Putting a stop to homophobic bullying: a year of action
“My grades fell dramatically. I started skipping school. I often stayed in bed and cried.” This testimony is typical of the experience of many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students around the world. These young people are often denied their right to education because of discrimination and violence based on real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Hangzhou Declaration: Heralding the next era of human development
Calling for a new approach toward sustainable development, the "Hangzhou Declaration" advocates for placing culture at the heart of public policy. The Declaration urges governments, civil society and the private sector to harness the power of culture in addressing the world’s most pressing developmental challenges, such as environmental sustainability, poverty, and social inclusion.
Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2013
We have not finished exploring the beauty of our planet’s biological diversity, nor have we fully gauged its role in humanity’s well-being and survival – yet we have begun to destroy it. This day of action is an opportunity to step up our mobilization to preserve biological diversity and to ensure that its benefits are shared by all.
Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May 2013
Less than one thousand days from the 2015 deadline of the Millennium Development Goals, we must do everything to accelerate progress. Culture and cultural diversity are not part of the internationally-recognized development goals – but they are key accelerators for meeting them.
Call for nominations for the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science
Jointly funded by the Kalinga Foundation Trust, the Orissa Government of India and the Indian Government, the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization is an international distinction to reward the efforts of a person who has had a distinguished career as writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television programme director or film producer, which has enabled him/her to help to interpret science, research and technology to the public.
The presentation of a publication entitled “Applied Art of Uzbekistan: Traditions and Innovations”
The presentation of a publication entitled “Applied Art of Uzbekistan: Traditions and Innovations” will be organized by the UNESCO Office in Tashkent on 21 May 2013.
Development of the professional journalistic standards in Uzbekistan
Round table discussion on "Improving the professional ethics and responsibility of journalists" in conjunction with the World Press Freedom Day was held on May 2, 2013 in Tashkent.
Participants in the Round Table organised in the framework of the Asrlar Sadosi festival in Uzbekistan acknowledge the Role of Culture in Sustainable Development
Final Document of the Round Table on the Role of Culture in Sustainable Development organized by the Fund Forum and the UNESCO Tashkent Office in the framework of the Festival on Traditional Culture Asrlar Sadosi
(2 May 2013, Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
UNESCO, UNDP and the World Bank Support the Launch of the Development of Professional and Ethical Journalistic Standards in Uzbekistan
On the 2nd of May, to recognise international World Press Freedom Day, the ‘Media self-regulation and professional standards’ roundtable will be conducted at Tashkent’s Shodlik Palace Hotel regarding the development of professional and ethical journalistic standards in Uzbekistan.