Unesco

Geneva eyes Unesco recognition for Escalade festival

Liberal-Radical city councillor Vincent Subilia started his campaign over the weekend, telling La Tribune de Genève that recognition by Unesco would …

Switzerland

Environmental change strikes young people deep in the Namib desert

‘We park the bus where the road stops. When they get off and see only the sand dunes for miles, they start to think “Where on earth are we?”’, says …

United Nations

Neapolitan pizza-twirling wins UNESCO honour

The art of Neapolitan pizza-making won world heritage status on Thursday, joining a horse-riding game from Iran and Dutch windmills on UNESCO’s …

Pizza

Neopolitan pizza twirling gets UNESCO heritage status

It’s now a pizza history!<p>The noble tradition of Neopolitan pizza twirling was granted world heritage status by the United Nations on Thursday.<p>The art …

Pizza

Naples Pizza Makers Receive UNESCO Cultural Heritage Designation

The city of Naples, often in headlines for its garbage woes and mafia violence, is celebrating international recognition of its tastier side.<p>UNESCO …

Pizza

Sega tambour of Rodrigues Island - intangible heritage - Culture Sector

Initiating and transmitting tambour making skills to children and youth who are keen to learn from the master tambour maker and player, Mr Louis …

United Nations

Slice of paradise as Naples pizza twirling fetes UNESCO triumph

Naples' pizza twirling joined UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage" Thursday, securing the coveted status alongside a host of cultural treasures …

Pizza

The Dutch job of miller is now a protected Unesco craft

Sunset at Kinderdijk. Photo: Chahida Benkoula, Instagram nmkp62<p>The craft of being a Dutch miller has been added to a Unesco cultural heritage list …

Netherlands

Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’ - intangible heritage - Culture Sector

The first phase: the shaping of dough balls (the so called 'Staglio')<p>© Sebillo, 2010<p>The second phase: spreading the dough (called 'ammaccatura'). …

United Nations

Khaen music of the Lao people - intangible heritage - Culture Sector

L'orchestre de khènes<p>© 2015 by Deépartement du cinéma auprès du Ministère de l'information, de la culture et du tourisme, République démocratique …

France

United Nations announces Decade of Ocean Science (2021-2030)

The United Nations today announced the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to mobilize the scientific community, …

Climate

Neapolitan pizza makers could gain World Heritage status

It's one of the candidates to join the list of intangible heritage created by UNESCO, but we're not talking about pizza but the pizza makers.<p>The UN’s Educational and Cultural agency will decide this week whether the pizzaiuoli, as they are called, should be included in the list of cultural …

Pizza

Arab Cultural Treasures Join UNESCO's List of ‘Intangible Heritage’

An ancient art form considered as a key element of the identity of the Saudi region of Asir has been inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of the …

Middle East

Kochari, traditional group dance - intangible heritage - Culture Sector

Inscribed in 2017 (12.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity<p><b>© Ministry of Culture of the Republic of</b> …

United Nations

A UNESCO scholarship in Jordan encourages student with disability to keep dreaming

21 year–old Hadeel Nimer used to feel trapped by her physical disability. Despite her physical limitations, she always tried to imagine a …

United Nations

Malaysia's Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Culture

Ocean Literacy for All, a manual for change in a changing blue planet

Most of us live our lives unaware of how our day-to-day actions affect the health of the ocean, its sustainability and its many resources on which we …

United Nations

Student Voice: Withdrawing from UNESCO is a Mistake

<i>Editor's Note: Today, two students, Sophie Hussain, a sophomore, and Colin Jensen, a senior at Naperville Central High School, share their views on</i> …

Education

Israel expands military base in Hebron

Israeli occupation forces are continuing to expand the military area it established 16 years ago in Hebron, Palestinian sources have said.According …

Middle East

World AIDS Day 2017

My health, my right<p><i>“On this World AIDS Day, UNESCO and the UNAIDS Joint Programme join together to call for a world where every woman and man is able</i> …

World AIDS Day

Addendum to UNESCO Strategy Reinforces Protection of Culture and Heritage from Natural Disasters

On 14 November, 2017 the 39th session of the UNESCO General Conference adopted an <i>Addendum</i> to its S<i>trategy for the Reinforcement of the UNESCO’s</i> …

United Nations

World Philosophy Day 2017 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

World Philosophy Day 2017<p>Message from Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO<p>Philosophy is an inspiring discipline as well as an everyday practice …

United Nations

UNESCO Member States adopt Declaration of Ethical Principles in relation to Climate Change

<b>UNESCO has just announced the adoption of a global Declaration of ethical principles in relation to climate change, at the 39th Session of its</b> …

Climate

UNESCO’s new French chief brushes off US withdrawal

Audrey Azoulay, the newly-elected French head of UNESCO, has brushed aside the United States' decision to pull out of the UN cultural body.<p>Azoulay …

France

'We survived long periods without America before', new UNESCO chief brushes off US pullout

UNESCO's new chief on Monday brushed aside the United States' decision to walk out of the UN cultural body, saying the organisation had survived long …

United Nations

New UNESCO chief brushes off US pullout

PARIS: UNESCO's new chief on Monday (Nov 13) brushed aside the United States' decision to walk out of the UN cultural body, saying the organisation …

United Nations

Creative Industries Support Programme | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

The Creative Industries Support Programme (CISP) is designed to preserve and promote Cambodia’s cultural heritage with a strong focus on Cambodian …

Conservation

Climate change imperils one in four UNESCO natural sites

Climate change imperils one in four UN-listed natural heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands -- nearly double the number from …

Climate Change

UNESCO chief says U.S. 'empty chair' can't last

PARIS — New UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay has rebuked the U.S. for its decision to withdraw from the U.N. cultural body for alleged anti-Israel bias …

Israel

World Heritage Volunteers 2018 – Call for Projects

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2018. This Call …

United Nations