Newsletter     N°49          January 4, 2008

In Focus

Eleanor Roosevelt, President of the Drafting Committee,1948 © UN

Culture and Human Rights

Created in 1945 to combat "the denial of the democratic principles of the dignity, equality and mutual respect of men", UNESCO, through its founding ideals, prefigured the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed sixty years ago. For the signatory states of the UNESCO Constitution, the “dissemination of culture” is more than a right; it is a sacred obligation. 

News and Events

04-01-2008 - Paris, France

UNESCO designated lead agency for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 More

From  07-01-2008  to 03-02-2008 - Havana, Cuba

First UNESCO/ILAM on-line workshop: Museums and Intangible Heritage More

15-01-2008 - Paris, France

Handiclasse Day 2007: France, Morocco and Senegal More

From  15-01-2008  to 16-01-2008 - Madrid, Spain

First Alliance of Civilizations Annual Forum More

 21-12-2007 - Paris, France

Encounter of African Religious Traditions with Islam, Christianity and Secularism according to the works of Leopold Sédar Senghor More

From  23-01-2008 to  25-01-2008 - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Training Workshop: “Running a Museum” More

28-01-2008 - Paris, France

Open-ended working group on the election procedures for World Heritage Committee members More

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