Restoring the past, building a brighter future in Mosul
Master Class against Racism and Discriminations
On 21 March 2023, at 9:30am UNESCO will host a global edition of its Master Class Series against Racism and Discriminations at its Headquarters in Paris.
As previous editions have demonstrated, this has become a privileged space to empower young women and men to become anti-racism champions in their schools and communities. Around the world, graduates of this Series, have designed and implemented their own local projects and inspired their peers to engage in this important cause.
The Bells of Al-Saa’a Convent in Mosul
The story of the bells of Al-Saa’a Convent dates back to 1876 when the bell tower was offered to Iraq by Empress Eugenie of France.
Along the years, it became a powerful symbol for all Mosul’s community members. The structure of the Al-Saa’a Convent was damaged during the occupation of the city by Da’esh and its convent was looted and ransacked. The Convent lost its clock and three bells.
Watch this video and find out how after years of silence the clock and bells returned to Mosul and now echo again in the streets of the city.
Protecting Biodiversity calls for Sharing Humanity
Our Lives depend on biodiversity, and today biodiversity depends on us. To protect, restore and preserve, we must share science, knowledge, best practices and bring out the best of who we are as human beings. This is UNESCO's call for #SharingHumanity.
Our Mission and Strategic Objectives
Ensure quality equitable and inclusive education and promote lifelong learning
Protect the environment through science, local knowledge and values of respect for Ocean and Biodiversity
Encourage Open Science and the free flow of ideas, while developing ethical standards of AI and Neurosciences
Build inclusive societies by promoting respect & tolerance, fight against racism, hate speech & stereotypes
Combat mis / disinformation & conspiracies theories, Defend Press Freedom and the safety of journalists
Enhance the protection and promotion of cultural heritage
It is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed.
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Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that peace must be built. UNESCO uses education, science, culture, communication and information to foster mutual understanding and respect for our planet. We work to strengthen the intellectual and moral solidarity of humankind and bring out the best in our shared humanity.