||Wall of the Moon
(Joan Miró) ©Unesco
| UNESCO is the only institution
in the United Nations system with a mandate in the field of culture.
In accordance with its Constitution, the Organization assists its
Member States in updating their cultural policies. One of its aims
is to help Member States formulate appropriate responses to those
challenges posed by cultural diversity in all of its forms - be
they heritage-related, contemporary or creative activities - as
well as those posed by its corollary, i.e., intercultural dialogue.
These policies pertain not only to the field of culture proper but
also to the role that culture should play in other areas of development.
Museum, Alexandria, Egypt
03 - 06 07 2006 A multidisciplinary team of international and Egyptian experts will participate in this workshop, aimed at studying the feasibility of constructiong an underwater useum in the bay of Alexandria.
Training and Building Markets Programme, Santa Fe, USA
05 - 06 07 2006 In the framework of the 2006 Santa Fe International
Folk Art Market, the juried artists will attend presentations
and panel discussions led by international marketing and sales
professionals as well as importers, retailers, marketing experts
and gallery owners.
Session of the World Heritage Committee, Vilnius,
08 - 16 07 2006 The annual meeting of the UNESCO
World Heritage Committee, including representatives from 21
of the States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection
of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, will take place
in the Lithuanian capital.
the Silk Road” Exhibition, Bay of Mont Saint Michel,
08 07 - 27 08 2006 The exhibition takes a pedagogical
approach to the Silk Road along which East met West over thousands
of years to exchange ideas and techniques, arts and crafts and
ways of life.
Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation,
10 - 12 07 2006 This year’s awards programme has drawn 36 entries
from 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and the selection
process will be conducted by a panel of international experts
in heritage conservation, architecture, urban planning, and
Design and Technology Training in the Arab States, Beirut,
14- 28 07 2006 Beirut will host the second phase
of the DigiArts pilot project “Master Module on Art, Design,
and Technology", which will focus on practical hands-on training
in the use of creative digital tools for moving images, computer
Objects displaced in connection with the Second World War, Paris, France
19 - 21 07 2006 The main purpose of the meeting is,
in pursuance of 33 C/Resolution 45, to elaborate the draft of
the Declaration of Principles relating to cultural objects displaced
in connection with the Second World War with a view to its submission
to the 34th Session of the General Conference.
Images and Memory of Slavery: How does Cinema tell the Tragedy
of the Slave Trade? Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania
20 07 2006 This round table will take place within the framework
of the Zanzibar International Film Festival. During the event,
UNESCO’s new DVD on the Slave Route will be shown and the role
of filmmakers’ in raising awareness regarding this tragedy will
be discussed with cinema professionals and the general public.
UNESCO Children’s Performing Arts Festival of East Asia, Oulan Bator, Mongolia
27 - 30 07 2006 Hundreds of children from China (including Macao
SAR and Hong Kong), the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,
Japan, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea will participate in
the festival, thereby celebrating the diversity of national
traditions while learning to live together.