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October 3, 2006
In Focus -ERRATUM
Post-conflict reconstruction
Baalbek, Lebanon İB. Benoit-Zabbal/Unesco
In post-conflict situations, cultural diversity, when recognized and put into practice through actions in the related areas of heritage and creativity, brings renewed value to life and becomes a positive force in support of dialogue, mutual understanding, reconciliation, social stability and reconstruction. In addition to providing international coordination mechanisms and enhancing the application of normative tools for the protection of cultural heritage, UNESCO has implemented numerous projects for rehabilitation and safeguarding.
News and Events
  • Asian Approaches to Conservation Bangkok, Thailand
    03 - 05 10 2006  This meeting, organized by the Asian Academy for Heritage Management in collaboration with the Chulalongkorn University, is intended to foster the exchange of information, knowledge, and views among researchers and experts in the field of conservation and heritage management.
  • Book policy in Senegal Dakar, Senegal
    04 - 05 10 2006  This seminar is part of an ongoing project carried out in the framework of the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity to establish legislation concerning books in Senegal and raise awareness among political decision-makers in the entire sub-region. 
  • African Museums and Living Cultures Cape Town, South Africa
    04 - 07 10 2006  During the 2nd General Assembly of AFRICOM, UNESCO will launch the "DigiArts AFRICA Studio" project in collaboration with the Trinity Session (contemporary art production team, South Africa). 
  • Cultural Impact Assessment and Maritime Archaeology Bangkok, Thailand
    05 10 2006   The organizing committee of the 3rd annual Field School, which will take place in Galle (Sri Lanka) from 1 to 9 April 2007, will meet on 5 October 2006 to develop the curriculum for the school's training activity. 
  • Artists4life: a joint UNESCO/Dessine l’Espoir project Deauville, France
    05 - 07 10 2006  Following the exhibitions in Paris in May 2006 , the joint UNESCO/Dessine l’Espoir project for people living with HIV and AIDS will be presented at the 2006 Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society in Deauville.
  • Living Buddhism in the Greater Mekong Sub-region Luang Prabang, Lao People's Democratic Republic
    06 - 14 10 2006  Representatives from the tourism and heritage sectors of the Greater Mekong Sub-region, including Cambodia, China (Yunnan and Guangxi), Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam will attend this training-the-trainers workshop focusing on the theme of Living Buddhism, which is common to the heritage of these countries.
  • Forgotten Slaves Underwater Archeological Expedition Reunion
    09 10 - 07 11 2006  The submarine and land archeological excavation intends to shed light on the wreck of the slave ship, L’Utile, and the extraordinary circumstances of survival endured by Malagay slaves purchased illegally and abandoned on the small deserted island, Tromelin. 
  • Launching of MUSEUM International magazine in Chinese Paris, France
    10 10 2006  The President of the UNESCO Executive Board, Mr Zhang Xinsheng, and the Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, are proud to present the Chinese version of MUSEUM International, published by Yilin Press (Nanjing), a partner of the Phoenix Publishing & Media Group.
  • Trafficking: Comforting Myths and Disconcerting Realities Paris, France
    11 10 2006  The lecture given by Dr David Feingold, will explore the ways in which comforting myths impede both analysis and policy, and how the unintended consequences of policy actions – drug suppression, settlement and development strategies – have had the perverse effect of subjecting hill tribes in the Mekong region to increased risks to HIV and AIDS and human trafficking.
  • Socio-cultural approach to human trafficking and HIV and Aids Paris, France
    12 - 13 10 2006  The two-day training session is organized by UNESCO for Field Office staff and project partners in Africa and will share the methodology developed in the Mekong region to tackle the questions of HIV, AIDS and trafficking through culturally sensitive actions. (by invitation only) 
  • Intangible Heritage of the Ibero-American Countries Caracas, Venezuela
    17 - 22 10 2006  The general theme of this VIIth meeting is “Intangible Heritage - Management for Cultural Diversity” . Participants will include academic and artistic delegations from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, México, Panama, Peru, the United States of America and Venezuela. 
  • Modernization and Regionalism: Re-inventing the urban identity Beijing, People's Republic of China
    18 - 20 10 2006  Participants from five continents, taking part in this forum will include governmental, academic and professional institutions, leading architects and urban planners as well as authoritative scientists who will deliver keynote speeches. 
  • Intangible Heritage in Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    19 - 20 10 2006  Since ratifying the 2003 Intangible Heritage Convention in February 2006, the Government of Ethiopia has begun inventorying its intangible cultural heritage. 
  • Independence in Africa: the African Liberation Heritage Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    19 - 20 10 2006  This project focuses on Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe seeks to document and preserve the memory of the liberation movements, through archival documentation, oral historical research and the identification and protection of heritage sites related to the liberation struggles. 
  • Risk Management of Cultural Heritage Kyoto, Japan
    22 10 - 03 11 2006  This first course will provide a forum for heritage and disaster-prevention experts to meet, discuss and learn how to make a cultural heritage risk management strategy an integral part of a comprehensive risk management plan. 
  • Migration Museums Rome, Italy
    23 - 25 10 2006  This expert meeting, which will bring together 10-15 representatives from migration museums in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, seeks to address the challenges faced by ‘migration museums. 
  • Sciences for Cultural Heritage Trieste, Italy
    23 - 27 10 2006  The workshop is intended for scientists and graduate students working in the areas of physics and mathematics, and their applications in Cultural Heritage Studies. The workshop will feature keynote lectures by specialists in various fields (archeologists, palaeoanthropologists, curators, etc.) as well as technical contributions by dating and characterization experts, geochronologists, etc. 
  • Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict Paris, France
    26 - 27 10 2006  This first Committee meeting will deal with various issues like the rules of procedure or the implementation of the Second Protocol. 
  • The role of Youth in the Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage and Development of Cultural Tourism Erevan, Armenia
    27 - 29 10 2006  The overall aim of the international conference is to involve youth in the protection and safeguarding of the cultural heritage, to promote youth cultural tourism and to disseminate among youth the principles of several UNESCO’s standard-setting instruments.
  • 10th Session of the Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain Prize for Poetic Creativity Paris, France
    31 10 - 03 11 2006  This event is organized in the framework of the UNESCO programme "Arabia Plan", under the theme “Ahmad Chawki, Prince of Arab Poets and Alphonse de Lamartine, a Great French Poet”, in cooperation with the Foundation Al-Babtain and the Permanent Delegation of Koweit to UNESCO. 
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