70+ Elements from the Historical Collections Digitized
After completion of our first in-house digitization project, several hours of material from the historical audiovisual collections are now available for consultation on line. A big portion of the new content consists on multi-subject news reports —also called UNESCO News or Actualités de l'UNESCO— that illustrate the actions undertaken by the organization and its partners on a wide range of themes: from education and culture to climate change and communication and development, among others.
UNESCO - TBS Partnership: Promoting Awareness about World Heritage Sties
In 1996 Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) partnered with the World Heritage Centre to communicate important messages about World Heritage to a large audience, using television, radio, and other media. The striking images and inspiring music in these series have helped bring about broader understanding and convey the true value of the World Heritage Convention.
About the partnership
Twenty-eight Elements Added to the Intangible Heritage Lists
The Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage meeting in Windhoek, Namibia, until 4 December 2015 inscribed 28 new elements. Of these elements, 23 were inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and 5 on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding . The Representative List includes forms of expression that testify to the diversity of the intangible heritage and raise awareness of its importance.
10th session of the Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Historical Archives' Digitization Project - Second Phase
A hectic year so far what with the replacement of our streaming server, the upgrading of our media player and the improvements to the embed codes, to mention but the most relevant. We have also continued to add new content to our digital fonds regularly, as you may have noticed if you are one of the thousands of returning visitors we welcome every month. An important segment of the new additions is a second batch of films from our historical archives digitized by INA, the Institut national de l'audiovisuel of France. This second phase emphasizes the social sciences, heritage and UNESCO history. We hope you'll find this content as interesting and exciting as our archivists did when making the selection for digitization!