37th Session of the World Heritage Committee
The 37th session of the World Heritage Committee takes place in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap ( Cambodia) from 16 to 27 June. The Committee will examine 32 sites proposed for inscription on the World Heritage List and examine the State of Conservation of several sites already on that List.This page includes the latest information from the session and links to related resources.
Discrimination related to scientific progress at the heart of the 20th Session of the International Bioethics Committee in Seoul
The new risks of discrimination and the new responsibilities induced by the advances in biomedicine (biobanks, access to drugs, transplant and organ trafficking, as well as tissue and cell trafficking, neuroscience, HIV/AIDS and nanotechnologies), will be the focus of discussions at the 20th Session of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) to be held from 19 to 21 June 2013, in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Schooling for Millions of Children Jeopardised by Reduction in Aid
Progress in reducing the number of children out of school has come to a virtual standstill just as international aid to basic education falls for the first time since 2002, according to a new paper released before a high-level discussion in New York on 11 June in support of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI).
54 new inscriptions on UNESCO Memory of the World Register
The Life and Works of Ernesto Che Guevara: from the original manuscripts of his adolescence and youth to the campaign Diary in Bolivia, presented by Bolivia and Cuba; the Pages of Testimony Collection, Yad Vashem Jerusalem, 1954-2004, presented by Israel...
Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification, 17 June 2013
Don’t let our future dry up
We estimate between 100 to 200 million people live in arid and semi-arid areas with limited freshwater resources. By 2025, two-thirds of them will experience serious water stress – facing pressure from population growth, agricultural production, as well as rising salinity and pollution. The impact of climate change will increase water scarcity, increasing also the frequency of hydrological extremes.