Newsletter     N53          May 6, 2008

In Focus


Detail of the Poster of the Day Unesco/P.de Wilde

World Day for Cultural Diversity

The entry into force on 18 March 2007 of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions throws a particular light on this years celebration of the World Day for Cultural Diversity on 21 May next. Artists and creators will be in the limelight for their valuable contribution to the progress of mutual understanding and the dialogue of cultures through words, sounds and images. Besides, partners from the civil society will have the opportunity to bring their support to the safeguard and promotion of a felicitous polyphony of cultures.

Events

From 11 April to 10 June 2008, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Photo exhibition: "Living Heritage: Exploring the Intangible" More

From 30 April to 12 May 2008, Paris, France

The Award of Excellence for Crafts for Western Africa More

8 May 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa

Launch of an Audiovisual Project on Slavery More

9 May 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa

Seminar on "Slavery, Memory and Stories: The Role and Challenge of Visual Representation" More

16 May 2008, Dili, Timor-Leste

Cultural Diversity Programming Lens Workshop for the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) More

From 18 to 29 May 2008, Washington D.C., United States of America

Promoting Museums Partnerships with the United States National Commission for UNESCO More

From 18 to 19 May 2008, Bamako, Mali

Sub-regional Workshop on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003) More

21 May 2008, Paris, France

World Day for Cultural Diversity, for Dialogue and Development More

21 May 2008, Quito, Ecuador

Symposium on Andean Youth and Cultural Diversity More

From 21 to 22 May 2008, Lusaka, Zambia

Meeting on the use of Art to Prevent Discrimation related to HIV and AIDS More

From 21 to 22 May 2008, Suva, Fiji

Second Inter-departmental meeting on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage More

From 28 to 31 May 2008, Washington D.C., United States of America

11th US/ICOMOS International Symposium "Developing a comprehensive approach to US participation in the global heritage community" More

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