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29.11.12 IVth International Congress of the Latin America and the Caribbean Bioethics Network on Bioethics, Human rights and Social Inclusion
The IVth International Congress of the Latin America and the Caribbean Bioethics Network, created by UNESCO, will be held in Brasilia (Brazil) from 29 November to 1 December 2012, and focus on the theme “Bioethics, Human rights and Social Inclusion”. Experts in the field of bioethics will examine the ways in which bioethics can contribute to the development of public policies and activities in the area of life-long education which will favour the implementation of strategies oriented towards social inclusion and equity in health issues.
27.11.12 Intangible Heritage Committee to examine new inscriptions during forthcoming meeting in Paris
Paris, 26 November—Buddhist chanting of Ladakh (India), traditional weaving of straw hats (Ecuador) and Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona (Italy) are among approximately 60 proposals that will be examined for inclusion on the Intangible Heritage Lists during the 7th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The session will take place at UNESCO Headquarters from 3 to 7 December.
27.11.12 Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World AIDS Day, 1 December 2012
AIDS remains one of the world’s most grave health challenges, tragically affecting families and weakening communities and societies. We must not relent in our efforts to achieve zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.
27.11.12 Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 29 November 2012
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is a solemn occasion to reflect on the situation of the Palestinian people and to support them in the quest for a peaceful and prosperous future for all peoples in the region.
A UN system-wide plan to create a safer working environment for journalists has been given new momentum at a UNESCO-organized meeting that ended in Vienna today.
23.11.12 Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2012
The world was shocked by the brutal attack on 9 October against Malala Yousafzai, a fourteen year old girl, shot for claiming her right and that of other girls to an education.
Registrations are open online for the 3rd Preparatory Meeting for the World Science Forum 2013. Manaus (Brazil) will be the third capital city to gather scientists, researchers, specialists of several areas and public representatives to discuss important themes connected to "Tropical diversity and Science for development”. The meeting is on 28-30 November at the National Institute for Research on the Amazon (INPA).
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will appoint the renowned Panamian pianist and jazz composer Danilo Pérez as UNESCO Artist for Peace on 20 November (12.00 am. Hall Ségur – Ground floor).
Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day for Tolerance, 16 November 2012