UNESCO’s News in August: UNESCO Director-General welcomes opening of trial on the destruction of heritage in Timbuktu

August 25, 2016 - NEWS, What’s new at Association? - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

2016news1            © UNESCO/F. Bandarin Timbuktu, Mali UNESCO today welcomed the opening of the hearings of the case of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague for alleged war crimes and the destruction of historical monuments and buildings of

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UNESCO’s News in August: Artists and policymakers in the Indian state of Goa work with UNESCO to strengthen their Creative Industries

August 25, 2016 - NEWS, What’s new at Association? - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

2016newsArtistic Fire Show at Goa beach Recommendations for stronger policies which protect and promote the creative industries in the western Indian state of Goa will be the focus of a UNESCO symposium on 21 and 22 August. Around 30 key players from Goa’s Directorate of Arts and Culture; creative professionals and

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UNESCO’s News in July: UNESCO Director-General Condemns Nice attacks

July 22, 2016 - NEWS, What’s new at Association? - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

2016news1                    UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova “Once again, France, UNESCO’s host country, was hard hit last night in Nice by a murderous violence that struck at the heart of the values of solidarity and togetherness that united so many people on the

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UNESCO’s News in July: Defending Culture under Attack

July 22, 2016 - NEWS, What’s new at Association? - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

2016news            “We must stand together to defend our shared cultural heritage because this is defending the                        humanity we hold in common, this is defending who we are and where we are going.” So said

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UNESCO’s News in June: UNESCO Director-General meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of China

June 28, 2016 - NEWS, What’s new at Association? - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

2016news1On June 7, the UNESCO Director-General, Ms Irina Bokova met with the H.E. Wang Yi,                       Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing.       The Foreign Minister thanked the Director-General for her leadership

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UNESCO’s News in June: National Commissions of the World to benefit from “The Elan of Shanghai”

June 28, 2016 - NEWS, What’s new at Association? - Post by: WfpaEdit No Comments

2016newsShanghai, China, June 13-15, 2016 More than 150 participants, coming from some 130 countries, met for the third annual meeting of this kind. A variety of speakers, including Heads of regional field offices of UNESCO, discussed global issues and local experiences in a collective effort to develop and better position

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