May - June 2010
UNESCO/NHK World Heritage
The UNESCO-NHK World Heritage 100 Collection (see February 2009 below) is now complete. You can consult over 900 short films, in six languages, about the world heritage sites.
These documentaries illustrate the interdisciplinary research approach of UNESCO's MAB Programme with regard to Biosphere Reserve sites. Namely, they propose a view to the actions of the programme, which aim to enhance capacity building and the relationship of people with their environment. They also demonstrate the effectiveness of some innovative approaches to conservation and sustainable development...
Biosphere Reserves – Learning Sites for Sustainable Development
Routes of Dialogue
In 1988 UNESCO launched a ten-year project entitled 'Integral Study of the Silk Roads: Roads of Dialogue'. As part of the project, several expeditions were organized to retrace, by land and by sea, some of these routes, with the participation of experts from all the countries involved. The purpose of the project was to carry out field studies of the scientific, technological and cultural exchanges which took place between the East and the West along these routes... These films both bear witness and promote the concept of multiple identities and a common heritage.
The Silk Road on UNESCO's Culture sector
This selection of films illustrate the various ways UNESCO contributes to the re-defining of our approach to biodiversity conservation. We are familiar with biodiversity through appealing images of animal and plants. However, we are less familiar with the vital role biodiversity plays in human
Well-being and in maintaining the life support....