PNMH, UNESCO striving to safe blind dolphin specie

Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) initiated a one year project to save blind dolphin in Indus water. “It is one of the endanger specie of dolphin found in Pakistan on which the joint effort has been launched to preserve it”, said Director General PMNH, Dr. Muhammad Rafique. He further informed that PMNH has also worked with Capital Development Authority (CDA) on a project of beautification of the Islamabad Capital Territory and concluded that the major challenges to the beauty of this picaresque city is wood cutting, wood extraction … Continue reading PNMH, UNESCO striving to safe blind dolphin specie

Cuba to apply for 1st UNESCO Global Geopark

Cuban specialists are preparing a presentation to apply for Vinales, the main tourism site of the Western province of Pinar del Rio, to become the first UNESCO Global Geopark in Cuba. Mario Alberto Sanchez, director of the Vinales National Park, recalled that the site, renowned for its picturesque views, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999, for its harmony between man and nature and for its preservation of ancient artistic and agricultural traditions. He explained that the presentation will show that Vinales contains many caves with remnants of indigenous communities, such as cave art, as well as paleontological remains. … Continue reading Cuba to apply for 1st UNESCO Global Geopark

Kulangsu: Scaling China’s ‘Piano Island’

Off the coast of Xiamen, in southeast China, Kulangsu (also known as Gulangyu) is not exactly your average Chinese village. First of all, the tiny island, with just 4,000 households, is completely free of cars and bikes, aside from the occasional tourist trolley. Then there’s the 19th-century European mansions, leafy seaside promenades, white-sandy beaches and a legacy of classical music. And as of July, China’s “Piano Island” — so named for its piano music and musical prodigies — is also a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, chosen in the committee’s 41st session. From the world’s largest piano museum to peaceful … Continue reading Kulangsu: Scaling China’s ‘Piano Island’

UNESCO trains Arab state and private broadcasters on Gender Sensitive Indicators for Media

27 July 2017 In keeping with its commitment to contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through the media, UNESCO will hold a comprehensive training session for broadcasting members of the Arab States Broadcasting Union, as well as private media, in Amman, Jordan from 30 July to 1 August 2017. The training session will bring together gender 20 focal points from broadcasters from the region to develop action plans that will assist in putting gender transformative policies together, using the framework of UNESCO’s Gender Sensitive Indicators for Media (GSIMs). The Gender Sensitive Indicators for Media encourage news and … Continue reading UNESCO trains Arab state and private broadcasters on Gender Sensitive Indicators for Media

UNESCO Inaugurates NGO For Media Information Literacy

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Wednesday in Abuja inaugurated an NGO known as Media and Information Literacy of Nigeria (MILCON). The UNESCO Regional Director, Abuja Office, Mr Yao Yde, inaugurated MILCON in Abuja at the end of a two-day UNESCO train-the-trainers workshop on Media and Information Literacy (MIL). In a communiqué signed by MILCON Interim Coordinator, Mr Chido Onumah, Yde said that MILCON would facilitate building of literacy teachers in Nigeria. He said that the workshop with the theme: “Think, Create and Share“ had urged UNESCO to involve the media in drawing up the Nigerian … Continue reading UNESCO Inaugurates NGO For Media Information Literacy

Parnassos eyed as UNESCO protected park

The National Park of Parnassos in Central Greece may become the country’s sixth UNESCO Global Geopark, after regional officials initiated the process of drafting the application to United Nations agency. The UNESCO Global Geopark program provides recognition and protection to single, unified geographical areas that contain sites and landscapes of international geological significance. The aim is to manage these areas in a sustainable way. The program began in 2001 and now includes 120 geoparks around the world, including five in Greece – the petrified forest on the island of Lesvos, Vikos in the northwestern, Psiloritis in Crete and Helmos in … Continue reading Parnassos eyed as UNESCO protected park

UNESCO seeks inclusion of information literacy in schools curriculum

Regional Head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Yao Ydo is calling for the inclusion of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in school curriculum. Ydo said discussions are already on going with the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Education on measures to integrate the MIL into the nation’s education system. He said it became important considering the high level of hate speeches, engagements of vulnerable youths into extremism and spread of fake news on the internet. The UNESCO representative emphasised on how individuals had sponsored customised messages to deceive people and achieve political gain. … Continue reading UNESCO seeks inclusion of information literacy in schools curriculum

Czech beer barrel-makers to seek UNESCO listing

Plzen, West Bohemia, July 15 (CTK)- Eight barrel-makers from the Pilsner Urquell (Plzensky Prazdroj) brewery in Plzen are seeking the entry of their traditional craft into the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage, Petr Tuma, from the brewery, has told CTK. They are the last who keep this famous craft alive. They exchanged experience with their colleagues from France who were on a stint in the Plzen brewery until July 14. The Czech barrel-makers have taken the first step on the path to the UNESCO-listing. The were registered in the regional list of cultural and historical heritage and now they … Continue reading Czech beer barrel-makers to seek UNESCO listing

Dossier against Qatar to be submitted to UNESCO

VIENNA — The Global Campaign Against Qatar’s Financing of Terrorism, GCAQFT, has prepared a dossier on the violations committed by the Bashar al-Assad regime and the Qatar government against educational institutions and students in Syria, which will be submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The dossier states that Qatar’s financing of terrorist groups in the conflict areas in some Syrian towns and villages led to the closure of several schools and educational institutions, depriving millions of Syrian students of learning. This came on Sunday when Dr. Yousif Omer, Official Spokesman for the Campaign, inaugurated an … Continue reading Dossier against Qatar to be submitted to UNESCO

UNESCO’s Revisionist Biblical History View Shameful, Dangerous

Israeli soldiers stand outside a Palestinian house as they escort Israeli settlers through Palestinian land from the Tel Rumeida settlement to the Cave of Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron. In the words of Dubose Heyward, George Gershwin’s lyricist, “Summertime and the livin’ is easy,” — except if you’re the Jewish State under attack by the U.N. Once again, the U.N.’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) convened to discuss such issues of great educational, scientific and cultural importance — like the denial of Jewish history and the veracity of the Bible. The U.N.’s main cultural heritage body … Continue reading UNESCO’s Revisionist Biblical History View Shameful, Dangerous