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Sustainable education takes place in a cloud forest in emblematic Colombian site

Sustainable education takes place in a cloud forest in emblematic Colombian site

sustainable-education-colombia.jpg © Fundación Granja Ecológica el Porvenir A once fashionable tourist attraction reinvented as a cultural and learning platform is expanding on its success to meet the needs of a burgeoning local population.  Based in a former landmark hotel near the 150-metre high Tequendama falls in Soacha, seven kilometres from the heart of the Colombian capital Bogota, the Fundación Granja Ecológica el Porvenir (the Foundation) was established to raise awareness among the local community and far beyond about the ecosystem, local water resources and the unique tropical cloud forest situated there. The Foundation was nominated for the UNESCO-Japan Prize for Education for Sustainable Development in 2018. Environmental education programmes began in 1992 in an ecological farm located near to the falls, where visitors could learn about the importanc
Jun 18, 2019 , Source: uneconews
Director-General urges justice for murder of journalist Rospide Pétion in Haiti

Director-General urges justice for murder of journalist Rospide Pétion in Haiti

DeadJournos_ai © UNESCO The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has condemned and called for an investigation into the killing of radio journalist Rospide Pétion in Haiti on 10 June. Paris, 18 June—The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has condemned and called for an investigation into the killing of radio journalist Rospide Pétion in Haiti on 10 June. “I condemn the killing of Rospide Pétion,” said the Director-General. “Investigating cases of violence against journalists and bringing their perpetrators to trial is indispensable for the defense of freedom of expression and of the press.” Rospide Pétion, a journalist for Radio Sin Fin, was killed in Port-au Prince, capital of Haiti, as he was driving home from work in a company vehicle. UNESCO promotes the safety of journalists through global awareness-raising, capacity building and a ra
Jun 18, 2019 , Source: uneconews
Director-General condemns killing of journalist Norma Sarabia in Mexico

Director-General condemns killing of journalist Norma Sarabia in Mexico

DeadJournos_ai © UNESCO UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has denounced the murder of print journalist Norma Sarabia in the town of Huimanguillo, in Mexico’s state of Tabasco, on 11 June. “I condemn the killing of Norma Sarabia,” said the Director-General. “I trust that authorities will bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice to preserve press freedom, which depends on journalists’ ability to carry out their work without fearing for their lives.” Norma Sarabia who mainly reported on crime and violence for newspapers Tabasco HOY and Diario Presente was killed by two unidentified gunmen outside her home. UNESCO promotes the safety of journalists through global awareness-raising, capacity building and a range of actions, notably the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.  See also: UNESCO condemns the killin
Jun 18, 2019 , Source: uneconews
63rd IPDC Bureau to take place on 19-20 June 2019

63rd IPDC Bureau to take place on 19-20 June 2019

news_180619_ipdc.jpg The IPDC Bureau will discuss grassroots media development projects during its 63rd session on 19-20 June 2019, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. © UNESCO As the one multilateral forum designed to discuss and promote media development in developing countries, the work of IPDC has a unique impact on securing a healthy, free, independent and pluralistic media environment. This impact is notably made possible thanks to IPDC’s grassroots media development projects. Projects are submitted by local media organizations that want to further develop their action and activities on the ground.  Since its founding, the IPDC mobilized U$120 million for over 2000 projects in more than 140 developing countries. These project cover media development areas such as the media sector development, the cap
Jun 18, 2019 , Source: uneconews
UNESCO stands up against the online harassment of women journalists

UNESCO stands up against the online harassment of women journalists

news_170619_online_harassment.jpg © UNESCO Did you know that, for thousands of women journalists across the world, online harassment is a daily occurrence? Did you know that women journalists face ever-increasing amounts of gender-based threats and attacks, simply for being women? While the Internet is a valuable tool for journalists to acquire and disseminate information, it is also increasingly being utilized by sexist abusers to commit violence on an unprecedented scale. Insults, public shaming, intimidation, hacking and cyber-stalking are but a few of the types of behavior that women journalists are systematically confronted with on the Internet. Faced with the growing ubiquity of online harassment, some women journalists are forced to restrict the scope of issues they report on in order to protect themselves, as a recent survey by Trollbusters and IWMF shows
Jun 17, 2019 , Source: uneconews
A new network of young cultural heritage professionals emerges from a UNESCO/EU project

A new network of young cultural heritage professionals emerges from a UNESCO/EU project

ith-projet_unesco-ue.jpg © UNESCO “Heritage has the ability to transcend language and it is an inherent part of our identity. It is a way to understand each other better”. This is how Victoria Kelly, one of the 28 participants to the European Young Heritage Professionals Forum, described the effect of cultural heritage on people and societies. With a background in both tangible and intangible cultural heritage, the young practitioners from the 28 Member States of the European Union used the five-day Forum to discuss the multifaceted realities of working in the field of cultural heritage at the local, national, and international levels. As a new generation of professionals and Cultural Heritage Messengers, they bonded over a common vision for heritage, in which tangible and intangible heritage are inextricably linked and the active participation of local communities is indispens
Jun 14, 2019 , Source: uneconews
Internationalization of Higher Education Policies and Practices in Central Asia and Asia-Pacific

Internationalization of Higher Education Policies and Practices in Central Asia and Asia-Pacific

37431_3.jpg © UNESCO The UNESCO Regional Leadership Forum for Quality Higher Education on the Internationalization of Policies and Practices in Asia-Pacific took place in Almaty on 22-24 May 2019. UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office and the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education co-organized the forum, with financial support from the Republic of Korea. The forum brought together delegates from ministries of education and university leaders from Central Asia responsible for international cooperation. Leading experts from Europe (Czech Republic, Lithuania and the United Kingdom) and the Asia-Pacific region (Australia, China, India, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, and Thailand) participated. The Forum deepened participants' understanding of frameworks and practices of the internationalization of higher education, including the Lisbon Convention in Europe, th
Jun 14, 2019 , Source: uneconews
Experts from all over the world to gather in Brest and at UNESCO for the protection of underwater heritage

Experts from all over the world to gather in Brest and at UNESCO for the protection of underwater heritage

infocusunderwater.jpg © UNESCO Preserved at the bottom of the sea, countless shipwrecks and historical remains bear invaluable testimony to the history of humanity and its relationship to the ocean. The challenges of protecting and enhancing this heritage will be the focus of discussions at the International Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage organized by UNESCO and the French Government from 17 to 19 June at the Ateliers des Capucins in Brest (France). Mobilizing science for the preservation of sites, regulation of marine activities and the challenges of tourism and looking are some of the issues on the agenda of the Conference, which aims to promote international cooperation in the protection of underwater heritage. During the event, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, and France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean Yves Le Drian, will launch
Jun 14, 2019 , Source: uneconews
UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators showcased at RightsCon 2019

UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators showcased at RightsCon 2019

news_140619_iu.jpg © UNESCO During the 2019 session of RightsCon, held this year in Tunis, UNESCO participated by convening a session on the potential of its newly-launched tool, the Internet Universality ROAM-X Indicators, for the advancement of evidence-based policy-making on digital development, on June 12th at Laico Hotel. “Through the collection of quantitative, qualitative and institutional data, UNESCO’s Internet Universality ROAM-X Indicators are a unique and holistic tool to measure respect for human rights, openness, access and multistakeholderism online – providing a critical reference to guide national policy reforms. The key to a successful assessment is the use of a genuine multistakeholder approach”. This was the key message put forward by Ms. Xianhong Hu, focal point of the project at UNESCO headquarters. After Mr. Najib Mokni, UNESCO representati
Jun 14, 2019 , Source: uneconews
key to rural-urban development of historic towns

key to rural-urban development of historic towns

key_to_rural-urban_development_of_historic_towns.jpg © UNESCO Local leaders, communities and businesses in historic towns and villages are increasingly turning to the creative economy, cultural tourism and heritage to achieve sustainable development. At the International Conference on Culture 2030|Rurual-Urban Development: The Future of Historic Villages and Towns, organized by UNESCO in Meishan, China, 10-12 June 2019, Ministers, representatives of international organizations including the World Bank and UN-Habitat, mayors and city managers, and internationally-renowned experts shared innovative good practices from across the globe.  “Culture plays a key role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and is a strategic resource for the sustainable development of small settlements in its social, economic and environmental dimensions,” said E
Jun 14, 2019 , Source: uneconews
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