de catégorie VI et perspectives"
 flecheSession d'information avec les délégations permanentes des États membres de l'UNESCO sur le processus d'élaboration d'un avant-projet de Convention sur la protection de la diversité des contenus culturels et des expressions artistiques
 flecheL'eau et la gouvernance : quelques exemples de bonnes pratiques
 flecheUnesco Lança Índice de Desenvolvimento Juvenil Inédito no Mundo
 flecheA new international instrument to enhance the protection of cultural property in times of war
 flecheDialogue assumes equality
 flechePremière réunion du groupe d'experts sur l'avant-projet de Convention internationale concernant la protection de la diversité des contenus culturels et des expressions artistiques
 flecheUNESCO High-Level Symposium on Knowledge Societies at WSIS concluded
 flecheConférence Internationale des ONG de 2003

 flecheGlobal alliance for cultural diversity presents its first results
 flecheCommission Sociale: l'éducation et la lutte contre la pauvreté sont les priorités en matière de promotion des Droits de l'Homme
 flecheGirls continue to face sharp discrimination in access to school
 flecheNew Technologies: Mirage or Miracle?
 flecheUNESCO Project Elaborates Methodology To Asses ICT Impact On Poverty Eradication
 flecheWorld Cities join to protect their biological and cultural diversity
 fleche2003 International Year of Freshwater: Water, A flood of promises, a trickle of progress
 flecheConvention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
 flecheUNESCO adopts international declaration on human genetic data
 flecheWorld Heritage Convention: 14th General Assembly
 flecheThe 32nd session of UNESCO's General Conference approves unanimously the elaboration by 2005 of an international convention regarding the protection of the diversity of cultural contents and artistic expressions
 flecheIntangible Heritage, Cultural Diversity and Preventing Intentional Destruction of Heritage: Key Cultural Issues at UNESCO’s General Conference
 flecheCommunique of the ministerial round table on quality education
 flecheTthe President of Kyrgyzstan emphasizes education and new information and communication technology in an address to UNESCO’s General Conference
 flecheUNESCO’s General Conference to debate preparation of an international convention against doping in sport
 flecheThe First Lady of the United States of America marks the U.S. Return to UNESCO with an Address to the General Conference
 flecheHundred of ministers and five heads of State expected at UNESCO's General Conference
 flecheEGOVOS 3: Open Standards and Libre Software in Government
 flecheUniversidades do Rio de Janeiro debatem a globalização
 flechePolitical inertia exacerbates water crisis, says World Water Development Report First UN system-wide evaluation of global water resources
 flechePress conference by UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura on UNESCO-NEPAD seminar
 flecheCivilizations: How we see others, how others see us
 flecheMessage du Directeur général de l'UNESCO à l'occasion de la Journée des droits de l'homme
 flechePhilosophy day at UNESCO
 flecheInauguration de la Bibliotheca Alexandrina : du papyrus au numérique
 flechePatrimoine immatériel : Adoption de la Déclaration d'Istanbul
 flecheL'UNESCO se réjouit du retour des Etats-Unis d'Amérique
 flecheQuatre-vingt ministres de la culture travaillent sur le thème : le patrimoine immatériel, miroir de la diversité culturelle
 flecheLa diversité culturelle, un facteur essentiel du développement durable
 flecheUNESCO Promotes Cultural Diversity and Education at World Summit on Sustainable Development
 flecheDeputy Director-General to inaugurate Youth Tennis Tournament on July 8
 flecheForo UNESCO sobre la crisis argentina
 flecheDossier d'information sur l' Education pour tous - Le rôle de la societé civile
 flecheWhat is UNESCO
 flecheGeneral Conference adopts universal declaration on Cultural Diversity
 flecheONGs, Gobernancia y Desarollo en America Latina
 flecheMemória - Forum UNESCO-MERCOSUR
24-25 mayo 2001 - Asunción

 flecheLa Diversidad Cultural ante la Mundialización Económica
 flecheRe-shaping cultural policies
 fleche"Democracy and World Governance in the 21st Century"
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