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In addition to maintaining privileged relationships with its Member States, UNESCO is stepping up its efforts to cooperate with public and private partners on the basis of shared ethical principles. Thanks to their technical expertise and financial support, these partners enable the Organization to respond efficiently to requests for international assistance in the fields of culture that lie within its competence.
News and Events
  • Reducing Risks to Collections Sibiu, Romania
    04 - 06 07 2007  The purpose of the three-week session of the international course on “Reducing Risks to Collections” is to focus on the preventive conservation of museum collections. 
  • “Breaking the Chains Prize” at the 10th Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania
    04 - 08 07 2007  The UNESCO Slave Route Project, in partnership with the ZIFF (Zanzibar International Film Festival) and the British Council Office in Tanzania, created the "Breaking the Chains Prize" for the best film to shed new light on slavery and its legacy.
  • Risk-Management for Cultural Heritage Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    04 - 09 07 2007  This training workshop is organized within the framework of the action plan for the rehabilitation of the earthquake-affected Prambanan World Heritage Compounds.
  •  An Introduction to Musical Ethnography Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    04 - 13 07 2007  One of the main objectives of the UNESCO/Norway Funds-in-Trust Project “Ethiopia – Traditional Music, Dance and Instruments” is to contribute to the trains Ethiopian students to create an environment in which Ethiopia's music and dance traditions will continue to be identified, inventoried and recorded. 
  • Living Heritage: Exploring the Intangible Paris, France
    04 07 - 30 11 2007  Photo exhibition displayed on the fence surrounding UNESCO Headquarters and presenting more than 100 photos on traditional music, dance and theatre, social practices, rituals and festivals and traditional knowledge and skills, and oral traditions that communities and groups around the world receive from their ancestors and pass on to their descendants.
  • Information Meeting on Arts Education Paris, France
    05 07 2007  This Permanent Delegates’ information meeting is a follow-up to the World Conference on Arts Education on “Building Creative Capacities for the 21st Century”. 
  • Launch of SEAL of Excellence in South Africa Pretoria, South Africa
    06 - 07 07 2007  The World Crafts Council has given its sanction for the SEAL of Excellence Award introduction to South Africa as the pilot country for the African Continent. 
  • The Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and International Cooperation Madrid, Spain
    10 - 12 07 2007  This first meeting of international experts aims at analyzing the articles of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions related to international cooperation. 
  • Inventorying Intangible Cultural Heritage in Madagascar Antananarivo, Madagascar
    16 - 20 07 2007  This international workshop aims at discussing and defining a preliminary template for a National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Madagascar.
  • Nomination of the West Tien-Shan as Trans-boundary Natural Heritage Site Almaty, Kazakhstan
    18 - 19 07 2007  The sub-regional meeting will contribute to defining the nomination strategy and modalities for the West Tien-Shan as a natural World Heritage site as well as providing relevant authorities with guidance on the preparation of the nomination file.
  • Launch of Children’s Books in Banda Aceh Banda Aceh, Indonesia
    22 07 2007  As part of the UNESCO Programme for the safeguarding and re-establishment of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in the post-tsunami environment of Aceh, six children’s books highlighting local traditions and culture for primary and secondary school students will be launched at the Museum Aceh. 
  • Namibia’s “Heritage Hunt” Windhoek, Namibia
    26 07 2007  UNESCO is supporting the Heritage Hunt, a national campaign to be launched by the Honourable Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture of Namibia, Johan Mutorwa. 
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