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International Year of Biodiversity
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This year, 2010, has been proclaimed International Biodiversity Year by the United Nations Watch the video

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  • Media Advisory N°2010-02
  • Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2010
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    The aftershock of the global financial crisis threatens to deprive millions of children in the world’s poorest countries of an education, warns the 2010 Education for All Global Monitoring Report. The report is being launched 19 January in New York. Watch the video

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  • Press Release No. 2010-07
  • Irina Bokova elected Director General of UNESCO
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    The 35th session of the General Conference of UNESCO on 15 October elected Irina Bokova as Director-General of the Organization. Ms Bokova was designated by UNESCO’s Executive Board on 22 September Watch the video

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  • Press Release No. 2009-124
  • Irina Bokova (Bulgaria) chosen as candidate to the post of Director-General
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    At the end of the 5th round of voting, the 58 members of UNESCO's Executive Board designated Irina Gueorguieva Bokova as candidate to the post of Director-General. When confirmed by the General Conference (on 15 October), she will be the first woman to head the Organization. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release N°2009-102
  • Cities of Caral-Supe (Peru) and Levoča (Slovakia) added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List
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    The Sacred City of Caral-Supe (Peru), the oldest centre of civilization in the Americas, was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee, chaired by María Jesús San Segundo, the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Spain to UNESCO. The Committee also added the historic centre of the town of Levoča to the Slovak World Heritage site of Spišský Hrad inscribed on the List in 1993. The extended site is to be known as Levoča, Spišský and the Associated Cultural Monument. Video Peru

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  • UNESCO Press Release No.2009-75
  • British Aqueduct and Canal inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, French Saltworks extended
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    The World Heritage Committee, chaired by María Jesús San Segundo, the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Spain to UNESCO, has inscribed Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal (United Kingdom) on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and added France’s Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains as an extension to the site of Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, which was inscribed in 1982 and now becomes From Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the production of open-pan salt. Video : Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal

  • Video: Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains
  • UNESCO Press Release N°2009-74
  • Tower of Hercules (Spain) inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List alongside two Swiss watch-making towns
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    The World Heritage Committee, chaired by María Jesús San Segundo, the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Spain to UNESCO, has inscribed a Spanish lighthouse dating back to antiquity, The Tower of Hercules in La Coruña, on the World Heritage List alongside the watch-manufacturing towns of La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle watch-making town-planning (Switzerland). Video : Tower of Hercules (Spain)

  • UNESCO Press Release N°2009-73
  • Sacred mountain in Kyrgyzstan enters List along with Iran’s Shushtar water system and Royal tombs in Republic of Korea
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    Sulamain-Too Sacred Mountain of Kyrgyzstan has become the country's first site to be inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, Bridges, dams, canals, buildings and watermills from ancient time to present and the Royal Tombs of the Joseong Dynasty (Republic of Korea) were also added to the List on Friday. Video: Sulamain-Too Sacred Mountain of Kyrgyzstan

  • Video: Royal Tombs of the Joseong Dynasty, Republic of Korea
  • UNESCO Press Release N°2009-70
  • Ruins of Loropéni (Burkina Faso) inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
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    Burkina Faso joined the rank of countries that have World Heritage properties on their territory with the inscription of the Ruins of Loropéni on UNESCO’s List on Friday. Watch the footage

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  • China’s sacred Buddhist Mount Wutai inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
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    The World Heritage Committee, chaired by María Jesús San Segundo, the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Spain to UNESCO, has inscribed China’s Mount Wutai on UNESCO’s World Heritage List as a cultural landscape. Watch the footage

  • UNESCO Press Release No.2009-67
  • Wadden Sea, Italy’s Dolomites and Philippines’s Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
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    The World Heritage Committee, chaired by María Jesús San Segundo, the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Spain to UNESCO, has inscribed the Wadden Sea on the World Heritage List as a transboundary property for Germany and the Netherlands.
    The Committee also inscribed Italy’s Dolomites mountains and the Philippines’ Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as an extension to the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1993, representing a threefold increase in the size of the original property, located in the Province of Palawan. Video: The Dolomites

  • Video: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
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  • UNESCO Press Release No.2009-66
  • Dresden is deleted from UNESCO’s World Heritage List
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    The World Heritage Committee decided to remove Germany’s Dresden Elbe Valley from UNESCO’s World Heritage List due to the building of a four-lane bridge in the heart of the cultural landscape which meant that the property failed to keep its “outstanding universal value as inscribed.” Watch the footage

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  • UNESCO Press Release N°2009-65
  • 8th annual meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors
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    More than twenty UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors – influential celebrities who defend UNESCO’s ideals – will examine the best ways of promoting UNESCO’s activities in post-conflict and natural disaster zones, during their annual meeting organized at UNESCO Headquarters on 14 May Watch the footage

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  • UNESCO Media Advisory No. 2009-28
  • Launch of the World Digital Library
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    UNESCO and 32 partner institutions launched the World Digital Library, a Web site that features unique cultural materials from libraries and archives from around the world. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release Nº 31-2009
  • 2009 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science
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    The 2009 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science recognize five outstanding women researchers from five continents in recognition of their work in physical sciences. Watch the footage

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  • Media Advisory N°2009-10
  • Launch of the new edition of the Atlas of endangered languages

    UNESCO launched the electronic version of the new edition of its Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger on 19 February. This interactive digital tool provides updated data about approximately 2,500 endangered languages around the world and can be continually supplemented, corrected and updated, thanks to contributions from its users. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release no.2009-15
  • Launch of UNESCO International Year of Astronomy
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    The launch of the International Year of Astronomy began today at UNESCO and continues tomorrow 16 January. This United Nations year is a worldwide celebration of astronomy, with activities in almost 140 countries. The Year coincides with the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first observations with an astronomical telescope Watch the footage

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  • Media Advisory N°2009-01
  • EFA Global Monitoring Report 2009
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    Overcoming inequality: why governance matters
    Deep-rooted inequalities persist in education, condemning millions of children in the world to diminished opportunity and even to poverty. This is one conclusion of the 2009 Education For All Global Monitoring Report Watch the footage

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  • Media Advisory No. 2008 – 79
  • Inauguration Ceremony for the reinstallation of the Aksum Obelisk
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    The official inauguration ceremony of the obelisk in Aksum took place on 4 September Watch the footage

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  • Aksum obelisk returns to Ethiopia

    In June 2008, the first of the 3 blocks of the Aksum Obelisk was raised and placed on a reinforced concrete foundation. This stele weighs 152 tons and is 23.4 meters long.
    In April 2005 aboard an Antonov, blocks travelled from Rome to Ethiopia, their original site. The implementation of two other blocks should end in July 2008. The total budget of this project put in place by the UNESCO and completely financed by the Italian Government, comes to the price of 4.78 million dollars. Watch the footage

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  • Three new sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
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    The World Heritage Committee finished inscribing new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List today, Tuesday, adding two new sites to the List and approving a significant extension of one other site. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release N°. 2008-58
  • Canadian fossil park, an Icelandic volcanic island and archipelago in Yemen among sites added to UNESCO World Heritage List
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    The World Heritage Committee, meeting for its 32nd session, inscribed 13 new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in the afternoon and evening of 7 July. The nomination of new sites for inscription on the World Heritage List will continue tomorrow morning, 8 July Watch the footage

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  • Press Release N°. 2008-57
  • Eight new sites, from the Straits of Malacca, to Papua New Guinea and the fortification of Vauban in France, added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List
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    The World Heritage Committee meeting in Quebec City has added eight news cultural sites to UNESCO’s World Heritage List on the morning of the 7 of July. With these inscriptions, Papua New Guinea and San Marino enter the World Heritage List for the first time. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release N°. 2008-56
  • Slave hideout in Mauritius, Nabataean archaeological site in Saudi Arabia and earthen houses in China inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
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    The mountain of Le Morne, a former hideout of runaway slaves in Mauritius, a Nabataean archaeological site in Saudi Arabia and earthern houses in Fujian Province in China have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release N°. 2008-53
  • World Heritage Committee keeps Dresden Elbe Valley on UNESCO World Heritage List, urging an end to building of bridge
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    The World Heritage Committee has decided to retain Dresden Elbe Valley on UNESCO World Heritage List in the hope that the building of a four-lane bridge across the valley will be stopped and work undertaken to reverse damage caused to the integrity of the landscape of the German site. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release N°. 2008-51
  • Maria de Medeiros to be nominated UNESCO artist for peace
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    The Portuguese actress and film director Maria de Medeiros is nominated UNESCO artist for peace by the Director-General, Koïchiro Matsuura, at a ceremony at Organization Headquarters on 17 March. She is nominated in recognition of her “exceptional commitment to arts education and her contribution to furthering the Organization’s ideals.” She is the first Portuguese woman to become a UNESCO artist for peace. Watch the footage

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  • Tenth anniversary of the L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science
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    Following the signature by the scientists, all former winners of the L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science, a ceremony have been hold in which five outstanding women researchers from five continents will receive this year’s awards, recognizing their work in life sciences. Watch the footage

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  • Media Advisory 2008 n°13
  • UNESCO Press release
  • International Year of Planet Earth launched at UNESCO
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    Making the Earth a better place for humankind by engaging Earth Sciences for Society is the motto of the declaration adopted on 12 February 2008 at the Global Launch Event of the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) launched at UNESCO Watch the footage

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  • Media Advisory N°2008-08
  • Ceremony at UNESCO for International Day of Commemoration to honour the victims of the Holocaust
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    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, took part on 28 January in a commemoration ceremony at Organization Headquarters to honour the victims of the Holocaust. Other notable participants will include Isaac Herzog, Israeli Minister of Social affairs and Welfare and and Minister of the Jewish Diaspora, Society, and the Fight Against Anti-Semitism; Xavier Darcos, French Minister of National Education; and Simone Veil, Honorary President of the French Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah. Watch the footage

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  • Media Advisory N°2008-03
  • EFA Global Monitoring Report 2008
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    Education for All: will we make it?
    The number of children starting primary school has increased sharply since 2000, there are more girls in school than ever before and spending on education and aid has risen. That’s the good news, according to the sixth edition of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, released by UNESCO today. Watch the footage

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  • UNESCO Press release No. 2007-147
  • Ceremony for Virgilijus Alekna’s designation as UNESCO Champion for Sport
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    The Lithuanian discus thrower Virgilijus Alekna named UNESCO Champion for Sport by Koïchiro Matsuura, the Organization’s Director-General, at a ceremony on 23 November at UNESCO Headquarters Watch the footage

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  • Press Release N°2007-148
  • UNESCO and Futbol Club Barcelona signing partnership on 23 November
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    Promotion of ethics and values in sports through education and public awareness raising, particularly to combat racism and violence in sports, make up the core of the partnership agreement that Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO’s Director-General, and Joan Laporta I Estruch, President of the Futbol Club Barcelona,signed on 23 November at UNESCO Headquarters. Watch the footage

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  • UNESCO Media Advisory No. 2007 – 79
  • New sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
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    Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius (Serbia), and Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico Watch the footage

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  • UNESCO Press Release N°2007-84
  • Inscription of cultural sites on the UNESCO's World heritage list
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    Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape (Japan), Sydney Opera House (Australia),Bordeaux, Port of the Moon (France), Rideau Canal (Canada), the Old Town of Corfu (Greece), Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge of Višegrad (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Lavaux, vineyard terraces (Switzerland). Watch the footage

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  • UNESCO Press Release N°2007-80
  • UNESCO Press Release N°2007-81
  • Inscription of new sites on the UNESCO's World heritage list
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    Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathian (Slovakia, Ukraine; Teide National Park (Spain); the extension of the natural site of Jungfrau - Aletsch - Bietschhorn, (Switzerland); Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda (Gabon) as a mixed – cultural and natural – site; Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes (Namibia), the Kaiping Diaolou and Villages (China) Watch the footage

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  • UNESCO Press Release N°2007-79
  • Natural sites in China and Korea inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List
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    South China Karst (China) and Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes (Republic of Korea)inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List Watch the footage

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  • UNESCO Press Release N°2007-77
  • Galapagos inscribed on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger
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    The World Heritage Committee today inscribed the Galapagos (Ecuador) on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger with a view to mobilizing support for its conservation Watch the footage

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  • Press Release N° 2007- 76
  • Royal Palaces of Abomey removed from Danger List
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    The World Heritage Committee has removed Royal Palaces of Abomey, Benin,from the List of World Heritage in Danger, recognizing progress in the site'state of preservation. Watch the footage

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  • UNESCO Press Release N°2007-74
  • Education increasingly under attack according to UNESCO Report
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    Political and military violence targeting educational systems is depriving a growing number of children of the right to education, according to “Education under Attack”, a UNESCO report launched today at the Organization Headquarters in Paris. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release No. 2007-44
  • Visit of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan to UNESCO
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    Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan visited UNESCO on 3 April, on the occasion of the annual meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors. During this visit a cooperation agreement has been signed between the Jordan River Foundation, which she chairs, and UNESCO. Watch the footage

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  • Media Advisory No. 2007 – 18
  • Five outstanding women scientists receive L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science 2007
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    Five prominent women scientists, one from each continent, today received the 9th L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science. The distinctions were presented at UNESCO Headquarters by Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, and Lindsay Owen-Jones, Chairman and CEO of L’ORÉAL. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release N°2007-15
  • First Session of the Conference of Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport
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    At the opening of the first Conference of States Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport (from 5 to 7 February at UNESCO Headquarters), the States Parties have elected a Bureau and adopted rules of procedure during the Conference.
    Mr Viacheslav Fetisov elected Chairperson Watch the footage

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  • Media Advisory N°2007-06
  • Justine Hénin-Hardenne designated UNESCO Champion for Sport
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    Belgian tennis player Justine Hénin-Hardenne designated UNESCO Champion for Sport by the Organization’s Director-General, Koïchiro Matsuura, on 14 December (5 p.m.) at Roland-Garros, in Paris. The nomination recognizes Ms Hénin-Hardenne’s personal commitment to the values of excellence, fair play and integrity throughout her athletic career. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release N°2006-149
  • Ukrainian boxers Vitaliy and Wladimir Klitschko named UNESCO Champions for Sport
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    On 4 December, Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of the Organization nominated the Ukrainian boxers Vitaliy and Wladimir Klitschko UNESCO Champions for Sport. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release N°2006-146
  • 2007 Education for All Global Monitoring Report
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    Strong Foundations: Early Childhood Care and Education
    Early childhood care and education is the special theme of this year’s EFA Global Monitoring Report, which will be launched by the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, at UNICEF House in New York at 9.30 am on October 26. Watch the footage

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  • Media Advisory No.2006-53
  • UNESCO World Heritage mission in Lebanon
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    UNESCO sends experts to carry out technical assessment of the effects of the war on Lebanon’s cultural heritage
    The Organization sent a mission of experts, from September 10 to 16, to assess the potential damage caused to cultural sites in the recent conflict in Lebanon. The mission, among other things, visited UNESCO’s World Heritage sites of Tyre, Baalbek and Byblos. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release N°2006-111
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  • UNESCO mission to Lebanon
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    UNESCO will assist the Lebanese government by providing support for vocational education, children and youth traumatized by recent events, and helping to preserve the country’s rich cultural heritage. These areas of immediate assistance, which will be part of the government’s early recovery efforts, were identified during a UNESCO mission to Lebanon last week led by the Director of the Organization’s Beirut Office, Abdel Moneim Osman. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release N°2006-106
  • Inscription of cultural sites on the World Heritage List
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    Ancient irrigation system (Oman) and Palaces of Genoa (Italy) among ten new sites on World Heritage List
    The World Heritage Committee Thursday inscribed ten new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release N° 2006-79
  • Press Release N° 2006-80
  • Inscription of natural and cultural sites on the World Heritage List
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    Giant panda sanctuaries and Tequila-producing area of Mexico among the eight new sites added to World Heritage List
    The World Heritage Committee Wednesday added eight new sites and one extension to UNESCO’s World Heritage List and removed the archaeological site of Tipasa (Algeria) from the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Committee will continue discussing new sites for inscription on the World Heritage List tomorrow. Watch the footage

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  • Press Release No.2006-78
  • Global disaster reduction education campaign to be launched at UNESCO

    A global campaign for disaster reduction education will be launched on 15 June at UNESCO (6 p.m., Room II), by the Inter-Agency Secretariat of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), UNESCO and the French National Committee for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. The campaign, entitled “Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School", has two main objectives: promote disaster reduction education in school curricula, and improve school safety by encouraging the application of construction standards that can withstand any kind of natural hazard. Watch the video

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  • Media Advisory No.2006-36
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