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“Education, skills and promotion of heritage are lasting foundations for a prosperous and peaceful Afghanistan” says Irina Bokova

“Education, skills and promotion of heritage are lasting foundations for a prosperous and peaceful Afghanistan” says Irina Bokova

On 5 October, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, participated in the opening of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, in the presence of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mr Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of the European Council, Mr Donald Tusk, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-moon, the US Secretary of State John Kerry and other world leaders.
Oct 5, 2016 , Source: unesco
Announcement of Laureates of 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards

Announcement of Laureates of 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards

The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO today announced the laureates of the 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards in the physical sciences. They will receive their awards at a ceremony in Paris on 23 March 2017.
Oct 4, 2016 , Source: unesco
UNESCO Director-General pays tribute to Shimon Peres, as Historic Man of Peace

UNESCO Director-General pays tribute to Shimon Peres, as Historic Man of Peace

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, praised the memory of the ninth President of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres: "He was a great statesman, a great humanist, and a historic man of peace."
Sep 28, 2016 , Source: unesco
President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama addresses UNESCO on #AccessToInfoDay

President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama addresses UNESCO on #AccessToInfoDay

An audience of 100 participants enjoyed UNESCO’s advance commemoration of the new International Day for Universal Access to Information in an event held in Paris on 26 September. The event, dubbed #IPDCtalks, saw a dozen dynamic speakers making links between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the issues of information, media and ICTs.
Sep 26, 2016 , Source: unesco
Countering destruction and trafficking of cultural property - an Imperative for Humanity

Countering destruction and trafficking of cultural property - an Imperative for Humanity

NEW YORK- On 22 September, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, participated in a High-Level Meeting on Protecting Cultural Heritage: An Imperative for Humanity, organized by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Paolo Gentiloni, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Jordan, Nasser Judeh, in the context of the 71st United Nations General Assembly, along with the Executive Director of UNODC, Yury Fedotov‎, was a partner, and Ms. Andriani, INTERPOL.
Sep 22, 2016 , Source: unesco
Unchecked inequalities could threaten UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, according to social science report

Unchecked inequalities could threaten UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, according to social science report

A new report warns that unchecked inequalities could jeopardize the sustainability of economies, societies and communities, undermining efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
Sep 22, 2016 , Source: unesco
Standing with President Hollande, Vice-President Biden, to defend Cultural Heritage

Standing with President Hollande, Vice-President Biden, to defend Cultural Heritage

On 20 September, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, participated in an event organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the MET) and the United States Department of State on “Today’s Struggle to Protect and Preserve the Cultural Heritage of Religious Minorities.”
Sep 21, 2016 , Source: unesco
UNESCO welcomes the restoration of sacred gate of Sidi Yahia in Timbuktu

UNESCO welcomes the restoration of sacred gate of Sidi Yahia in Timbuktu

Timbuktu (Mali), 19 September—The sacred gate of the mosque of Sidi Yahia in Timbuktu, which bears testimony to cultural traditions dating back to the 15th century CE, was officially reinstalled on 19 September in a ceremony organized by the inhabitants of the World Heritage site.
Sep 20, 2016 , Source: unesco
Preventing Violent Extremism with Skills, Education and Dialogue

Preventing Violent Extremism with Skills, Education and Dialogue

Skills, jobs, freedom of expression and more culture and history – these are the responses that must be nurtured in the face of violent extremism that is threatening our shared humanity, stated UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at an event organized by Albania, Jordan and the Holy See in the margins of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, on 20 September 2016.‎
Sep 20, 2016 , Source: unesco
UNESCO honours lives changed by literacy with 2016 International Literacy Prizes

UNESCO honours lives changed by literacy with 2016 International Literacy Prizes

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has awarded the 2016 International Literacy Prizes to five bold and innovative projects pushing for literacy progress in India, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Sep 8, 2016 , Source: unesco
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