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UNESCO: 70 Years of Peacekeeping

(Audio recording)

Language: English

"The deliberate destruction of cultural heritage in Afghanistan, Iraq, Mali and Syria has been condemned as a war crime by UNESCO - the 'intellectual' agency of the United Nations. But aside from issuing statements, what can this organisation achieve?

Culture writer Charlotte Higgins explores the UN's agency, established 70 years ago to build peace through education, science and culture. Its founders knew that a safer world could not be engineered through economics or politics alone. With optimism and purpose, they called on countries to pull together to inspire hearts and minds." --BBC

UNESCO: 70 Years of Peacekeeping is a radio programme produced for BBC Radio 4 series "Seriously..." on occasion of the 70th anniversary of UNESCO. It was first aired on BBC Radio 4 on 26 September 2016


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Place/region: UNESCO HQ
Type: Radio programme
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Author: Charlotte Higgins
Participant: Julian Huxley, Peter Ritchie Calder, Ellen Wilkinson, Peter Stone, JP Singh, Irina Bokova, Dacia Viejo Rose, Jens Boel, Sandra Maughan, Henry Owen-John, Mechtild Rössler
Publisher: Cast Iron Radio and Recording Ltd, UK
Producer: Dorothy Feaver
Coproducer/sponsor: BBC Radio 4
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Rights: BBC Radio 4; UNESCO
 

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Original: Audio.MP3
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-20016-09-26-002728-BBC
Rights holder: BBC