22.04.2020 - UK National Commission

UK National Commission for UNESCO COVID-19 Response

Attention is drawn to several online resources that you may find useful in these exceptional circumstances

The UK National Commission put some of the activities of UNESCO and of the UK UNESCO designations on its website (https://www.unesco.org.uk/) as well as holding video webinars with UK UNESCO designations, government officials and extensively using social media to highlight best practice, funding and UNESCO site web activities (Instagram and Twitter).

Like elsewhere, UNESCO and the UK Network of UNESCO sites are working hard to make sure that learning can continue throughout this period of sudden disruption to education.

Many of the UK UNESCO sites and designations have created and shared online learning material relevant to their local communities and the wider UK public for learners at home to benefit from. The educational material not only provides children and youth the opportunity to continue learning but also to continue benefitting from engagement with their heritage, natural environment and creativity throughout the Covid-19 outbreak.

For those currently working in the UK Heritage Sector, the National Lottery Heritage Fund has made available a £50million Heritage Emergency Fund to support the sector as an immediate response to the COVID-19 crisis. 




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