"Implementation Partners Agreement Signing Ceremony” Between the Department of Archaeology and UNESCO
Within the framework of the 1972 Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and its World Heritage Funds an International Assistance project on Updating the Tentative List in Bangladesh is jointly carried out by the Department of Archaeology and UNESCO Launching the project an Implementation Partners Agreement Signing Ceremony was held between the Department of Archaeology and UNESCO on 27 January 2020 at the Department of Archaeology Mr Md Hannan Mia Director General Additional Secretary of the Department of Archaeology and Ms Beatrice Kaldun Head of Office and UNESCO Representative to Bangladesh together with key staff and the international expert came together and signed the agreement for Updating the Tentative List in Bangladesh In this context UNESCO Dhaka Office provides technical guidance and advisory services having an international World Heritage expert engaged to support the Department of Archaeology in updating the Tentative List in Bangladesh for future nominations of World Heritage Sites in Bangladesh This project will analyze and reexamine the justification of the properties which were included in the existing Tentative List of Bangladesh and assess the potential Outstanding Universal Value OUV authenticity and integrity of new properties for inclusion in an updated Tentative List Tentative List A Tentative List is an inventory of those properties which each State Party intends to consider for nomination as a World Heritage site
Disinformation: a silent weapon in times of pandemic
UNESCO and UNDP join forces to promote verified information against COVID 19
The Council for the implementation of the UNESCO Media Development Indicators in Mexico is installed
With the participation of the seven Councilors summoned to accompany the implementation in Mexico of the Media Development Indicators developed by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO the advisory body was formally installed on Thursday 8 of April
Interview with Tania de Montaigne ̶ "The archaic reflex is stigmatization"
Tania de Montaigne author and actor shares her thoughts with us on the upsurge in racist and xenophobic acts since the beginning of the COVID19 crisis She collaborates with UNESCO in the context of the Master Class Series against Racism and Discriminations targeting young people in secondary education This series of interviews is part of UNESCOs initiatives to respond to the major social issues raised by the pandemic
Interview with Azra Akšamija – “What matters most, at the time of crisis, are qualities of our human connections”
Dr Azra Akšamija on the left in the picture Jury member of the UNESCOSharjah Prize for Arab Culture shares with us her personal experience of the current complex situation related to the COVID19 pandemic With the support of her community she has started the global CoMASK initiative to inspire people to create their own masks and by doing so to promote hope humanity solidarity and efficient hygiene practices
The Natural Sciences of UNESCO joined hands with the Africa Youth Advisory Board for Disaster Risk Reduction (AYAB DRR) to organise a Webinar on Youth engagement on COVID-19 for ‘the Africa We Want"
How the Republic of Korea flattened the COVID-19 curve: openness, transparency and democracy
The Republic of Korea discovered its first COVID19 case on 20 January 2020 The Korean Centres for Disease Control immediately organized a meeting with biomedicine companies to provide the genetic map of the coronavirus released by the WHO and to ask them to develop test kits After two weeks the test kits were developed and approved for use after one week On 20 February 2020 the number of cases began to explode in and around the City of Daegu to nearly 9000 cases in less than a month making the Republic of Korea one of the most dangerous places in the world The size and the speed of the outbreak seemed to be uncontrollable
UNESCO launches social media campaign to address Covid-19 disinformation in South East Europe and Turkey
Young influencers challenge disinformation in Latin America
With millions of followers on their social networks they warn about the danger of amplifying unverified content and encourage them to commit to responsible habits
Interview with Fethi Mansouri - Advancing a new social contract in the post-Covid-19 era?
Professor Fethi Mansouri PhD UNESCO Chairholder Cultural Diversity and Social Justice at the Deakin University Melbourne Australia and UNITWIN Convenor Interreligious Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding IDIU shares his views on the impact of COVID19 on intercultural dialogue New forms of solidarity and dialogue are emerging at a time when social distancing seems to be the only efficient blockade to the pandemic At the same time massive economic disparities and access to health care are being pushed to the limit with inevitable consequences on the rise of racism and discriminations Are we ready to engage in a new social contract in view of the postCOVID19 era