Brasilia Field Office News Archive
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In a bid to improve access to health care, nutrition and education for the world’s most underserved children, UNESCO is joining forces with the World Food Programme, UNICEF and the private sector to launch a three-year partnership, “Nourishing Bodies, Nourishing Minds,” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on 24 January 2013.
UNESCO invites Member States, as well as regional and international organizations and professional and non-governmental organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression, to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
The United Nations in partnership with the World Wide Web Foundation and the Institute for International Development supported by partners all over the world is performing a survey, which aims at finding out people’s priorities for building a better world.
Why learn about the Holocaust in schools?
Registrations are open until 8 February for the course Intangible Heritage: Strengthening the National System, offered by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN) with UNESCO in Brazil as part of the Project for Diffusion of Intangible Cultural Heritage Policy in Brazil with the technical coordination of Inspire Gestão Cultural.
15.01.13 Irina Bokova takes part in the 1st International Water Summit and 6th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi
UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, will attend the joint Opening Ceremony of the International Water Summit and the World Future Energy Summit, taking place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 15 January.
Human activities, notably food production, fossil fuel burning and wastewater from people and industry, have led in recent decades to very large increases in the amount of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous in our environment, notably in the marine environment. In the case of coastal waters this excess is leading to nutrient over-enrichment, which in turn produces eutrophication and hypoxia leading to declining coastal water quality and associated human health impacts, damage to biodiversity such as sea-grasses and coral reefs, and fish kills.
UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, has designated the Brazilian Dominican friar Frei Betto as laureate of the 2013 UNESCO/José Martí Prize for his exceptional contribution to building a universal culture of peace, social justice and human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean.
11.01.13 Director-General expresses deep sadness at the passing of Madanjeet Singh, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has expressed deep sadness at the news that UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh passed away on Sunday 6 January.
The UNESCO World Heritage Desk Diary 2013 features a helpful week-at-a-glance design. It is illustrated with 85 colour photos of World Heritage sites, each accompanied by a short caption.