The Big Tree Society Kuwait 2013-2014
In 2012, UNESCO Doha, in partnership with Boubyan Bank, launched a one of a kind environmental schools programme in Kuwait, known as the Big Tree Society Kuwait.
It offers a framework for innovation and student leadership in tackling common environmental challenges.
In our first year alone we had 67 schools submitting projects!
On October 27th 2013, we will be reopening the programme for the 2013-2014 period.
Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in support of Cultural Rapprochement & Biodiversity
UNESCO had a very strong presence during this event, based on the request and generosity of the Omani hosts. UNESCO’s Director General gave a presentation in the opening ceremony. Numerous staff from headquarters was present, and all of them actively participated with oral contributions. The uniqueness of this event was to support biodiversity conservation with the involvement of cultural rapprochement, especially young people, as well as via education for sustainable development.
Message from Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2011
All languages are linked through their origins and borrowing, but each is a unique source of meaning for understanding, writing and expressing reality. Mother languages are special in providing the material with which the world is first voiced, the lens through which it is first understood. International Mother Language Day is a moment to recognize their importance and to mobilise for multilingualism and linguistic diversity.
Ministry of Culture organizes a workshop about Qatar cultural heritage in partnership with the UNESCO
A two-day workshop under the title “Cultural Heritage and Education" was organized by the Heritage Department in cooperation with the UNESCO. The workshop was attended by Mr. Hamad Hamdan Al-Muhannadi, Director of Heritage Department and Mrs. Anna Paulini, Director of the UNESCO Office in Doha in addition to a number of interested persons in heritage preservation.