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30203972 - Jamaica - © UNESCO/Gary Masters

The Roving Caregivers Programme is part of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Jamaica and concentrates on reaching kids who are under three and from the most disadvantaged and rural areas. It is managed by the NGO RuFamSo. 95% of children aged 4 and 5 and 60% of 3-year-olds participate in ECCE.

30204076 - Kenya - © UNESCO/Sam Dhillon

Samburu children near Maralal, (175 miles north of Nairobi), thrive thanks to "Loipi" community learning centres . The Loipi Project is part of Kenya's nationwide Early Childhood Care and Education programme and is funded by the Christian Childens' Fund. 85 Loipi in the Samburu district, and children from different communities gather at the closest one. Most materials used are locally made and produced and caregivers include mothers, grandmothers and other community members.

30200966 - Indonesia - © UNESCO/Malempré, Georges

30200609 - Nepal - © UNESCO/Malempré, Georges

Kathmandou region, portrait of two girls

30201595 - Cuba - © UNESCO/Joanna Pinkteren

Plaza de Armas

10000317 - India - © UNESCO/Pittet, Pierre A.

Outdoor class, pupil, teacher, outdooors, blackboard

10027167 - Pakistan - © UNESCO/Sayyed Nayyer Reza

Two women, old and young

10010210 - Ecuador - © UNESCO/Andes / CZAP / ASA

Child peeping out a door

30209158 - Turkey - © UNESCO/Giuliana Riccio

Spice market

80138703 - France - © UNESCO/Michel Ravassard

Concert by the "Orquestra de Timbila Mazivela" from Zavala, Mozambique. Chopi Timbila music was proclaimed a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of the Humanity by UNESCO on 25 November 2005.

30201612 - Peru - © UNESCO/Breuer Norbert

Two women in traditional garb in Cuzco.

30205084 - Ethiopia - © UNESCO/Kathy Anis

Woman with baby

30201604 - Zimbabwe - © UNESCO/Remongin

Mozambic Island

30201427 - Lao People's Democratic Republic - © UNESCO/WWAP/Alison Clayson

An example of beautiful silk handicrafts produced in Laos villages

30208304 - Afghanistan - © UNESCO/Christophe Buffet

Portrait of two girls

80089228 - France - © UNESCO/Michel Ravassard

'Korean Fantasy' - the two Korean masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage : the Jongmyo Shrine and the Pansori Epic Chant.

80089232 - France - © UNESCO/Michel Ravassard

'Korean Fantasy' - the two Korean masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage : the Jongmyo Shrine and the Pansori Epic Chant.

30080093 - Morocco - © UNESCO/Michel Ravassard

Some women on the road to the Moussem of Tan Tan, a festival of nomad tribes

30202895 - United States of America - © UNESCO/Marc Romanelli

Marché International d'artisanat de Santa Fe, 9 & 10 juillet 2005

30202893 - United States of America - © UNESCO/Marc Romanelli

2nd Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, July 9 & 10 2005

30203921 - Colombia - © UNESCO/Alejandra Vega Jaramillo

Luz's daycare centre. In Colombia, more than 80,000 community mothers like Luz provide children's daycare service :she looks after children while their mothers are at work.

10035357 - Morocco - © UNESCO/Michel Ravassard

A young dancer during the Moussem of Tan Tan, a festival of nomad tribes

10027828 - India - © UNESCO/Ecker, Carol

Silk weaving

10005824 - Costa Rica - © UNESCO/Roger, Dominique

Ethnicity, young pupils in uniforms from Costa Rica

10013553 - Thailand - © UNESCO/Roger, Dominique

Ethnicity, group of young children reading

10023791 - Madagascar - © UNESCO/Roger, Dominique

Portrait of Madagascan man and child

30202882 - United States of America - © UNESCO/Marc Romanelli

2nd Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, July 9 & 10 2005. Ousmane Papa Macina, Mali. Gold and silver Jewelry.

10035423 - Morocco - © UNESCO/Michel Ravassard

Traditional musicians and dancers at the Moussem of Tan Tan, a festival of nomad tribes

30203902 - Papua New Guinea - © UNESCO/Rocky Roe

HAGARA ELEMENTARY in Port Moresby (Hanuabada). Papua New Guinea has over 800 different languages and children can begin their learning experience in their mother-tongue.

30209369 - Uruguay - © UNESCO/Andreas Sellanes

The Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practice

30209388 - Republic of Korea - © UNESCO

Namsadang Nori

30209612 - China - © UNESCO/Ka'er Zejie

Regong arts

30209014 - Croatia - © UNESCO/Edvard Bogovic/Lonjsko Polje

Lonjsko Polje Natural Park - Posavina Costumes

30209462 - Nigeria - © UNESCO/E.A.Odekanyin

Doïna

30209530 - China - © UNESCO/Yuan Gang

Grand song of the Dong ethnic group

30204016 - Samoa - © UNESCO/Laura Berdejo

Leififi kindergarden in Apia

30200123 - Peru - © UNESCO/Malempré, Georges

Weaving, woman at work

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Spain - © Maria Angeles Rodriguez

Who is who? Who is Christian, who is Muslim? Who is from the Orient, who is from the Occident? Friendship knows no boundaries. Marina (Spanish, left) and Ghalia (Sahraoui refugee, right) | High Definition

Mexico city, Mexico - © Valdi Fischer

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Bolivia - © Valdi Fischer

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La Paz, Bolivia - © Valdi Fischer

Fondo Indigena | High Definition

Republic of Panama - © AUED/Juan Alejandro Quintero Mora

Pollera, traditional costume of Panama, photography taken the 24th of June 2008, in the framework of the Congress of the Movement of Clubs for UNESCO of the Latin America and Caribbean region, in the city of Panama, Republic of Panama. | High Definition

Ukraine - © Lydia Drozdenko

Ukrainian National Fair in Sorochintsy. | High Definition

Ukraine - © Lydia Drozdenko

Ethnographic festival Country of Dreams in Kiev. | High Definition

Ukraine - © Lydia Drozdenko

Ethnographic festival Country of Dreams in Kiev. | High Definition

Ukraine - © Lydia Drozdenko

Ethnographic festival Country of Dreams in Kiev. | High Definition

Ukraine - © Lydia Drozdenko

Ethnographic festival Country of Dreams in Kiev. | High Definition

Ukraine - © Lydia Drozdenko

Ethnographic festival Country of Dreams in Kiev. | High Definition

Argentina - © Carlos Zelaya

Instructors and a student in a science fair in Tucuman.

Argentina - © Carlos Zelaya

Students of the primary school of Ciudad de la Banda del Rio Sali, Tucuman. | High Definition

Jerusalem, Israel - © Eleni Oeconomopoulou

The uninterruptedly prayers of the Western Wall of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel - © Eleni Oeconomopoulou

Reposing hopes & resting of hearts in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Saudi Arabia - © Muna Aljohani

Woman in traditional burqa.

Saudi Arabia - © Nvin Hakeem

A young woman wearing traditional costume (northern province).

Saudi Arabia - © Zahra Albsri

A man making (Dallah) coffee-pot

Saudi Arabia - © Zahra Alhewidi

An old man drinking tea.

Bangladesh, Holi Festival ©Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

Holi Festival, Shakhari Bazaar, Dhaka, Bangladesh / 2009

Chiapas, Mexico ©Nataté Voluntariado Internacional A.C.

International Volunteers and indigenous women in a Tzeltal community in Chiapas, Mexico 2009

Baku, Azerbaidjan

Forum of Religious Leaders, Baku, Azerbaidjan, 26-27 April 2010

Artist’s Hand © Judith Haden

Artist’s Hand Photo, Santa Fe International Folk Art Market (July 2010)

Artists Participating in the Market © Marc Romanelli

Artists Participating in the Market, Santa Fe Internacional Folk Art Market (July 2010)

Girls, El Principe de Monte Alban © Judith Haden

Girls, El Principe de Monte Alban, at the Santa Fe Internacional Folk Art Market (July 2010)

Elia Catalina Gutierrez Garcia © Judith Haden

Elia Catalina Gutierrez Garcia, El Principe de Monte Alban, Santa Fe Internacional Folk Art Market (July 2010)

Sabina Ramirez, Guatemala © Judith Haden

Sabina Ramirez, Guatemala, at the Santa Fe Internacional Folk Art Market (July 2010)

Traditional Music Orchestra © ASEAN

ASEAN, Korea Arts Community Project: create an orchestra based on the traditional musical instruments of all 11 countries involved (1 January – 31 December 2010)

Korea-Turkey Exchange Project © Mizy

Korea-Turkey Exchange Project: an opportunity to experience Turkey’s traditional arts and culture to Korean youth. (June –July 2010)

Ciudad en Movimiento © Compañía Danza Teatro RETAZOS

Ciudad en Movimiento, Cuba. XVth Edition of the International Dance Meeting in Urban Setting "Old Havana: City in Movement" (19 – 25 April 2010)

Ciudad en Movimiento © Compañía Danza Teatro RETAZOS

Ciudad en Movimiento en el barrio, Cuba: International Dance Meeting in Urban Setting "Old Havana: City in Movement" (19 – 25 April 2010)

Romería de Mayo © Asociación Hermanos Saíz

« Romerias de Mayo » Festival from 2 to 8 May 2010 in Cuba

Romería de Mayo © Asociación Hermanos Saíz

« Romerias de Mayo » Festival from 2 to 8 May 2010 in Cuba

Cubadisco © Institut Cubain de la Musique

XIVth Edition of the International Fair "Cubadisco 2010" (25 – 30 May 2010)

Photo Exhibition on Iemanja © UNESCO Montevideo

Photo Exhibition on Iemanja, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti and Uruguay (13 – 31 May 2010).

Photo Exhibition on Iemanja © UNESCO Montevideo

Photo Exhibition on Iemanja, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti and Uruguay (13 – 31 May 2010)

Photo Exhibition on Iemanja © UNESCO Montevideo

Photo Exhibition on Iemanja, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti and Uruguay (13 – 31 May 2010)

Algerian Cultural Centre © Vinciane Verguethen

Algerian Cultural Centre Cultural week : « Semaine des cultures étrangères » (24 September – 3 October 2010), Forum des Instituts Culturels Etrangers de Paris

Chinese Cultural Centre © Vinciane Verguethen

Chinese Cultural Centre Cultural week : « Semaine des cultures étrangères » (24 September – 3 October 2010), Forum des Instituts Culturels Etrangers de Paris

Children in Nepal © Prof Tualsi Diwas

Children in Nepal, 2006 UNESCO Office in Kathmandu, Nepal


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