2002 - Français  


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[28.06.2002] - World Heritage Committee gives new impetus to protection of endangered sites
Budapest, June 28 – UNESCO's World Heritage Committee today adopted the Budapest Declaration, marking the 30th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention (1972) and recognizing the need "to ensure that (the Convention) applies to heritage in all its diversity" and the necessity for "effective conservation" of World Heritage properties.(...)Continue

[27.06.2002] - ENDANGERED MINARET PUTS AFGHANISTAN ON WORLD HERITAGE LIST - Budapest - The Minaret of Jam, which rises 65 metres above the floor of a narrow valley in west-central Afghanistan, has today been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List.(...)Continue
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[27.06.2002] - NINE NEW SITES ON THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST - Budapest - UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, meeting here for its 26th session, chaired by the Hungarian Tamas Fejerdy, today added 9 new sites to the World Heritage List, bringing the total to 730 cultural, natural and mixed sites of "outstanding universal value," including for the first time a site in Afghanistan.(...)Continue
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[25.06.2002] - GUINEAN STORYTELLER NAMED UNESCO ARTIST FOR PEACE Paris - Guinean singer and griot (traditional storyteller) Sayon Camara was named a UNESCO Artist for Peace by the Organization's Director-General, Koïchiro Matsuura on Friday, June 21.(...)Continue
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[13.06.2002] - UNESCO URGES THE AMERICAS TO JOIN THE UNDERWATER HERITAGE CONVENTION - Paris - The remains of more than three million ships and their cargoes are thought to lie beneath the world's oceans. Historical monuments such as the lighthouse in Alexandria (Egypt) and whole towns such as Port Royal (Jamaica) also lie at the bottom of the oceans.(...)Continue
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[06.06.2002] - THE CITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (INDIA) AWARDED THE 2002 UNESCO PRIZE FOR PEACE EDUCATION - UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura awarded the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education to the City Montessori School (India) on June 5 following its recommendation by the prize's international jury.(...)Continue
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[05.06.2002] - ALICIA ALONSO NAMED UNESCO GOODWILL AMBASSADOR - Cuban ballerina and choreographer Alicia Alonso will be appointed a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for her "outstanding contribution to the development, preservation and popularization of classical dance" and for her "devotion to the art-form, through which she has promoted the ideals of UNESCO and the fellowship of the world's peoples and cultures."(...)Continue
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[05.06.2002] - Africa’s hidden groundwater resources - Solutions to resolve the world’s water crisis may lay hidden underground. More than half the world’s population already depends on groundwater that is pumped from the pore spaces of rock formations, known as aquifers, which lie hidden below the Earth’s surface. These formations can span thousands of kilometres and contain enough water to satisfy all of humanity’s demands for many decades. (...)Continue
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[05.06.2002] - UN Oceans Atlas Provides First Comprehensive Real-Time Tool To Observe State Of World's Oceans - UN, Global Scientific Partners Join Forces In Effort to Reverse Oceans Deterioration, Promote Sustainable Development, Inform Policy Makers and Educate Public.(...)Continue
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[04.06.2002] - A NEW GLOBAL STRATEGY FOR EARTH OBSERVATION - Paris, Global initiatives to monitor climate change and the health of the planet took a major step forward with the establishment of a unique alliance between space agencies and scientific communities, which met at UNESCO Headquarters from May 30-31.(...)Continue
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