|The Arab World: Diversity, dialogue and development
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Situated at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Africa, Asia and Europe, the Arab World is not only a meeting point of cultures, but also, and above all, a cultural mediator whose contribution to the history of human thought has been tremendous. Intercultural dialogue, heritage, literature, contemporary issues are some of the fields in which UNESCO has launched activities in the region.
- Rehabilitation of the Prambanan World Heritage Site and Taman Sari Water Castle
05 - 08 03 2007 On 27 May 2006, a major earthquake of 5.9 on the Richter scale occurred in Yogyakarta, the “cultural hub” of Indonesia, causing severe damage to its cultural heritage, including the Hindu temples of Prambanan World Heritage Compounds and the Islamic-era Taman Sari Water Castle.
- Cultural Objects displaced in connection with the Second World War
08 - 09 03 2007 A second intergovernmental meeting is held in order to finalize the draft text of a Declaration of principles relating to cultural objects displaced in connection with the Second World War.
- Management of Heritage Sites Course for French-speaking Professionals
11 - 17 03 2007 Between 15 and 20 participants will attend this first intensive training course on management and administration for French-speaking heritage site specialists.
- Dialogue of cultures and civilizations: the bridge between human rights and moral values
13 03 2007 This international seminar deals with the question of human rights and their universal application in the present international context which attributes increasing importance to cultural diversity.
- Workshop for the approval of the World Heritage Tentative List for Burundi
19 - 20 03 2007 The UNESCO Office in Bujumbura, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of the Territory Planning, Tourism and Environment, organizes activities – such as this workshop – in conjunction with the approval of the Tentative List of cultural, natural and mixed heritage.
- Exhibition of the "Dédale" costume sketches Paris, France
19 03 - 13 04 2007 The exhibition presents the costumes created for the “Dédale” performance inspired by the encounter between the art director of the Académie Fratellini, who organized the show, and textile artisans from different countries during the International Symposium-Workshop on natural dyes, held in Hyderabad, India, in November 2006.
- The Museum in Docklands to apply as a "Site of Memory"
London, United Kingdom
22 03 2007 As part of its efforts to commemorate the Bicentenary Abolition of the British Slave Trade, the Museum in Docklands announces its intention to apply for a trans-national serial nomination for World Heritage status on 22 March 2007.
- Entry into force of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Paris, France
23 03 2007 Following the ratification of the Convention by the 30th Member State on 18 December 2006, the treaty enters into force on 18 March 2007.
- Caribbean Capacity-building network
26 - 27 03 2007 The objectives of this first capacity-building meeting are to establish procedures on the manner in which each State Party will implement the training modules and to plan conservation projects to be implemented in 2007 and onwards.
- The Cacao Route in Latin America: towards an integral development approach Barlovento, Venezuela
26 - 30 03 2007 Two specialists from Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela participate in this experts’ meeting to focus on consolidating a methodology for intercultural dialogue based on pilot projects and regional meetings.
- La Tumba Francesa: a cultural asset for development
27 - 28 03 2007 This second capacity-building workshop has been conceived to enhance local participation and community awareness and to acknowledge research currently undertaken by a multidisciplinary team of experts.