|The Slave Trade
|While the notion of a “duty to remember” was in large part developed in the aftermath of the Second World War, the tragedy of the slave trade and slavery has only recently entered the debate, raising specific ethical and socio-political issues in the societies concerned. The Slave Route Project endeavours to enhance mutual understanding among peoples by creating a dynamic process to help develop new forms of citizenship, respect for cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and to step up the fight against prejudice and racism.
- Living Heritage: Exploring the Intangible
12 04 - 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.
- Jamboree 2007- Workshops on HIV, AIDS, Stigma and Discrimination
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
27 07 - 06 08 2007 The 21st World Scout Jamboree marks the centennial anniversary of the Scouting movement and brings together 40,000 scouts from all over the world.
- Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture 2007
01 08 - 29 09 2007 A call for candidatures is launched for the sixth edition of the Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture rewarding the development and diffusion of Arab culture.
- 3rd Encounter of the Latino-American Interreligious Network for Peace Education
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12 - 16 08 2007 Within the framework of the UNESCO Interreligious Dialogue Programme, this encounter follows the meetings that took place in Santiago de Chile (2004) and Buenos Aires (2005).
- UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation
14 - 16 08 2007 The Jury of the 2007 Awards is meeting to examine 25 entries from 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Easter Island and the Pacific Islands: Migration, Identity and Cultural Heritage
20 - 25 08 2007 The 7th international conference serves as a focal point as well as a platform for mutual understanding between Pacific- and European-based scholars and indigenous Pacific Islands people.
- Inauguration of the International Slavery Museum
Liverpool, United Kingdom
23 08 2007 As part of the bicentenary commemoration of the abolition of the slave trade by the British Parliament, the Liverpool Merseyside Maritime Museum inaugurates the International Slavery Museum.
- Preservation of the Buddhist Monastery of Ajina Tepa
28 - 29 08 2007 The International Steering Committee holds its yearly meeting to ensure the overall supervision and monitoring of the implementation of the UNESCO/Japan Trust Fund project concerning the heritage of the Ancient Silk Roads.
- 800th Anniversary of the Birth of Mawlana Jalal-ud-Din Balkhi-Rumi
06 09 2007 A day of commemoration is organized at UNESCO on 6 September 2007 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the birth of Mawlana Jalal-ud-Din Balkhi-Rumi, one of the greatest poets, philosophers and scholars of the Islamic civilization.