UNESCO.ORGThe OrganizationEducationNatural SciencesSocial & Human SciencesCultureCommunication & InformationSitemap
Search Search Contacts Contacts Print Print Send Send Subscribe Subscribe
    THEMES
  • Education
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social & Human Sciences
  • Culture
  • Communication
        & Information
  • Special Focus
  •     REGIONS/COUNTRIES
  • Member States

  •     - Africa
        - Arab States
        - Asia/Pacific
        - Europe/North America
        - Latin America/Caribbean
  • UNESCO Communities
  • Field Network
  • 60th Anniversary of UNESCO

    60medal_front_250.jpg UNESCO’s 60th anniversary began with a round of 60 weeks of celebration, starting in October 2005 which also coincided with the 33rd session of the General Conference. Among the souvenirs specially created for the occasion is a commemorative medal in the shape of a spinning top. This is the first UNESCO medal to use colour.

    The obverse displays a pinwheel design of alternating blue and bronze bands to emphasize a spinning effect, even in static position. The anniversary slogan “Thinking and building peace” is inscribed on these bands. The reverse features the special 60th anniversary logo.

    The medal was minted by Pichard-Balme, a French master-medallist company specializing in this activity since 1844. The sculptor and medallist Joaquín Jiménez created the original design. Among many creations, Jiménez also designed the French sides of the one and two-euro coins.

    Available in bronze and gold-plated silver.

    Photo © UNESCO/N. Burke
    60medal_back_en_250.jpg

     

     

    Advanced Search
        THE ORGANIZATION
  • About UNESCO
  • General Conference
  • Executive Board
  • Director-General
  • Strategy and Programme
  • External Relations
  • Secretariat: Who's who?
  • Celebrity Advocates
  • Prizes & Celebrations
  •     ONLINE SERVICES
  • Documentation Resources
  • Official Documents
  • Statistics
  • Legal Instruments
  • Media Services
  • UNESCO Publishing
  • New UNESCO Courier
  • Employment / Internships
  • Procurement Service
  • Forums



  •   UNESCO.ORG
    Disclaimer - Privacy Policy - guest (Read) - ID: 31365