Sixty New Education Videos
Understanding Education for Sustainable Development, training on special needs in the classroom; the six Education for All goals explained… These are among the themes of sixty new videos from the Education Sector which have just have come on stream. Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen speaks about Literacy as freedom and the situation of children with disabilities worldwide is examined. Add world heritage education and computers in the classroom and you get a comprehensive picture of UNESCO work in education. The videos are mainly in English and French with some Spanish, while “Voices for Literacy” speak in all six of UNESCO official languages.
Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Heritage met in Abu Dhabi from 28 September to 2 October 2009. It inscribed dozens of intangible cultural elements on its various lists consecrated to the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage. Here are about 90 videos on the selected elements, which were submitted by 34 countries.
Intangible Heritage lists and selection process
Brazil field office adds short videos
The UNESCO office in Brasilia has joined the Multimedia Archives. Covering mostly Latin America and the Caribbean, the Virtual Library of the Brasilia office proposes a rich collection of audiovisual material on education, sciences, culture, humanities and communication. The video clips you can access this time are mostly in Portuguese and treat subjects such as basic education, environment, or freedom of the press. But more is to come, so stay tuned!
UNESCO office in Brazila
HIV and AIDS awareness and prevention
In many societies, discussion with young people on subjects such as HIV/AIDS remains taboo, owing mainly to the fact that the disease is often linked to sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, inequity in gender relations and prostitution. These films help bridge that communication gap by promoting innovative education programmes, by giving elders the chance to talk about the values behind the traditions they want to preserve, as well as by letting young people sing their message free and loud.